Ultraviolet

Deal with aging skin and boost your self-esteem say experts

Deal with aging skin and boost your self-esteem say experts

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

U.S. scientists claim that wearing sunscreen daily, using retinol creams and make-up with a sun protection factor of 30+ are the best way to slow the skin’s aging process, and this could, in turn, boost self-esteem.

Lucas Meyer scoops top ingredient award at in-cosmetics Asia

Lucas Meyer scoops top ingredient award at in-cosmetics Asia

By Simon Pitman

One of the highlights of last week’s in-cosmetics Asia event was the Best Ingredient Awards, with the top prize going to Canada-based Lucas Meyer for an ingredient targeting photo ageing damage from infrared light.

FDA grants GSK ‘priority review’ on melanoma treatment

FDA grants GSK ‘priority review’ on melanoma treatment

By Michelle Yeomans

The Food and Drug Administration has given GSK a ‘priority review’ on the work it’s been doing on a melanoma treatment, which if approved, will see for the first time, the dual use of ‘Tafinlar’ in the treatment of skin cancer.

Industry responds to CDC call for UV exposure information

Industry responds to CDC call for UV exposure information

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has responded to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s request for information about reducing exposure to UV radiation in order to reduce skin cancer rates, and insists people still need to be better...

Two Fort Lauderdale moms hope the glitter will appeal to kids and encourage sun protection

US moms develop sparkling idea to protect kids from skin cancer

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Two moms from Fort Lauderdale have pooled their thoughts on how to get children to apply sunscreen regularly and protect themselves from the sun, which has led to the development of a product containing glitter, to visually appeal.

Education on sunscreen use vital to prevent melanoma risk

Education on sunscreen use vital to prevent melanoma risk

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

More needs to be done to educate the general population of the risk of sun and UV exposure, and to influence sunscreen use, after a study revealed that even some melanoma survivors are still not protecting themselves as well as they could.

(Credit: Mike Cohea/Brown University)

Scientists develop understanding of skin response to UV light

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists have strengthened their understanding of how skin cells sense and react to ultraviolet light and protect themselves with melanin; which has implications for skin care products and leave-on treatments for exposure.

Merck to pay out as Coppertone lawsuit is finally settled

Merck to pay out as Coppertone lawsuit is finally settled

By Michelle Yeomans

Merck Consumer Care has finally settled a long-standing class-action suit involving its Coppertone sunscreen line, a move that is said to see the company making a payout of up to $10 million dollars.

L'Oréal releases new sun care and skin cancer study

Darker skin does not make sun exposure safer says L’Oréal

By Andrew McDougall

As summer approaches and sun protection becomes a more prominent issue, beauty behemoth L’Oréal has completed a research project aimed at increasing awareness of the risks of skin cancer and highlighting that people of colour are not immune.

Scientists reiterate nanotechnology in sunscreens is safe

Scientists reiterate nanotechnology in sunscreens is safe

By Andrew McDougall

The American Academy of Dermatology has reiterated the importance and safety of sunscreens for protection against skin damage, highlighting the effectiveness of nanotechnology and stating that new FDA regulations will be of great help.

Don’t Panic! PCPC brands consumer product study ‘needlessly scary’

Don’t Panic! PCPC brands consumer product study ‘needlessly scary’

By Andrew McDougall

The Personal Care Products Council (PCPC) has questioned a study by the Silent Spring Institute (SSI) that claims to have found ‘harmful chemicals’ in a wide range of consumer products including cosmetics, stating that it ‘needlessly scares’ consumers.

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