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Sun care new ingredients: here is a list of new sun care ingredients introduced by suppliers during the past 12 months. For more information about the ingredients listed, contact the supplier directly using the numbers provided.

* AarhusKarlshamn

Sweden/Newark, NJ

Tel: (46) 454 82000/973-344-1300



Linex Bassol C

INCI name: Vegetable oil

Suggested use levels: 1-100%

Applications: Pure natural emollient, clear liquid at low temperatures offering high stability against oxidation and safe use. Suitable for clear liquid applications for body and sun care as well as for low viscous sprayable emulsions.

Akorex L

INCI name: Canola oil

Suggested use levels: 1-50%

Applications: Natural emollient, enriched in natural phytosterols and tocopherols. Documented skin calming properties and reduction of oxidative stress on skin. High oxidative stability gives extended shelf life and an excellent emollient for all types of sun care formulations.

Lipex 205

INCI name: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter)

Suggested use levels: 1-50%

Applications: Liquid shea butter. Excellent for all types of body and sun lotions and after-sun care.

* BASF Corporation

Florham Park, NJ

Tel: (800) 880-5768



Luvitol Lite

INCI name: Hydrogenated polyisobutene

Suggested use levels: Varies

Applications: UV protection and after-sun products as well as a wide range of personal care and cosmetic products.

Comments: Luvitol Lite's tailor-made chemical structure creates a product with three-dimensional functionality. It serves as light emollient, protective moisture barrier and a conditioner.

* Biochemica International

Melbourne, FL

Tel: 321-254-3444



Brazil Nut Butter

INCI name: Berthorlletia excelsa seed oil (and) hydrogenated vegetable oil

Suggested use levels: 3-100%

Applications: Cosmetics, toiletries, bar soaps, massage oils, hair care and sun care applications. The butter acts on cutaneous dryness, forming a film that impedes evaporation of moisture from the skin.

Comments: Brazil Nut Oil is rich in fatty acids such as oleic and linoleic, with small amounts of myristic and stearic acids, along with phytosterol; It is naturally rich in vitamins A, B, C and E. We take this nutrient rich oil and combine it with our proprietary exotic butter base to produce Brazil Nut Butter. This butter delivers the benefits of Brazil nut oil in a form that will add a luxurious skin feel, body and emolliency to any anhydrous or emulsion system.

Tucuma Butter--Ultra Refined

INCI name: Astrocaryum tucuma seed butter

Suggested use levels: 3-20%

Applications: Creams, lotions, balms, makeup foundations and bar soaps.

Comments: The butter's natural gloss brings a desirable shine to dry, damaged hair and can act as a wonderful skin moisturizer, exhibiting great lubricity. Tucuma Butter is solid at room temperature, but melts immediately on contact. Tucuma's great emolliency and skin feel come from its unusually high levels of lauric, myristic and oleic fatty acids.

Chamomile Butter

INCI name: Prunus amygdalus dulcis (almond) oil/chamaemelum nobile extract /hydrogenated vegetable oil

Suggested use levels: 3-100%

Applications: Creams, lotions body and lip balms and bar soaps ease away anxiety and soothe inflamed and raw skin.

Comments: Chamomile butter is an aromatic herbal butter that soothes both the body and the mind. Chamomile Butter is a proprietary "butter" developed exclusively by BioChemica International for cosmetic use. Chamomile Butter is actually an extract of whole chamaemelum nobile flowers using a sweet almond oil/hydrogenated vegetable oil mix which produces a smooth, velvety "butter" at room temperature that surrounds the user with a wonderful aroma. Chamomile has benefits when used in aromatherapy, and it also contains oils that have strong anti-inflammatory benefits for the skin. With Chamomile butter you get the healing properties of this herb in an easy to use butter base that will add amazing skin feel to any emulsion, or anhydrous formulation It is completely oil miscible and contains no preservatives or coloring agents.

* Caribbean Natural Products

West Orange, NJ

Tel: 973-736-5252



Avocado Oil

INCI name: Persea gratissima oil

Suggested use levels: 5-10%

Applications: Sun care and after-sun products

Comments: The oil from avocados is extremely high in unsaponifiables making it an exceptional moisturizer. It is an excellent choice for anti-aging products, as it has shown efficacy in the improvement of collagen synthesis, reducing the appearance of scars and has been noted to help heal scars.

