Novel natural fine wax powders for boosting SPF

Micro Powders, Inc. has found that by micronizing select natural waxes, multiple benefits in sun care formulations can be achieved, including boosting SPF in both organic and inorganic sunscreens

There is an increasing interest in natural raw materials to not only help improve sunscreen performance but also be environmentally conscious and sustainable. Micro Powders has found that by micronizing select natural waxes, multiple benefits in sun care formulations can be achieved.

These resulting ultrafine powders have been shown to boost SPF in both organic and inorganic sunscreens. In addition, due to their inherent physical properties and tailored design, they can be used in sun care formulations to enhance other functionalities including stability, dry time, and reduction of heavy/greasy aesthetics common with organic sunscreens, all while imparting pleasing and attractive aesthetics.

In lieu of the US FDA monograph released in February 2019, several challenges have surfaced regarding sunscreen formulations. One challenge is to produce similar performing organic-based sunscreens using only high-SPF inorganic sun blocks. Due to the limited raw material choices and whitening effects associated with inorganic formulations, it has become a daunting task to develop newer alternatives that meet the needs of both consumers and the environment

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