Recent in Sun Care (page 9 of 9)

DSM Presents Ubiquinone

DSM Nutritional Products introduced its ubiquinone ingredient at the Midwest chapter SCC TeamWorks conference and exhibition.

Film-Formers Enhance Water Resistance and SPF in Sun Care Products

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.

Formulators Forum - Sunscreens: Current Issues and Controversies

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?

A Review of Current Sunscreen Formulation Techniques and Technology

The author reviews several sunscreen formulations currently on the market and discusses their effectiveness and formulation strategies.

Formulating Water-resistant Sunscreen Emulsions

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.

The South Beach Sunscreen Survey 2001

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?"

Sunscreen Formulation and Testing

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.