How to make your sunscreen formulations go the extra mile

Formulators are concentrating on maximising the efficacy of existing sun filters while minimising damage caused by the full light spectrum. John Woodruff discovers what suppliers have to offer

With no new sun filters given approval worldwide in the last 12 months, the focus of this feature is on ways of maximising existing sun filter efficacy and on the ingredients that prevent or mitigate skin damage caused by the entire solar spectrum and atmospheric pollutants.

Sunsolv BOS from Innospec is butyloctyl salicylate, which is highly effective as an organic sunscreen active solubiliser and photostabiliser. It also benefits inorganic filter systems by creating a more uniform dispersion of the metal oxides through enhanced pigment wetting.

It finds application in sun care and skin care where it provides elegant slip and skin feel to . . .

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