Benzophenone-1, -3, -4, -5, -8, -9 and -11 are powdery compounds that protect cosmetics and personal care products from deteriorating in the sun. Benzophenone-3, -4 -8 (Oxybenzone, Dioxybenzone and Sulisobenzone respectively) protect against both UV-B and some UV-A rays. They are included in many ‘broad spectrum’ sunscreens. They are approved for use in Canada and the United States and Europe. Used for: Benzophenone compounds protect make up, nail enamel and other cosmetics from degradation in the sun. They are also often active ingredients in broad spectrum sunscreens.