Sun care

Deliver high performance in clean beauty sunscreens with plant-based ingredient solutions

Sun care consumers are focusing on more “natural” choices

Consumers seek recognizable ingredients in their sun care products, echoing the trend in food and beverage, which has seen a rise in consumer demand for clean labels over the past decade. They expect a clean beauty product to perform better than a conventional product, but it’s not enough for products to be “natural”; the product must also be efficacious and safe. Efficacy claims prove almost as important as “natural” claims, both globally and in the U.S.1

How can you design “natural,” efficacious and safe products — the trifecta for sun care — while using plant-based ingredients?

Partner with Ingredion for nature-based solutions that align with consumer needs for products that are “natural” and free from undesirable chemicals and GMOs. At the Ingredion Idea Labs® innovation centers, our personal care experts can leverage our formulation, sensory and scale-up capabilities to help you create winning sun care products that your consumers will reach for every day.

Free-flowing bio-based polymer for optimal feel and flow

Our non-GMO, bio-based and aluminum-free FARMAL® MS 6135 polymer provides high flowability properties that mitigate oiliness in cosmetic products, especially in sun care. It also enhances overall skin feel (soft, velvety feel and matte finish).

A rice starch with versatile viscosity

NATIVACARE® 8600 starch-based natural polymer improves product pick-up. It provides structure, delivering synergistic viscosity in oil/water and water/oil emulsions, such as lotions and creams, and significant viscosity in just water starting at 3%.

A corn starch for richer textures

NATIVACARE® 5600 corn starch offers rich texture and excellent skin-conditioning properties. This polymer can improve viscosity in oil/water and water/oil emulsions.

64% of consumers inspect ingredient labels on sun care products.1


Chi Anigbogu, marketing, beauty & home

Ingredion Incorporated

Ready to respond to today’s skin care trends? Explore our nature-inspired, lab-proven, consumer-preferred ingredients for sun care and sunscreen.

Ingredient INCI name Function Application

FARMAL® AF 1100 bio-based polymer

Calcium starch octenylsuccinate (proposed)

Skin feel, greasiness reduction

Skin care

FARMAL® MS 6135 bio-based polymer

Calcium starch octenylsuccinate

Rheology modifier, skin feel, moisture absorbency

Body powder, skin care

FARMAL® Xanthan 2312 TC biopolymer


Xanthan gum

Viscosity, suspension, stability, thickener

Clear body wash, cleanser, toothpaste, leave-on facial serum, lotion, cream

NATIVACARE® 5600 natural* polymer

Zea mays (corn) starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, ecocert2

Skin care, emulsion-based products

NATIVACARE® 9330 natural* polymer

Tapioca starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, certified organic3

Sun care, lotions, creams, gels

NATIVICARE® 8600 rice starch

Oryza sativa (rice) starch

Rheology modifier, skin feel, viscosity, ecocert2

Skin care, spreadable products

Turn heads with Ingredion

Our teams of technical and market experts are ready to help. With a culture of collaboration and deep formulation expertise, we are your dedicated guide to get ahead of trends.

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1. Ingredion proprietary research, Consumer Research for Beauty and Personal Care, 2018

2. Approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard.

3. Certified organic according to Regulation (EC) No. 834/2007


*NATIVACARE® 5600 and 8600 polymers are approved by Ecocert in accordance with the COSMOS standard. NATIVACARE® 9230, 9360 and 9330 polymers are USDA NOP organic-certified.

This information is intended to support the efforts of our customers to develop and implement an appropriate labeling strategy for products containing Ingredion’s products. In all respects, the ultimate decisions on how to identify claims on food packages and label ingredients on food packages remains with our customers. Ingredion Incorporated and the Ingredion group of companies make no warranty about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained above or the suitability of any of our products for your specific intended use. We urge you to carefully review the relevant regulations and to seek appropriate legal counsel as you determine the labeling requirements applicable to your products.