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365 Days of Sun

Comprehensive sun care and how you can profit  

Scientific knowledge of the sun’s rays and their effects on the skin’s aging as well as skin cancer risk has reached a new level in recent years. We now understand that there are different ray types that affect the individual layers of the skin in different ways. Yet most sun-care products do not provide the comprehensive protection people need throughout the seasons. Our concept 365 Days of Sun offers insights into the sun-protection and anti-aging ingredients BASF’s Care Creations™ can deliver for state-of-the-art sun care products.

365 Days of Sun Summary

  • UV protection and SPF are growing claims in daily face care
  • Still >1/3 of the products claiming an SPF do not protect against UV-A light
  • Roughly 1/3 of the products that have UV-A filters use a combination based non-photostable ingredients, where UV protection is strongly reduced during sun exposure
  • UV-A irradiation is most responsible for accelerated photoageing 
  • High and photostable UV-A protection is therefore much more important than high SPF for all antiageing day care products
  • UV-A / UV-B ratio of 1/3 as used in beach care should be also the Minimum Protection requirement for daily care use
  • A balanced protection from UV-B and UV-A is considered the Optimal Protection as it comes close to the “natural” uniform absorption by clothes
  • With Optimal Protection best Free Radical Protection is achieved

Formulation Examples

Cotton Veil SPF 15

Cotton Veil SPF 15 is a cream of fresh application that contains our highly effective emulsifier Eumulgin® Prisma as well as Cosmedia® SP, a polymer that stabilizes the formulation providing light texture, good spreadability and pleasant skin feel. The emollient combination of Myritol® 331, Cetiol® B and Cetiol® C5 ensures the right solubility of the crystalline UV filters and a balanced sensorial profile.  The formulation is enriched with CollGuardTM to prevent the loss of firmness due to sun damage. This plant extract of Davilla Rugosa  protects the collagen against free radical and collagenase attacks while encouraging its renewal. 

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-6-6

Velvety Daily Wear SPF 15

Velvety Daily Wear  SPF 15 melts into the skin to leave an invisible film of protection. This nourishing formulation is based on our natural self-emulsifying base Emulgade® PL 68/50, that demonstrates extraordinary skin compatibility even with sensitive skin. Eumulgin® Prisma supports the emulsion stability while Cutina® PES enhances the viscosity to give smoothness and softness and a well cared skin feel. For an effective reduction of wrinkles we have added DelinerTM, derived from a corn extract coming from Japan and inspired from healing mechanisms. It smoothens wrinkles through the activation of cellular multiplication and migration as well as the reconstruction of dermal and epidermal tissues. 

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-7-6

Easy-wear Daily Protection SPF 15

Easy-wear Daily Protection SPF 15  is a light and nice to apply cream that represents a cost-effective solution for everyday use. Eumulgin® SG is a highly effective anionic emulsifier from natural origin that stabilizes the emulsion at low concentration. It is combined with Luvigel® EM, a thickening and stabilizing polymer of quick breaking effect that provides a noticeable freshness on application. D-Panthenol USP supports the moisture while keeping the skin soft and elastic. 

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-8-2

Silk Experience SPF 15

Silk Experience SPF 15  is a day cream of quick absorption, comfortable and smooth for the skin. It is based on our sugar-derived mild emulsifier Emulgade® Sucro that leaves a very nice and silky after feel. The combination of three light emollients Cetiol® C5, Cetiol® B and Cetiol® CC provides the right sensorial balance ensuring at the same time the solubility of the crystalline UV filters. The formulation is enriched with DermicanTM, an expert peptide for a 100% high tech youth cure. It boosts the synthesis of collagen I and lumican which improves skin thickness and firmness for a revolumizing and antiageing effect.  

