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Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen Cream

This formulation yields a broad spectrum (SPF/PFA <3) sunscreen cream. SolaStay® S1 is incorporated to mitigate the photocatalytic and reactive oxygen species generating activities of Titanium Dioxide and to rapidly and efficiently quench the excited states of Avobenzone. HallBrite® BHB aids wetting and dispersion of the Titanium Dioxide. Olivem® liquid crystal making emulsifiers provide a stable emulsion while imparting sensorial and physiological benefits. This product was subjected to in vitro analysis and delivered SPF ~32, PFA (PPD) ~15 performance with critical wavelength 379 nm.

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PhaseINCI Name [INN/USAN] (Other Information)Trade Name% WtFunction
AEthylhexyl MethoxycryleneSolaStay® S1*2.50Photostabilizer
Ethylhexyl Salicylate [Octisalate] 5.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Butyloctyl SalicylateHALLBRITE® BHB*5.00Sunscreen Solvent / Emollient
C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate 5.00Sunscreen Solvent / Emollient
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate 1.50UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
BTitanium Dioxide [Titanium Dioxide] 2.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
CVP/Eicosene Copolymer 2.00Film Former
Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan OlivateOLIVEM® 10003.00Self-Emulsifier / Liquid Crystal Maker
Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan OleateOLIVEM® VS FEEL2.00Emulsifier / Liquid Crystal Maker
DButyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane [Avobenzone] 2.50UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
EWater (Aqua) (deionized)  up to 100Volatile Carrier
Disodium EDTA 0.05Chelating Agent
Xanthan Gum (pharma grade) 0.30Thickener (Aqueous)
FPreservative a.n.Preservative
Glycerin 3.00Humectant


1To a secondary vessel add phase A and start mixing and heating. When phase A is a clear solution add phase B to it and continue heating.
2When phase AB is at 85°C add phase C ingredients, in order, and when again homogeneous add phase D, dissolving it completely.
3To the main vessel, add the water from phase E, dissolve the Disodium EDTA and, with continued mixing, disperse the Xanthan Gum.
4When the Xanthan Gum is fully incorporated, start heating phase E to 80°C and add premix of phase F to phase E.
5When both phases are homogeneous and at their designated temperatures, slowly add oil phase ABCD to water phase EF with prop mixing.
6After 2 minutes prop mixing batch, homogenize for 3 minutes, resume prop mixing and begin cooling batch.
7Cool batch to room temperature, replace any water lost to evaporation, mix until smooth and perform quality assurance checks.


Appearance Off-white to pale yellow cream
Viscosity (Brk, RVDV-II, T-D, 20 rpm, after 24 h at room temperature; mPa·s) 7500 - 12500
pH 4.5 - 5.5

*Patented and Patent Pending

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