Ltd, a leading European technology company and Boots
Group Plc today announce the incorporation of Optisol(TM)
UV filter within Boots’ new range of Soltan’s Facial
is a class-leading UVA protection system ideal for
quality sunscreens and anti-ageing products. It provides
enhanced UVA protection, resulting in a more balanced
UVA:UVB sunscreen formulation which is more advanced
than many other sun protection products currently
available. Optisol has also been proven to reduce
free radicals, produced when the user is exposed to
the sun. Free radicals contribute to long term damage
in the skin, therefore Optisol can offer additional
protection against premature ageing and DNA damage
which may result in serious skin problems.
is fast-tracking the adoption of Optisol for inclusion
in its new Soltan Facial Suncare range, in store in
April 2005. Oxonica is confident that further benefits
are achievable when Optisol is combined with other
ingredients such as vitamins and anti-oxidants.
estimates of the UV protection market suggest global
revenues across the whole industry total $2 billion,
of which cosmetic products are valued at in excess
Kevin Matthews, Oxonica CEO said:
“Optisol offers the cosmetics industry a whole new
approach to the formulation of products that protect
against UV exposure. It offers unique benefits for
both sunscreens, used to protect against direct sun
exposure and anti-ageing formulations.”
Brown, Boots Suncare Scientific Adviser said:
“By including Optisol in the new Soltan Facial Suncare
range, Boots products are once again at the forefront
of UVA protection technology. Soltan Facial Suncare
delivers even better protection from the sun and its
lightly tinted colour is particularly suitable for
wearing either under make-up or on its own. It is
ideal for the delicate skin on your face and contains
light diffusing particles to give your face an instantly
Oxonica Ltd - www.oxonica.com
Limited is a leading European technology group, with
products already launched into the global market.
company was spun-out in 1999 from the University of
Oxford and is based in Oxford, England. Oxonica currently
employs 30 professional staff and is lead by a strong
and commercially experienced management team.
mission is to develop commercial solutions from nanotechnology.
It owns a diverse portfolio of demand driven products
that offer substantial benefits to the target markets
of environmental, healthcare and materials.
Envirox™ Fuel Borne Catalyst – A nanocataylst optimising
fuel economy and reducing emissions
Optisol™ UV Filter – A range of ultra-stable UVA absorbers
with enhanced free radical scavenging, with immediate
applications in sunscreens and other cosmetics
is also active in searching for the next generation
of products and is already engaged in developing transformational
detection technologies which will enable a new generation
of diagnostic products for the clinical diagnostic
and life science markets.
addition, the company is developing other UV absorber
technologies into polymer systems and coatings, based
on similar technologies to that used in Optisol
is a trademark of Oxonica Ltd.
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