Micron-sized zinc oxide for transparent sunscreens
Croda is launching to the market a new solution for safe and sustainable solar protection products, Solaveil MicNo, which combines all the benefits of micron-sized Zinc Oxide (ZnO) with transparency on skin.
This range of ZnO powders and dispersions is based on patented, platelet-shaped structures that ensure Solaveil MicNo particles are large enough to be suitable for natural and COSMOS approved formulations, whilst also being transparent on skin. This level of transparency makes them extremely versatile and suitable for a wide range of end applications and skin phototypes.
Helene Hine, Marketing Manager Solar Protection, said: “Driven by our Purpose, to use ‘Smart Science to Improve Lives’ we are tackling some of the biggest challenges the world is facing today and have made a commitment to be ‘Climate, Land and People Positive’ by 2030. One of our Hero Targets within our ‘People Positive’ commitment is to protect at least 60 million people annually from potentially developing skin cancer from harmful UV rays, through the use of our solar protection ingredients.
Our latest launch Solaveil MicNo is helping us to meet this target, extending our range of Solaveil mineral filters and tackling a big challenge for mineral formulations, which is whitening on skin. As this range is based on ZnO, it is inherently mild and non-irritant, and there are no concerns around skin penetration, so perfect for babies, children and sensitive skin. Solaveil MicNo products are also ideal for natural and clean beauty brands, as “nature identical minerals” they are available as either coated or uncoated particles, with COSMOS variants available. For the first time ever, it is possible to formulate highly transparent mineral sunscreen systems to meet the needs of consumers looking for natural and clean sunscreens.”