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Achieving UVA Protection and Awaiting Regulation Updates at the Sunscreen Symposium
By: Katie Schaefer, Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine
Posted: September 25, 2009
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Brown remarked that the industry does not need another measurement for amplitude of protection since it already has one—SPF.
Shaath discussed the UV filters used around the world, concluding that there are few efficacious and approved UV filters available in the United States.
The first day closed with a cocktail reception co-sponsored by the FLSCC and DSM Nutritional Products. Guests sipped cocktails and relaxed before the next day’s full sessions.
The second day opened with a breakfast held among the tabletop exhibits, where attendees mingled before proceeding to the symposium.
Steven Q. Wang, MD, director of dermatologic surgery and dermatology at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, served as the session keynote speaker and discussed the consumer’s general knowledge about sun care and related typical behaviors. He noted that consumers associate a base tan with good health and thus concluded that, to reach consumers about the negative effects of sun exposure, the industry must tailor its message to different demographics.