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Section: Regulations > SPF/Sun
Seagrass Rhizomes Accumulate UV Filters and Parabens, Study Finds
A recent study published in
Marine Pollution Bulletin
found that rhizomes of the seagrass
off the international coasts of the Mediterranean have accumulated UV filters and the preservative methylparaben.
Apr 13th, 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
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.
DSM Nutritional Products Inc
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.
Personal Care Products Council
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 4th, 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
Key West Joins Hawaii in the Ban of Octinoxate and Oxybenzone
The Florida Keys will no longer allow the use of sunscreens containing oxybenzone and octinoxate. Does this mean California is next?
Feb 6th, 2019
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.
Jun 6th, 2017
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.
Nov 30th, 2016
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.
Aug 18th, 2016
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.
May 3rd, 2016
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.
Sep 30th, 2015
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