Ximenia Oil

INCI name: Ximenia americana seed oil

Suggested use levels: 5-10%

Applications: Sun tan lotions and creams, after-sun products, body moisturizing lotions.

Comments: The ximenia plant belongs to the family olacaciae and is found mostly on the African savannah. Ximenia seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids and helps protect, moisturize and restructure the skin. It also resists oxidation, making it excellent for anti-aging products.

Cupuacu Butter

INCI name: Theobroma grandiflorum seed butter

Suggested use levels: 4-8%

Applications: Sun care and after sun products.

Comments: This material is highly emollient and has an excellent shelf life. It melts at body temperature, offering a wide range of uses.

* Ciba Corporation

High Point, NC

Tel: 336-801-2000



Ciba Tinovis ADE

INCI name: Sodium acrylates copolymer (and) hydrogenated polydecene (and) PPG-1 trideceth-6

Suggested use levels: 0.4-2.0%

Applications: Suntan lotions and creams, after-sun products, body moisturizing lotions.

Comments: Multi-functional thickener with excellent sensory properties, very effective at low use levels, helps to uniformly distribute actives on the skin surface.

* Clariant Corporation

Mount Holly, NC

Tel: (800) 538-8397



SilCare Silicone 41M15

INCI Name: Caprylyl methicone

Suggested use levels: 1-3%

Applications: Skin & hair care, sun care products, color cosmetics

Comments: Besides the excellent skin feel, SilCare Silicone 41M15 acts as an SPF boosting silicone.

SilCare Silicone SEA

INCI Name: Trideceth-9 PG amodimethicone

Suggested use levels: 1-2%

Applications: Color care, conditioners, emulsions, AP/Deo products

Comments: SPF boosting silicone which gives fantastic smooth skin feel and depletes hair bleaching caused by UV radiation if used in hair care applications.


INCI Name: Potassium cetyl phosphate

Suggested use levels: 1-4%

Applications: O/W creams/lotions with a broad spectrum of oils and emollients, specially suitable for stable water-resistant sun care formulations.

Comments: Emulsifier for sun care products with high SPF.

* Cognis Deutschland GmbH & Co. KG


Tel: (49) 2173-4995-0



Cetiol SenSoft

INCI name: Propylheptyl caprylate

Suggested use levels: 1-5%

Applications: face/body care, sun care, face/lip color cosmetics

Comments: Cetiol SenSoft, the "happy" emollient, delivers a multi-dimensional softness and has a very good solubilizing ability of crystalline, organic UV filters and good dispersion power of inorganic pigments, which enhance performances of sun care formulations.

* Cognis Corporation

Ambler, PA

Tel: (800) 531-0815



Eumulgin SG

INCI Name: Sodium stearoyl glutamate

Suggested use levels: 0.5-1.0%

Applications: Face/body care, sun care spray to cream formulations

Comments: Eumulgin SG is a highly efficient emulsifier with an outstanding electrolyte compatibility including water-soluble UV filters.

Cosmedia DC

INCI Name: Hydrogenated dimer dilinoyleyl/dimethylcarbonate copolymer

Suggested use levels: 1-3%

Applications: water-resistant sun care from spray to cream formulations

Comments: Cosmedia DC is a water-resistant polymer with moisture boost effect and a unique sensory profile.

Covi-ox T 90 C

INCI Name: Tocopherol

Suggested use levels: 0.1-2.0%

Applications: Face/body care, sun care spray to cream formulations.

Comments: Covi-ox T 90 C is a mixed tocopherol with a natural origin and is ideally suited for sun care applications.

* Creations Couleurs

Dreux Cedex, France

Tel: (33) 02 37 42 18 34




INCI name: Perfluorohexane (and) perfluorodecalin (and) perfluoroperhydrophenanthrene (and) perfluorodimethylcyclohexane

Suggested use levels: 5-10%

Applications: Fiflow SC is suitable for after sun products due to its skin renewing property as it helps to repair UV-light induced skin damage.

Comments: Fiflow SC is based on fully fluorinated perfluorocarbons, which have a capacity to carry gases, notably oxygen, nitrogen and carbon dioxide.

