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BB Cream with SPF 30 Sun Protection

This BB cream formulation was designed to provide superior broad spectrum (SPF/PFA <3), label SPF 30 performance. SolaStay® S1 provides very rapid and efficient excited state quenching of Avobenzone and also mitigates the photocatalytic and reactive oxygen species generating activities of the oxide to improve sunscreen performance. HallBrite® BHB and HallTress® DIBA Special contribute to UV filter solubility and enhance product feel. This formulation was subjected to in vitro analysis and delivered SPF ~35 , PFA (PPD) ~25 performance with critical wavelength 382 nm.

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PhaseINCI Name [INN/USAN] (Other Information)Trade Name% WtFunction
AEthylhexyl MethoxycryleneSolaStay® S1*2.00Photostabilizer
Ethylhexyl OlivateSENSOLENE®2.00Multifunctional Lipid
Diisobutyl AdipateHALLTRESS® DIBA SPECIAL5.00Emollient / Sunscreen Solvent
Butyloctyl SalicylateHALLBRITE® BHB*5.00Emollient / Sunscreen Solvent
Ethylhexyl Salicylate [Octisalate] 5.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
BIron Oxides (yellow) (CI 77492), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 1.30Pigment
Iron Oxides (red) (CI 77491), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 0.42Pigment
Iron Oxides (black) (CI 77499), Triethoxycaprylylsilane 0.13Pigment
CTitanium Dioxide [Titanium Dioxide], Aluminum Hydroxide (60 nm primary particle size) 4.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Ethylhexyl Triazone 1.15UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
DVP/Eicosene Copolymer 1.00Film Former
Glyceryl StearateHALLSTAR® GMS PURE1.45Emulsifier
PEG-100 StearateHALLSTAR® PEG 4400 MS1.50Co-emulsifier
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides 2.00Emulsifier
EButyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane [Avobenzone] 2.50UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
FWater (Aqua) (deionized)  up to 100Volatile Carrier
Disodium EDTA 0.05Chelating Agent
Xanthan Gum (pharma grade) 0.25Thickener (Aqueous)
GPreservative a.n.Preservative
Glycerin 4.00Humectant
HOlea Europaea (Olive) Leaf Extract, WaterEUROL® BT0.50Multifunctional Active Ingredient
Acrylamide/Sodium Acryloyldimethyltaurate Copolymer, Isohexadecane, Polysorbate 80  1.00Thickener (Aqueous)


1In secondary vessel combine phase A, start mixing and add phase B into phase A, and when uniform add phase C to phase AB.
2Heat this oil phase to 80°C and then add phase D to phase ABC.
3When phase ABCD is homogeneous, add phase E to phase ABCD and mix until phase E is well dispersed.
4To the main vessel add the Water of phase F, start mixing, add the Disodium EDTA, then add Xanthan Gum, stirring until fully incorporated.
5Start heating to 75°C . When both phases are homogeneous and at their designated temperatures, slowly add phase ABCDE to phase F with prop mixing. Homogenize for 3 mins.
6Start cooling with center stir mixing. When below 50°C add premix of phase G and phase H into phase ABCDEF continue mixing.
7Replace any water lost to evaporation, and mix until smooth.


AppearanceLight brown lotion
Viscosity (Brk, RVDV-II, T-D, 20 rpm, after 24 h at room temperature; mPa∙s)3500 - 5900
pH5.5 - 6.5

*Patented and Patent Pending

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