Zinc oxide is a commonly used ingredient in sensitive and baby care products because it acts as a protective barrier for the skin. Entekno Materials has designed & developed an innovative platelet shape MicNo® ZnO Particle Technology that provides baby care applications with a single novel ingredient for high efficient protection of the sensitive skin.
MicNo particles is a Novel ingredient for Sensitive & Baby care applications with the added value of;
UVA, UVB & Blue Light protection
High SPF ratio per % mass
Excellent soothing properties
Ease any irritation or itching
Anti rash effect
Opportunity for formulations to be preservative free
MicNo has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against a range of micro-organisms & fungi. Since the MicNo can show high profile protection properties, the using amount of MicNo particles as active ingredient in Sensitive & Baby Care application will be lower than normal zinc oxide particles due to the its platelet shape and also the particles can ease the irritation – itching & rash in very short time.
MicNo technology offers the opportunity for decreased or preservative free formulations, due to its unique shape. The need for less preservatives would result in kinder to skin & environment formulations but also a decrease in total formulation ingredients which could translate to reduced formulation costs.
Not only is MicNo a superior active ingredient, it is also a safer option. Research has shown MicNo has a very positive profile for cytotoxic, genotoxic & phototoxicity, making MicNo more biocompatible & safer for humans & the environment.
According to patch test results from accredited laboratories performed in 20 volunteers show that formulations with MicNo® did not cause any irritation on skin. Excellent safety profile of MicNo® are suitable for use in sensitive skin and baby care products.
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Regarding the results of the patch test performed in 20 adult volunteers, “application” product has been found as “Non Irritant”.