Recent in Sun Care (page 5 of 5)
Sep 19, 2012
Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is becoming the UV filter of choice for many formulators due to its exceptional mildness and safety, and its inherent broad-spectrum UV protection profile. Consumers are attracted to it due to its natural appeal as a mineral UV filter.
Sep 4, 2012 | Rachel Grabenhofer
Claudie Willemin sees legislative and regulatory requirements in a more positive light: as an opportunity for innovation. This attitude has built her successful career of more than 20 years in the cosmetics industry, some of which she recounts here.
Jul 2, 2012
HallStar has created a polyester that allows formulators to combine active ingredients that have previously been considered too photo-unstable to be effective.
May 8, 2012
The HallStar Company will showcase recent innovations using its ethylhexyl methoxycrylene photostabilizer, which stabilizes sensitive ingredients and enables sunscreen formulators to meet and exceed international requirements for sun care.
Feb 2, 2012 | Rachel Grabenhofer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
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.
Feb 2, 2012 | Linda D. Rhein, PhD Fairleigh Dickinson University; and Anna Gripp ISP Corp.
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.