Sun Care

Microfibrillated cellulose and biopolymers from Borregaard give your sun care products improved stability, rheology, texture, and matting effect.

Dispersion of pigment slurries and the homogenous distribution of suspended pigments and UV filters are key to maintaining the performance of sun protection products. These are two of the major challenges faced in skincare formulations over time. Borregaard’s rheology and dispersing additives, due to the high yield stress and stability with temperature they impart, improve the anti-settling properties and stability of your sun-care products over time.

The shear-thinning behaviour of Exilva MFC additives allows spraying and non-dripping of end products and facilitates pumping while maintaining a non-tacky and non-sticky skin feel.

Due to its non-soluble nature, Exilva can have a mattifying soft-focus effect on the skin.

Our products offer the following benefits for sun care products:

  • Improved sprayability and spreading
  • Better dispersion of pigment additives
  • Anti-dripping
  • Stabilisation of dispersions, suspensions and emulsions
  • Anti-settling of sunscreens (UV-filters)
  • Soft focus effect (mattifying effect on the skin)
  • Improved sensory properties: soft skin feel, non-sticky, non-oily skin feel
  • Potential for improved water resistance

Example formulations

We have multiple example formulations available to show these effects. Please contact us to get your copy.

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