Hectone LA

INCI name: Limnanthes alba (meadowfoam) seed oil (and) disteardimonium hectorite (and) propylene carbonate

Suggested use levels: 3-20%

Applications: Hectone LA is used as a thickener and rheological additive in emulsions. It is ideal for sun care applications as it is completely photostable and it stabilizes sun care emulsions and prevents the sedimentations of physical UV-filters.

Comments: Hectone LA consists of organoclays, which have been dispersed in meadowfoam seed oil. Hectone LA improves the water resistance of the formulation and boosts the SPF value.

Creagel Crystal VS

INCI name: Squalane (and) ethylene/propylene copolymer

Suggested use levels: 2-7%

Comments: Creagel Crystal VS is a clear, anhydrous gel. It has been produced from vegetable squalane by a polymerization process. Creagel Crystal VS stabilizes emulsion structures and the SPF values of sun care formulation when formulating with physical UV-filters. Creagel Crystal VS creates a structure, which functions as a grid for physical UV-filters allowing an even distribution of the UV-pigments and preventing their sedimentation. When formulating with Creagel Crystal VS, less surfactant is needed and this reduces the skin penetration of organic UV-filters. The hydrophobic quality of Creagel Crystal VS gives a possibility to formulate water resistant products.

* Croda Inc.

Edison, NJ

Tel: 732-417-0800



Trimollient BC

INCI name: Tris (PPG-3 benzyl) citrate

Suggested use levels: 2-20%

Applications: Sun care, skin care, facial makeup and sprayable sunscreens

Comments: Patented citrate ester that works Synergistically with organic sunscreen actives to optimize absorption in the UVA spectra.

Phytessence Kudzu

INCI name: Water (and) glycerin (and) pueraria lobata root extract

Suggested use levels: 0.1-5.0%

Applications: Mature skin care, eye serum, revitalizing body lotions, restorative night cream, bust/body firming, sun care, hand care

Comments: Botanical extract that helps to delay chronological skin aging by inhibiting MMP.

Phytofleur French Rose EC

INCI name: Water (and) butylene glycol (and) rosa gallica flower extract

Suggested use levels: 2-7%

Applications: Sensitive skin care, anti-acne facial washes, cleansing toners, intimate hygiene products, deodorant preparations, shampoos and shower gels, eye care

Comments: An EcoCert certified extract of French Rose proven to protect skin cells from oxidative damage caused by hydrogen peroxide and UVB and to offer DNA protection from both UVA and UVB.

* Desert Whale Jojoba Co., Inc.

Tucson, AZ

Tel: 520-882-4195



Jojoba Hydrate

INCI name: Jojoba alcohol (and) potassium jojobate (and) butylene glycol

Suggested use levels: 3-15%

Applications: Sunscreens, after-sun moisturizers, tanning lotions, protective lip balm

Comments: Jojoba Hydrate acts as the primary emulsifier in a formulation. It is proven to increase skin hydration.

Jojoba Glaze LV, HV, EV

INCI name: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil) seed oil and ethylene/propylene/ styrene copolymer and butylene/ethylene/ styrene copolymer

Suggested use levels: 3-15%

Applications: Sunscreen, after-sun moisturizers, tanning oils

Comments: Jojoba Glaze is a transparent, colorless viscous gel offered in three viscosities. It is excellent at suspending physical sunscreens like titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

Iso Jojoba 35 & 50

INCI name: Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba) butter

Suggested use levels: 5-15%

Applications: Tanning lotions, protective lip balms

Comments: Iso Jojoba is a non-greasy, oxidative stable butter that enhances cushion in skin care products, imparting a more luxurious skin feel.

* Evonik Goldschmidt GmbH

Essen, Germany

Tel: (49) 0 201-173-2854



Tego Turmerone

INCI name: Curcuma longa (turmeric) root extract

Suggested use levels: 0.1-1%

Applications: Tego Turmerone is suitable for O/W and W/O emulsions for improvement of skin radiance and evenness of skin tone (facial and body care, after sun care, sun protection products).

