21-Dec-2011 By Andrew McDougall
The National Advertising Division of the Council of Better Business Bureaus Claims (NAD) has suggested to Merck Consumer Care that it drops certain advertising claims made about its Coppertone Sunscreen stating that evidence doesn’t fully support the...
01-Dec-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Scientists in Switzerland and Australia have developed a way to optically test the concentration of zinc oxide at different skin depths using laser imaging in an attempt to answer safety questions over nanoparticles used in sunscreen.
Scientists discover skin’s self defence mechanism against damage from UV rays
10-Nov-2011 By Simon Pitman
Scientists from the Brown University, Rhode Island, have discovered that skin cells contain a far more sophisticated defence mechanism against UV rays than was previously believed.
Ashland plans to launch UV-absorbing ingredient bemotrizinol in US
13-Sep-2011 By Pooja Kondhia
Specialty chemicals company Ashland is planning to launch its broad-spectrum UV absorbing ingredient bemotrizinol in the US once it has gained FDA approval.
Mibelle Biochemistry develops award-winning sun care active providing protection and anti-ageing
08-Sep-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Swiss ingredients company Mibelle Biochemistry launched its latest active ingredient designed to combat ageing and add value to sun care products by also reducing oxidative stress as well as providing proection, and has been honoured with an award for...
23-Aug-2011 By Andrew McDougall
It has been a big year for sunscreen with the long awaited announcement of the FDA monograph and numerous industry comments. So with summer in full flight, we take a look at some of the sunscreen and UV protecting ingredients and developments that have...
08-Aug-2011 By Andrew McDougall
A new study by the American Academy of Dermatology has further emphasized the importance of selecting a broad-spectrum sunscreen to protect the skin against skin cancer and early aging, and suggested that adding antioxidants could be a key approach in...
01-Aug-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Some compounds that can be found in grapes could protect the skin against ultraviolet rays and could be utilized in sunscreen and sun protection products.
FDA monograph opens door for formulators to exploit inorganic filters
13-Jul-2011 By Andrew McDougall
Last month’s FDA monograph announcement, in which it endorsed nano sunscreens, could open the door for formulators to utilize inorganic filters according to a leading ingredients supplier.
IBR recommends its colourless carotenoids for protective sun care
30-Jun-2011 By Pooja Kondhia
Responding to the recent FDA announcement regarding sunscreen ingredient testing and labelling; IBR ltd has put forward its IBR-Photo(flu)ene, colourless carotenoids as a supplement to protective sun care.
Xango’s mangosteen fruit based sunscreen gains SPF and PA labelling
14-Jun-2011 By Pooja Kondhia
Xango, a US-based wellness company, which uses the mangosteen fruit in most of its products and is central to the brand, has gained SPF 25 and PA+++ labelling to its Glimpse mineral treatment sunscreen.
It’s True: first ever sun care products produced with completely renewable materials
19-May-2011 By Pooja Kondhia and Andrew McDougall
Natural cosmetics company True has launched the first ever 100 percent biobased sun protection and self tanning products made with 100 percent renewable biological material.
Launch of DNA repair-based treatment sunscreens
10-May-2011 By Pooja Kondhia
US-based Photomedex, supplier of clinical skin care and medical laser products has introduced DNA Damage Control treatment sunscreens, which feature photoprotection with DNA repair technology.
NDS statement claims use of nanotechnology in sunscreens is safe
21-Apr-2011 By Andrew McDougall
The Nanodermatology Society (NDS) has released its first position statement on the safety of nanotechnology in sunscreens, stating that data shows it to be safe.
Daily moisturisers may not provide the UVA protection they promise
18-Jan-2011 By Katie Bird
Daily moisturising creams that contain UV filters and claim to provide broad spectrum UV protection may not provide protection from UVA rays, US dermatologists claim.
Fungus extract could help protect skin against UV-induced DNA damage
05-Jan-2011 By Katie Bird
Extracts from the Cordyceps fungus could help protect the skin from damage caused by UVB radiation, according to recent research.
