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Indie Beauty Profile Katy Foxcroft Tancream

Indie Beauty Profile

Katy Foxcroft, Tancream

By …as told to Deanna Utroske

In her Indie Beauty Profile, Katy Foxcroft, co-founder of Tancream, explains how she and her team have worked to develop a new category within sun care.

University of Arizona develops truly topical sunscreen

University of Arizona develops truly topical sunscreen

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers Stephanie Tolbert and Douglas Loy have created a UV blocking sun care formulation that won’t pass through the skin. The two believe that this will alleviate a pain point for consumers concerned about skin care safety. And, they’ve just licensed...

Is DNA the sunscreen of the future? Binghamton University research

Is DNA the sunscreen of the future?

By Deanna Utroske

Researchers at Binghamton University, a State University of New York, and The University of Rhode Island published an article today that suggests topically applied product formulated with DNA could be more effective and long lasting than current sun care...

Are sunscreen and sun exposure guidelines unhealthy?

Are sunscreen and sun exposure guidelines unhealthy?

By Deanna Utroske

Vitamin D deficiency has been linked to numerous health conditions, and now an organization in Canada is calling for public health groups to advise consumers about the benefits of moderate UV exposure.

‘Tis the season for sun care launches

‘Tis the season for sun care launches

By Deanna Utroske

As summer approaches, skin care brands are launching new products. Some hope to stand out as sun care specialists. Other brands are innovating multifunctional products that incorporate sun protection.

Always wear sunscreen: Raising skin cancer awareness

Skin Cancer Awareness

Always wear sunscreen: Raising skin cancer awareness

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Skin cancer is one of the most common cancers in the world but it is also one of the most preventable. Here we take a look at some of the facts, and what has been happening to raise awareness in the cosmetics industry.

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

Skin Cancer Awareness

Sun damage works long after exposure, finds new research

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A new market could open up for ‘evening-after’ sunscreen to further protect the skin from damaging ultraviolet rays after a team of Yale-led researchers discovered that much of the damage occurs in the hours after sun exposure.

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

Lignin shown to enhance sunscreen effectiveness

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists in China and Canada have shown that the addition of lignin to commercial sunscreens can actually enhance their effectiveness and that exposure to sunlight may help them work even better.

Scientists develop sunscreen from cod fish bones

Something fishy? No, it’s just sunscreen

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

After eating a nice piece of fish, few of us would think of using the leftovers as the basis for an effective sunscreen but that is the basis of some new research coming out of Portugal.

Sun care focus: Highlights in 2014 so far…

SUN CARE FOCUS

Sun care focus: Highlights in 2014 so far…

By Simon Pitman

Cosmetics Design USA takes a look at the top sun care stories from the cosmetics industry this year, focusing on the new market trends and latest research.

Georgia University studies skin cancer risk in nail lamps

Georgia University studies skin cancer risk in nail lamps

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

A group of scientists from Georgia Regents University has looked into the risks of using UV lamps in nail salons and found that potential DNA damage and risk of skin cancer remains small; although they promote the use of sunscreen or protective gloves...

Skinvisible broad spectrum sunscreen meets FDA label guidelines

Skinvisible broad spectrum sunscreen meets FDA label guidelines

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Research and Development firm Skinvisible Pharmaceuticals has successfully completed independent testing to validate its broad spectrum sunscreen claims according to new labeling guidelines by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Get sun exposure right and your heart may thank you

Get sun exposure right and your heart may thank you

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Far from suggesting that we should expose ourselves to the sun at any given chance and not take proper precautions, a new study has suggested that having some sun exposure may help to reduce blood pressure and thus cut the risk of heart attack and stroke.

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