Oleosomes in Sunscreen


Oloesome Sunscreen Ingredient Benefits

What are oleosomes?


Extracted from seeds, they are micro-oil droplets composed of a protein and phospholipid barrier with a fatty acid interior. On the skin, they rupture at different times, slowly dispersing fatty acids and antioxidants, and providing long-lasting wear. 

Oleosome sunscreen improves SPF protection. 


Zinc oxide sunscreen + safflower oleosomes, formulations can achieve proper protection and use nearly 80% less actives. The slow-release of oleosomes creates a thin film of sunscreen over the skin for complete coverage that reduces the impact of UV on the skin.

Sun Protectant SPF 30

Sun Protectant Lotion SPF 30 with Oleosome


100% mineral broad-spectrum protection with soothing safflower oleosomes. It provides light moisture and a provides a slow dispersion of minerals for exceptional coverage.

- Lightweight & sheer
- No pilling or white residue
- Not greasy/oily
- Paraben and fragrance free
- Chemical free 

Applying sunscreen. 

The ingredients inside your sunscreen are only as good as how you apply them. As the last step in your skincare routine, apply a liberal amount of sunscreen to your face, neck, chest, ears, back of hands and arms... essentially all sun-exposed skin. 

Sunscreen ingredients are used-up quickly. If you're outdoors for prolonged periods of time, be sure to reapply every 2 hours -- or more frequently if you're sweating or getting wet. Reapplying is vital to protecting your skin from sun damage and early signs of skin aging.  



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Nikiforidis, C. (2019). Structure and functions of oleosomes. Advances in Colloid and Interface Science, 274, 102039. https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0001868619301812