FeruliShield™ is a patented, advanced biotech ingredient that possesses powerful SPF-boosting and antioxidant properties for personal care products. FeruliShield feruloyl glycerides are based on ferulic acid – nature’s intrinsic photoprotectant and antioxidant. The ferulic acid is enzymatically linked to a triglyceride such as soybean oil, coconut oil, and others. This makes it easy to formulate and effective in applications from SPF boosting to protection of commonly used UV-sensitive ingredients, such as vitamin C, vitamin E and others. 

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SPF Booster

Using FeruliShield™ can provide a significant boost to SPF formulations and can be used to reduce whitecast from ZnO or TiO₂ based products.


Rapid Antioxidant

In addition to its SPF-boosting capabilities, FeruliShield is a rapid antioxidant that can help protect from environmental damage.



 FeruliShield not only has antioxidant properties but is photo-protective and can make your active ingredients last longer and be more effective.

Clean beauty should be transparent

Our iActive brand and the ingredients we develop are meant to be unpretentious, straightforward, and presented factually to our customers. There needs to be zero confusion about how an ingredient or personal care product works.

Clean beauty should be effective

Despite its photoprotective and antioxidant properties in nature, ferulic acid has not been utilized to its full potential in cosmetic and personal care products because it is difficult to formulate. 

Our patented FeruliShield™ feruloyl glycerides provide improved formulation and performance.  FeruliShield products are stable, easy to formulate, liphophilic, and provide long-lasting protection from environmental damage.  They can help maintain the efficacy of other active ingredients by protecting against photodegradation and oxidation and can be used as an SPF booster.

In this day and age, now more than ever, sun protection and preserving health should be at the forefront of our minds.


Additional Properties


FeruliShield is a USDA Certified Biobased product under the Biopreferred program. 


Over ten years of research showing efficacy in peer-reviewed journals

Surface-based Protection

Computer modeling studies show that FerulShield™ stays on the skin surface where it can do the most good and is not readily absorbed into the skin like organic UV-filters which may make their way into the bloodstream.

Easy to Formulate  

Because of its liphophilic nature, FeruliShield is easy to formulate in both w/o and o/w formulations.


Sun Care


Hair Care


FeruliShield™ can be added into many types of products, such as skincare (cleansers, serums, creams and lotions); sunscreens, of course; hair care (shampoos, conditioners, leave-in treatments, and masks); and even cosmetics (foundations, primers, settings sprays, etc.); allowing all of these potential products to shield you from the sun damage.

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