Patent published on April 18, 2024

New Patent: Natural Sunscreen Protection Without Chemicals

A revolutionary patent has recently been published, offering a promising solution to the ongoing challenge of finding effective and safe sun protection. Developed by BIOART BIOCOSMÉTICOS LTDA - ME, this patent introduces photoprotective compositions that utilize natural ingredients to shield our skin from the harmful effects of the sun. Unlike traditional sunscreens that rely on synthetic chemicals, this innovative invention harnesses the power of clay, oils, plant extracts, and inorganic sunscreens to provide a natural and efficient defense against UV radiation.

The core problem that this patent aims to solve is the limited UV absorption spectrum and low photostability of synthetic chemical sunscreens. These traditional sunscreens have been associated with potential issues such as toxic degradation products, the risk of allergic reactions, and even endocrine disorders when systemically absorbed. Additionally, the use of nano-scale compounds in some commercial formulations can lead to the generation of free radicals and subsequent cellular damage. These concerns highlight the need for an alternative approach to sun protection.

The newly patented composition offers several advantages over its chemical counterparts. By incorporating physical sunscreens instead of chemicals, the formulation ensures increased photostability and a reduced risk of contact dermatitis or photoallergic reactions. It also addresses the challenges presented by nanoscale compounds, which can permeate the skin and potentially cause harmful effects. Moreover, this patent eliminates the need for synthetic chemical sunscreens and nanoparticulate titanium dioxide and zinc oxide by introducing inorganic sunscreens as safer alternatives.

The implications of this patent extend beyond improved safety and efficacy. The invention allows for the creation of photoprotective formulations with adjustable degrees of sun protection, ranging from low to very high levels, along with a critical wavelength greater than 370 nm. This versatility opens doors for the development of various pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, including sunscreens, makeup with built-in photoprotection, and multifunctional formulations for specific skin conditions.

Imagine a world where sunscreen products not only shield our skin from harmful UV radiation but also possess a pleasant odor, dry touch, and proper spreadability. These formulations would no longer leave an oily appearance or intense whitening on the skin, making them suitable for all skin types. Additionally, they would be non-sticky, non-irritating, and non-allergenic, ensuring a comfortable and safe experience for users. The added antioxidant action opens opportunities for incorporating effective active ingredients to address various skin conditions, such as acne, inflammation, and photoaging.

While this patent offers a promising solution to the challenges in sun protection, it's essential to note that being a patent publication does not guarantee that the invention will be available in the market. Although this invention showcases great potential, further research, development, and regulatory approvals are necessary before it can become a viable consumer product.

As the world eagerly awaits new developments in sun protection, this patent represents a significant step towards natural and safer alternatives to traditional chemical sunscreens. With its wide range of potential applications and optimized photoprotective formulations, this invention has the potential to redefine the way we protect our skin from harmful UV radiation, bringing us one step closer to a future with healthier and more effective sun protection.

P.S. Please note that this article highlights a recently published patent and its potential applications. The appearance of this invention in the market is uncertain and subject to further development, research, and regulatory approvals.

Explore more