5 May 2016
Croda, a global specialty chemical company, has welcomed the news that zinc oxide (ZnO) has now been approved for use as a UV filter in cosmetics in Europe. Following a vote by member states in the EU Commission Working Group on Cosmetics in October last year, zinc oxide in both its nano and non-nano forms has now been added to Annex VI of the EU Cosmetics Regulation.
Helene Hine, Marketing Manager, said: “The formal approval of new options to achieve effective UVA and UVB protection is a major milestone for formulators of UV protection products. Having a wider choice of globally approved filters enables brands to meet consumer needs more easily.”
“Croda firmly believe in the value of mineral UV filters and are pleased with this recent development and the opportunities it opens up for both our customers and ultimately the end consumer” continues Helene Hine.
Croda offers a range of zinc oxide dispersions under their Solaveil Clarus brand, Solaveil CZ-100 and Solaveil CZ-300. A tightly controlled particle size distribution ensures these provide true transparency on the skin whilst maintaining excellent UV protection. With different carrier oils available for formulation versatility, these mild dispersion systems are very easy to use in a wide range of personal care applications.
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About Solaveil – www.solaveil.com
The Solaveil team are experts in inorganic sunscreen ingredients and are passionate about sun protection. They developed the Solaveil Physical Shield Campaign to educate consumers about the importance of UV protection, share their knowledge about sunscreen technology and support their customers who utilise Solaveil technology in their sunscreen and beauty products. Solaveil is a Trade Mark of the Croda Group of Companies.
About Croda Personal Care – www.crodapersonalcare.com
Croda Personal Care is dedicated to working with its customers to meet evolving consumer needs with new and innovative products while maintaining a commitment to sustainability and social responsibility through initiatives that include the use of certified sustainable palm oil and other renewable raw materials. The company’s expertise in formulation development, claims substantiation, market analysis and regulatory support provides customers immediate access to essential services for successful product development. Part of a global network, Croda Personal Care offers a wide and diverse product portfolio including a full line of natural, botanical ingredients from its Crodarom division and a full range of skin care actives from its Sederma division.
About Croda – www.croda.com
Croda is a speciality chemical manufacturer who, through the imaginative and practical use of science, creates ingredients and technologies that improve people’s lives by enhancing everyday products. They are the name behind the high-performance ingredients in some of the biggest, most successful brands in the world, creating products that are relied on by industries and consumers worldwide.
Croda has more than 3,600 employees working across 18 manufacturing sites and in offices in over 30 countries. In the wide ranging business sectors that they serve, its focus is on developing and delivering innovative ingredients for: Coatings and Polymers, Crop Care, Geo Technologies, Health Care, Home Care, Industrial Chemicals, Lubricants, Personal Care and Polymer Additives.
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