Recent in Sun Care (page 7 of 10)

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.

UV Protection via "Scattered" Thought

A new invention by AmorePacific acts on uniform polymer-coated inorganic nanoparticles with enhanced UV-scattering and emulsion dispersion characteristics.

EWG Sunscreen Ratings Stir Controversy; CTFA Backs FDA

The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has stirred up the sun care industry with its recent survey and ranking of 780+ sunscreens.

AAD Names Most Sun-smart Cities

People in Washington, D.C., and New York City are the most sun-smart, while those in Chicago are the least, according to an American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) survey.

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