Environmental watchdog makes an exception for nanoparticles in sunscreens
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
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
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
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
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
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
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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
Topical ingredient Celligent both prevents UV damage and helps DNA repair, claims ingredients supplier Rahn.
Croda claims UV hair protection ingredient outshines competitors
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
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
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
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
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
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
Amerchol will launch a family of UV protection boosting ingredients at In-Cosmetics Asia.
The sunscreen that is also an anti-wrinkle cream
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
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
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
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
Scientists have linked a batch of commonly used moisturizing creams to skin cancer in mice but remain guarded about the implications for humans.
Dragon fruit could help protect against skin ageing
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
Enzymes that repair DNA damage may be the key to protecting the
skin from the aging effects of UV radiation, according to a recent
Personalised UV protection arrives in Canada
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
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
'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?
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
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
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
An extract from olive leaves and oil could be useful as a soothing
ingredient after UV exposure say scientists.
Natural sunscreen opportunities from Peru
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
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.
Nano carrier molecules increase UV protection in sun care
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
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
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
Topical application of broccoli extract may provide long-lasting
protection against UV damage by stimulating the cell's own
Carotenoids to provide UVA protection
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.
PhytoMelanin ups sunscreen antioxidant properties
California-based Jan Marini says it is launching a facial sun
protector with antioxidant properties that enhance sunscreen and
anti-aging qualities thanks to the active ingredient PhytoMelanin,
a derivative of date palm fruit.
European Commission tightens labelling regulation for sunscreens
The European Commission issued an information initiative yesterday
that requires sunscreen manufacturers to amend all sunscreen labels
by next summer, in an attempt to further educate consumers on the
perils of over exposure to the...
Banana Boat launches new sunscreen technology
Sun care provider Banana Boat, part of the Playtex Products group,
has launched an expanded sun care line that includes its newly
developed AvoTriplex technology.
SOD supplement may protect against sunburn from within
A superoxide dismutase (SOD) supplement, GliSODin, reduced the
severity of redness associated with sunburn by almost 10 per cent,
researchers from France have reported.
Research proves driving can cause skin damage
Scientists have known for some time that there is a link between
skin damage and UV rays, but the latest research finds that even
more compelling evidence could warrant new marketing opportunities
for sunscreen manufacturers.
ProtoKinetix claims breakthrough in anti-aging research
British Colombia-based biotech company ProtoKinetix says that
further scientific testing has underlined how AAGP molecules can
arrest the aging effect on the skin and prevent UV damage - a
discovery that could lead to a number of...
RSSL moves to meet EU sunscreen guidelines
RSSL Pharma, a UK-based provider of science and technology
outsourcing to the cosmetics industry, says it has made big changes
to the way it reports SPFs, following new recommendations
introduced by the EU earlier this year.
Solar indicator goes on sale in US
A wristband UV monitor has gone on sale in the US, marketed as a
device to help indicate when the wearer should apply sunscreen as a
means of combating increasing rates of skin cancer.
DSM invests in Israeli personal care company
DSM Venturing, the corporate venturing unit of Netherlands-based
ingredients specialist DSM, says it has invested $2m in Sol-Gel
Technologies, a privately-owned company specialising in beauty and
health care applications.
CTFA files comments with FDA on nanoparticles
The Cosmetic, Toiletry, and Fragrance Association (CTFA) has filed
a comprehensive dossier with the FDA outlining the science and
regulation of nanoparticles in personal care products.
Researchers hone sunburn repair ingredient
Scientists at the University of Bath in the UK say that their
research work could eventually lead to the development of an
ingredient that could be used to actively repair sunburnt skin and
help prevent the onset of cancer.
Beyond Beauty lifts the lid on nanotechnology
With the Beyond Beauty expo opening its doors in Paris this Monday,
September 11, one of the key focuses will be innovation. And with
nanotechnology proving to be one of the driving forces behind this
trend, it is fitting that a series...
Sunscreens can damage skin if not used properly, study warns
Sunscreens can actually make the skin more vulnerable to UV
radiation if they are not applied liberally and often, research by
a scientific team in California has revealed.
Expert lifts the lid on the latest sunscreen research
New innovations in sunscreen formulations are leading to
significant breakthroughs in sun protection that should cut back on
the risks associated with sun exposure, an expert from the American
Academy of Dermatology says.