‘Tis the season for sun care launches

By Deanna Utroske

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‘Tis the season for sun care launches

Related tags Zo skin health Ultraviolet

As summer approaches, skin care brands are launching new products. Some hope to stand out as sun care specialists. Other brands are innovating multifunctional products that incorporate sun protection.

Oclipse Smart Tone, new from ZO Skin Health, exemplifies the latter. While Kintari’s new Skinbrella is formulated to stand out as a product that does one thing and does it well.

Kintari got its start in January. As Cosmetics Design reported​, the direct-sales company is a subsidiary of Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals. Aside from the Kintari commercial products, the Skinvisible business comprises R&D, licencing, and the creation of new intellectual property.

Central to all this is the company’s “proprietary formulations made with Invisicare, its patented polymer delivery system that offers life-cycle management and unique enhancements for topically delivered products,”​ according to a press release about the new product launch.

Skinbrella was developed with that system to last longer than comparable products: “The challenge of course is many sunscreens breakdown when exposed to sunlight or esthetically they are not pleasing,” ​said Terry Howlett, president of Kintari.

The FDA approved avobenzone, a UVA absorbing ingredient, for use in sun care products. “Skinbrella…has proven to deliver eight hours of photostability of avobenzone, a unique advantage for which a patent was granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office,” ​notes the company.  (​The patent name and number: Sunscreen Composition With Enhanced UVA Absorber Stability and Methods, 8128913.)

All things at once
Oclipse Smart Tone, the latest product from ZO Skin Health takes on several skin care functions: sun protection as well as “helping skin support its own natural repair process to helping tackle irritation and pigmentation, all while drenching the skin with conditioners to soften and soothe,” ​according to a press statement.

The multifunctional product boasts patented ingredients too. Tiny beads that release color when applied. These “micro-beads…burst when rubbed into skin to create customizable color on any skin tone, creating a perfect tint to be worn alone or as a make-up primer,”​ the company explained.

ZO Skin Health specializes in what it calls medical technology products focused on skin disorders and skin health. And the new multifunctional Oclispe certainly falls within that purview. “We’re incredibly proud of this product – it is the next generation of sunscreen,” said James Headley, CEO and president of ZO.

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