INOLEX Introduces Natural Plant-Based Film Former Technology: LexFilm® Sun Natural


Philadelphia, PA USA - January 24, 2018
LexFilm® Sun Natural (Capryloyl glycerin/sebacic acid copolymer) is the latest ingredient advancement.

A plant based, multi-dimensional polymer, LexFilm® Sun Natural delivers patented sun care technology suitable for a variety of applications, including skin care, hair care and color cosmetics. The all natural, film former is produced using the Principles of Green Chemistry and derived entirely from renewable and sustainable building-blocks and is in process to receive ECOCERT, COSMOS, NATRUE and NSF certifications.

The incorporation of film formers in SPF formulations is a key factor in achieving uniform coverage and protection. While many film formers are only available in crystalline solid form, LexFilm® Sun Natural is a pourable viscous fluid that allows for an optimized formulation process and manufacturing ease. The result is an easy to work with, all natural film former technology that delivers a smooth, more even application with immediate and consistent aesthetic appeal. In laboratory comparisions, LexFilm® Sun Natural demonstrated superior in vivo water resistance over benchmarks*.

“As sun protection becomes an integral part of the consumers’ daily skin, make-up and hair routine, the need for long-lasting film formers with superior functionality and aesthetics is rising,” said Fana Makonnen, Technical Marketing Manager. “LexFilm® Sun Natural provides this performance in an all-natural ingredient—which makes it an exciting option for formulators trying to balance these objectives.”
*Please contact INOLEX for laboratory results.

Fana Makonnen
Technical Marketing Manager
INOLEX, Incorporated

INOLEX, an independent, global cosmetic ingredient company with expertise in synthesis and formulation provides innovative materials for the world's leading cosmetic and consumer product companies. The list includes safe and natural technologies for preserving cosmetics, natural replacements for silicone and high-performance polymers for sun-care applications and other renewable green-chemistry ingredients. INOLEX uses sustainable technologies to focus on effective solutions.

About ieS LABO, INOLEX Provence
Founded in 1986, ieS LABO is a producer of natural ingredients that are used in cosmetics for their wellness benefits and consumer appeal. ieS LABO is organic certified by Ecocert France, as well as by the National Organic Program (USA), NATRUE (Germany), and COSMOS (Europe).

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