Uvinul® A Plus
INCI Name: DIETHYLAMINO HYDROXYBENZOYL HEXYL BENZOATE
Uvinul A Plus is a modern UV filter from the renowned raw material manufacturer BASF (based in Ludwigshafen, Germany). It is one of the few photostable filters currently available that protect in the UVA range and is used in sunscreens up to 10%. The UVA booster contains the maximum concentration. It also has an antioxidant effect and is very well tolerated. The color of the material is white to slightly peach-colored.
INCI Name: BIS-ETHYLHEXYLOXYPHENOL METHOXYPHENYL TRIAZINE
Tinosorb S is a very effective organic broadband filter. This means it absorbs and protects in both the UVB and UVA ranges. It is a modern, new generation filter. It is available in both an oil-soluble and an encapsulated water-soluble version. The raw material is Tinosorb S, a yellow powder.
Neo Heliopan® AP
INCI Name: DISODIUM PHENYL DIBENZIMIDAZOLE TETRASULFONATE
Neo Heliopan AP is water soluble. A rarity among UV filters. It absorbs highly effectively and strongest in the UVA II range. Theoretically it can be used up to 10% according to cosmetic regulations, but it is challenging to formulate stable textures with high concentrations. Therefore, we chose 4% in the UVA booster to ensure a balanced product.
INCI Name: BUTYL METHOXYDIBENZOYLMETHANE
Avobenzone is an oil-soluble UVA filter with a very pronounced absorption spectrum in the long-wave UVA range. It is currently the only UVA filter approved in the USA. Avobenzone is not photostable. This means it is deactivated under radiation. However, it can be almost completely stabilized using other filters included, such as Tinosorb S.
This ingredient stabilizes both UV filters and antioxidants. This boosts protection against solar radiation and free radicals. It's also exciting to integrate retinol into your morning routine. This means that vitamin A products can also be worn in the morning under the UVA booster. Studies show that the degradation process is almost completely prevented by this stabilizer.
INCI Name: ORYZA SATIVA (RICE) STARCH
Starch is a carbohydrate macromolecule and is naturally gluten-free. Although some types of rice consist of up to 75% starch, isolation is quite complex. Finely ground vegetable starch is an alternative to mineral talc. It is the optimal absorber for sweat and sebum without drying out the skin. In powders it gives a cool feel and on the skin a long-lasting, matt and very natural look. In creamy textures it conjures up a soft blotter paper effect.
Ectoine was discovered in 1985 as a "survival substance" by microorganisms in the salt lake of Wadi El Natrun (Egyptian desert). It protects extremophilic microorganisms and plants from external stress, temperature fluctuations, drought, strong sunlight and high salt concentration, etc. Ectoine is produced biotechnologically. Here, bacteria called Halomonas Elongata are placed in a bioreactor. An environment is created there in which they produce the ectoine for their own protection. Ectoin has a whole handful of positive properties: acts against moisture loss, protects cells, soothes the skin and supports the barrier function, anti-inflammatory and relieves redness, improves skin elasticity, microbiome-friendly, supports neurodermatitis, etc. Ectoin also protects against UVA-induced skin damage. It therefore perfectly complements the UVA booster.
Lycopene is a secondary plant substance. These are not needed by the plant to survive, but are metabolic products, for example to defend against pathogens. Attraction of pollinators, protection against evaporation or protection against UV radiation. The last function also includes cartinoids, which include lycopene. Lycopene can be found, for example, in tomatoes and wild roses. It has an antioxidant effect as a redical factor, thus protecting the cells from oxidative stress and increasing protection against sun exposure. Lycopene is a deep red raw material and contributes to the rose-colored tint of the UVA booster.