Driving Sustainability in Sun Care

Develop products that are better for consumers, better for nature

Consumers expect more protective and higher-performance sun care products than ever before. Higher SPF, protection outside the UV range, strong water and sweat resistance, and effective after-sun care are just a few of these mounting demands. See below how Ashland’s natural and sustainable ingredients enable formulators to create sun care products that are better for consumers, and better for nature.

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skin protection beyond UV 
In addition to UVA and UVB, see how Ashland’s natural ingredients can help you expand scope of protection for your customers.

improving skin feel
Nature-derived ingredients can also be used to create consumer-pleasing
chassis textures.

sustainability-enabling polymers
Ashland offers a range of polymers that can improve the sustainability of your formulations, from making it easier to formulate with inorganic UV filters, to reducing surfactant needs and organic UV filter migration.

  • ultrathix™ P-100 polymer – Acrylic Acid/VP crosspolymer to help suspend inorganic UV filters
  • new ganex™ sensory polymer – VP-based film former designed for sunscreen emulsions allows for reduced or surfactant free formulations, enables sunscreens to meet water resistance claims, and retards UV migration. The polymer film forms a mesh that provides skin comfort and substantially reduces the negative aesthetics of high levels of organic UV filters.

aromatics and preservatives
Protect your formula with Ashland’s nature-identical preservatives, as well as aromatics with anti-microbial properties:

 

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