BASF Received Innovation Awards for Its Products Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua and Rheocare® XGN


  • Industry consulting agency BSB honors important contributions for innovative cosmetic products
  • Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua enables the creation of extra light sun care formulations
  • Polymer Rheocare® XGN allows formulations for vegan personal care solutions inspired by nature
Amsterdam, The Netherlands – April 27, 2018
BASF Care Creations™ has been awarded with the BSB Innovation Prize for two of its personal care ingredients: The UV-filter Tinosorb® S Lite Aqua and Rheocare® XGN, an effective thickening agent, received second and third rank in the “Functionals” categories of “Cosmetics” and “Natural Products”. The consulting agency BSB rewarded all winners during in-cosmetics, the international trade fair for cosmetic ingredients, in Amsterdam.

This award is a recognition of our commitment to answer consumer trends with innovative products. Personal care is a fast moving and highly fragmented market. That we have been awarded, proves that we are on the right track – and we are keen to fulfill the high demands of our customers also in the future,” said Ulrich Issberner, Director Operative Marketing Personal Care Europe.

BSB is a German consulting agency and has been issuing its Innovation Awards since 2003. The awards are given to innovative goods in the cosmetics sector in four separate sub-categories: raw materials/actives, raw materials/functionals, end products and end products/packaging. The prizes are handed out in each superordinate categories, “Natural Products” and “Cosmetics”.

BASF’s award-winning products
Tinosorb S Lite Aqua is based on a unique technology to bring broad-band UV protection to the water phase. This allows cosmetic manufacturers to reduce the UV-filter load in the oil phase for more formulation flexibility and lighter formulations. Distributing the UV filter load between the oil and water phase boosts the SPF and UV-A protection factor. Thus, Tinosorb S Lite Aqua is an ideal candidate for low viscous formulations, which benefit from a reduced oil phase. Due to the unique properties of Tinosorb S Lite Aqua, water resistance can be achieved in spite of having a UV filter in the water phase.

Rheocare XGN is the first polymer launched by BASF based on pure vegan xanthan gum. It is 100 percent based on renewable feedstock and not produced from genetically modified organisms (GMO). Rheocare XGN is a powerful thickening agent and stabilizer for emulsion and surfactant based formulations. It creates crystal-clear formulations, has a high electrolyte and ethanol tolerance, can be processed cold and is easy to use even without neutralization step. This highly flexible polysaccharide can be used for various cosmetic applications and is suitable for oral care. Rheocare XGN is COSMOS-compliant and suitable for NATRUE formulations.

About the Care Chemicals division at BASF
The BASF division Care Chemicals offers a broad range of ingredients for personal care, hygiene, home care, industrial & institutional cleaning, and technical applications. We are the global leading supplier for the cosmetics industry as well as the detergents and cleaners industry, and support our customers with innovative and sustainable products, solutions and concepts. The division’s high-performance product portfolio includes surfactants, emulsifiers, polymers, emollients, chelating agents, cosmetic active ingredients and UV filters. Superabsorbent polymers developed for the full spectrum of hygiene applications complete the range. We have production and development sites in all regions and are expanding our presence in emerging markets. Further information is available online at

About BASF
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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