Kobo combines high SPF values with antioxidant activity


Meeting sunscreen formulators’ multiple needs

Achieving high SPF values while simultaneously delivering multiple benefits is just one of the problems faced by sunscreen formulators.

In order to address this issue, Kobo has created SunBoost ATB, a blend of antioxidant, anti-irritant and anti-inflammatory agents which, when used in sunscreens, is said to boost SPF scores by more than 30%, while delivering multiple antioxidant benefits such as anti-ageing, hydration, rejuvenation and anti-irritation.

Kobo has combined SunBoost ATB with an extremely transparent TiO2 dispersion, TNP50T7, to provide a more powerful inorganic UV filter dispersion. TNP50T7-ATB can provide up to 4.5 SPF units for each percent of TiO2 in sunscreen formulas while delivering all the benefits of the antioxidants contained in SunBoost ATB, says Kobo.

According to market studies, the demand for antioxidant-fortified products in cosmeceutical applications is increasing by 8-10% annually with vitamins A, E, and C having the highest demand. Kobo says its multifunctional SunBoost ATB will help satisfy this demand while providing two essential factors for healthy skin maintenance: antioxidant activity and sun protection.