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Ashland’s New Vegan-friendly Gel Offers Water Resistance in Sun Care Formulas

Published on 2021-01-15. Author : SpecialChem

TAGS:  Natural/ Organic     Sun Care   

Ashland_Sun_Care_GelAshland launches Antaron™ ECo gel, an ingredient format that provides the easy incorporation of nature-derived water resistance into sunscreens and offers a lighter feel ideal for gel, lotion, milk, or spray formulas.

New Ingredient Provides Safe Sun Protection


Antaron™ ECo gel starts with a globally compliant film former that is based on sustainably sourced wood-derived cellulose. This unique ethylcellulose film former provides excellent water resistance and light formula aesthetics. To make it easier for formulators to take full advantage of the benefits, this ethylcellulose was incorporated into a biodegradable sun care solvent. The resulting gel can easily be incorporated into a formula, saving energy for formulators during production.

Consumers increasingly want planet friendly sun care solutions that also provide safe and easy-to-apply sun protection,” said Jennifer O’Hara, global marketing manager. “Ashland continues to fulfill this demand and provide more biodegradable solutions, such as new Antaron™ ECo gel. This vegan friendly, translucent, smooth gel can be used globally by formulators to achieve water and sweat resistance in sun care formulas.”

Antaron™ ECo gel allows for shorter processing time as it is easier to incorporate than a solid format. The translucent gel can then be mixed into formulations without fuss - to achieve a soft, light, non-tacky feel. Oil soluble, it can be used in any kind of format, from emulsions to clear anhydrous formulations and is compatible with wet skin products.


Source: Ashland
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