Formulating photoprotective skin care products

Formulation kit with Solastemis

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Gattefossé recently unveiled its latest plant-based active ingredient, Solastemis™, designed as an answer to the rising need for skin protection.

With consumers more than ever conscious of the external harsh factors impacting their skin, interest for care and protection claims, and more generally for health-centric skincare products are increasing everywhere (learn more in our lastest article “The new normal in skin care”).

In this protection field, Solastemis™ preserves the skin from UVA impacts, at the epidermal and dermal levels. It ensures proper homeostasis for the body’s first line of defense and ultimately leads to reduce symptoms associated with photoaging. Its efficacy on the protection and repair of DNA damage in keratinocytes and the preservation of the epidermal stem cells has been widely documented.  

This water-soluble photoprotective active ingredient can be added to skin care products or even sun care products at 2% to shield the skin from photo-aging, visibly reduce wrinkles and provide a healthy lucent complexion. This ingredient whose INCI name is Fructose (and) Glycerin (and) Water (and) Sechium Edule Fruit Extract is COSMOS approved and reaches 99.85% of natural origin content (ISO 16128).


Before, during and after sun exposure

The Gattefossé cosmetic application lab has developed 4 formulations for a beauty routine dedicated to repair and protect sun damage on skin.


2671-2.05 Youth Protector Serum

Shield your skin from photo-aging with this fluid yet comfortable serum, containing Solastemis™. Before day cream, it prepares the skin by protecting the DNA of keratinocytes from UVA rays, and before night cream, it boosts the endogenous DNA repair system.  


2671-1.12 Daily Shield SPF20

This daily care is perfect to protect the skin from UV rays without worry. Its comfortable yet fluid texture penetrates quickly and leaves a soft film on the skin, while Solastemis protects the skin from the harmful effects of UVA and photo-aging.


2397-2.25 Extremely Soft Protection SPF30

This SPF30 sunscreen doesn’t look to be! Thanks to Emulium® Dolcea MB, the texture is soft and comfortable and leaves a very smooth, non-greasy and non-sticky afterfeel. It can be used for daily care or for the beach.


2666-1.04 Reset Night Cream

This night cream has been specially formulated to take care of skin exposed to the sun during the day. Its bouncy texture penetrates quickly and leaves a soft and comfortable film thanks to Emulium® Dolcea MB, while Solastemis™ boosts the endogenous DNA repair system and reduces the effects of photoaging on the skin.