Perfect UV Defense! Botanical Sunscreen Creates Sustainable, Efficient, and Multi-effect Products
In addition to physical and chemical sunscreens, botanical ones have begun to appear on the market. What exactly is botanical sunscreen? How does it work? And how can it combine physical and chemical sunscreen to create exclusive hot sellers for the brand? Read and get the answers!
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Botanical sunscreen refers to plant-derived sunscreens which can absorb UVA/UVB rays, inhibit melanin, and relieve sensitivity, such as Baikal Skullcap, Green Tea, Oenothera Biennis, and so on. It can reduce skin tanning and light aging, like physical and chemical sunscreens. Combining botanical, physical, and chemical sunscreens can exert a more comprehensive defense.
Create Explosive Botanical Sunscreen Products
01 Physical + Botanical to create sustainable sunscreen
Physical sunscreens are widely considered to be thick and heavy. We must add chemical sunscreens to enhance their sun protection when reducing the mineral powders. However, some brands are now trying to combine physical sunscreens with botanical ones. The combination of them ensure absolute sun protection and become more skin-friendly and environmentally friendly.
Take the ALGA MARIS red seaweed organic sunscreen series launched by the French natural organic sunscreen brand LABORATOIRE DE BIARRITZ as an example. It adds 100% biological organic mineral particles to block UVA/UVB rays. At the same time, formulated with ALGA-GORRIA® red seaweed to absorb excess UVA/UVB, it makes a good balance of excellent protection and a fresh skin feeling.
02 Chemical + Physical + Botanical to create efficient sunscreen
We can also use botanical sunscreens to upgrade the hybrid sunscreen, appealing for triple high-efficiency protection. The DR PLANT Light Moisturizing Invisible Mild Sunscreen Lotion from China has a high protection index of SPF50 PA+++. In addition to using chemical sunscreens to absorb UVA/UVB rays and physical sunscreens to reflect, it also uses a repairing botanical component – Thanaka, which claims triple protection.
03 Chemical + Botanical to create multi-effect sunscreen
Besides sunblocks, some botanical ingredients can brighten and soothe skin. Matching with chemical sunscreens can enrich the product’s efficacy while reducing the risk of irritation, sensitivity, and other discomfort caused by sunburn. Based on chemical sunscreens such as salicylate and cinnamate, CLINIQUE Brightening Aqua Gel+Primer applies Callicarpa Japonica Fruit Extract to reduce the damage of UVA/UVB rays and prevent light aging. It has become one of the highlights of the products.
To catch the trend of oriental herbal skincare, Unicare launched Baikal Skullcap 100% Natural Mineral Sunscreen, which has a triple botanical formula – Baikal Skullcap, Licorice, and Centella Asiatica, to protect skin against light aging. Its mineral particles are 100% natural, so that it can be an environmentally friendly sunblock choice!