Recent in Sun Care (page 9 of 9)
Jun 1, 2006 | Rachel Chapman
Differences of opinion pervade the sun care industry—from how to measure UVA/UVB protection, to educating consumers on proper use of sun protection products. Several debates are raging (see Global Sun Care Debates). To serve the spirit of harmonization in our industry and to better define this expanding market, C&T magazine takes a closer look this month at differences of opinion on the definition of the term sunscreen.
Jun 1, 2006 | Rachel Chapman, Cosmetics & Toiletries Magazine
Sunscreen potions, self-tanners and bronzing dusts proliferate as northern regions cycle into summer. Some consumers want a tanned, summer glow to their skin, while others demand safeguarding from UV radiation as skin cancer cases continue to rise worldwide.
Apr 13, 2006
DSM Nutritional Products introduced its ubiquinone ingredient at the Midwest chapter SCC TeamWorks conference and exhibition.
Dec 23, 2005 | Allison Hunter and Melanie Trevino, New Phase Technologies, A Division of Baker Petrolite Corporation
At low formulating levels, film-forming polymers can increase water resistance and enhance SPF in sun care formulations, while also imparting improved aesthetics. In the case of C30-38 olefin/isopropyl maleate/ MA copolymer, a synergistic SPF effect can be achieved with PVP/eicosene copolymer.
Dec 1, 2005 | Ken Klein
Like you, I have attended an astounding number of scientific conferences and have read seemingly unending technical papers dealing with what most of the time are topics of interest to cosmetic chemists. While we always can learn from these meetings and articles, it seems to me that there is a real lack of technical controversy. We sit and quietly accept what is heard as gospel. While we may not agree, we nevertheless just sit back and don’t ask the hard questions. Does this make sense? Was the test design reasonable? Did they use the proper controls?
May 6, 2003 | Ken Klein
The author reviews several sunscreen formulations currently on the market and discusses their effectiveness and formulation strategies.
May 6, 2003 | Ken Klein, Cosmetech Laboratories
Note that today we aren't permitted to use the term "waterproof" since the FDA believes that this term implies an absolute-it never washes off-and feels that consumers might be inclined not to reapply sunscreen after swimming or perspiring. So, we must now use the term "very water resistant" in its place.
May 6, 2003 | Christopher D. Vaughan, Susan M. Porter, James A. Gilbert and Mary L. Posten, SPF Consulting Labs Inc.
A scientific survey of sunbathers on Miami's South Beach in July 2001 helps answer the questions, "How much sunscreen SPF protection do I need?" and "What are consumers really using?"
May 6, 2003 | Michael Caswell, PhD, C.B. Fleet and Central Virginia COmmunity CollegeC
The author reviews SPF testing methods and sunscreen components (actives, active solvents, water-resistance agents and emulsifiers) that assist the formulator in the art and science of sunscreen formulation.