Soak up the sun — not the UVs

Brighten your day with sun care for broad spectrum UV protection

The sun’s out today, and it’s your time to shine! Great sun care shields your skin from UV rays and feels great to apply. It’s also made with trustworthy UV filters to protect against sun damage effectively. Ready to hit the beach

There is a large market for gentle sun protection in various formats for babies, children and consumers with sensitive skin. Z-COTE® and Z-COTE® HP1 deliver broad-spectrum UV protection and excellent photo-stability with the added benefit of combating free radicals. The non-greasy, preservative-free solutions synergize with organic UV filters and function in both the oil and water phases. Z-COTE® and Z-COTE®HP1 are ideal for suncare and skincare concepts aimed at families with children and others wishing to protect their skin.

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Z-Cote®

Z-COTE® is an innovative form of microfine zinc oxide, with a particle size of fewer than 0.2 microns that is invisible when applied to the skin. Because it blocks both UVB and UVA rays, zinc oxide can be used alone or – since it is synergistic with organics – in combination with other sunscreen agents. This product does not require special solvents or photo stabilizers and is easy to incorporate into cosmetic formulas. The result is simpler, gentler formulations with total sun protection. INCI: Zinc Oxide
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Z-COTE® HP1

Z-COTE® HP1 is an inorganic, broad-spectrum sunscreen active which provides outstanding photo-stability. Its physical characteristics enable elegant and gentle formulations, ideal for children and daily wear applications including sun care. Most importantly, Z-COTE HP1 achieves the new FDA criteria for broad-spectrum protection. INCI: Zinc Oxide (and) triethoxycaprylylsilane
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Z-COTE® LSA

Z-COTE® LSA is an inorganic, broad-spectrum sunscreen filter with excellent photo-stability. Its physical characteristics enable elegant and gentle formulations, ideal for children and daily wear applications including sun care. Most importantly, Z-COTE® LSA achieves the new FDA criteria for broad-spectrum protection. INCI: Zinc Oxide (and) triethoxycaprylylsilane
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Z-COTE® HP1X

Zinc oxide is known for its beneficial properties as skin protectant and its antimicrobial activity. All BASF zinc oxide grades provide broad-band light attenuation, which covers almost uniformly nearly the whole UV-Spectrum: from the short UVB up to the long UVA-I (380 nm). It is specifically recommended for daily skin care and the protection of sensitive skin, e.g. children Z-COTE® HP1 X consists of approx. 98% micronized zinc oxide and 2 % of a hydrophobic coating
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Z-COTE® LSA-UC

Z-COTE® LSA-UC is an inorganic, broad-spectrum sunscreen filter with excellent photo-stability. Its physical characteristics enable elegant and gentle formulations, ideal for baby care and daily wear applications. Most importantly, Z-COTE® LSA-UC extends into the critical wavelength λmax of 380 nm, which exceeds UVA protection requirements as defined in the US FDA monograph.
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Z-Cote® Simple

Z-COTE® Simple: Broad-spectrum, non-nano Zinc Oxide dispersion for convenient sun care formulation. Due to the current legislative and regulatory climate surrounding organic UV filters, the interest in using Zinc Oxide is on the rise. Consumer acceptance and broad-spectrum protection with longer wavelength UVA coverage may be a contributor to this growth
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