Comments: Tego Turmerone is the distilled fraction of turmeric oil extracted from the root of curcuma longa by supercritical carbon dioxide. Tego Turmerone is ideal for the improvement of skin radiance and evenness of skin tone. Significant antioxidant activity and induction of endogenous cellular defense mechanisms against oxidative stress. Produced with an environmentally friendly process. Contains at least 65% of turmerones.

Tego Arjuna

INCI name: Terminalia arjuna bark extract

Suggested use levels: 0.1-0.5%

Applications: Tego Arjuna is suitable for O/W and W/O formulations claiming anti-aging benefits (facial and body care, after sun care, sun protection products).

Comments: Tego Arjuna is a standardized extract from the heartwood of Terminalia Arjuna tree. Tego Arjuna is ideal for anti-aging formulations. Tego Arjuna decreases the depth and/or the number of deep wrinkles, moisturizes the skin, reinforces its barrier function and decreases its scaliness. Contains at least 90% of triterpenes of which a minimum of 65% is ajunolic acid.

Tego Care LTP

INCI name: Sorbitan laurate, polyglyceryl-4 laurate, dilauryl citrate

Suggested use levels: 1.5-2.5%

Applications: Tego Care LTP is especially suitable for O/W lotions, sprays and creams for facial and body care, baby care, sunscreens and after sun care

Comments: Tego Care LTP is a versatile vegetable-based emulsifier blend for cost effective processing of O/W emulsions for skin care, sun care or baby care applications. Suitable for cold processing of lotions and sprays and for hot processing of creams at a pH 5-8.5.

* Grant Industries

Elmwood Park, NJ

Tel: 201-791-8700



InvisSkin Matrix Rebuilder-O

INCI name: Water (and) butylene glycol (and) dimethylacrylamide/acrylic acid/ polystyrene ethyl methacrylate copolymer (and) palmitoyl hexapeptide-14 (and) lycium barbarum (goji) extract (and) sodium benzoate (and) phenoxyethanol

Suggested use levels: 10%

Applications: Anti-aging peptide complex appropriate for daily wear and after sun restorative

Comments: Enhanced peptide anti-wrinkle and lifting effect by stimulation of fibre-blast and collagen synthesis and inhibition of MMP-9. Includes glyco-conjugates and a peptide having immunemodulatory functions that boost host gene expression, act as cellular messengers and induce chemokine production.

GranActive RD-101

INCI name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) stearoxymethicone/dimethicone copolymer (and) dimethyl isosorbide (and) dimethicone (and) hydroxypinacolone retinoate

Suggested use levels: up to 10%

Applications: After-sun restorative

Comments: Granactive RD-101 is a formulated cosmetic raw material that includes 1% of a pure ester form of retinoic acid (a bioavailable form of vitamin A) specifically designed to minimize the effects of over exposure to the sun's harmful rays. Granactive RD-101 will also reduce wrinkles and lines thereby restoring a more youthful appearance to skin.

Gransil SiW-HA

INCI name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) water (and) dimethicone (and) polysilicone-11 (and) butylene glycol (and) sodium hyaluronate (and) decyl glucoside

Suggested use levels: 5-35%

Applications: Anti-wrinkle daily wear and after sun restorative

Comments: Gransil SiW-HA delivers vegetable derived sodium hyaluronate, a moisturizing substance that is also widely distributed in the extracellular matrix of connective tissues in humans. The product form is a concentrated silicone elastomer microdispersion designed for easy dilution into an aqueous phase. Gransil SiW-HA will aid in restoring the skin's normal elasticity and assist in gently improving the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, while providing exceptional sensorial aesthetics.

* Honeywell International

Morristown, NJ

Tel: 973-455-4425



Asensa PR 200

INCI name: Polyethylene

Suggested use levels: 2-10%

Applications: W/O and O/W sunscreen emulsions as well as thickened oils

Comments: Asensa PR 200 is a low melting polyethylene that provides thickening and film-forming properties to sunscreen formulations enabling a more consistent and even layer of sunscreen actives to be left on the skin's surface. Asensa PR 200 is also proven to enhance water resistance and SPF.

* International Sourcing, Inc.

Franklin, NJ

Tel: 201-560-0111



Prodhyderm XPP

INCI name: Glycerin and quercus robur (oak tree) extract

Suggested use levels: 1.0-5.0%

Applications: Protective day cream

Comments: Prodhyderm XPP is a 100% botanical antioxidant to help the skin fight against cell aging caused by the UV rays, reinforcing the cell cohesion, stimulating the DNA making the skin look younger.

