PARSOL® DHHB (INCI: Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate) is an efficient UVA absorber for sunscreen, face care and color cosmetic formulations. It enables broadband protection when combined with effective UVB filters and can also contribute to SPF. PARSOL® DHHB is an oil-soluble, off-white to pale yellow powder that must be completely solubilized in formulations. It is compatible with all UVB filters on the market and is compatible with zinc oxide and iron oxides, which makes it fit for purpose in hybrid formulations.

PARSOL® DHHB is the one of the most eco friendly UV filters

With its good eco score, PARSOL® DHHB also enables formulators to develop high eco-class formulations (Sunscreen Optimizer™ 2.0). And like all our UV filters, it is backed by a comprehensive package of services, designed to keep you ahead in this market.

UV filter combinations of the future: key building blocks for future-proof SPF formulations

With optimal combinations of PARSOL® DHHB, other PARSOL® UV filters and skin actives, we bring to life the building blocks for future proof, eco-friendly and multi-functional formulations. Inspired by and developed in regional labs for relevance to engaged consumers.


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PARSOL® DHHB, the best-in-class UVA solution for superior suncare protection.

@dsm-firmenich, we are committed to the best standards on quality, safety, and transparency. Amidst growing industry awareness of phthalates (DnHexP) in UV filters, we proudly developed PARSOL® DHHB without detectable DNHexP. Thanks to our state-of-the-art manufacturing processes, we ensure PARSOL® DHHB meets stringent safety criteria, providing you with confidence in the products you develop. We have consistently maintained the lowest possible levels of impurities, with DnHexP levels in PARSOL® DHHB being below the limit of detection (5,4ppm).

Our broad PARSOL portfolio is designed to meet consumer's expectations for high quality sun protection.

We are dedicated to helping you create eco-friendly formulations that meet consumers’ safety and efficacy demands, sensorial properties and environmental friendliness.

Inspirational formulation with PARSOL® DHHB – Skin Barrier Sun Milk SPF 50+

A very high UV protection formulation and water resistant that shields the skin and champions its health and resilience to elevate a daily routine. It provides antioxidant protection while repairing and strengthening the skin barrier, increasing hydration, and promoting even skin tone while reducing hyperpigmentation thanks to a selection of powerful actives and vitamins from dsm-firmenich’s portfolio.

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About dsm-firmenich

As innovators in nutrition, health, and beauty, dsm-firmenich reinvents, manufactures, and combines vital nutrients, flavors, and fragrances for the world’s growing population to thrive. With our comprehensive range of solutions, with natural and renewable ingredients and renowned science and technology capabilities, we work to create what is essential for life, desirable for consumers, and more sustainable for the planet. dsm-firmenich is a Swiss-Dutch company, listed on the Euronext Amsterdam, with operations in almost 60 countries and revenues of more than €12 billion. With a diverse, worldwide team of nearly 30,000 employees, we bring progress to life™ every day, everywhere, for billions of people.


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