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Comparatively Speaking: SPF vs. FEF

Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks Thomas O'Lenick, PhD, to explain the difference between SPF and FEF, including a discussion on how a formulator can adjust the formulation for higher SPF and FEF with the same amount of actives. This is the second "Comparatively Speaking" column on sun care in preparation for the FLSCC's upcoming Sunscreen Symposium.

Industry Debate: US FDA vs. Sunscreens

During last month’s NYSCC Suppliers' Day, several attendees expressed frustration regarding the delay of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Final Sunscreen Monograph. Cosmetics & Toiletries asked its LinkedIn members to comment. Here’s what the market had to say.

The Effects of Solvents on Sunscreens: A New Ester to Improve Efficiency

The present paper evaluates the effects of solvent systems on the in vivo SPFs of sunscreen formulations. Formulations incorporating identical active systems were prepared using traditional solvent systems and varying concentrations of sorbeth 2 hexaoleate, a new ester having both polar and nonpolar segments. Results indicate the ester enhances SPF in a dose-dependent manner.

Colored Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide UVA/UVB Protection

Offbeat Sunscreen LLC has created a line of child-friendly sun care products that utilize micronized zinc oxide to protect skin from UVA/UVB radiation.

Read the Label Online: Avon ANEW Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45

This online-only "Read the Label," by industry expert and new C&T columnist Irwin Palefsky, reviews the labels of finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were chosen. Here, Avon's ANEW Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 is discussed.

Until Milan

This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine carries a truly sunny disposition, as several of its features are relevant to sun care formulating.

Formula Anatomy Deciphered—Sun Damage Prevention and Repair

It is obvious that UVA and UVB radiation damage human skin. Therefore, the question of whether UV damaged skin can be adequately repaired remains to be answered.

Topical Resveratrol, Topical/Ingested Grape Seed and Natural Supplements Found to Inhibit Skin Cancer

Researchers at the University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, report that the combination of topical resveratrol, topical or dietary grape seed extract, and calcium D-glucarate and ellagic acid supplements suppress skin cancer and inflammation. These findings could be used to develop supplements or creams to protect skin.

HallStar and SurfaTech Partner for Photostabilizing Polymers

The HallStar Company and SurfaTech Corp. have formed a cooperative development agreement to create and market photostabilizing polymers for personal care formulations.

To D or Not to D: Many Still Question Vitamin D

Vitamin D's role in skin is often debated in the dermatological community and it also was a popular topic at the SCC's Annual Scientific Seminar in Long Island.

Silicone Fluid to Stabilize Avobenzone

Hallstar has developed a silicone fluid to enhance the stability of the UVA filter avobenzone by quenching its excited state, as well as improve the feel and spreadability of sunscreen formulations.

UVB/UVA Protection for the Face

Shiseido has launched four new sunscreens that protect skin against UVA and UVB radiation, which can lead to cell damage, sunburn and premature signs of aging.

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