In response to consumer demand for effective and safe modern sunscreens, as well as waning acceptance for traditional UV filters, Symrise has released Neo Heliopan EHT (INCI: Ethylhexyl Triazone), a UVB absorber well-suited for high-SPF and water-resistant sun protection applications.
The ingredient's solubility in polar oils makes it easy to incorporate into the oil phase of sunscreens. It also is said to work well in combination with other organic UV filters, and in synergy with mineral UV filters such as zinc oxide.
In addition, Neo Heliopan EHT can increase the SPF of products such as day creams, the company reports. It also works well with all skin tones and types, according to Symrise; including in products for sensitive skin, such as for children.
Marek Busch, junior product manager at Symrise, said: “With Neo Heliopan EHT, we are launching an organic UV filter that addresses changed user demands." Busch continues, "it can increase the sun protection factor in virtually every type of cosmetic product, from day creams to beach care applications.”