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Online Course

High SPF Sun Care Formulation Strategy

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Recorded on May 7, 2019

Achieve high SPF & good UVA ratings with improved skin feel while minimizing actives in your sun care product formulation

Julian Hewitt will help you find ways to make actives more efficient and share practical strategies to help boost SPF: UV filters selection (organic, inorganic), rheology & film forming, photostability, cost, water-resistance...

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Julian Hewitt
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Advanced

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Why should you view this course?

Most of your consumers are looking for low-cost high SPF sunscreens, which are easier and more pleasant to apply (light weight, non-sticky, non-greasy…). To meet these needs along with good UVA ratings, you need to optimize many different aspects of your broad spectrum sunscreen formulation. It's far more than just a question of UV filters selection & loading! Join this course and:

  1. Select optimal UV filters (oil/water-based; organic/ inorganic) to ensure a complete UVB & UVA protection

  2. Meet your high SPF targets while minimizing active levels (using the right system of solvents, dispersants, photo-stabilizers, emollients) to keep the cost low

  3. Achieve high efficacy with improved skin feel (free of stickiness, greasiness) by optimizing all aspects like water-resistance, rheology & film-forming performance…
High SPF

Who should view this course?

• Sun care product formulators

• Active & functional ingredient suppliers

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Fundamental principles of Maximizing SPF efficacy

  2. How to Achieve High SPF Targets?
    • Selecting UV filters
      • Synergies between organic and inorganic filters
      • Synergies between oil-based and water-based actives
      • Ensuring comprehensive coverage across the UVB and UVA
    • Selecting Formulation Type
      • O/W vs. W/O emulsions
      • Sprayable sunscreens
      • Other forms
    • Maximizing the Efficacy of UV Filters (Organic, Inorganic)
      • Selecting emollients, photo-stabilizers
      • Optimizing and maintaining dispersion in the formulation

  3. How to Improve Efficacy of your Sunscreen Formulation?
    • Optimizing formulation rheology and film-forming properties
      • Fundamental rheological properties required for high performance
      • Practical guidelines for optimizing rheology in O/W and W/O systems
      • Using film-formers for "SPF Boosting"
    • Strategies for achieving water-resistance
      • Advantages and disadvantages of the different approaches
      • Combining complementary approaches

  4. How to improve skin feel of high SPF sunscreens?

  5. 30 mins Q&A- Ask your questions directly to the expert!

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Members Reviews

Very good! I needed a structured overview in order to be more efficient when developing High SPF formulas. This course was very beneficial!

Cloe C. , from Clariant

Very good overview and connection of known and new topics reg. formulating sun care products.

Susann W. , from Evonik Industries AG

It has given me the knowledge on the types of formulation methods to optimise the SPF protection of the sun screen.

Ee L. , from Ikeda Spa

Good insight on ideal usage of raw materials for optimal efficacy

Linda V. , from MMP Inc.

Very concise yet comprehensive and relevant. A well structured and well presented course that has given me great insight into current formulation trends, as well as great ideas for the direction of my future formulations. This course has brought me right back up to speed for a mere hour of my time - truly excellent!

David C. , from Aldwin Paige

The course helped me to understand the reason of our formulations. I realized that there are a lot of things that we have to consider, not only the filters and their solubility.

Mayra C. , from Laboratorios Genesse

Very good! Explanations are clear and it is very helpful for me to formulate new suncare products

Sanela K. , from kanebo paris office

Excellent! The course was very comprehensive for all aspects of the formulation

Allison H. , from Baker Hughes

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