Sunscreen products in Thailand

Better Way, the owner of Mistine, and S&J have for many years developed, manufactured, and marketed high quality beauty and skincare products in Asia. After 35 years of close corporation, the Mistine brand today commands a market leading position in multiple markets in Asia.

S&J and Better Way’s latest initiative is our commitment to that none of Mistine’s sunscreen products will contain chemicals or ingredients that is harmful or threaten the coral reefs and marine life.

Lately, S&J (represented by Dr. Malyn Ungsurungsi), Better Way (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and the Department of Marine and Coastal Resources of Thailand signed a cooperation agreement on the use of sunscreen products that do not contain harmful substances for coral reefs. This agreement supports the recently announced ban in Thailand on sunscreens containing chemicals that destroy coral reefs in Thailand’s 26 marine national parks.

At S&J, we care deeply about sustainability. We are committed to the environment and offer our customers responsibly produced skincare products. We are committed to that none of our skincare products contain chemicals or ingredients that threaten the coral reefs and other marine life.

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Skincare Chemicals and Coral Reefs

Healthy coral reefs are one of the most valuable ecosystems on Earth. They provide billions of dollars in economic and environmental services, such as food, coastal protection, and tourism.

However, coral ecosystems around the world face serious threats from a number of sources, including climate change, unsustainable fishing, land-based pollution, coastal development, disease, and invasive species.

At S&J, we care deeply about sustainability. Khun Thirasak Vikitset, Managing Director of S&J International: “We are committed to the environment and offer our customers responsibly produced skincare products. We are committed to that none of our skincare products contain chemicals or ingredients that threaten the coral reefs and other marine life” 

Scientists have discovered that some of the chemicals found in sunscreen and other personal health products threaten the health of coral reefs and other marine life. An estimated 14,000 tons of sunscreen is believed to be deposited in oceans annually, with the greatest damage found in popular reef areas.

S&J’s Research & Development Director, Dr. Malyn Ungsurungsie: “Oxybenzone, Octinoxate, 4-Methylbenzilidene camphor, and Butylparaben, are chemicals that have been proven to be harmful to corals and marine life. it is estimated that 3,500 skincare products worldwide contain these harmful ingredients. At S&J, we are promoting social responsibility and environmental stewardship and we are committed to not develop products containing these chemicals”. 

For over 40 years, S&J has formulated, developed and manufactured innovative beauty and skincare products for international partners across the globe. Based in Bangkok, and with offices in Europe, United Kingdom and Asia, we offer a complete one-stop customized solution for brands and retailers.

Elle Beauty Awards 2022

Once again, we together with our partners are excited to have taken part in the Elle Beauty Awards 2022. 
The awards from the renowned fashion magazine celebrate the best new formulated products and iconic
brands in beauty in 34 countries and the winners are selected by a panel of judges consisting of skincare
experts, editors, retail buyers, and respected opinion leaders. 


Last week Elle Magazine announced the winners and we are very proud that our partners have been
awarded the Best Star in 3 categories

  • Anti-Pollution Protection Sunscreen by MISTINE Aqua Base Ultra Protection Matte & Light Facial
    Sunscreen SPF 50/PA++++
  • UV Facial Sunscreen by CLEAR NOSE UV Sun Serum SPF50+ PA++
  • Moisturizing Hydrates Matt Gel by GLOWX Hydro MATT
    For over 40 years, S&J has formulated, developed, and manufactured innovative beauty care products for partners across the globe. Based in Bangkok, and with offices in the UK, Europe, and Asia, we offer a complete end-to-end customized solution for brands and retailers.

Environmental Stewardship in the Beauty Industry in Thailand

Post-consumer resin (PCR) is an environmentally sustainable solution for reusing single-use materials that would otherwise be disposed of. It is a packaging option being used to help towards sustainability goals and limit the negative impact on the environment of plastic packaging.


The exciting project with our partners, Better Way (Mistine), GC (manufacturer of PCR beads), and Top
Trend (manufacturer of PCR bottles) is the first of its kind in the beauty industry in Thailand and yet another testament to S&J’s mission to find sustainable solutions for customers looking to reduce their environmental impact.


In S&J, we will continue our mission to develop and build a strong foundation for responsible and sustainable growth while promoting social responsibility and environmental stewardship.

