Recent in Sun Care (page 1 of 9)

Full-spectrum UVA/UVB Protection

MyChelle dermaceuticals’ Sun Shield Coconut SPF 28 is an environmentally safe, full spectrum UVA/UVB sun defense for face and body.

Sunscreens and UV Exposure: A Q&A with Vincent Hubiche

Gattefossé SAS' Vincent Hubiche shared insight on how consumers need to be better informed with the amount of sunscreen they wear and the climate’s influence on sunscreen application.

W/O/W Technology to Enhance Organic UVA/UVB Sunscreen Performance

A new water-in-oil-in-water technology is described here that functions as an isolating shield, preventing UV filter particles from aggregating and helping their dispersion in formulas. The technology is shown in vitro and in vivo to improve SPF performance, UVA/UVB wide band high protection ratio, SPF sustainability and safety concerns regarding skin penetration.

Coated Inorganic Filters for Elegant and Protective Sunscreens

Inorganic UV filters must be distributed evenly to ensure sun protection. Further, they can present challenges of a pasty consistency and undesirable opacity when applied to skin. This paper therefore describes strategies using micronized titanium dioxide with different coatings to optimize its dispersion and protective benefits while improving processing and aesthetics.

Earth-friendly Homosalate UV Filter

Novacyl has introduced its YOSH homosalate UV filter, an oil-soluble material that absorbs in the UVB range and acts as an excellent solvent and booster.

Read the Label Online: Banana Boat Sport Performance Coolzone Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50

For many, summer is around the corner, and it’s time to break out the sunscreen to protect skin from UV while wearing swimsuits and sports gear.

Symrise Focuses on White Film Reduction, Improved Feel for Sun Care

During in-cosmetics in Hamburg, Symrise launched SymTio S, a cetearyl nonanoate-coated titanium dioxide for sunscreens, to improve the feel of sun care formulas and reduce the potential for white film forming on the skin.

‘Very’ Water-resistant Sunscreens

Water-resistance is a key parameter for today’s sunscreens, and there are a number of formulation strategies that can be used alone or in combination to achieve this effect, including: anhydrous formulation, w/o emulsions, film-forming polymers, dissolution of water-insoluble substances with alcohol, low levels of emulsifiers, and entrapping filters in liposomes. These are detailed here.

Efficacy and Elegance in 21st Century Sun Care

This article discusses formulating strategies to achieve high-SPF sunscreen formulations that are cosmetically elegant and also cost-effective. By carefully choosing actives that complement one another in terms of spectral coverage, and physical and chemical properties, synergistic combinations of relatively inexpensive UV filters can be identified to deliver effective and elegant formulations.

Encapsulating Hevea brasiliensis for Improved Antioxidant Penetration

This article examines the ability of liposomes to improve the in vitro skin penetration of Hevea brasiliensis extract in a cream, for antioxidant benefits. Additionally, the sensory effects of the liposomes on the cream were assessed.

Dielectric Constant to Develop Clear Sunscreens for Wet Skin

Sunscreen sprays have gained momentum due to their ease of application. However, while they appear clear on dry skin, they often turn cloudy and white when applied to wet skin. Here, the authors present a formulating approach based on the dielectric constant of esters and level of alcohol in formulations to produce anhydrous sprays that appear clear on wet skin.

Dolichos Cell Culture Extract for Protection Against UV Damage

Dolichos biflorus cell culture extract is evaluated here for its effects on skin cells. Results indicate the extract provides strong anti-inflammatory, antioxidant and protective properties for skin, and the ability to repair UV-induced damage. Further, this work reinforces that cell culture systems are efficient biofactories to produce natural and effective compounds.

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