Light and non-greasy, this Octinoxate- and Oxybenzone-free anti-sand sunscreen gel applies to wet skin without a whitening effect. SolaStay® S1 provides very rapid and efficient excited state quenching of Avobenzone, protecting it from photo-degradation and improving sunscreen performance. HallBrite® BHB provides sunscreen solvency and emolliency.  In vitro testing suggests SPF ~53, PFA (PPD) ~18 performance with critical wavelength = 379 nm and over four hours of water resistance. In vivo testing in a US laboratory (5 subjects) yielded static SPF 64, with 80 minute water resistant SPF 62.

Sequence Trade Name INCI Name %
A Ethylhexyl Salicylate [Octisalate] 5.0
Octocrylene [Octocrilene] 10.0
Homosalate [Homosalate] 10.0
Butyloctyl Salicylate
SolaStay® S1* Ethylhexyl Methoxycrylene 3.0
Butyl Methoxydibenzoylmethane [Avobenzone]
C OLIVEM® 2020 Ethylhexyl Olivate, Sodium Acrylates Copolymer, Polyglyceryl-4 Olivate 2.0
Acrylates/Dimethicone Copolymer
Styrene/Acrylates Copolymer (hollow spherical, 325 nm) 1.0
D Water up to 100
Glycerin 8.0
Disodium EDTA
Silica (spherical, 12 µm)
Cyclopentasiloxane, Cyclohexasiloxane 5.0


1 To a secondary vessel add phase A, start mixing, add phase B and heat to 45 – 50°C. Start cooling after phase B is dissolved totally. 2 Add phase C into phase AB and mix until uniform. 3 To the main vessel add phase D, start mixing, add phase E and continue mixing until dissolved. 4 When both phases are homogeneous, slowly add phase ABC to phase DE with proper mixing until the emulsion is fully formed. 5 Add phase F with mixing until batch is uniform, replacing any water lost to evaporation and mixing until smooth.