DSM Personal Care has integrated eco-profiling into its free online tool, the Sunscreen Optimizer 2.0. The platform allows formulators to develop efficient sunscreen formulations and optimize existing ones before starting into in vivo SPF measurements.
DSM’s simulation tool considers various performance criteria including regulatory boundaries; use of inorganic filters such as TiO2 and ZnO; synergies of polymeric filters; updated results of water-soluble UV-filters; and research on photostabilization.
In the latest 2.0 version, formulators are now able to evaluate the environmental impact of formulations using a science-based method and SPF benchmarking; to save time and expense by assessing the trade-offs between eco-friendliness, cost and sensory factors at the project stage; and to share results immediately with co-workers and adjust products instantly and in real time.
The tool also features key information captured at first glance; formula optimization, made by comparing different tests at the same time; compatibility with mobile and tablet devices; customizable profile settings; and the ability to save work in a company’s own archive.
For more information, contact DSM Personal Care.