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SPF, Efficacy and Innovation

By: Nancy Jeffries
Posted: February 20, 2007

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“These high SPF day-wear products are formulated with an eye toward moisturization benefits and luxurious sensory attributes,” says Tolchinsky. “The Hydrovance moisturizing agent diffuses into the stratum corneum to increase skin hydration, alleviate clinical signs of dryness and increase skin elasticity.

“This offering complements the Dermacryl AQF film-forming polymer introduced in 2003,” says Tolchinsky. “Makers of emulsions and aqueous spray products can use Dermacryl AQF film-forming polymer to maintain actives on the skin.”

As a liquid film-former, this water-resistance technology will not affect the rheology of day-wear moisturizers, according to Tolchinsky.

With positive sensory attributes a must-have in products formulated with sunscreens, emulsion-based offerings are expected to feel good on application and dry down.

“Formulations considered as light, sheer and soft to the touch are more in line with consumer needs,” says Tolchinsky. “Innovative delivery technologies, like the continuous spray form, continue to capture the attention of consumers and drive sales.”