Cancer Research UK states that incidences in skin cancer have
almost doubled in the past decade, despite surveys suggesting that
the public are aware of the risks. Is a new approach to safe-sun
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.
A new survey has revealed that despite more UK consumers being
worried about skin cancer than a decade ago, they are still slow on
the uptake of protective sunscreens as a preventative measure
against harmful UVA and UVB rays.
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...
BASF fine chemicals is targeting the sun care market in a bid to
strengthen knowledge on the harmful effects of UVA rays and the
damage it can do to the skin - introducing a new generation of UV
SolarChem Labs has launched an anti-aging cream formulated to help
repair skin damage specifically caused by sunbathing, in a move
that aims to bridge the gap between maintaining a tan and
preventing the sun damage that can lead to...
New York and Washington D.C. have emerged as the most 'sun aware'
US cities in a recent survey carried out by the American Academy of
Dermatology with Chicago bringing up the rear - indicating the need
for more education...
A new survey carried out by dermatologists in the US shows that
consumers are still not aware, or else don't take seriously, the
importance of using sunblock or sunscreen to prevent sun damage,
suggesting industry still has work...
Building on ambitions to extend its Huggies brand still further
into the personal care segment, Kimberly-Clark is expanding its
Little Swimmers brand with the launch of a new line of sun care
products that include 'sun sensors'.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Although the incidence of skin cancer is rarer amongst individuals
with darker skin, lack of awareness means that the mortality rate
is higher than those with fair skin - leading experts to reiterate
advice for everyone to use sunscreen.
The FDA's controversial decision not to approve Mexoryl, an
ingredient that provides valuable protection from the sun's UVA
rays, looks uncertain after US regulators decided to approve a
L'Oreal sunscreen containing...
A new study by UK charity Restoriation of Appearance and Function
Trust (RAFT) suggests that most sunscreen users do not use products
adequately enough to fully protect themselves form cancer-causing
French ingredients provider Silab has announced the launch of its
latest anti-ageing innovation, Heliomoduline, an ingredient that is
said to repair DNA through the stimulation of proteins that
naturally exist in the skin's dermal...
Latest research from US scientists shows that nanoparticles used in
certain sun cream formulations can affect mice brain cells by
upsetting the chemical balance and potentially causing neurological
Valeant Pharmaceuticals has launched two new products that combine
comprehensive moisturizing properties with an SPF 30 sunscreen,
tapping into the growing market for increasingly comprehensive
multi-functional products that provide...
Reflecting the growing trend towards multi-functional targeted sun
protection, UK-based retail giant Tesco has launched a
comprehensive range of new sun care products aimed at a wide
variety of individuals.
The European Commission is making moves to ensure the accuracy of
sunscreen labeling in a move that will eradicate the use of the
term 'sunblocker' and will ensure that products' UVA protection are
The growing microsegmentation of the hair care market is leading to
increasingly tailor-made and functional products, a trend that is
typified by the re-launch of the France-based Ales Group's sun care
protection oil, Huile Capillaire.
Oxonica, a UK-based nanotechnology group that has come to the fore
with a UV sunscreen ingredient, has completed the acquisition of US
company Nanoplex Technologies, in a deal that will help it expand
its sun care capabilities.
Reinforcing the importance of using sunscreen and other products
that filter dangerous UV rays at an early age, US researchers have
stressed the importance of protecting skin from sun before the age
of 18 as crucial in the fight against...
Collagen Nutraceuticals, an established nutraceuticals player, is
launching a cosmetic grade hyaluronic acid (HA) aimed at a variety
of skin and hair care formulations, primarily as a means of
Cognis Care Chemicals has launched a new long-lasting moisturiser
based on extracts of a South African desert plant. The launch is in
response to increasing demands for multi-functional moisturising
agents that catering to the...
Canadian company Genesis Genomics, which specialises in skin cancer
and sun-damaged skin testing, is to establish a research base at
the University of Newcastle in an effort to further its pioneering
work for sun protection, reports...
As temperatures starts to rise, so do voices warning about the
dangers of over exposure to UV rays. Sun protection usually
involves topical creams, but evidence of oral antioxidants' ability
to boost protection may provide an...