HWB Summit 2022

Watsons Thailand recently held the 2022 HWB Summit in Bangkok to recognize and award the best-selling Health, Wellness, and Beauty brands in the country today.
At S&J we are very proud of being awarded for two products that proved to be consumer favorites for the
past year. The first award was for Watsons Treatment Wax Avocado, which has become their best-selling hair treatment and the second award was for Dermaction Plus by Watsons – Alive Plankton Sleeping Mask in the category “Best Selling Derma Sleeping Mask Award”.


For over 40 years, S & J has formulated, developed, and manufactured innovative beauty care products for international partners across the globe. Based in Bangkok, and with offices in Europe, the United Kingdom, and Asia, we offer a complete “one-stop” customized solution for brands and retailers.

EVEANDBOY Best Selling Award

Last week, EVEANDBOY, announced the best-selling products of 2021 and we are very proud that our
partner, CLEAR NOSE, has been awarded the Best Acne Cleanser For Sensitive Skin.
For over 40 years, S&J has formulated, developed, and manufactured innovative beauty care products for partners across the globe.

S&J’s skincare innovation has high performance, with instantaneous effects and long-term benefits. Science is at the heart of our formulations and our exceptional range of skincare products delivers effective regimes to meet the needs of our customers in all formulations and sectors, delivering effective solutions from premium to mass markets.
Based in Bangkok, and with offices in the UK, Europe, and Asia, we offer a complete end-to-end customized solution for brands and retailers.

S&J has attained another crucial capability in bacterial elimination

S&J has been accepted as an accredited laboratory complying with the ISO/IEC 17025:2017 in the scope of EN 1276:2019, the only place in thailand. An inclusive approach to evaluation of bactericidal activity of antibacterial products include hand sanitizer, alcohol spray, cleansing product, shampoo, soap and skin moisturizing products. Since September 14, 2021 onwards.

Highly Commended in Sustainability Awards 2021

On November 3, 2021, Prof. Dr. Malin Angsurangsee, Executive Director and Chairwoman of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, represents S&J International Enterprise Co., Ltd. at the SET Awards 2021 to receive the Sustainability Excellence Award in the category of Highly Commended in Sustainability Awards. The Stock Exchange of Thailand and Money & Banking Journal organize the event to recognize publicly listed companies with outstanding sustainability practices. For instance, companies with a good corporate governance system, transparency towards stakeholders and consideration for societal and environmental growth in addition to their economic growth.

S&J takes another significant step towards sustainability.

We are excited to announce that S&J International, as the only Personal Care and Cosmetics manufacturer in Thailand, are now a certified member of the Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO).

The RSPO certification is an assurance that the standard of palm oil used in the product development and manufacturing process is sustainable and comply with a strict set of environmental and social criteria developed by RSPO. When following these criteria, the impact of palm oil cultivation on the environment and communities is minimized.

Khun Thirasak Vikitset, Managing Director of S&J International: ”We are committed to the highest environmental and social standards and will continue our mission to build a strong foundation for responsible and sustainable growth in the long run”

Professor Dr. Malyn Ungsurungsie comments: “The RSPO certification is the result of our dedication and hard work and we are proud of that our products are using 100% RSPO Certified Sustainable Palm Oil and Palm Kernel Oils”.

In addition to becoming a certified member of RSPO, we have on numerous occasions been recognized by the Thai Stock Exchange and FDA for our commitment to continuously work towards progress as an environmental steward in Thailand.

S&J meets renewable energy milestone

Solar energy is the cleanest and most abundant renewable energy source available and we are proud to announce that 60% of S&J’s total electricity consumption is now from solar energy generated within the Saha Group Industrial Park.

Sustainability and corporate social responsibility are important components of S&J’s culture and values. We have over the past years been working hard to combat climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions while meeting consumer demand for clean and reliable energy in the manufacturing process.

Khun Thirasak Vikitset, Managing Director of S&J International: “We are proud to deliver on our sustainability commitments and our wider aim is to become a carbon neutral company. Our goal Is to become the first Thailand based manufacturer in our industry to meet this milestone and we will continue our relentless pursuit of promoting social and environmental responsibility”

S&J was in 2019 and 2020 recognized by the Thai FDA and Stock Exchange Of Thailand with numerous sustainability awards and, as the only company in the industry, the “Overall Best Award” for its commitment to consistently supply sustainable products, be socially responsible and caring for the environment.