Sustainable product offerings are desired across all personal care segments; sunscreens, however, must meet eco-friendly and reef-safe parameters while also ensuring consumer protection and following local and national regulations—which limit the ingredient technologies available.
As such, Siltech combined its silicone technology with zinc oxide to create a reef-safe ingredient and prototype formula with a good EWG rating, USDA Biopreferred certification and a considerable whitecast rubout time reduction.
In the following interview, sponsored by Siltech, Brian Allen, marketing and sales director for the company, explains the utility of Silwax B116, a cetyl dimethicone described as ideal for sunscreens. This ingredient was formulated into a recent formula, “Sundazed II,” which (at press) is in the approvals process for environmental stewardship and sustainability validations.
Furthermore, according to Allen, the ingredient helps to maximize the bio-based content in formulations, supporting a final product rating of up to ~95% bio-based materials.
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