The good news is that a product from IOI Oleo GmbH´s Personal Care business unit can make formulators’ jobs a lot easier. MIGLYOL® 8810 is a fast-spreading, nature-based, highly polar emollient that is perfect for formulating sunscreen lotions.
The high polarity of MIGLYOL® 8810 facilitates the solubilization of crystalline and non-crystalline UV filters and enables a better sunscreen product. Tests have shown that very high concentrations of the common UV filters (BP-3, BMDBM, EHT, DDHB) can be incorporated into formulations – far more than required by law. Due to its polarity, MIGLYOL® 8810 also contributes to keeping UV filters constant in solutions and to better SPF retention after sunbathing. The special feature of MIGLYOL® 8810 is its lightness. The short-chain molecule is neither oily nor sticky and acts almost like water.
The low viscosity ensures rapid spreading on the skin, which promotes the easy and even distribution of the lotions and creates the light skin feel. As a result, our raw material can be used not only in creams and lotions, but also for sprays. A nice side effect for formulations is that MIGLYOL® 8810 is almost transparent and odourless and can be used in a wide pH value range of 4.5 – 7.5.
The universal application of the product is reflected in many other benefits:
Miscible in alcohol (for anhydrous trend formulations)
MIGLYOL® 8810 can be processed hot or cold
The raw material does not oxidize, so, no antioxidants are needed
It is not a hazardous material, which makes it safe for transport and production
It is still liquid and pumpable at temperatures lower than -10° C, which makes it interesting for cold production sites as well
Chemical or physical UV filters can be dissolved