Sunscreen Formulation and Testing

$$item.publishDate) | Contact Author | By: Michael Caswell, PhD, C.B. Fleet and Central Virginia COmmunity CollegeC
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Title: Sunscreen Formulation and Testing
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Sunscreen formulation is both an art and a science. Sunscreens appear to be simply an emulsions system with sunscreen actives included in the formulation. However, this is far from reality. Even a formulator experiences in the development of emulsion systems will experience a myriad of difficulties during sunscreen formulation. This review will be successful if the reader understands that sunscreen formulation is complex and is best left to the experienced artist.

Excerpt Only This is a shortened version or summary of the article that appeared in the Sep. 1, 2001 issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine. The full content is not currently available online.