Hawaii Gov. David Ige signed a bill into law Tuesday that bans the sale of sunscreen containing oxybenzone and octinoxate.
Senate Bill 2571, now Act 104, bans the sale of oxybenzone and octinoxate starting Jan. 1, 2021. This excludes certain prescription sunscreen products intended for use as a cosmetic for the face.
The delayed effective date allows for reformulation of sunscreens that are free of oxybenzone or octinoxate, but are also effective in preventing skin cancer.