Home Cosmetic Science Talk Formulating Sunscreen actives for “natural” formulas

  • Bobzchemist

    April 16, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    Pretty much by anyone’s definition, no sunscreen filters can be called natural. I’m not sure you’re going to find any that are legal and also non-irritating, either.

  • MichelleReece

    April 17, 2015 at 12:11 am

    The least irritating sunscreen drugs are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide. “Strange” how some groups don’t call them “natural”, though they’re naturally occurring minerals. But sunscreens aren’t “natural” in the sense that you can’t go into your backyard and pluck them from a tree. Ah, the meaninglessness of “natural” in marketing.

  • OldPerry

    April 17, 2015 at 3:46 pm

    To be fair, while Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide can be found in nature the stuff used in industry is synthetically produced.

    I would look at what the leading natural brands like Burt’s Bees are doing.  

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