The French-based manufacturer of cosmetic ingredients has unveiled eight new sun care formulas containing organic UV filters, mineral or a combination of both and created from four key ingredients of its portfolio. Developed by Gattefossé’s application lab, the new set aims to combine performance, stability, and sensoriality in order to respond to both the challenges faced by formulators and the needs and requirements of consumers.

The sensoriality of sunscreens is a major concern and a challenge for formulators. Addition of UV filters to cosmetics brings greasiness and stickiness that are difficult to hide and unpleasant to the consumer,” explains the company in a statement.

Gattefossé has developed four ingredients (three emulsifiers and a texturizing agent) that respond to the major issues encountered in the formulation of suncare products:

 Emulium Illustro, a W/O emulsifier compatible with organic and mineral UV filters to create stable formulations with a comfortable feel.
 Emulium Dolcea MB, an O/W emulsifier, to create stable textures with an ultra-soft and non-tacky afterfeel.
 Emulium Mellifera MB, another O/W emulsifier that makes it possible to formulate suncare products with a light and non-greasy finish.
 Finally, Acticire MB, an active texturizing agent that improves sensoriality of suncare products by reducing the greasy and tacky afterfeel. It also improves durability of the protective film on the skin, as observed with the UV camera.

Focus on two formulas

2494-1.13 Powdery Stick SPF50+
Some body areas are particularly prone to UV damage and deserve a foolproof sun protection: nose, cheekbones, scars, tattoos... This anhydrous sun stick is ideal due to its targeted application and its SPF50+. Once applied, it leaves a dry and powdery finish.

2177-7.03 Mineral Shield SPF50
Sensitive and sun-intolerant skin deserves effective and sensorial UV protection too! Formulated with Emulium® Illustro, this sunscreen is neither sticky or greasy on the skin. It is easy to apply and gives the skin a sunshine glow thanks to Gatuline Radiance.

We have been working on suncare for eight years now. Our ingredients enable to create innovative textures with all kinds of UV filters. Our expert sensory panel helps us to optimize the sensory profiles of our suncare products. Performance being a priority, we test our formulas to guarantee the protective efficacy (SPF in vitro and in vivo, UVA), the water resistance and the photostability of UV filters. We offer help to our customers for any suncare related questions, or to provide expertise and assistance for their formulation projects,” explains Malorie Duvent, Cosmetic evaluation manager and Suncare expert at Gattefossé.