An appealing solution
To achieve high SPF levels, sunscreen formulations must contain a high proportion of oily UV filters. Changing the formulation to reduce oiliness would risk compromising performance. As an alternative, at DSM we have developed a range of sensory modifiers – ingredients that reduce the sensation of oiliness, and leave the skin feeling pleasantly dry and silky. These ingredients can be easily and effectively added to existing formulations without affecting performance.
DSM’s sensory modifiers are developed in close collaboration with our own panel of highly skilled sensory experts. They rigorously test sun care products for their sensory attributes – how they look and feel on the skin on application and after drying – and provide descriptive and objective sensory analyses for all formulations.
Breakthrough in integrated protection
The statistical data generated has already provided breakthrough findings leading to attractive prototype products, including our “Touch ready sun lotion” and “Beach dream sun lotion”.
Thanks to DSM’s sensory modifiers, oily high-factor UV filters can be incorporated into skin care products ranging from simple moisturizers to advanced, multi-functional face creams – without adversely affecting consumer acceptance. This allows sun care to become an integral, “automatic” part of the daily skin care routine.