Ormagel SH

INCI name: Hypnea musciformis extract (and) gellidiela acerosa extract (and) sargassum filipendula extract (and) sorbitol

Suggested use levels: 0.5-10%

Applications: Moisturizing creams and lotions, for sensitive skin, repairing creams and after-sun lotions, creams and gels

Comments: Ormagel SH is a high performance marine active ingredient specially formulated to obtain maximum effect on the skin. Ormagel SH protects the skin from the cutaneous irritations of the environment.

Quiditat SRC

INCI name: Water (and) hypnea musciformis extract (and) gellidiela acerosa extract (and) cocus nucifera (coconut) extract

Suggested use levels: 1.0-8.0%

Applications: Moisturizing creams, lotions, after-sun gels, moisturizing serums and soaps.

Comments: Quiditat SRC is a wholly green coconut water-based bioactive ingredient (Cocus nucifera), vectorized with sulfated polysaccharides, obtained from marine algae from the coast of Brazil which results in a stable product combining the benefits of each ingredient. Quiditat boasts high levels of essential mineral salts, vitamins, amino acids and bio-catalyzers.

* Interpolymer Corporation

Canton, MA

Tel: 800-262-1281



Syntran PC5227

INCI name: Polyacrylate-15 (and) polyacrylate-17

Suggested use levels: 5-6% as is

Applications: SPF boosting polymer for sun and skin products

Comments: Boost SPF in existing formulations or reduce actives for the same SPF at a lower formula cost.

* International Specialty Products

Wayne, NJ

Tel: 973-628-4000




INCI name: Water (and) butylene glycol (and) dipeptide-4

Suggested use levels: 0.25-0.5%

Applications: Sun care, sensitive skin, anti-aging systems

Comments: An antioxidant peptide that protects against glycation damage, protects skin from environmental stresses, and prevents loss of skin resiliency. Quintescine reinforces UV depleted antioxidant defenses and fights against UV-oxidative stress.

X-Tend 226

INCI name: 2-phenylethyl benzoate

Suggested use levels: 5.0-15.0%

Applications: Sunscreens, daily wear products with SPF, after-sun

Comments: X-Tend 226 is a proprietary polar ester with a high solubilizing capacity for solid organic sunscreen materials such as oxybenzone and avobenzone. X-Tend 226 can also improve the overall aesthetics of sunscreen formulas because it is a relatively light ester that helps counteract the oily feel of sunscreen actives.

Allianz OPT

INCI name: Acrylates/C12-22 alkylmethacrylate copolymer

Suggested use levels: 1-2%

Applications: Sunscreens, sprayable systems, daily wear products with SPF, after-sun

Comments: Allianz OPT delivers water-resistance to sun care formulations. Allianz OPT is ideal for use in low viscosity (sprayable) oil-in-water (O/W) emulsions, nonionic emulsification systems and when cold processes are required. Allianz OPT can also be used as an effective thickener and water resistant agent for water-in-silicone (W/S) or water-in-oil (W/O) systems since it thickens the external oil phase.

* Jeen International

Fairfield, NJ

Tel: 973-439-1401




INCI name: Isododecane, bis-vinyl dimethicone/dimethicone copolymer

Suggested use levels: 3-5%

Applications: For use in sunscreen sprays and emulsions for enhanced feel and film forming properties

Comments: The Jeesilc PS-VHLV is ideal for alcohol free anhydrous spray products for delivering a soft silky feeling film forming agent. In addition will bring superior texture to the skin for high SPF emulsion formulas.

Botanicals Plus BP-Glucan

INCI name: Beta-glucan

Suggested use levels: 0.50%-1.00%

Applications: For use as a primary anti-inflammatory agent to help manage and repair damaged skin from UV exposure

Comments: This 1-3 branched beta glucan is developed from a proprietary bio-conversion process of mushroom, which delivers a highly efficacious, high molecular weight Beta-glucan. This Botanicals Plus product is water soluble and is ideal for delivering skin healing properties to UV damaged skin.

