Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane

Our database includes 1100 products that contain Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane.

You should know

What it is

Chemical UV Filter




Also known as Avobenzone, this ingredient is a chemical sunscreen filter that provides protection in the UV-A range.

Avobenzone is globally approved and is the most commonly used UV-A filter in the world.

Studies have found that avobenzone becomes ineffective when exposed to UV light (it is not photostable; meaning that it breaks down in sunlight). Because of this, formulations that include avobenzone will usually contain stabilizers such as octocrylene.

However, some modern formulations (looking at you, EU!) are able to stabilize avobenzone by coating the molecules.

Avobenzone does not protect against the UV-B range, so it's important to check that the sunscreen you're using contains other UV filters that do!

The highest concentration of avobenzone permitted is 3% in the US, and 5% in the EU.

Also known as: Avobenzone

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is a rare cosmetic ingredient, with about 3.7% of the products in our database containing it.

What it does:

UV Absorber, UV Filter

Community Stats

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Often have the following skin types:

Sensitive Oily

Usually have one or more of the following skin concerns:

Sensitivity • Fine Lines • Oiliness • Redness

Where it's used

Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane is most often found as ingredient number 5 within an ingredient list.

Of the 307 products in our database that have a known concentration of Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane, we've seen concentrations from 1% to 5% specified within their ingredient lists.

These are the categories of products that use Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane the most:

CosIng Data

  • CosIng ID: 31713
  • INN Name: avobenzone
  • EC #:  274-581-6
  • All Functions: UV Absorber, UV Filter
What is CosIng?

CosIng is the European Commission database for information on cosmetic substances and ingredients.

SkinSort uses CosIng to source some of it's data on ingredient names and functions.