DSM Gains Congressional Support to Declare Sunscreen as PPE
DSM has gained the support of 11 U.S. Congress members to change the designation of sunscreen as a "weather-related" protector to a more critical component of PPE, in order to require employers to provide sunscreen for employees.
Aug 19th, 2022
Bondi Sands 'Reef Friendly' Sunscreen Hit with Class Action Suit
Sunscreens and Pipe Dreams for their Regulation in the US
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Oct 19th, 2022
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
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced recent activities that are part of its ongoing implementation of new authorities for certain over-the-counter drugs including sunscreens.
Sep 24th, 2021
Thailand Bans 'Coral-Damaging' Sunscreens
The banned sunscreen lotions are those containing oxybenzone, octinoxate, 4-methylbenzylidene camphor or butylparaben.
Aug 23rd, 2021
UPDATE: Report Targets Benzophenone and Octocrylene in Sunscreens
The research mentioned in the Bloomberg report has since elicited a detailed rebuttal from an author at the University Hospital of Zurich.
Aug 11th, 2021
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.
Apr 3rd, 2020
[podcast] Sunscreen Innovation Act Update: MUsT Test and Penetration Potential
"What’s changed with respect to sunscreen evaluation is ... the test model they are using now is designed for drugs ...and has never been applied previously for the sunscreens," Epstein reports.
Mar 17th, 2020
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 22nd, 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