Jeesilc 110

INCI name: Dimethicone

Suggested use levels: 4.0-8.0%

Applications: For use as a primary feel modifier in oil-in-water SPF products. This high molecular weight dimethicone system will deliver a soft, talc-like spread profile to emulsions

Comments: Traditional film forming agents can create a negative spread profile in high SPF products. The Jeesilc 110 will aid in modifying the texture of the emulsion, while delivering a soft powdery feel.

* Kemira Specialty, Inc

Northvale, NJ

Tel: 201-750-1055


KemSpheres E-CP

INCI Name: Water, cetyl palmitate, glycerin, sodium laureth sulfate, PEG-100 stearate, lactic acid, xanthan gum, phenoxyethanol, methylparaben, ethylparaben, butylparaben, propylparaben, isobutylparaben

Suggested use levels: 5-10%

Applications: Skin care and sun care lotions, creams, sprays, foundation

Comments: KemSpheres E-CP boosts SPF by increasing UV light scattering, due to its particle size and uniformity. An in-vivo SPF study demonstrated its efficacy--an emulsion with 10% KemSpheres resulted in an SPF of 6. Additionally, KemSpheres E-CP forms a cohesive film on the skin and reduces TEWL.

* LCW Sensient Cosmetic Technologies

Saint Ouen l'Aumone, France

Tel: 33 (0)1 34 48 57 00



Natpure SOL

INCI name: Glycerin (and) sucrose laurate (and) sucrose dilaurate (and) sucrose trilaurate (and) sorbitol

Suggested use levels: 1-30%

Applications: Sun care products

Comments: Natural solubilizer for oils, natural oil soluble dyes and essential oils, derived from natural renewable sources.

Natpure Cellgum

INCI name: Microcrystalline cellulose (and) cellulose gum

Suggested use levels: 1-30%

Applications: Sun care products

Comments: Thixotropic colloidal thickener derived from natural renewable sources essential to formulate spray products; outstanding waterproof result of these O/W emulsions when associated with hydrophobic powders and pigments.

Natpure Gum

INCI name: Caesalpinia spinosa gum (and) acacia senegal gum

Suggested use levels: 0.5-3%

Applications: Sun care products

Comments: Thickening agent, derived from natural renewable sources, for water-based phase with film forming properties at low concentration.

* Lipo Chemicals, Inc.

Paterson, NJ

Tel: 973-345-8600



Linomulse Luxe

INCI Name: Cetearyl alcohol (and) glyceryl stearate (and) PEG-40 stearate (and) ceteareth-20

Suggested use levels: 3-6%

Applications: A simplified emulsifier system ideal for high oil phase, sunscreen creams and lotions. Its liquid crystal structures greatly increase emulsion stability. It also imparts the added benefit of a velvety soft skin feel.

Orgasol Caresse

INCI Name: Polyamide-S

Suggested use levels: 3-5%

Applications: A polymer additive that has a dual affinity for oil and water, improves richness, provides a soft powdery finish and greatly reduces the oily feel associated with high SPF sunscreen products.


INCI Name: Polygylceryl-10 eicosanedioate/tetradecanedioate esters (and) glycerin

Suggested use levels: 1-10%

Applications: A water soluble ester that imparts "oil" type emollient properties. Used in sunscreen gels, sprays, emulsions and after sun products.

* Lubrizol Advanced Materials, Inc.

Noveon Consumer Specialties

Cleveland, OH

Tel: 800-379-5389



Giucam E-20 Humectant

INCI name: Methyl gluceth-20

Suggested use levels: 0.5-4.0%

Applications: Sunscreen products, liquid and bar soaps, shower products, dry skin lotions, hydroalcoholic products

Comments: Glucam E-20 humectant is ideal because of its ability to retard excess water loss. It has low irritation potential and it is ideal for use in products for sensitive skin. Glucam E-20 also improves the feel of skin products by reducing tack.

Schercemol 1818 Ester

INCI name: Isostearyl isostearate

Suggested use levels: 0.50-10.00%

Applications: Sunscreens, water-resistant formulations, treatments for dry skin and lip care products

Comments: Schercemol 1818 ester has good slip, a silky afterfeel and is substantive. It is completely derived from natural, renewable vegetable sources such as oils of sunflower, soybean, olive, palm, rapeseed and their blends.

