Delivering Perfect Sunscreen Sprays that Stay with Volarest™ FL

Croda, a global specialty chemical company, is excited to launch new data supporting the use of Volarest™ FL in sunscreen applications.

Delivering Perfect Sunscreens that Stay

Volarest FL is a high performance polymer designed to offer the Personal Care market more consumer-appealing cosmetics. By including Volarest FL in a formulation, formulators can generate that ‘WOW’ factor through a product’s delivery, sensory and appearance.

Volarest FL has been shown to deliver targeted, non-drip sprayable sunscreens; a more convenient and easy-to-use solution to standard low viscosity systems available on the market today. The fast-growing sprayable market creates new challenges for formulators: to develop new formulations that are not only easy to apply but also provide effective skin care benefits in a sensorially-appealing light, non-tacky way. Many of today’s sprayable products are formulated as low viscosity emulsions so that they can effectively pass through the spray nozzle. This can restrict formulators as their palette of ingredients can become limited and stability maybe difficult to achieve. Though low viscosity emulsions spray effectively, they lack the “Fly-Stay” behaviour which prevents drip.

The novel polymer architecture and “Fly-Stay” Technology of Volarest FL makes it the perfect solution for targeted delivery of a sunscreen product.

Sunscreens created with Volarest FL offer a number of consumer-appealing attributes including convenience, non-drip, improved sensory benefits and less whitening on the skin. Vigorous performance testing has shown that Volarest FL can be used to create thick sprayable sunscreens with a broad range of inorganic and organic UV filters as well as varying SPF protection levels.

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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
Established in 1925, Croda is the name behind high performance ingredients and technologies in some of the world’s biggest and most successful brands: creating, making and selling speciality chemicals that are relied on by industries and consumers everywhere. They have a network of over 4,200 passionate and committed employees, working together as one global team across manufacturing sites and offices in 36 countries. Croda is a FTSE100 company with a flexible structure that allows them to focus on developing and delivering innovative, sustainable ingredients that their customers can build on in: Personal Care, Health Care, Crop Care, Polymer Additives, Lubricants, Coatings & Polymers, Geo Tech, Home Care and Industrial Specialities.