Previewed at the in-cosmetics 2023 show in Barcelona, Tinomax CC is a functionalized particle with a natural base intended to optimize the formulation of sunscreens, both from a functional and sensory point of view.
Designed to meet the growing demand for more natural skin and sun care solutions BASF’s new Tinomax CC  is a functionalized natural-based particle derived from calcium carbonate and hydroxyapatite. It is of 100% natural origin content according to ISO 16128 criteria and does not contain preservatives.
According to the cosmetic ingredients manufacturer, Tinomax CC enhances UV protection with SPF and UVA via light birefringence.
Enhanced sensory performance
Beyond the functional performance, tests have shown that formulations containing Tinomax CC tend to be significantly less sticky and greasy during application than formulations without this ingredient. Thanks to its homogeneous particle shape, the new ingredient significantly improves the sensory performance of sun care formulations, especially at higher SPFs.
Furthermore, Tinomax CC does create any unpleasant whitish effect when applied to the skin.
The multifunctional ingredient is in the form of an off-white powder. BASF recommends Tinomax CC for formulations containing soluble organic UV filters as well as those containing particles dispersed in the oil phase.
“With Tinomax CC, we’re giving our customers the opportunity to meet the growing demands of the sun care market,” said Ulrich Issberner, Director Market Development Sun Care / HBO Europe at BASF. “Alongside our high-performance UV filters and natural-based emollients, emulsifiers and polymers, the new product, which is derived from natural sources, is another step toward the advanced formulations of tomorrow. I’m delighted that we can take this path together with our customers.”