LOWILITE™ 20S

Low molecular weight, water soluble benzophenone UV light absorber for use in polymers and water-based cosmetics.
Product Overview
LOWILITE™ 20S provides protection for a variety of materials from degradation caused by exposure to UV light. FDA approvals for food contact and personal care applications means LOWILITE™ 20S can be safely used in water-based cosmetics and sun care products as well as polymers.
Product Specifications
Appearance: Beige crystalline powder
Melting Point: 108-110 °C
Molecular Weight: 308 g/mol
Acid Number: 182 (mg KOH/g)
Bulk Density: 840 kg/m³
Primary Chemistry: 2-Hydroxy-4-Methoxybenzophenone-5-sulfonic acid
Features & Benefits
Water-soluble
Broad food contact approvals
FDA approval for personal care applications
Problems Solved
Degradation and low color stability in water-based cosmetics and coating formulations
Solubility issues of light and UV stabilizers in aqueous formulations
Applications
Used in water-based cosmetics like sunscreen, shampoo, and hair-spray; wool fabrics and dyes; coatings; photographic film and lithographic plates.