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Sunscreen Lotion SPF 15

This Oxybenzone-free U.S.-focused sunscreen lotion formulation was designed to provide broad spectrum (SPF/PFA ≤ 3) label SPF 15 performance. SolaStay® S1 and SolaStay® P1 provide very rapid quenching of the excited states of Avobenzone, protecting it from photodegradation and so improving sunscreen performance. Olivem® 1000 and Olivem® VS Feel constitute the elegant base upon which a stable emulsion with sensorial and physiological benefits was delivered. HallBrite® BHB and Sensolene® contribute to UV filter solubility and enhance product spreadability and feel. This formulation was subjected to in vitro analysis and delivered SPF ~20, PFA (PPD) ~6 performance with critical wavelength 378 nm.

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PhaseINCI Name [INN/USAN] (Other Information)Trade Name% WtFunction
AEthylhexyl MethoxycryleneSolaStay® S1*2.00Photostabilizer
Polyester-25SolaStay® P1*4.00Photostabilizer
Butyloctyl SalicylateHALLBRITE® BHB*5.00Sunscreen Solvent / Emollient
Ethylhexyl Salicylate [Octisalate] 5.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Homosalate [Homosalate] 15.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
Ethylhexyl OlivateSENSOLENE®2.00Multifunctional Lipid
BButyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane [Avobenzone] 3.00UV Filter / Sunscreen Agent
CVP/Eicosene Copolymer 1.00Film Former
Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan OlivateOLIVEM® 10003.00Self-Emulsifier / Liquid Crystal Maker
Cetearyl Alcohol, Cetyl Palmitate, Sorbitan Palmitate, Sorbitan OleateOLIVEM® VS FEEL2.00Co-emulsifier / Liquid Crystal Maker
DWater (Aqua) (deionized) up to 100Volatile Carrier
Disodium EDTA 0.05Chelating Agent
Xanthan Gum (pharma grade) 0.25Thickener (Aqueous)
EPreservative a.n.Preservative
Glycerin 4.00Humectant


1In a secondary vessel combine phase A and starting mixing. Slowly add phase B to phase A with continued mixing.
2Heat this oil phase AB to 85°C and then add phase C ingredients individually with mixing.
3Add water of phase D to main vessel, dissolve Disodium EDTA and, with continued mixing, add Xanthan Gum, mixing until fully incorporated.
4Start heating this water phase D to 80°C and add premixed phase E with mixing.
5When both phases are homogeneous and at their designated temperatures, slowly add oil phase ABC to water phase DE with prop mixing.
6Homogenize combined phases for 3 minutes and then resume prop mixing and start cooling to room temperature.
7When batch is at room temperature, replace any water lost to evaporation and mix until smooth.


Appearance Pale yellow lotion
Viscosity (Brk, RVDV-II, T-D, 20 rpm, after 24 h at room temperature; mPa·s) 3600 - 6000
pH 4.5 - 5.5

*Patented and Patent Pending

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