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 related 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
High protection profile for baby care products
MicNo® has broad spectrum antimicrobial activity against a range of micro-organisms & fungi. Since MicNo® can show high profile protection properties, the amount of MicNo® used as an active ingredient in sensitive skin & baby care applications will be lower than normal zinc oxide. Due to MicNo’s unique platelet shape, it can also ease irritation (itching & rash) in a 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 cytotoxicity, genotoxicity & 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”.