Formulate Reef-safe Sunscreen with Seppic!

March 12, 2020

Formulating sun care is challenging nowadays: we want to formulate stable products, with a nice skin feel, achieve a good SPF for skin protection but also be safe for people and for the environment. In this regard, organic filters are under the radar. Octinoxate & Oxybenzone have even been banned in some regions for their harmfulness against coral reefs.

Need solutions to face the main challenges of sun care formulations? We have the answers!

Discover our new Water-Resistant Inorganic Sunscreen prototype US20112, reef-safe. This white smooth cream protects against UVA and UVB, with in-vitro SPF30+.

Emulsify inorganic filters with Sensanov™ WR


An O/W anionic emulsifier with water-resistance properties that leaves a protective film on the skin, ideal for safe sea exploration!
Due to it’s versatile characteristics, it creates fluid to creamy textures with a velvety, powdery feel.

INCI: C20-22 Alkyl Phosphate (and) C20-22 Alcohols

Texture and stabilization


A polyvalent polymer:

  • Thickens and stabilizes your formula, strong enough to withstand the effects of UV exposure.
  • Emulsifies the oil phase, up to 45% of oils
  • Easy-to-use: it’s a pre-neutralized powder

INCI: Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer

High dispersion

Want smoother dispersions? Emosmart L19 and Dub SSIC are your solutions. Laboratory Tested with smoother dispersion results when compared to C12-15 Alkyl Benzoate!

EMOSMART™ L19 (opens new window)

A biodegradable alkane, inert and non polar. This light emollient has:

  • High dispersing properties
  • High spreadability on the skin
  • Gives an immediate matte effect on the skin
  • Improves wash-off resistance in emulsions, for a long lasting effect!

A good substitute for silicons !

INCI: C15-19 Alkane

DUB SSIC (opens new window)

DUB SSIC is a rich emollient with a cushiony and long-lasting skin feel. Thanks to its superior dispersing properties, it is ideal to formulate with inorganic sunscreens.

INCI: Isocetyl Stearoyl stearate

Skin feel improvement

Add a velvety finish and reduce the tackiness of your formula with Sepifine™ BB, a natural and ethically sourced powder, with sebum and oil control properties.

INCI: Amylopectin

Facing other challenges ? Ask us in the chat !