Pemulen TR-1 and Pemulen TR-2 Polymers

INCI name: Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylates crosspolymer

Suggested use levels: 0.15-0.40 wt%

Applications: Water resistant sunscreens

Comments: Cross-linked copolymers of acrylic acid and a hydrophobic comonomer. Used as emulsifiers/stabilizers for oil-in-water systems. Provide a "quick break," light sensory experience in water-resistant sunscreen products and other emulsion based skin care applications.

* National Starch

Bridgewater, NJ

Tel: 888-331-6212



Amaze XT starch

INCI name: Dehydroxantham gum

Suggested use levels: 0.5-1%

Applications: Sunscreens, facial cleansers, skin lotions and creams, bath products, color cosmetics, hair gels, hair mousse, hair lotions and creams, hair conditioners

Comments: A naturally-derived film former and rheology modifier.

Dermacryl AQF polymer

INCI name: Acrylates copolymer

Suggested use levels: 2.0-4.4% (as is)

Applications: Sunscreens, skin lotions and creams

Comments: An easy to use film former with product ingredient compatibility and formulation flexibility.

* Nikko Chemicals Co., Ltd

Tokyo, Japan

Tel: (81) 3-3661-1677




INCI name: Triethylhexyl citrate

Suggested use levels: 1-10%

Applications: Ester with high pigment dispersing effect; for sun care and liquid makeup.

Nikkosolve 108

INCI name: Butylethyl propanediyl ethylhexanoate.

Suggested use levels: 0.5-3%

Applications: Solvent for poorly soluble UV filters and other actives.

Rose Myrtle Extract BG80

INCI name: Rhodomyrtus tomentosa fruit extract, water, butylene glycol

Suggested use levels: 0.5-3%

Applications: Antioxidant for sun care: stimulates glutathione synthesis in skin and prevents UV-induced DNA damage.

* Presperse, Inc.

Somerset, NJ

Tel: 732-356-5200



Blue SeaKale SC

INCI name: Crambe maritima

Suggested use levels: 1%

Applications: Skin care, body care, makeup, anti-aging products, sun and after-sun products

Comments: Protects against collagen and GAG degradation induced by UVA. Increases cell proliferation. Energizes & revitalizes. Slows down photoaging and chronic aging.

Sea Starwort BG

INCI name: Aqua/water, butylene glycol, aster maritima extract

Suggested use levels: 1%

Applications: Skin care, body and face

Comments: Soothes fragile skin. Protects skin against free radicals, UVA and UVB. Stimulates collagen synthesis.

Crinum Extract

INCI name: Crinum asiaticum extract

Suggested use levels: 1-6%

Applications: Skin care, baby care, body care, hair care

* RITA Corporation

Crystal Lake, IL

Tel: (800) 426-7759



Ritamollient TN

INCI name: C12-C15 alkyl benzoate

Suggested use levels: up to 50%

Applications: Improves sunscreen film uniformity and solubility


INCI name: Helianthus annus (sunflower) seed oil

Suggested use levels: up to 50%

Applications: Anti-glycation caused by excess sun exposure

Silasoma MEA

INCI name: Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate, butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, polysilicone-14, butylene glycol, phenoxyethanol, etidronic acid

Suggested use levels: up to 15%

Comments: Silasoma is ready-to-use, encapsulated UV filters. Silasoma encapsulation serves to achieve advantages in sunscreen products, by eliminating or reducing inconveniences of UV filters, such as unstable formulation, skin irritation, uncomfortable texture, strong odor.

* The HallStar Company

Chicago, IL

Tel: 877-427-4255



SolaSil PSF

INCI name: Undecylcrylene dimethicone

Suggested use levels: 2-10%

Applications: Sunscreens and daywear formulations providing SPF and UVA protection

Comments: SolaSil PSF enhances the photostability of the UVA filter avobenzone, by quenching the triplet excited state and improves the feel and spreadability of sunscreen formulations. It has superior organic compatibility, provides formulations with emolliency, anti-whitening and detackification benefits and enhanced substantivity and water resistance. It may also aid in dispersing titanium dioxide and zinc oxide sunscreen actives.

