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Beyond the Obvious

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.

Developing Sunscreens for the Preventive Treatment of Photodamage and Premature Aging

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.

Challenges in Sun Care Formulating

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.

Antioxidants in Sunscreens for Improved ROS Protection

In the present article, sunscreens containing the antioxidants vitamin E and diethylhexyl syringylidene malonate were tested for their efficacy in preventing UV-induced reactive oxygen species in the lower stratum corneum. The addition of the antioxidants was found to significantly improve the ability of low to high SPF sunscreens to attenuate ROS formation in UV-exposed skin.

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.

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