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The article compares the performance of titanium dioxide as a UV filter in cosmetic formulations as a function of its primary particle size. It was found that with increasing primary particle size, even below 100 nm, the effectiveness of the inorganic (mineral) UV filter was clearly reduced.
In September 2012, 101 sun care product users were surveyed on the beach regarding what SPF and product form(s) they were using, among other questions. While 12.2% used SPFs of 15–29, a 58% majority used SPFs of 30–50. Lotions were the favored form, followed by sprays. This article reports the detailed findings from this survey.
At in-cosmetics 2013, BASF Personal Care will introduce a new UV filter, a multifunctional styling agent, a renewable microemulsion, natural platelets for mineral makeup, a sea extract for under-eye and formulation concepts for anti-aging and diverse daily activities.
At in-cosmetics 2013, Croda will be introducing a host of sensorial ingredients across the skin, sun and hair care categories in addition to debuting new formulations for the Asian and Latin American markets.
This column will discuss titanium dioxide (TiO2). TiO2 is the most frequently used ingredient in cosmetics after water (aqua), fragrance (parfum), methylparaben, propylparaben, glycerin and propylene glycol, according to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Voluntary Cosmetic Registration Program.
Innovation is key for ingredient manufacturers wishing to prosper in the future, states John Madden, global head of ingredients research at Euromonitor.
Croda combines UV protection with a desirable skin feel in its latest launch.
Scientists at the Università Politecnica delle Marche, The University of Barcelona, the University of Salamanca and the University of Granada have produced an extract of strawberry to quantify the ability of the fruit to protect the skin.
BASF has introduced an inorganic, broad-spectrum UV filter based on zinc oxide.
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.