New emulsifiers for sun care products

A sun made with suncream at the shoulder (shallow dof)

A sun made with suncream at the shoulder (shallow dof)Gattefossé focuses his attention on the research of specialty ingredients and the development of innovative formulations for health and beauty. The company led a process of optimization of three emulsifiers, in particular for sun care applications, Emulium mellifera®, Emulfree P® and Emulfree CBG®. Starting from the awareness UV filters in sunscreen products bring greasiness and stickiness that result difficult to hide and doesn’t meet consumers compliance, Gattefosse has applied his sensory and formulation expertise to the field of sun formulations. Emulium Mellifera (INCI: Polyglyceryl-6 Distearate (and) Jojoba Esters (and) Polyglyceryl-3 Beeswax (and) Cetyl Alcohol) is an emulsifier developed through a transformation of natural waxes to functionalize beeswax and jojoba wax with vegetable polyglycerol, and is characterized by high texture flexibility and very high compatibility with UV filters. This ingredient allows the sun care products formulation with unexpected sensoriality properties such as fine and light sensation on the skin and pleasure upon application, and allows the formulation to be adapted to different climate and seasons. Emulfree (INCI: Emulfree® P: Propylene Glycol Laurate (and) Ethylcellulose (and) Propylene Glycol Isostearate; Emulfree® CBG: Isostearyl Alcohol (and) Butylene Glycol Cocoate (and) Ethylcellulose) are surfactant-free and PEG-free emulsifiers, especially recommended for sensitive skins able to increase viscosity and stability of formulations at high temperatures, to guarantee water resistance properties and to improve freeze/thaw resistance of emulsifier-free W/O emulsions.

by C.Lacapra