Entekno Materials have innovated MicNo, a novel Zinc Oxide (ZnO) form that is kinder on skin using their novel MicNo® ZnO Particle Technology. A tailored, hexagonal platelet, micron sized particle, MicNo overcomes the disadvantages while combining the benefits of commercially available micron & nano ZnO.
MicNo is a single novel ingredient with the added value of,
UVA, UVB & Blue Light protection
High SPF ratio per % mass
Excellent dispersion properties
Very low uncontrolled agglomeration
Opportunity for formulations to be preservative free
ZnO is already in use in daily care products as a bulking agent, colourant & skin protectant. Since, formulators wish to add UV protection to daily care products, ZnO works well since it is considered the most effective broad spectrum UV filter.
MicNo has a higher absorbance of UV rays than conventional micron & nano ZnO. This results in a higher protection against UVA, UVB & Blue Light by percentage mass & a higher SPF ratio per percentage mass.
With its novel hexagonal shape, MicNo covers a larger surface area per percentage mass than conventional ZnO. This means less ingredient is required to achieve the formulators needs, allowing for more cost-effective formulations.
The broad spectrum antimicrobial properties of MicNo allow for formulations with less ingredients. Less preservatives are required if MicNo is included in formulations, with preservative free formulations a possibility. Reduction of preservatives makes the formulation kinder to skin & the environment & also translates to lower formulation costs.
Research has shown MicNo has a very positive profile for cytotoxic, genotoxic & phototoxicity, making MicNo more biocompatible & safer for humans & the environment. MicNo does not accumulate in plant roots or permeate the skin’s epidermis, decreasing the chances of allergic reactions.
MicNo exhibits a higher visible light transparency resulting in none whitening formulations but with a continuous coating over the skin with pore channels that make ventilation of the skin efficient, bringing a cooling effect in addition to smooth, visually & aesthetically pleasing formulations.
|SAMPLE||SPF||CoV %||UVA||UVB||UVA/UVB||CRITICAL WAVELENGTH (nm)|
|MicNo Soft Touch||32.84||10.26||28.16||33.72||0.84||375|
MicNo® powders exhibit high UV protection and good visible light transparency. In-vitro results according to COLIPA Standard Analysis of daily care formulations with MicNo shows High & Broad Spectrum UV protection and well visible light transparency.