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Broad Spectrum Oil-in-Water Sunscreen Cream SPF 70

This formulation was designed to provide broad spectrum (SPF/PFA <3), label SPF 70 performance. SolaStay® S1 (Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene) provides very rapid and efficient quenching of excited-state Avobenzone, protecting it from photodegradation. HallBrite® BHB is included to enhance spreadability and add an elegant emollience. In vitro analysis delivered SPF ~ 75, PFA (PPD) ~26, broad spectrum performance, with critical wavelength 379 nm.

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PhaseINCI Name [INN/USAN] (Other Information)Trade Name% WtFunction
AHomosalate [Homosalate] 9.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Octocrylene [Octocrilene] 9.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Ethylhexyl Salicylate [Octisalate] 4.50UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Ethylhexyl MethoxycryleneSolaStay® S1*3.00Photostabilizer
Butyloctyl SalicylateHALLBRITE® BHB*5.00Sunscreen Solvent
BBenzophenone-3 [Oxybenzone] 4.50UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane [Avobenzone] 3.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
CVP/Eicosene Copolymer 0.75Film Former
Glyceryl StearateHALLSTAR® GMS PURE1.60Emulsifier
PEG-100 StearateHALLSTAR® PEG 4400 MS1.10Co-emulsifier
Potassium Cetyl Phosphate, Hydrogenated Palm Glycerides 2.80Emulsifier
DStyrene/Acrylates Copolymer (hollow spherical, 325 nm) 3.00SPF Booster
EWater (Aqua) up to 100Volatile Carrier
Butylene Glycol 3.00Humectant
Disodium EDTA 0.05Chelating Agent
Xanthan Gum (pharma grade) 0.10Thickener (Aqueous)
FSodium Polyacrylate 0.30Stabilizing Agent
GCaprylyl Glycol, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol 1.00Preservative
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane 4.00Emollient
Silica (spherical, 12 µm) 2.50Deoiling Agent


1To a secondary vessel add phase A and start mixing. Add phase B and heat to 80°C and then add phase C. Before combining with water, add phase D and mix well.
2To the main vessel add liquids of phase E, start mixing and add remaining phase items in order.
3When solids of phase E are fully incorporated, heat phase to 75°C and add phase F.
4When both phases are homogeneous and at their designated temperatures, slowly add phase ABCD to phase EF with prop mixing.
5Start homogenizing phase ABCDEF for 3 minutes, then switch to center mixing.
6Start cooling batch and when batch is < 50°C add phase G items one by one with mixing.
7Continue mixing until batch is at room temperature, replacing any water lost to evaporation and mixing until smooth.


Appearance (25°C)Light yellow cream
Viscosity (Brk, RV DV-II, T-D, 20rpm, after 24h at room temperature; mPa·s)43000 - 70000
pH (as is)6.0 - 7.0

*Patented and Patent Pending

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