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Plastics & Elastomers
Online Course

Formulating Natural Sun Care Products

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Recorded on Mar 4, 2020

Understand the concepts behind formulation of natural sun care products (industry standards to cater to, choosing the right UV filter, global regulatory requirements).

Julian Hewitt will discuss the key parameters of ‘natural’ products and help you optimize in practice your formulations to get appealing natural sun care products with real life cases.

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Julian Hewitt Presented By:
Julian Hewitt
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Lack of truly "natural" sunscreen actives means that you need to rely only on naturally sourced inorganic sunscreens. Good news – COSMOS approves most of the inorganic sunscreen materials. Bad news – new set of challenges like limited choice within other ingredients, compatibility issues.... Learn the tricks of the trade from Julian Hewitt to:

  1. Identify the right ingredients (UV filters, emulsifiers, emollients, water-resistant agents...) that are suitable for your natural formulations

  2. Formulate natural sun care products with appealing organoleptic properties with expert tips

  3. Know the differences between different certification guidelines (ECOCERT, COSMOS) for natural, and how these apply to sunscreen products

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Formulating for Natural Suncare

Who should view this course?

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


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Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  • Definitions of “natural”
    • Guidelines and criteria of classification
    • Market examples and claims

  • COSMOS & other standards with guidelines to apply these to sunscreen products
    • Key elements pertaining to sunscreens
    • COSMOS composition rules
    • ISO standards

  • Developing a realistic brief – don’t ask your formulators to make bricks without straw!

  • Choosing UV filters
    • Inorganics sunscreens – nano or non-nano?

  • Global regulatory requirements
    • USA
    • Canada
    • Japan & other regions...

  • Choosing formula excipients
    • Emulsifiers
    • Emollients
    • Rheological additives
    • Water-resistant agents
    • Preservatives

  • Formulation examples

30 mins Q&A - Interact live/ ask questions directly from the expert!
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Members Reviews

It gave a good general overview and the speaker is knowledgeable

Barbara O. , from Organatural Cosmetic Developments Ltd

Got more formulations tricks especially on ingredients to use

Eva B. , from HallStar Italia

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