Aprinnova Presents CleanScreen™ Z60SF: The Mineral UV Dispersion That Has It All
The 75th Annual Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ Scientific Meeting & Showcase is the premier conference for cosmetic science education. On December 13–15, innovators across the industry convened to discuss diversity in beauty, new discoveries in CBD and the microbiome, skincare, and the progress of the past 75 years. During the conference, Aprinnova presented its latest innovation at Table #330: CleanScreen™ Z60SF, a new zinc oxide, non-nano UV dispersion featuring Neossance™ Squalane offering safer non-whitening broad spectrum UV protection without petrochemically derived ingredients or silicones.
Formulating Sun Protection Is Challenging
The past few years in sun protection have been tumultuous with multiple changes in proposed GRASE filters. In 2021, the FDA proposed that 12 chemical sunscreen filters to provide additional data to demonstrate safety and effectiveness. Consumers have expressed their concern about octocrylene, which may degrade into the suspected carcinogen benzophenone. Throughout each FDA proposal, zinc oxide and titanium dioxide retained GRASE status.
Zinc oxide is a category 1 sunscreen that provides both UVA and UVB protection, however zinc oxide sunscreens have presented formulation challenges in the past:
- Inconsistent UVA and UVB protection
- Potential for whitening
- Presences of silicones or petrochemically derived ingredients
- Difficulty with formulations
Without proper formulation, ZnO sunscreens may agglomerate requiring high or inconsisted amount of zinc oxide in formulas. Without even dispersion, they may cause white cast, which is particularly important for consumers with darker skin tones. Zinc oxide dispersions have historically relied upon coatings or emulsifiers derived from petrochemicals, which are not sustainable, or silicones which consumers express concerns about. Finally, ZnO can be hard to pour or use in formulations.
CleanScreen Z60SF: Safer Non-Whitening UV Protection without Petrochemicals or Silicones
Our new mineral UV dispersion was designed to solve these issues to help brands include clean SPF protection in every new product that touches skin, especially in facial skincare and color cosmetics. Cleanscreen Z60SF Zinc Oxide UV dispersion addresses increasing consumer concerns about sunscreen safety and sustainability without compromising performance or sensory properties. It provides non-whitening, mineral-based broad UV protection that does not enter the bloodstream. It offers more protection, less whitening, and no petrochemicals.