Natural sunscreen formulators may suffer under new European UVA regulation
10-Jul-2009 By Katie Bird
New European regulations on sunscreens may make it harder for natural formulators to provide high SPF protection products, according to natural brand Lavera.
Environmental watchdog makes an exception for nanoparticles in sunscreens
08-Jul-2009 By Katie Bird
The environmental and public health interest group the EWG has decided the benefits of nanoparticles in sunscreens outweigh the risks.
Sunscreens don’t provide adequate safety and efficacy, says EWG
06-Jul-2009 By Katie Bird
While UVA protection in sunscreens has improved significantly in the last year, only a small number of products provide overall adequate safety and protection, according to interest group the EWG.
US watchdog Consumer Reports reflects well on US sunscreens
30-Jun-2009 By Leah Armstrong
US watchdog Consumer Reports tested ten sunscreen products and found that they all met or exceeded their advertised sun protection factor (SPF). This is in contrast to the more scathing report by UK Watchdog Which? on popular sunscreens in Europe.
Caffeine could help protect against UVB-induced skin damage
24-Jun-2009 By Katie Bird
Incorporating caffeine into sun care and after-sun products may help minimize the effects of UV damage and protect against skin cancer, according to US researchers.
A third of Americans worried about sunscreen use and low vitamin D levels
17-Jun-2009 By Katie Bird
Nearly a third of Americans are worried that using sunscreens will stop them from getting necessary levels of vitamin D, according to a recent survey from Neutrogena.
Which? exposes inaccurate SPFs on popular sunscreens
02-Jun-2009 By Leah Armstrong
UK consumer watchdog Which? has issued a report raising alarm over inconsistency in sunscreen industry guidelines.
Hallstar claims to have broken new ground in sunscreen formulation
Top three stories this month
14-May-2009 By Simon Pitman
Specialty chemicals player Hallstar has launched a new photostabilizer at the Suppliers’ Day show in New Jersey to help sunscreen formulators combine two important active ingredients.
Rahn launches UV protection ingredient at in-cosmetics
15-Apr-2009 By Katie Bird
Topical ingredient Celligent both prevents UV damage and helps DNA repair, claims ingredients supplier Rahn.
Croda claims UV hair protection ingredient outshines competitors
10-Mar-2009 By Katie Bird
Croda claims its new UV protection ingredient sticks better to the hair shaft which helps it to protect against damage and color loss.
Industry responds to research into skin cancer, moisturiser link
21-Jan-2009 By Katie Bird
A study that suggested common moisturisers may increase the rate of tumour formation in mice with a high skin cancer risk has provoked a storm within the industry.
Investigating p53 expression could enhance sunscreen efficacy tests
20-Jan-2009 By Katie Bird
Looking directly at the expression of the p53 gene may be a more accurate way of testing how well a sunscreen protects against UV damage, according to a recent study.
Scientists scrutinize sun seekers in study
21-Nov-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Detailed research at a Hawaiian beach has broken down the sun seeker into three different groups with distinct skin types and attitudes to sun protection.
Antioxidant cocktail could complement sunscreen use
10-Nov-2008 By Katie Bird
Topical application of an antioxidant mixture can complement sunscreen use in order to protect the skin from UV damage, according to a new study.
Cosmetics industry hides nanotechnology from consumers, according to report
05-Nov-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Beauty companies are leaving consumers in the dark by not coming clean about nanotechnology, according to a recent Which? report.
Amerchol launches polymers to boost UV protection
03-Nov-2008 By Katie Bird
Amerchol will launch a family of UV protection boosting ingredients at In-Cosmetics Asia.
The sunscreen that is also an anti-wrinkle cream
15-Oct-2008 By Simon Pitman
US suncare company UV Exposures claims its newly approved multifunctional sunscreen is likely to prove just as successful as an anti-wrinkle treatment.
Nanotech trade body criticises study on sunscreen skin penetration
18-Sep-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
The Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA) has hit back against a recent study which suggested sunburn may exacerbate skin penetration from nano-sunscreens.
PCPC defends FDA over sunscreen regulation
26-Aug-2008 By Katie Bird
The Personal Care Products Council has defended the FDA against criticisms that the body is failing to regulate sun care products properly.
Sun damage may exacerbate skin penetration of nano-sunscreens
20-Aug-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Nanoparticles may penetrate sun damaged skin causing concern about their increasingly widespread use in sunscreens, according to new research.
Moisturizer use linked to skin cancer
18-Aug-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Scientists have linked a batch of commonly used moisturizing creams to skin cancer in mice but remain guarded about the implications for humans.
UVB is the main culprit for skin damage
02-Jul-2008 By Katie Bird
UVB rays are more harmful than UVA as they cause DNA damage that
the body finds harder to repair, according to scientists in the US.
IBR expands its distribution network
01-Jul-2008 By Simon Pitman
Natural active ingredients supplier IBR has abandoned its
distribution agreement with Symrise for an independent distribution
and marketing strategy.
Dragon fruit could help protect against skin ageing
24-Jun-2008 By staff reporter
Dragon fruit is the latest addition to the growing collection of
anti-ageing solutions based on exotic fruit extracts, according to
an Israeli ingredients supplier.
