Tsuno Group creates a brand new era sunscreen based mostly on ferulic acid


Well-known for its anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties, in addition to an inhibitor of melanin manufacturing by blocking tyrosinase exercise, ferulic acid is already utilized in big selection of beauty functions. Extra not too long ago, a number of research have explored the potential of utilizing it within the struggle towards photo-induced growing old, particularly as a plant-based UV absorber. A research printed in 2018 demonstrated its capacity to spice up the solar safety issue (SPF) of a number of anti-UV formulations [1]. Toutefois, selon Tsuno Group, a pioneer in large-scale production of ferulic acid, the stability and solubility of this substance have proven to be complex at high concentrations.

A 100% natural UV filter

To overcome these hurdles, Tsuno Group has partnered with cosmetic ingredients producer Matsumoto Trading to pioneer an innovative technology utilizing a high concentration of ferulic acid in a solid stick formulation.

According to the two companies, the new technology has made it possible to develop a sunscreen with SPF 50+ and PA++ (tested in vitro), using ferulic acid extracted from rice bran by Tsuno Group as the sole UV filter.

This unique formulation eliminates the need for other commonly used UV protective ingredients, while maintaining high sun protection effectiveness. Patent pending,” said Tsuno Group in a statement.

An alternative to petrochemical filters

A patent application has been filed for this new formulation solution which could make it possible to use ferulic acid as a natural alternative to various UV filters.

According to Tsuno Group, ferulic acid can absorb UV rays in a similar range of the spectrum as octyl methoxycinnamate (OMC). This characteristic makes it a potential eco-friendly alternative to various filters of petrochemical origin, including ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (EHMC).

Indeed, recent studies have shown the negative impact of EHMC (also known as octyl methoxycinnamate or octinoxate) on the aquatic environment, and its role in coral bleaching [2].

Amidst rising international considerations about environmental sustainability, ferulic acid has the potential to realize elevated recognition as a pure and efficient sunscreen ingredient. It holds vital potential for software in a variety of beauty merchandise.

We, as a number one firm in rice & bran chemistry on this planet, have been creating quite a lot of practical merchandise with great efforts by accumulating applied sciences, have additionally researched their secure ranges and results to be nicely accepted in pharma, meals, feed and beauty industries. Now we’ve got launched a expertise of utilizing ferulic acid from rice bran as a pure antioxidant and UV absorber, which is the primary innovation ever on this planet. We’re assured that you simply shall uncover this product as distinctive and impactful to contribute not solely to the human well being and wonder however the round financial system for the world,” stated Fumi Tsuno, President of Tsuno Group Co., Ltd.

Established in 1947, Tsuno Rice Advantageous Chemical substances manufactures varied substances from by-products generated within the means of refining rice bran oil, which can be utilized for pharmaceutical, beauty, practical meals, meals components, feedstock, and industrial chemical substances. As well as, they’re additionally engaged within the manufacture of cosmetics beneath their very own model that incorporate these substances.

** “Toxicological results of two natural ultraviolet filters and a associated business sunscreen product in grownup corals”, Tangtian He, Mirabelle Mei Po Tsui, Chih Jui Tan, Chui Ying Ma, Sam King Fung Yiu, Li Hsueh Wan, Te Hao Chen, Tung Yung Fan, Paul Kwan Sing Lam, Margaret Burkhardt Murphy, in Environmental Air pollution Quantity 245, February 2019, Pages 462-471 (doi.org/10.1016/j.envpol.2018.11.029)