SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster wins second award

MIDLAND, Mich. – October 6, 2020 – SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster, Dow’s first bio-based and readily biodegradable SPF booster, won silver for the in-cosmetics Global Innovation Zone Ingredients Award in the functional ingredient category. This is the second recognition for Dow’s innovative SPF booster. In September SunSpheres™ BIO was named Sustainability Product of the Year, in the 2020 Sustainability Awards program of the 2020 Business Intelligence Group’s (BIG) Sustainability Award.

SunSpheres™ BIO SPF Booster enables greater SPF efficiency in sun care and daily wear SPF products. Derived from Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) -certified wood pulp, the innovative SPF booster delivers myriad benefits by reducing dependence on UV actives and enabling aesthetically pleasing formulations. It works with both organic and inorganic UV filters.

Fabienne Bizeray, Global Strategic Marketing Director Dow Personal Care: “Congratulations to the entire team that contributed to this innovative technology. This is a great achievement and an excellent example of how we are leveraging our scientific expertise and market know-how to successfully transform our portfolio towards a sustainable offering.”

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About Dow Home and Personal Care Solutions

Dow Home and Personal Care offers unique, innovative ingredients that customers around the world to create products with exceptional performance and exciting benefits that consumers can trust and believe in. Whether they seek the confidence of a healthy appearance or the comforts of a clean home, consumers can see and feel the difference in our products through their lustrous hair, radiant skin, shiny surfaces, and fabrics that look and smell fresh. We leverage our understanding of customer needs, deep market knowledge and technical expertise—combined with one of the broadest portfolios of technologies—to deliver home and personal care solutions with outstanding performance that are safe for people and the planet. We foster these innovations on global and local levels to meet the needs of diverse consumers through business centers, research and development (R&D), manufacturing plants and customer applications centers around the world.

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