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Recent in Sun Care (page 9 of 10)

Transparent, Water-resistant Sun Care Formulations Developed

Ashland Specialty Ingredients has launched water-resistant sun care formulations that are transparent on skin, even in the presence of water.

Lab Lessons—Wise Words From the Bench With Claudie Willemin

Claudie Willemin sees legislative and regulatory requirements in a more positive light: as an opportunity for innovation. This attitude has built her successful career of more than 20 years in the cosmetics industry, some of which she recounts here.

Sunscreen, Actives Stabilizer

The HallStar Company will showcase recent innovations using its ethylhexyl methoxycrylene photostabilizer, which stabilizes sensitive ingredients and enables sunscreen formulators to meet and exceed international requirements for sun care.

Beyond the Obvious

What are the biggest challenges in sun care formulating? I asked a few colleagues, and they answered: achieving what marketing wants while complying with regulations and making sunscreens esthetically pleasing (so consumers will use them); and the lack of international harmonization in UV filters, UVA testing and labeling. These issues are not new, so why are they not yet resolved? Perhaps because regulations and consumer demand are moving targets, which are difficult to hit.

Developing Sunscreens for the Preventive Treatment of Photodamage and Premature Aging

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.

Challenges in Sun Care Formulating

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.

Comparatively Speaking: SPF vs. FEF

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.

Industry Debate: US FDA vs. Sunscreens

During last month’s NYSCC Suppliers' Day, several attendees expressed frustration regarding the delay of the US Food and Drug Administration’s Final Sunscreen Monograph. Cosmetics & Toiletries asked its LinkedIn members to comment. Here’s what the market had to say.

Colored Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide UVA/UVB Protection

Offbeat Sunscreen LLC has created a line of child-friendly sun care products that utilize micronized zinc oxide to protect skin from UVA/UVB radiation.

Read the Label Online: Avon ANEW Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45

This online-only "Read the Label," by industry expert and new C&T columnist Irwin Palefsky, reviews the labels of finished products to discuss why specific ingredients were chosen. Here, Avon's ANEW Solar Advance Sunscreen Face Lotion SPF 45 is discussed.

Until Milan

This issue of Cosmetics & Toiletries magazine carries a truly sunny disposition, as several of its features are relevant to sun care formulating.

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