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SPF, Efficacy and Innovation
By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: February 20, 2007
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Application of sun care products has taken a new turn with the recent launch of a delivery format technology from National Starch Personal Care. The continuous spray form of sun care products proved to be very popular with U.S. consumers in 2006.
According to Maria Tolchinsky, marketing manager, National Starch Personal Care, “The products gained acceptance in virtually every sun care product category. As alcohol-based systems, these offerings deliver a fine mist spray for fast application, uniform coverage and best-in-class sensory properties.”
Formulators also can build in water-resistance properties with ingredients such as National Starch’s Dermacryl 79 film-forming polymer.
“This hydrophobic, high molecular weight carboxylated acrylic copolymer is soluble in alcohol, delivering water-resistance to fine mist sprays reliably and efficiently,” says Tolchinsky.
In addition, since sun protection has become part of the daily skin care regimen, moisturizers with SPF factors of 15 or more are now common in the market.