Neutrogena heads to Hollywood with its sun care campaign
21-Dec-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Sun care brand Neutrogena has called upon public advocacy organization The Creative Coalition (The CC) to educate creators in the film and TV industries to change the way sun habits are portrayed.
Botaneco’s oleosome-based sunscreen offers highest UVA protection
04-Oct-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Canadian life sciences and technology company Botaneco has announced UVA test results on its oleosome-based sunscreen formulation with tests showing the highest possible levels of UVA protection.
Suntegrity Skincare introduce first year round sun defense system with Vitamin D3
28-Sep-2010 By Andrew McDougall
Skin care product manufacturer Suntegrity Skincare claims its Suntegrity Sun Care product line is now a complete sun defense system to provide year round protection with the introduction of a dietary supplement to provide the body with Vitamin D3.
Researchers say common water bacteria could be natural sunscreen
15-Sep-2010 By Simon Pitman
An ancient fresh water bacteria called Cyanobacteria may hold the key to developing a new generation of bio-based sunscreens, says a team at Harvard Medical School.
Dr. Fischer launches lycopene-based derma cosmetics range
08-Sep-2010 By Simon Pitman
The latest launch from Israel-based skin care provider Dr Fischer hits several major trends, including UVA protection and anti-ageing.
Skin Cancer Foundation revamps sunscreen seal
01-Sep-2010 By Simon Pitman
The US Skin Cancer Foundation has taken the decision to update its Seal of Recommendation for sunscreen products to reflect more stringent industry standards.
New supplement targets UV protection
Vital Balance Lab has launched ReadyRay, a skin care supplement designed to fight free radicals caused by UV rays from sun exposure.
Retinyl palmitate is safe for use in sunscreens, says AAD
10-Aug-2010 By Katie Bird
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) has defended the use of retinyl palmitate in sunscreens saying that there is no evidence to suggest it can cause cancer when exposed to UV radiation.
Beiersdorf scientists develop way of making UV protection visible
06-Aug-2010 By Simon Pitman
Beiersdorf’s research and development team says it has developed a method to make UV protection visible, thus establishing how protection can be measured in more detail.
Nanoparticles from English ivy protect against UV
26-Jul-2010 By Katie Bird
Naturally occurring nanoparticles from the English ivy plant can act as UV filters and protect the skin from sun exposure, according to recent research.
Coppertone iPhone application gives reapplication reminders for sun care
06-Jul-2010 By Katie Nichol
Merck’s sun care brand Coppertone has launched an iPhone application that offers consumers more help choosing sun protection and reminds them to reapply the product at regular intervals.
UV filters that adapt to solar intensity developed by Swiss tech company
16-Jun-2010 By Katie Bird
Switzerland-headquartered technology company Blueshift is developing UV filters that can adapt their absorption depending on the levels of radiation.
ISP announces manufacturing alliance with India-based Vivimed
15-Jun-2010 By Simon Pitman
International Specialty Products (ISP) has forged a manufacturing alliance with India-based Vivimed Labs for the production of UV absorbers.
Croda targets natural brands with broad spectrum titanium dioxide filters
03-Jun-2010 By Katie Bird
Specialty chemical supplier Croda has launched a range of broad spectrum titanium dioxide filters that can protect against both UVA and UVB.
HallStar agreement aims to develop multifunctional molecules
02-Jun-2010 By Katie Nichol
US-based specialty chemicals players, The HallStar Company and Surfatech, have entered into an agreement to create and market multifunctional molecules for personal care formulations.
Anti-aging ingredient from Arch Personal Care harnesses power of UV light
19-May-2010 By Katie Nichol
The latest launch from ingredients supplier Arch Personal Care is claimed to harness energy from UV light to produce an anti-aging effect on the skin.
12-May-2010 By Katie Bird
Croda claims that a new titanium dioxide filter can help formulators answer the demands of European guidelines pushing for higher UVA protection.