Formulation UV-ES-12-08-13

Silk Experience SPF 30

Silk Experience SPF 30 is a high protection treatment for face and neck for extra comfort and smoothness. It contains Emulgade® Sucro  which is a mild, gentle emulsifier with moisturizing properties and Cetiol® C5,  a natural, light emollient with silicone-like skin feel. Thanks to its excellent solubilizing properties Cetiol® B ensures the right solubilization of the crystalline UV filters and the sensorial wax Cutina® PES enhances the viscosity imparting a well cared after feel. The formulation is enriched with DermicanTM, an expert peptide for a 100% high tech youth cure that improves skin thickness and firmness for a revolumizing and antiageing effect.  

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-2-3

Velour Delight SPF 30

Velour Delight SPF 30 is a daily care treatment designed for a high protective effect for face and neck. It has a fresh application and quickly melts into the skin leaving a velvety, delightful finish. The product is based on Eumulgin® SG, a natural-based anionic emulsifier effective even in very low concentrations and Tinovis® ADE, a rheology modifier that offers stability and sensorial lightness. The formulation has a combination of light emollients: Cetiol® CC, with outstanding properties in combination with UV filters as it enhances its solubility and efficacy; Cetiol® C5, a natural emollient with silicone-like skin feel to give sensorial balance and Cetiol® B which ensures the right solubilization of the crystalline UV filters. 

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-1-3

Essential Daily Shield SPF 10

Essential Daily Shield SPF 10 is a balanced UV protection treatment which contains an effective combination of emulsifiers Eumulgin® BA 25, Cremophor® GS 32 and Lameform® TGI as well as our high sensorial polymer Cosmedia® SP, that stabilizes the formulation providing light texture, nice spreadability and pleasant skin feel.   The formulation is completed with DN-AgeTM, an extract of the leaves of  the candle tree that acts as a global skin rejuvenator. It eases the deep effects of UV radiation by reducing the photoinduced damages on DNA and by acting on the visible signs of photo-ageing such as microrelief alterations.   

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-4-5

Sun-tastic Daily Defence SPF 15

Sun-tastic Daily Defence SPF 15 provides a balanced, high UVA protection for everyday use. It’s based on our natural self-emulsifying base Emulgade® PL 68/50 that demonstrates extraordinary skin compatibility -even with sensitive skin- and Eumulgin® SG a highly effective emulsifier which is combined at low concentration to support the stability. The sensorial wax Cutina® PES increases smoothness and softness for a well cared after feel.  SqisandrylTM is  an extract from the fruits of Schisandra chinensis, a wild liana-tree from North-East China and Mongolia that improves the cutaneous elasticity and firmness by reinforcing the dynamic cohesion between the dermis and epidermis.

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-5-3

Day-lightful Cover Expert SPF 15

Day-lightful Cover Expert SPF 15 is a balanced UV protection cream with a fresh application and a velvety finish given by our sugar-based, gentle emulsifier Emulgade® Sucro. To support the stability, Eumulgin® Prisma is combined at low concentration as co-emulsifier. Cetiol® C5,  a natural, light emollient with silicone-like skin feel to give sensorial balance while Cetiol® B ensures the right solubilization of the crystalline UV filters thanks to its excellent solubilizing properties. To complete the formulation, we have introduced DermicanTM, an expert peptide for a 100% high tech youth cure. It boosts the synthesis of collagen I and lumican which improves skin thickness and firmness for a revolumizing and antiageing effect.    

Formulation UV-ES-12-08-12

Day-lightful Cover Expert SPF 30

Day-lightful Cover Expert SPF 30 is a high UV-A, balanced UV protection treatment imparting a nice skin feel and an extra-protective effect to face and neck. Emulgade® Sucro is a mild emulsifier which gives a velvety after feel. The formulation has a well balanced combination of emollients. From those, Cetiol® B gives high solubility for crystalline UV filters and Cetiol® C5 provides a nice sensorial profile. The formulations is enriched with DermicanTM, an expert peptide for a 100% high tech youth cure that improves skin thickness and firmness for a revolumizing and antiageing effect. 

Formulation UV-DE-12-071-3-2