Repair enzymes can help fight against photoaging
23-Jun-2008 By Katie Bird
Enzymes that repair DNA damage may be the key to protecting the
skin from the aging effects of UV radiation, according to a recent
Beauty from within trend gravitates to sun protection
10-Jun-2008 By Simon Pitman and Stephen Daniells
With demand for increasingly effective sunscreens and sun care
products growing increasingly important, we take a look
at a number of recent studies that highlight the efficacy of
Personalised UV protection arrives in Canada
05-Jun-2008 By Katie Bird
DermaDNA, a system that measures an individual's DNA damage
resulting from UV radiation and recommends a skin care regime
accordingly, has been launched in Canada.
Nanoencapsulation may improve sunscreen agents
15-May-2008 By Katie Bird
Nanoencapsulating sunscreen agents may make them more effective and
reduce the potential for allergic reactions, suggests a new report.
Daily pill promises to protect against sun damage
13-May-2008 By Katie Bird
'Sun defense in a pill' is the claim of a Florida-based company
releasing a dietary supplement designed to protect the skin against
UVA and UVB damage.
Natural nano sunscreens - a contradiction?
23-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
The existence of effective natural sunscreens depends on the
acceptance of nanoparticles as natural, according to an industry
Kemira launches new addition to UV-Titan sunscreen family
08-Apr-2008 By Simon Pitman
Finland-based nanotech ingredients provider Kemira Specialty says
it will use the forthcoming In-Cosmetics show as a platform to
launch a new addition to the UV-Titan sunscreen family.
Dow offers sunscreens for personal care formulations
08-Apr-2008 By Katie Bird
Advanced Nanotechnology (ANT) and the Dow Chemical Company have
entered into a distribution agreement regarding ANT's ZinClear-IM
sun protection products.
Olive extract could soothe skin after UV damage
17-Mar-2008 By Katie Bird
An extract from olive leaves and oil could be useful as a soothing
ingredient after UV exposure say scientists.
Debate continues over AAD's seal for sunscreen products
13-Mar-2008 By Katie Bird
The American Academy of Dermatology's (AAD) Seal of Recognition
program for sunscreen products continues to attract disapproval
from its critics who claim it suffers from a conflict of interests.
No turning red in the sun with tomato ingredient
05-Feb-2008 By Guy Montague-Jones
Targeting the growing beauty food market LycoRed has developed a
tomato ingredient for oral consumption that helps protect the skin
from sun damage.
Natural sunscreen opportunities from Peru
05-Feb-2008 By Katie Bird
An extract from a plant found in the Peruvian highlands may help
protect the skin from UV rays, according to latest research.
Natural ingredients protect against UV
20-Dec-2007 By Katie Bird
The year has seen increasing research into natural possibilities
for sun care that focus on protecting the DNA from UV damage rather
than blocking UV rays like conventional sunscreens.
Sun care for sports enthusiasts
20-Dec-2007 By Katie Bird
A sun care range designed specifically for outdoor sports
enthusiasts will be rolled out in the New Year, illustrating
further segmentation within the sector.
High double-digit growth expected in nanotech cosmetics market
03-Dec-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
The market for cosmetics using nanotechnology is expected to grow
significantly over the coming years despite continued concern about
the safety of the technology.
Nano carrier molecules increase UV protection in sun care
20-Nov-2007 By Katie Bird
The incorporation of sunscreens into nano lipid carrier molecules
could increase their effectiveness, whilst reducing the possibility
of undesired side effects, according to a recent study.
Black tea as natural sunscreen
19-Nov-2007 By Katie Bird
Black tea gel could provide double protection against UV radiation
by absorbing UV rays and repairing DNA damage inside the skin.
Dermatologist support for UV filters in hair care
15-Nov-2007 By Katie Bird
Hair care products that contain UV filters to protect against sun
damage have been championed by dermatologists at the American
Academy of Dermatology.
Broccoli extract provides long-lasting sun protection
23-Oct-2007 By Katie Bird
Topical application of broccoli extract may provide long-lasting
protection against UV damage by stimulating the cell's own
Nanoscale particles to block UV light in plastic packaging
18-Oct-2007 By Ahmed ElAmin and Katie Bird
Nanoscale titanium dioxide particles could be the next breakthrough
in plastic packaging, having the ability to prevent ultraviolet
light from reducing shelf life.
Coating nanoparticles to make them safe for sunscreens
27-Sep-2007 By Katie Bird
A polymer coating may protect against possible damage that could be
caused by nanoparticles used in sunscreens, a scientific study
Boots hands out free sun cream to pub goers
11-Sep-2007 By Katie Bird
Boots has teamed up with the Laurel Pub Company in the UK to offer
sachets of free sun cream to its customers; in an attempt to curb
the increase in sunburn resulting from the smoking ban.
Nanorod technology enhances titanium oxide sunscreen
11-Sep-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
By creating cavities in titanium oxide nanorods, scientists claim
to have made the sunscreen ingredient able to absorb more UVA and
UVB solar radiation.
Skin expert applauds proposed sunscreen rules
06-Sep-2007 By Simon Pitman
New US labeling rules governing sun care products have
been praised by a leading dermatologist as being a step in the
right direction towards protecting consumer health.
Carotenoids to provide UVA protection
04-Sep-2007 By Katie Bird
An Israeli biotechnology firm is marketing a carotenoid product
that promises to protect against UVA damage; capitalising on the
current concern regarding inadequate levels of UVA protection.
Fighting sunscreens fears with improvement
22-Aug-2007 By Guy Montague-Jones
An upcomoming Society of Cosmetic Chemist's meeting on
improving sunscreen performance by increasing the effectiveness of
UV filters comes as the industry is hit by a series of quality and