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Formulating Natural Sun Care Products

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Wednesday Oct 4, 2017

Overcome the challenges related to the formulation of natural sun protection products by reviewing all the important factors to consider (ingredients you can use, certifications...)


Julian Hewitt will discuss where to start from and help you optimize in practice your formulations to get appealing natural sun care products.

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Presented By:
Julian Hewitt
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Beginner

Next Session: Oct 4, 2017
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

The “natural” megatrend has permeated almost all areas of personal care in recent years, and sun care is no exception. However, formulating a natural sun protection product presents a number of challenges. To overcome these hurdles, formulators usually rely on trial-and-error, or waste their precious time looking for information from suppliers. Wishing to a better strategy? Join this course and you will know from start what to do when formulating natural sun care!


  1. Identify easily which ingredients (UV filters, emulsifiers, emollients, water-resistant agents...) are suitable for your natural formulations
  2. Formulate natural sun care products with appealing organoleptic properties with expert tips
  3. Know exactly the differences between different certification guidelines (ECOCERT, COSMOS) for natural, and how these apply to sunscreen products
Formulating for Natural Suncare

Who should attend?

  • Sun care formulators
  • Marketers and product/brand managers who wish to add natural sun care to their range of products

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Definitions of “natural”
  2. Ecocert and COSMOS rules and guidelines & how these apply to sunscreen products
  3. Developing a realistic brief – don’t ask your formulators to make bricks without straw!
  4. Choosing UV filters
    • Inorganics sunscreens – nano or non-nano?
  5. Choosing formula excipients
    • Emulsifiers
    • Emollients
    • Rheological additives
    • Water-resistant agents
    • Preservatives
  6. Formulation examples

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