The internet-based solution enables simulators to explore the performance of sunscreens being developed before starting costsly in-vitro and in-vivo studies.
However, now it has been updated to feature immediate dynamic calculations and side-by-side comparisons of multiple formulations, to name just one of the enhancements.
The simulator has helped sunscreen manufacturers all over the world to enhance their formulations, and BASF claims that the latest development now serves to make that process both more efficient and quicker.
Easier sunscreen formulation development
The latest version of the sunscreen simulator makes it easier for formulators because it now hooks up to all screen sizes, including smartphones, as well as desktop computers.
The BASF development team says that users can now customize their simulator platforms to suit parameters such as sun protection factor (SPF) and Ultraviolet A (UVA) metrics, as well as region and application amount.
On top of that, favourites and projects are easier to save and work off in the future, making referencing and data exportation much easier.
Building on a preferred tool
BASF says that its sunscreen simulator has developed into a favourite industry benchmark took, but over the years it has undergone constant improvements to stay ahead of technological developments in the fast-evolving sunscreen category.
The tool allows users to conduct unlimited in-silico experiments to simulate key characteristics of sunscreen formulations.
The sunscreen simulator provides insights into a wide range of characteristics, including photointeraction between different UV filters, to confirm photostability, or the effects of boosting through UV filter partitioning into water and oil phases and scattering of particulate UV filters.