Recent in Sun Care (page 5 of 5)
May 8, 2012
The HallStar Company will showcase recent innovations using its ethylhexyl methoxycrylene photostabilizer, which stabilizes sensitive ingredients and enables sunscreen formulators to meet and exceed international requirements for sun care.
Feb 2, 2012 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
What are the biggest challenges in sun care formulating? I asked a few colleagues, and they answered: achieving what marketing wants while complying with regulations and making sunscreens esthetically pleasing (so consumers will use them); and the lack of international harmonization in UV filters, UVA testing and labeling. These issues are not new, so why are they not yet resolved? Perhaps because regulations and consumer demand are moving targets, which are difficult to hit.
Feb 2, 2012 | Linda D. Rhein, PhD Fairleigh Dickinson University; and Anna Gripp ISP Corp.
This article reviews the mechanisms of ultraviolet radiation insult to skin and explains the formulation of sunscreens to protect against this damage. Further, since the efficacy of combinations of UV filters will vary with formulation base, the formula vehicle and form are discussed, as well as an overview given of typical sunscreen efficacy tests performed prior to production.
Jan 9, 2012 | Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Sun care formulating poses several challenges to product developers. Cosmetics & Toiletries recently asked, “What are the biggest challenges in sun care formulating?” Following are your responses.