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SunSpheres™ Powder

This is used as an SPF booster is a styrene/acrylates copolymer. The hollow spheres in a sunscreen raise the UV protection over the whole UVA/UVB spectrum and work equally well with organic and inorganic sunscreen actives. It is also compatible with a broad range of cosmetic ingredients, including emollients and skin conditioners. INCI Name: Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer

Uses:

  • Water-resistant sunscreens
  • Cosmetic products containing sunscreen actives and broad spectrum sunscreens

Benefits:

  • Allows reduced amount of UV filters in formulation
  • Excellent for aesthetically pleasing formulations
  • Boosts protection across the UVA/UVB spectrum
  • Potential reduction in irritation caused by actives
  • Useful for wide variety of cosmetic products using either inorganic or organic UV filters
  • Excellent for water-resistant formulations
  • Non-irritating, non-toxic, non-photosensitizing

Enhancing UV protection without compromising sensory

Consumers seek sun care products that protect them from UV rays and are aesthetically pleasing and without irritation. SunSpheres™ Powder boosts UV protection across the UVA/UVB spectrum, is effective at low-use levels and reduces the amount of sunscreen actives formulators need to achieve a target SPF which helps reduce the potential for irritation.

Increase formulation possibilities with SunSpheres™ Powder

SunSpheres™ Powder is easy to formulate with, and widely compatible, with both organic and inorganic UV actives, including in water resistant formulas and commonly used ingredients in suncare products.

SunSpheres™ SPF Boosters overview

Dow scientists talk about one of their greatest personal care innovations, SunSpheres™, and the technical capabilities that allowed them to create this sun protection factor or SPF booster for more aesthetically pleasing formulations.

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  • DOWSIL™ 5225C Formulation Aid
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  • ACUSOL™ OP 301
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  • OPULYN™ 301 Opacifier
    A highly versatile opacifier for anionic surfactant-based systems and has the best performance in slightly acid to moderate pH range. It tolerates moderate levels of inorganic electrolytes and typically used in shower gels and fatty acid-based liquid hand soaps. INCI Name: Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer

  • DOWSIL™ 9041 Silicone Elastomer Blend
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