HallStar 653

INCI name: Cetyl palmitate

Suggested use levels: 1-5%

Applications: Substantive emollient for lip balms, creams and lotions providing SPF and UVA protection

Comments: HallStar 653 is a solid emollient finding application as a viscosity booster in lotion and cream products. It is vegetal-based Spermaceti substitute, biodegradable and is useful as a substantive, water-resistant, emollient for lip balms and high SPF lotions and creams.

HallStar GMS SE

INCI name: Glyceryl stearate SE

Suggested use levels: up to 3% as an auxiliary emulsifier, up to 12% as the primary O/W emulsifier

Applications: Self-emulsifying base for sunscreen creams and lotions

Comments: HallStar GMS SE is vegetable-derived glyceryl stearate made self-emulsifying by the incorporation of a controlled proportion of potassium stearate. This biodegradable product is used as the primary emulsifier for O/W creams and lotions and is most useful in the pH range of 5-9. It opacities and increases the viscosity of such emulsions and produces occlusive films that decrease water evaporation and reduce product greasiness.

* Sabinsa Cosmetics

Piscataway, NJ

Tel: 732-777-1111



Natural Sesamin Complex

INCI name: Sesamum indicum (sesame) seed extract

Suggested use levels: 0.1-0.5% in topical preparations

Applications: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory

Comments: Support skin texture and integrity.


INCI name: OxyResveratrol (proposed)

Suggested use levels: 0.1-0.5% in topical preparations

Applications: Antioxidant

Comments: Support skin texture and integrity.

* Shin-Etsu Silicones of America

Akron, OH

Tel: (800) 544-1745



INCI name: Lauryl PEG-9 polydimethylsiloxyethyl dimethicone

Suggested use levels: 1-5%

Applications: Skin lotions and creams, anti-aging products, sun care products, lotions, creams, self-tanners; color cosmetics: foundations, eye shadows, mascaras, lipsticks, blushers, etc; hair styling products: cuticle coats, gels, emulsions, etc.

Comments: KF-6038 is Shin-Etsu Silicone's patented multi-functional emulsifier for water-in-oil and water-in-silicone emulsions. It is particularly effecive in stabilizing water-in-oil sunscreens without the heavy greasy feel. It has a unique branched architecture in which the polysiloxane backbone is modified with multiple groups including polysiloxanes, polyethers and C12 alklyl groups. The alkyl functional groups are responsible for the compatibility with organic UV filters, and the branched polysiloxane chains are designed to offer compatibility with silicones and silicone-like skin feel. KF-6038 can emulsify oils ranging from 100% silicone to 100% organic. Cold process is possible if all ingredients are liquids.


INCI name: Cyclopentasiloxane (and) titanium dioxide (and) acrylates/ethylhexyl acrylate/dimethicone methacrylate copolymer (and) alumina (and) stearic acid

Suggested use levels: 5-50%

Applications: Skin lotions and creams; anti-aging products; skin whitening products; sun care products: lotions; creams, self-tanners; cosmetics: foundations

Comments: Shin-Etsu USPD-2 is a fine titanium dioxide powder dispersion that effectively presents UV radiation from reaching the skin. The product is essentially non-whitening, with a transparent appearance on the skin, and with a silky, light skin feel. The dispersion is stabilized by a proprietary silicone-acrylate copolymer dispersant that helps break down the metal oxide agglomerates to give the dispersion a high active content with low product viscosity. The dispersant also effectively reduces the density of the metal oxides and thereby enhances the suspension stability. The product provides an important tool for the chemists to make low viscosity sunscreen products, including sprays, with a light, non-greasy skin feel without compromising the stability. The product provides an important tool for the chemists to make low viscosity sunscreen products, including sprays, with a light, nongreasy skin feel without compromising the stability. Additionally, USPD-2 is also effective for use in skin care products to promote even-toned finish.

* Silab

Brive, France

Tel: (33)-555-84-58-40




INCI name: Gossypium hirsutum (cotton) extract

Suggested use levels: 1-4%

Applications: Heliomoduline is recommended in all sun care and day care products to limit advanced skin aging.

Comments: Rich in peptides purified from cotton seeds, Heliomoduline stimulates the natural DNA repair system and eliminates the damaged fragments. Skin-aging and inflammatory reactions are therefore reduced.
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