Concern for the environment and for the health of our seas and marine life make consumers increasingly seek eco-friendly products that help them reduce the ecological footprint. Especially sun creams are scrutinized, since on one hand we are encouraged to use them abundantly and on the other when bathing or doing water sports, many of its ingredients reach the sea.
To address these concerns, Lubrizol Life Science – Beauty (LLS Beauty) has developed Sunhancer™ Eco SPF booster, a naturally-derived technology that increases SPF and is compatible with both organic and inorganic sunscreen actives.
With high natural content, it is non-nano, inherently biodegradable, non-persistent in the environment that enables a reduced marine life footprint. That means that now the quantity of UV filters in the formulation can be reduced with potentially lower environmental impact while maintaining protection from the sun.
Due to its distinct size and shape, Sunhancer™ Eco SPF booster can provide a soft after-feel to the formulation, decreasing the oiliness in organic sunscreen and the whiteness in inorganic susncreen. Moreover, the reduction of UV filter content enabled by Sunhancer™ Eco SPF booster tends to improve skin tolerance, sunscreen aesthetics while reducing the cost of the formulation. These additional benefits make it perfect for a daily sunscreen or a multitasking moisturizer with sun protection.
As regulations continue to tighten around the use of UV filters, Sunhancer™ Eco SPF booster is a great way to reduce the UV filters needed in formulations while maintaining the same level of skin protection.