Sunscreen – Hybrid and Sustainable
New Ingredients Enable the Formulation of Eco-Friendly Skincare Products With UV Protection
Only recently, we reported on the growing trend of i ncorporating sunscreen into daily skincare routines and stated that the formulations with the most potential for market success will therefore be those offering both skincare and sun protection. Now, two new UV-protective ingredients have been released that are not only suitable for use in skincare products but also contribute to making formulations sustainable.
Protection Against the Ageing Effects of UV Rays
The Swiss manufacturer Royal DSM has released its new UVA filter, Parsol DHHB. According to the company, it is compatible with all UVB filters on the market as well as with zinc oxide and iron oxides. This makes it suitable for use in hybrid formulations such as anti-aging creams with UV protection. UVA rays are widely recognised as solar rays that penetrate more deeply into the skin, thereby contributing to early ageing. To demonstrate the versatility of the new filter, the company has developed its Daily Brightening Sun Milk SPF 50 and Antioxidant Sun Cream SPF 50, which qualify as Eco Class A according to the company's own DSM Sunscreen Optimizer simulation tool.
Natural UV Filter With a Booster Effect
Symrise from Holzminden in northern Germany is launching its SymEffect UV. According to the manufacturer, the formulation is a synergistic blend of natural ingredients that increase the effectiveness of organic and mineral UV filters. The company says this makes it possible to raise the sun protection factor of sunscreen products without adding any additional sun filters. The claim has been confirmed using in vivo testing. SymEffect UV can be worked into creams and lotions during the oil phase. It is suitable for use in all types of emulsion-based sunscreen products including beach products, skincare for children and face creams.
Sources: Royal DSM, Symrise