“At DSM we believe there is a need for an easy-to-use and reliable SPF prediction tool that speeds up sunscreen development and frees the formulator from concerns about not meeting the marketing brief,” says Uli Osterwalder, senior scientific advisor, sun care at DSM. “The newly launched Sunscreen Optimizer allows formulators to enter a virtual in-silico lab on their computers or smartphones and start experimenting and optimizing sunscreen formulations right away.”
It is able to take full account of inorganic filters such as TiO2 and ZnO, as well as factoring in the synergies achieved by polymeric filters and outcomes from the latest research on photostabilization and photostability kinetics. It also calculates close to in vivo results obtained with performance-boosting water- soluble filters. Following the incorporation of photostability data obtained with Parsol 1789 (INCI: Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane) the online tool can also be used to accurately predict UVA protection values.
More info: www.sunscreen-optimizer.com