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SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster

SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster works as a natural SPF booster, functioning with both organic and inorganic UV filters with demonstrated in-vitro and in-vivo SPF boosting performance.

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Award-Winning Bio-derived Biodegradable Sun Protection 

SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster is a biobased SPF booster from Dow made through the process of acid hydrolysis of wood pulp. This innovative new product works by a light scattering mechanism that offers effective UV scattering attributed to its high refractive index due to its high crystallinity, crystal size and agglomerate size.

In addition to SPF Boosting properties, SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster also functions as a multifunctional ingredient, delivering stabilizing, thickening and shear thinning benefits.

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    In addition to SPF Boosting properties, SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster also functions as a multifunctional ingredient, delivering stabilizing, thickening and shear thinning benefits.

    Unlock superior sun protection with SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster, a high-performing, bio-derived, and readily biodegradable solution that amplifies the power of UV active ingredients. This advanced SPF booster seamlessly integrates with organic and inorganic UVA and UVB filters, making it suitable for oil-in-water, water-in-oil, and water-in-silicone systems, as well as cold- and hot-processable systems.

    Formulate cream, lotion, or makeup products like foundations and BB creams with confidence, knowing that SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster delivers exceptional performance. It allows for reduced amounts of UV filters in formulations, resulting in aesthetically pleasing products that are gentle on sensitive skin. With its non-irritating, non-toxic, and non-whitening properties, this sustainable, bioderived solution offers a winning combination of efficacy and eco-friendliness, making it an excellent choice for modern sun care products that prioritize both protection and environmental responsibility.

    Product Information

    SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster

    Characteristics:

    • White/off white powder, micron size
    • Single constituent particles
    • INCI: Microcrystalline cellulose
    • ISO 16128 97% Natural Origin
    • Recommended use levels: 1-3%
    • High refractive index (1.51 – 1.56)
    • High crystallinity (>70%)
    • Crystal Size (100-250mm)
    • Agglomerate size (1-50 µm)

    Applications:

    • Sun care creams, lotions
    • Daily wear creams, lotions
    • Foundations, concealers, BB creams

    Benefits:

    • Hydrophilic easy-to-use powder
    • Compatible in bio-based formulations
    • Compatible with both inorganic and organic UVB and UVA actives
    • Allows reduced amount of UV filters in formulations
    • Excellent in aesthetically pleasing formulations
    • Suitable for sensitive skin formulations
    • Compatible in oil-in-water, water-in-oil, water-in-silicone systems
    • Functions in both cold- and hot-process systems
    • Functions as a thickener in formulations
    • Exhibits shear thinning behavior
    • Readily biodegradable
    • Non-irritating
    • Non-whitening

    In-vitro SPF Heat Aging Studies:

    In vitro heat testing on SPF performance


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    Product Name SKU INCI Form Package Type Weight Billing Price Price (Package)
    SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster - 55 lb Drum 16182889 Microcrystalline Cellulose Powder Drum 55.12 lbs --
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    SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster - 55 lb Drum

    Applications, Benefits, & Characteristics

    applications
    • Sun care creams, lotions
    • Daily wear creams, lotions
    • Foundations, concealers, BB creams
    benefits
    • Hydrophilic easy-to-use powder
    • Compatible in bio-based formulations
    • Compatible with both inorganic and organic UVB and UVA actives
    • Allows reduced amount of UV filters in formulations
    • Excellent in aesthetically pleasing formulations
    • Suitable for sensitive skin formulations
    • Compatible in oil-in-water, water-in-oil, water-in-silicone systems
    • Functions in both cold- and hot-process systems
    • Functions as a thickener in formulations
    • Exhibits shear thinning behavior
    • Readily biodegradable
    • Non-irritating
    • Non-whitening
    characteristics
    • White/off white powder, micron size
    • Single constituent particles
    • INCI: Microcrystalline cellulose
    • ISO 16128 97% Natural Origin
    • Recommended use levels: 1-3%
    • High refractive index (1.51 – 1.56)
    • High crystallinity (>70%)
    • Crystal Size (100-250mm)
    • Agglomerate size (1-50 µm)

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