Nouryon has introduced a natural film-forming polymer for use in high sun protection factor (SPF) emulsion sunscreens and more generally for all cosmetic lines. SolAmaze Natural , which is bio-based and readily biodegradable, addresses the fast-growing consumer demand for natural and clean label ingredients in personal care products.
“When creating high-performing sunscreens, formulators routinely rely on synthetic ingredients that are often persistent in the environment,” said Suzanne Carroll, Vice President Home and Personal Care at Nouryon. “SolAmaze Natural polymer allows our customers to develop more natural, sustainable sunscreens while also providing superior water resistance and an improved feel on the skin.”
The new launch is compatible with other ingredients used in sunscreen formulations, in particular with commonly used UV filters, and can be used across a range of end products. These include both traditional organic and mineral sunscreens, as well as SPF moisturizers, color cosmetics, and face and body lotions. According to Nouryon, it is non-toxic to aquatic life.
In addition to meeting the growing demand for more natural products, SolAmaze Natural has high performance, which can be compared to that of synthetic polymers. It offers excellent water resistance, long lasting and a smooth skin feeling.