Expand Oxybenzone is one of the few FDA-approved ingredients that provides effective broad-spectrum protection from UV radiation, and has been approved for use since 1978. Oxybenzone in sunscreen is FDA approved for use on children older than six months. Contrary to some media reports, the currently available scientific research does not support a conclusion that oxybenzone in sunscreen causes hormonal alterations nor any other adverse health issues in humansi. Other sunscreen ingredients commonly used in the U.S.:ii titanium dioxide zinc oxide ensulizole octisalate homosalate octocrylene octinoxate avobenzone meradimate Source i: Wang SQ, Burnett ME, Lim HW. Safety of Oxybenzone: Putting Numbers Into Perspective. Arch Dermatol.2011;147(7):865–866. doi:10.1001/archdermatol.2011.173 (https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jamadermatology/fullarticle/1105240) Source ii: "Is Sunscreen Safe?" Is Sunscreen Safe? | American Academy of Dermatology. Accessed April 29, 2019. https://www.aad.org/public/spot-skin-cancer/learn-about-skin-cancer/prevent/is-sunsceen-safe.