The launch of this new suncare kit is the result of several months of work by the Gattefossé teams, who have applied their expertise in formulation and sensory analysis to the field of suncare.

This kit, composed of 8 formulas and created from 4 key ingredients of its portfolio (emulsifiers or texturizing agent), responds to both the challenges faced by formulators and the needs and requirements of consumers.

The sensoriality of sunscreens is a major concern and a challenge for formulators. Addition of UV filters to cosmetics brings greasiness and stickiness that are difficult to hide and unpleasant to the consumer.

The sensory evaluation of its products and formulas is at the heart of Gattefossé’s concerns, based on its expertise in textures developed over 25 years ago. Gattefossé reaffirms its expertise in suncare by offering a collection of suncare formulas combining effective UV protection and comfort of application to meet the needs of consumers:

  • Unexpected combinations and innovative textures • Optimization of sensoriality
  • Understanding of world regions specificities (regulation, needs, climates…)
  • Testing of sunscreens in real-use conditions
  • Use of a UV camera to visualize sunscreens once applied on the skin and how it evolves over time

Ingredients for sensorial suncare products

Gattefossé has developed texture ingredients that respond to the major issues encountered in the formulation of suncare products: performance, stability, and sensoriality.

Emulium® Illustro, a W/O emulsifier, has proven its compatibility with organic and mineral UV filters and creates stable formulations with a comfortable feel.

Emulium® Dolcea MB, an O/W emulsifier, creates stable textures with an ultra-soft and non-tacky afterfeel.

Emulium® Mellifera MB is another O/W emulsifier that makes it possible to formulate suncare products with a light and non-greasy finish.

Acticire® MB Acticire® MB is an active texturizing agent that improves sensoriality of suncare products by reducing the greasy and tacky afterfeel. It also improves durability of the protective film on the skin, as observed with the UV camera..

“We have been working on suncare for 8 years now. Our ingredients enable to create innovative textures with all kinds of UV filters. Our expert sensory panel helps us to optimize the sensory profiles of our suncare products. Performance being a priority, we test our formulas to guarantee the protective efficacy (SPF in vitro and in vivo, UVA), the water resistance and the photostability of UV filters. We offer help to our customers for any suncare related questions, or to provide expertise and assistance for their formulation projects“ - said Malorie Duvent, Cosmetic evaluation manager and Suncare expert at Gattefossé.

8 suncare formulas for all situations and needs

Gattefossé’s application lab has been working on 8 new formulations, with very different sensory profiles and containing organic UV filters, mineral or a combination of both, to meet all expectations in terms of photo-protection.

To discover the complete kit with the 8 formulas and videos, visit

About Gattefossé
The Gattefossé Group is a community of employees, all driven by a dual mission: the performance of its products and the personalized support of its customers.
Gattefossé develops, manufactures and sells pharmaceutical excipients and cosmetic ingredients of natural origin for the beauty and health industries worldwide, through its 12 affiliated companies and network of global agents and distributors.
Specialist in lipid chemistry and plant chemistry, Gattefossé offers recognized expertise in formulation using its 4 Technical Centers of Excellence in France, China, India and the United States.
Environmental and social issues have always been part of the culture of this French family business, founded in Lyon in 1880. Today, Gattefossé relies on a purposeful CSR approach to build its innovation and development strategy.

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