Consumer Reports says sunscreen better than anti-aging serums
12-Apr-2010 By Simon Pitman
Consumers are better off spending their money on sunscreens and moisturizers rather than expensive anti-aging serums, according to Consumer Reports Health.
Copalis brings its sea peptides range to US
06-Apr-2010 By Katie Nichol
After the successful European launch of its sea peptides range at in-cosmetics last year, France-based ingredients company Copalis is now launching the extracts in the US.
Daily dose of lycopene can protect against UV-induced radicals: LycoRed
24-Mar-2010 By Katie Bird
One pill a day of LycoRed’s lycopene supplement can enhance the natural protective qualities of the skin against UV and visible light, the company claims.
Sunscreens containing antioxidants can benefit skin health, say Coppertone
08-Mar-2010 By Katie Nichol
Broad spectrum sunscreens that contain antioxidants can offer skin health benefits in addition to providing sun protection, according to scientists at the Coppertone Solar Research Center.
Increase in consumer expectations prompts sun care innovation
17-Feb-2010 By Katie Nichol
Rising consumer expectations of the characteristics of sun care products is boosting innovation in this area, according to the latest report from Global Industry Analysts (GIA).
New ingredient to reduce age spots launched by Mibelle
10-Feb-2010 By Katie Bird
Lightening age spots without changing the colour of surrounding skin is the claim Switzerland-based ingredients supplier Mibelle makes of its new ingredient.
Lavera’s European UVA rated sunscreen products to launch in US
17-Dec-2009 By Katie Nichol
Natural brand, Lavera, is introducing its natural sunscreen products that comply with new European UVA protection regulations to the US market in spring 2010.
Dow research proves zinc oxide has UV protection for hair
14-Dec-2009 By Simon Pitman
Dow Personal Care has released new research that it says proves zinc oxide to be effective at protecting hair from ultraviolet damage.
Public dialogue on nano should take a back seat until there is more data
10-Nov-2009 By Katie Bird
Earlier this week the European Commission published a report detailing progress on its Action Plan on nanotechnology – the use of the tiny particles that are tipped to have huge effects on consumer products and society at large.
Flavanoid myricetin can help protect skin against UVB damage
23-Oct-2009 By Katie Bird
Myricetin, a compound similar to quercetin, can help protect the skin from UVB damage, according to researchers in Taiwan.
Tri-K launches new sunscreen range for US market
21-Oct-2009 By Simon Pitman
New Jersey-based Tri-K Industries has launched a range of five new sunscreens offering broad range UVA and UVB protection.
Cosmetic products with SPFs may not provide adequate protection
01-Oct-2009 By Katie Bird
Formulating daily cosmetic products with UV filters may be ‘inappropriate’ as they do not provide the protection required, according to a recent report.
ISP reacts to consumer demand for broad spectrum sun care
18-Sep-2009 By Leah Armstrong
US-based global supplier of speciality chemicals, International Specialty Products, ( ISP), has launched Escalol S, a UV absorber with broad spectrum protection, in reaction to a ‘major trend’ in sun care.
Green tea’s cosmetic potential due to moisturising and antioxidant qualities
Green tea is a good candidate for skincare products for its moisture absorption and retention properties as well as its antioxidant quality, according to Chinese scientists.
SCC readies for 12th biennial Sunscreen Symposium
25-Aug-2009 By Simon Pitman
Lifting the lid on the latest issues and trends to hit this category, the Florida Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists will be opening its doors to the three day event on September 10.
Pale is the new tanned...or is it?
The announcement that sunbeds are as carcinogenic as cigarettes was seen by many as proof that the fashion for a tan is fading, but preparations for a revolutionary rush on very high SPF factors may not be necessary.
Future of suncare lies in convenience and multifunctional products, says Mintel
22-Jul-2009 By Katie Bird
Sunscreens need to be convenient, multifunctional and protect against UV in order to compete with UV filter-containing skincare, according to Mintel.