BASF has launched Tinomax CC, a sunscreen ingredient designed to meet growing consumer demand for multifunctional solutions with improved sensory perception and greater SPF and UVA protection.
Tests have shown that formulations containing Tinomax CC tend to be significantly less sticky and greasy during application than formulations without this ingredient.
This is due to natural-based ingredient, which is also suitable for skincare formulations, having a homogeneous particle shape.
The functionalized particle is of 100% natural origin content according to ISO 16128 and helps to improve the ecotoxicological profile of formulations.
Recommended for formulations containing organic soluble UV filters and those containing particles dispersed in the oil phase, Tinomax CC contributes to a significant improvement in sensorial performance, especially at higher SPFs.
At the same time, there is no whitening effect on the skin.
In the form of an off-white powder, it also has the ability to enhance UV protection with SPF and UVA via light birefringence.
“With Tinomax CC, we’re giving our customers the opportunity to meet the growing demands of the sun care market,” said Ulrich Issberner, BASF’s European market development director for sun care/HBO.
“Alongside our high-performance UV filters and natural-based emollients, emulsifiers and polymers, the new product, which is derived from natural sources, is another step toward the advanced formulations of tomorrow,” he added.