Sun Care

Recent in Sun Care (page 6 of 9)

Envisioning SPF

The sun care industry faces several challenges, including testing and measuring SPF, questions over the safety of nanotechnology, sunscreen stability, broad-spectrum protection, and inconsistent regulations for allowed UV filters and their combinations. Some of these challenges have plagued product developers for years, thus the industry has had time to develop the means to meet some of them. Recent work in these areas is the primary focus of this issue of C&T magazine.

Controlling Hydroxyl Radical Formulation in TiO2 Sunscreens

Titanium dioxide (TiO2) is an effective sunscreen agent but its rutile form may produce hydroxyl radicals upon exposure to sunlight. Thus, the authors use salicylic acid as a capture agent to examine the development of free radicals in solutions or creams containing TiO2. They also explain how the choice of emulsion may reduce free radical generation.

Under Control

Controlling variables and understanding how any change in them affects an outcome is an important part of conducting valid scientific research—and as the industry knows, it can make or break any claims substantiation work.

Hawaiian Tropic Launches SPF 80 Sunscreen Spray

Hawaiian Tropic has added to its Ozone line with a sunscreen spray that offers an SPF of 80.

Sunscreen Stabilizer for Improved SPF

The photostabilizer quenches the singlet excited states to slow down photodegradation.

Sun Science: Formulating for Protection

If you formulate sun protection, tanning and sunless tanning products, this book is a must-have addition to your library. You will find valuable information and answers to many troublesome formulation questions. Sun care remains a very active area for new ingredients, improved product formulations and patent activity.

Sun Care Formulary

This sun care formulary is a collection of sample formulas submitted to Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine by raw material suppliers. Categories include sunscreens, skin care and more.

Study Reveals Why UVB is More Damaging than UVA

A new research study explains why UVB light is more likely to cause skin cancer than UVA. This information could help to identify how effective consumer products such as sunscreen are.

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.

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