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Benzophenone-3 European Limits Redefined

The European Commission has issued new limitations on the use of benzophenone-3 in cosmetic sunscreens and other cosmetic applications, a dramatic shift from past European regulations.

Guiding Sunscreen Traffic Across the Globe

Sunscreens are classified and regulated differently around the world. For instance, the United States considers sunscreens as OTC products, while Canada has a two-part classification system; other places classify sunscreens as cosmetics. Labeling and registering differ worldwide as well. In some cases, labels require certain Drug Facts or safety registration numbers, among others. This article reviews these differences.

Effective Sunscreens for Everyone Under the Sun

Today, we take the effectiveness of sunscreen products for granted. As the industry knows, this performance is not simply a happy coincidence. Here, we review the steps in the sun care R&D process and consider where questions may arise.

FDA's Sunscreen Guidance Focuses on Safety and Effectiveness Data

The guidance also sheds light on the FDA’s requests for safety and effectiveness data on eight active sunscreen ingredients that are already under evaluation, including the data on human absorption.

Sunscreen Saga Continues, Thanks to EWG

The FDA and PCPC came to the industry's defense this week, when the Environmental Working Group called out sunscreen makers for adding anti-inflammatory and antioxidant ingredients to products, to allegedly "mask" signs of sunburn and falsify SPF ratings.

BASF Applauds EU's Zinc Oxide Approval

Now that the EU has approved zinc oxide beginning May 21, BASF applauds the move which will support formulation of products aimed at filtering UV rays.

Ashland Presents ‘Keystone’ Ingredient: Escalol S UV Filter

Ashland Specialty Ingredients presented Escalol S UV filter as a significant ingredient for broad-spectrum sun protection.

New U.S. UV Filters and the Cosmetic Outlook in Canada for Sunscreens

Skin cancer is the most common cancer today, but only recently has industry pressure and political leadership compelled changes in the North American regulatory paradigm of sunscreen products. The passage of the Sunscreen Innovation Act in the United States and the suggestion to regulate sunscreens as cosmetics in Canada would give regulators the tools to reboot a stalled approval system.

Sunscreen Innovation Act Becomes a Law

It's official—the Sunscreen Innovation Act has become a law. On Nov. 29, 2014, President Barack Obama signed the bipartisan Sunscreen Innovation Act into law, paving the way for more sunscreen actives on the U.S. sun care market.

Sunscreen Innovation Act Passes House and Moves to President

New U.S. sunscreen actives are potentially within reach, as the The Sunscreen Innovation Act (S. 2141) by passed the U.S. House of Representatives and will be sent to President Barack Obama for his signature and enactment into law.

BASF Micronized UV Filter Added to Annex VI of EU Cosmetics Regulation

BASF's Tinosorb A2B (INCI: Tris-biphenyl Triazine) has been added to Annex VI (the positive list) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation (EC) No. 1223/2009.

Sunscreen Innovation Act Passes House and Moves to Senate

New sunscreen actives may finally be on their way in the United States, as the Sunscreen Innovation Act (H.R.4250) passed the House of Representatives on July 28, 2014. The bill now goes to the Senate with the cosmetics industry eager to have it pushed through.

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