Keeping Cosmetics in Check: SPF in Anti-aging Products
One of the biggest causes of skin aging is UV exposure, making SPF almost a requirement for anti-aging creams. Here, the author describes how SPF regulations led to sun protection claims on anti-aging products; he also posits whether they are pertinent.
Jan 6th, 2022
FDA Moves to Improve Quality, Safety and Efficacy of Sunscreens
UPDATE: Report Targets Benzophenone and Octocrylene in Sunscreens
Expert Opinions: Sun Protection
In our April edition of Expert Opinions, we ask experts about sun protection and what that means for DNA protection factors, eco concerns, pigment alternatives, user safety and more.
Mar 30th, 2020
Joybliss™, a novel green active ingredient with a plumping efficacy
Discover how to increase positiveness in your mood and decrease your vocal stress markers by filling the wheel of plumping with Joybliss™
Oct 20th, 2021
PCPC, CHPA Respond to FDA’s Latest Findings on Sunscreen Absorption
In response to part two of the FDA’s sunscreen ingredient maximal usage trial, published in January 2020 in JAMA, the (PCPC) and (CHPA) released a statement reassuring consumers of product safety.
Jan 21st, 2020
DSM Seeks FDA Sunscreen Monograph Approval of Bemotrizinol
DSM believes it is important for consumers in the USA to benefit from the efficacy and aesthetics that modern filters such as BEMT can provide. As such, the company is pushing for Monograph status.
Aug 29th, 2019
CVS Removes Controversial Sunscreen Chemicals from Store-brand Products
CVS store-brand sunscreen products will no longer contain certain sunscreen ingredients thought to damage marine ecosystems.
Aug 2nd, 2019
PCPC Sounds Off on US FDA's Sunscreen Proposals
Industry organizations worry that consumers may be deterred from using sunscreens—causing unintended negative health effects—due to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's recent sunscreen proposals.
Jul 31st, 2019
Minnesota Joins States Lifting School Sunscreen Bans
Students may now use sunscreen during the school day on school property or at school-sponsored events. The language was added to an education finance budget bill signed by Gov. Tim Walz.
Jun 3rd, 2019
Sunscreen Data Requests, Misperceptions and the Public Health Crisis
"The FDA is not saying 40% of sunscreens (or whatever) do not meet its rules for safety and effectiveness—not to the extent the EWG is suggesting." But the FDA also is muddying the waters, according to PASS Coalition adviser Michael Werner.
May 22nd, 2019
PASS Coalition Answers EWG's Latest Sunscreen Attack
“Everyone, including the FDA, is clear about the benefits of sunscreen,” says Michael Werner, policy advisor to the PASS Coalition. “Currently marketed sunscreen ingredients are a proven tool in the fight against the growing skin cancer epidemic in the United States."
May 22nd, 2019
Could the US Virgin Islands Be Next to Ban Octinoxate and Oxybenzone?
A bill banning the sale, importation and distribution of certain sunscreen ingredients in personal care is making its way through the U.S. Virgin Islands' legislature.
May 21st, 2019
Croda Backs Proposed Updates to FDA Sunscreen Regulations
The proposed update would reclassify TiO2 (titanium dioxide) and ZnO (zinc oxide) as GRASE (Generally Recognized as Safe and Effective) category I. Previously, none of the 16 active ingredients currently on the market were considered GRASE.
Mar 18th, 2019