SUMMER TREATS FOR THE BODY – CHEMICAL, MINERAL OR NATURAL? Part I
SUMMER TREATS FOR THE BODY – CHEMICAL, MINERAL OR NATURAL?
Part I – of sun and chemistry
What does end of January have to do with sun-screens? For a regular citizen – barely anything, unless one
is going for a winter break in Egypt. For cosmetics and care brands, in turn, it’s the rightest moment to think on
what’s going to sneak into their customers’ beach bags in the next season.
Should you be looking to start a new branch offering sun protection or just curious about how they may vary by
ingredients, throw a look through this article for some inspirations.
Also, check out the offer of summer cosmetics packaging we’ve gathered at our web store.Now, in the day of everyone going obsessively conscious about the matters of ecology and possible harm
made by particular substances used as cosmetic ingredients, it’s not the easiest thing to bring up another
product for the customers to fall in love with. Thus, starting from the very basis, let’s see what kind of filters
are now used to produce sun-screen lotions. Currently, there are three kinds of active ingredients – chemical,
mineral and natural.
Chemical are currently the most popular ones in the market. These ones contain: Octocrylen, Benzophenone-3
or Benzophenone-4 – substances that absorb the energy carried by the sun rays. The pros for these formulas
is light texture and high rate of absorbability. In short, they just don’t cover the skin with white grease as lots of
other creams do.
The downside of chemical sun screens is about the skin lesion excessive use of those cosmetics may cause.
The chemical itself won’t seem to damage the skin, unless exposed to UV radiation and high temperature,
that alter its chemical structure. Additionally, total blockage of sun rays isn’t too healthy either, since reduces
elaboration of vitamin D.
Mineral-filter products contain such active particles as zinc oxide, Ti dioxide and iron oxides. These substances
form a protective layer covering the skin and reflecting UV radiation. Mineral filters are often advised in case of
Such lotions perform high level of sun ray resistance, yet their weak spot is the thick whitish powdery residue,
that appears on skin surface. Sun screen tried to solve this inconvenience by reducing the size of mineral particles,
which, hover, led to necessity in extra stabilizers and silicones, which is not the best thing to offer in the age of
Speaking of nature, the most desired currently are nowadays sun screens based on natural filters – various kinds of
oils capable of reaching up to 50 SPF protection rate. Besides sun screening, oils are also offering extra moisturizing,
regeneration, antiphlogogenic, antibacterial and antioxidative effects.
Oils that stay within 2 to 10 SPF are – benne, coco-nut, hazelnut, avocado, almond, macadamia, shea.
The highest SPF efficiency can be extracted form wild carrot (38-40 SPF) and raspberry seeds (28-50 SPF).
The weak spot, however, of oils is their low solar radiation resistance, and high usage volume necessary to cover
the whole body to create enough sun protection. A compromise can be found by mixing natural oils with mineral filters.
Making a new product, first of all think on what exactly is your intention to offer your customers, what are the
basic values your brands conforms to. We, for example, stand for ECO, and it is our philosophy to take the most
of natural and eco-friendly out of the market, and that’s what we are looking to promote among our own clients.
In part II we are going to cover some important matters on chemical and natural self-tanning lotions.