Recent in Sun Care (page 1 of 5)

Smart Sunscreen Packaging Shows How Long Until You Bake

Imagine smart packaging that tells the consumer when it's time to reapply another glob of sunscreen. Well, it's already on the horizon.


C&T Formulary: Sun Care

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Uniquely Stable Emulsions Revealed Through Freeze-fracture Transmission Electron Microscopy

Researchers investigated the structures and features of emulsions made with different emulsifiers via freeze-fracture transmission electron microscopy. Potassium cetyl phosphate formed more multi-lamellar spheres than other emulsifiers, and aggregated homo-domains on top of lamellar sheet surfaces and multi-lamellar spheres. These homo-domains are likely to be responsible for the excellent emulsion stability achieved.

Tint the Skin to the Shade of Hydration

Control Corrective Skincare Systems' Tinted Moisturizer with SPF 30 helps protect the skin from broad-spectrum sunlight, while providing the skin with an even skin tone. While tinting, the product hydrates the skin to smooth out irregularities on the surface.

Appear Younger with Cream Sunscreen

With Crème Mineral Beauty Balm SPF 50 by MD, the user can protect their skin from the sun with a water-resistant formula. The product can protect the skin from photo aging and skin cancer while reducing discolorations.

Sun Protection in Daily Products Alters Behavior

The boundaries between skin care and sun care have been torn down as consumers seek sun protection for its anti-aging effects just as much as they do its cancer-fighting aspects.

Control Your Sunless Spray Tan

Selfie Tan’n Go Continuous Sunless Spray helps give skin an immediate tan, darkening skin within the first two to four hours.

Zinc Sunscreen Spray to Shield Skin

Babo Botanical’s Sheer Zinc SPF 30 Continuous Spray Sunscreen is formulated for extra sensitive skin against the sun's harmful rays.

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.

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