What are Oleosomes and why do I have them in my sunscreen?Osmosis has launched it’s new SPF, Protect. This formula is a welcome addition to the line of sun protection and has a very sheer finish. What makes this formula unique is that oleosomes are utilized to encapsulate the zinc oxide. This encapsulation protects the zinc oxide, delivers it to the skin, allows for a more even application and has moisturizing properties. This technology is 100% plant based. It is a droplet of plant oils and natural vitamin E surrounded by a phosolipid bilayer and encapsulated with a plant based protein. It even has a natural time release ability to allow sun protection to be delivered continuously instead of all at once for a limited time. Oleosomes act as emulisfiers which is common in most skincare products to combine ingredients. What is special here is that less ingredients are needed to create a formulation which means less sunscreen ingredients are needed to provide protection. We are able to use 13% zinc oxide to achieve an SPF 30 which results in a very light and sheer formula.
What does this mean for you when you use Protect? No white residue, no heavy feel, light moisturization and great spreadability!
When a product is tested for its SPF level, a certain amount is applied to the skin to determine results. The general public usually applies half that amount. This is often due to application issues. With a formula that has spreadability taken into account, you are more likely to apply a nice even layer of the product to achieve the full protection the product can offer.
Protect was made with just this in mind. All skin types, skin tones and ages can use Protect for great broad spectrum sun protection. Oleosomes are made from natural oils that are non-occlusive moisturizers and even help improve barrier health. Protect is harnessing these natural ingredients to improve performance for great spreadability, feel and lasting sun protection.