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Clean Mineral UV Shield squeezed out of a white tube


Clean Beauty ☼ Mineral SPF ☼ Hyaluronic hero

Clean beauty continues to grow as retailers, influencers, and consumers educate themselves on ingredients to look for — and ones to avoid. And as efficacy has caught up to the desire for clean, sustainable, and naturally-derived ingredients, consumers expect that they will not have to make compromises to get the INCI list they want. This has fueled demand for "clean" sun care for the face and body — which means we can expect an increase in demand for products that use mineral, non-nano sunscreen actives. Consumer trend data from Mintel shows:


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Skin care has remained strong through challenging times, and the clean segment has been no exception. During the early pandemic, clean beauty and safety mentions increased on both a national and a global basis, with positive sentiment. And through to today, there continues to be a strong -- and getting stronger -- link between skin care and skin health, resulting in sun care products with skin care claims and ingredients. Consider these ways brands can adapt to meet the market:

  • Embrace ingredients consumers love.
    "To stand out from the competition, some brands are incorporating clean beauty themes into their mineral sunscreen offerings," says Mintel. Roughly
    one third of adults consider clean ingredients a prime factor when shopping for sunscreen. At the same time, "as sunscreen continues to be promoted as a daily essential, expect more clean brands to add the product to their assortments, as clean claims are highly valued in categories that experience frequent usage."
  • Keep an eye on the future.
    "The growing importance of brand ethics as a purchase priority coincides with consumers looking for natural ingredients in the BPC products they buy," says Mintel. "Brands that merge such claims by offering natural, sustainably sourced ingredients can boost their appeal and differentiate themselves as natural claims become more prevalent in the BPC market."
Clean Mineral UV Shield squeezed out of a white tube


Clean Mineral UV Shield, with 80-minute water resistance, gives consumers exactly what they’ve been asking for: a clean product that doesn’t compromise on performance, plays with innovation, and is packed with naturally-derived ingredients and moisturization heroes. The medium-weight moisturizer contains patented, award-winning, silicone-free Kleair™ Technology: a unique, non-nano mineral shield that delivers broad-spectrum SPF 50+ sun protection and pollution defense to keep the skin fully protected. Hyaluronic acid, sustainably produced squalane, and organic jojoba oil round out this delightful and nourishing face and body cream.

Kleair™ enabled claims:

  • Patented non-nano, mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 50+ sunscreen protects the skin from 98%+ of UV radiation
  • Pollution Defense Technology reduces pollution-induced free radicals by 85%
  • Kleair™ Technology boosts antioxidant activity by as much as 200%

Additional marketing claims available:

  • Medium weight fluid instantly evens skin tone and hides fine lines and wrinkles
  • Contains well-known ingredient hero Hyaluronic Acid to help moisturize not only topically on the skin, but within the skin as well
  • Naturally derived, sustainably produced squalane provides moisturization and anti-aging benefits while contributing to clean and eco-conscious branding; naturally derived, sustainable, and organic jojoba oil offers moisturization benefits
  • Contains other naturally derived ingredients including grape seed extract, green tea extract, and bisabolol
  • 80-minute water resistance
  • Contains anti-irritant ingredient allantoin via a patented delivery system
  • Non-comedogenic
  • Paraben-free, PEG-free, Phenoxyethanol Free, Fragrance-free, and Cruelty-free