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Feb 02, 2012 | 09:54 AM CST
By: Jack Surrette, SkinHealth Technology LLC
Vitamin D is critical to human health and the best source is from natural UVB light. However, contrary to the benefits gained are the well-documented damaging effects of sun exposure. In response, described here as a complementary approach to sun care is the development of an accurate gauge of UV exposure to produce optimum levels of vitamin D before sunburn results.
Feb 02, 2012 | 09:43 AM CST
By: Linda D. Rhein, PhD Fairleigh Dickinson Unive…
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.
Feb 02, 2012 | 09:35 AM CST
By: Michael J. Fevola, PhD, Johnson & Johnson
Ethylhexyl methoxycinnamate (EHMC) is among the most frequently used organic ultraviolet (UV) filters, known primarily for its role as an active ingredient in sunscreen products.
Jan 31, 2012 | 05:11 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Chosen biweekly for their relevance to personal care, Patent Picks are taken from publicly available sources. This edition features technologies related to sun care and UV protection, as well as reversing the effects of UV damage.
Jan 26, 2012 | 02:37 PM CST
By: Brian Diffey, PhD DSc, Newcastle University, U…
“Science Exposed” is a new column aimed at digging into industry controversies to strip them down to the scientific facts. Here, sun protection expert Brian Diffey, PhD DSc, critiques the current SPF test method.
Jan 09, 2012 | 02:39 PM CST
By: Rachel L. Grabenhofer
Sun care formulating poses several challenges to product developers. Cosmetics & Toiletries recently asked, “What are the biggest challenges in sun care formulating?” Following are your responses.
Nov 04, 2011 | 10:33 AM CDT
TRI-K Industries Inc. has introduced a line of micronized titanium dioxide and zinc oxide inorganic UV filters.
Oct 26, 2011 | 10:06 AM CDT
Scientists at the University of Gothenburg and Chalmers University of Technology have found a bacterial component that serves as a UV filter without causing contact allergies.
Sep 28, 2011 | 10:13 AM CDT
By: Katie Anderson (Schaefer), Cosmetics & Toiletr…
The Florida chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists (FLSCC) held its 2011 Sunscreen Symposium on Sept. 15-17, 2011. The event’s theme, “The UVB/UVA Balancing Act: Choices and Change,” was supported not only in the presentations but was also reinforced through attendee questions and reactions to recent sunscreen regulation.
Aug 30, 2011 | 05:35 PM CDT
By: Anthony J. O'Lenick Jr., Siltech LLC; and Thom…
Here, industry expert Tony O'Lenick asks Thomas O'Lenick, PhD, to explain the difference between SPF and FEF, including a discussion on how a formulator can adjust the formulation for higher SPF and FEF with the same amount of actives. This is the second "Comparatively Speaking" column on sun care in preparation for the FLSCC's upcoming Sunscreen Symposium.