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Sun Science: Formulating for Protection

If you formulate sun protection, tanning and sunless tanning products, this book is a must-have addition to your library. You will find valuable information and answers to many troublesome formulation questions. Sun care remains a very active area for new ingredients, improved product formulations and patent activity.

Sun Care Formulary

This sun care formulary is a collection of sample formulas submitted to Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine by raw material suppliers. Categories include sunscreens, skin care and more.

Study Reveals Why UVB is More Damaging than UVA

A new research study explains why UVB light is more likely to cause skin cancer than UVA. This information could help to identify how effective consumer products such as sunscreen are.

Sunscreen May Be More Effective When Nanoencapsulated

Research recently published in the International Journal of Cosmetic Science shows nanoencapsulated sunscreens to be more effective, helping guard skin against sun damage.

UV Booster for Organic Sunscreen Actives

Croda has introduced a patented citrate ester demonstrating benefits in sun protection. The booster works with organic sunscreen actives to optimize absorption of the UVA spectra and prevent damage to the skin.

Compass: The Diamond Issue

This “exciting” issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine aims to quench your formulating fancies with additional features on texture analysis to quantify skin care claims as well as polyalphaolefins to enhance anhydrous stick formulations such as lipsticks. Pucker up—here’s another diamond of an issue.

Gene-based Sunscreen May Someday Prevent Skin Cancer

Research is shedding new light on sunscreens that might someday prevent or treat skin cancer by reversing dangerous gene mutations caused by overexposure to the sun.

Sunscreen vs. Photostabilizer

Tony O’Lenick asks Craig Bonda, an expert in photostabilization and sunscreen technology from Hall Star, "What is the difference between a sunscreen and a photostabilizer?"

Polymers to Boost SPF, Water Resistance in Sunscreens

Sunscreen formulations with a special rheology modifier and film forming polymer may boost the water resistance properties of TiO2 and ZnO.

Compass: Shedding Light on Sun

Sun protection is one of the most controversial topics in personal care today since it’s difficult to measure, and even fundamental assumptions are now being called into question.

Researchers Question Safety of Aluminum in Sunscreens

The safety of aluminum in sunscreens and sunblocks is being questioned by scientists at the Birchall Centre for Inorganic Chemistry and Materials Science at Keele University.

Wipes: Recently Disclosed Intellectual Property

Traditionally, soaps and personal cleansers are deposited on washcloths or sponges before being applied to the body. More than a decade ago, convenience products were introduced in the form of surfactant-impregnated dry woven or nonwoven cloths. Several new patents have recently been issued in the area of wipes, which are described here.