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Nice oil but contains Benzophenone-3, or oxybenzone
on 22 August 2017
Contains Benzophenone-3 or oxybenzone - watch out if you have sensitive skin!
Purchased this when I realised I'd left my usual one at home by mistake. To start with, I though the oil was great and was easy to apply. Seemed to be getting a nice colour too but soon both my husband and I developed itchy irritated skin. We first put it down to the fact that we both have sensitive skin and allergies and thought it could also be a heat rash. I did have a feeling that the rash had to do with the oil I was using so I bought a white lotion and stopped using this. Then an article came up on my fb feed and sun creams containing Benzophenone-3 or oxybenzone were mentioned amongst things which could cause allergies and skin reactions. So I collected all sub creams we were currently using (HT dry oil SFF20, Pizz Buin, Garnier various factors and another white version of Hawaiian Tropic) and checked the ingredients. This one was the only one containing the offending ingredient which is also known to damage reef life. We immediately stopped using it and the rash improved. I have also learned that from next month products containing Benzophenone-3 or oxybenzone are required to contain a clear warning. Although this seems like a nice product, please watch out and check ingredients, especially if you have sensitive skin, prone to allergies.