Description: Oil-soluble UVA filter.Water-insoluble, soluble in isopropanol, decyl oleate, capric/caprylictriglyceride, and other oils. Off-white to yellowish, crystalline powder, weakodor.
INCI Name: Butyl methoxydibenzoyl methane
Properties: Oil-soluble UVA filter. Can be combined with other sunscreens (e.g. octocrylene, homosalate, ethylhexyl salicylate,OM-cinnamate). Ions of heavy metals may induce colored complexes (use EDTA toavoid). Stearates, aluminum, zinc or magnesium salts may induce precipitations.
Use: Incorporate into oil phase, allowed use levels: USA 3%, EU 5%, Brazil 5%, Japan 10%. Do not use avobenzone together with titanium dioxide and/or zinc oxide (avobenzone can lose its activity). Forexternal use only. Store light- protected.
Applications: Sun care products, baby sun care products, daily sun protection, decorative cosmetics.