Symrise has expanded its sun protection filter product portfolio with Neo Heliopan EHT, an organic UV filter.
The UVB absorber is said to be particularly well suited for sunscreen products with a high SPF, as well as in water-resistant products.
Symrise says the waning acceptance of traditional UV filters on the consumer side combined with regulatory requirements are prompting the German firm to balance its market strategy between these two poles.
“With Neo Heliopan EHT, we are launching an organic UV filter that addresses changed user demands,” said junior product manager Marek Busch.
“It can increase the sun protection factor in virtually every type of cosmetic products from day creams to beach care applications,” he added.
Thanks to its good solubility in polar oils, says Symrise, Neo Heliopan EHT formulators can easily incorporate the ingredient into the oil phase of sun protection formulations.
“It works in practically all cosmetic product types, also in waterless systems. It works well in combination with other organic UV filters and also in synergy with mineral UV filters like zinc oxide,” it said.
Neo Heliopan EHT is also said to work well with all skin types and skin tones – including and in particular for the manufacture of cosmetics specially formulated for sensitive skin.
The new UVB absorber can also go into products for daily care and for the sensitive skin of children.