SUN CARE ARTICLES

Improving sensoriality of W/O mineral sunscreen

Kao Chemicals proposes the use of two specific ingredients: Exceparl LM-LC (Lauryl Lactate) as a solubilizer for UV filters with high solubility capacity and a low whitening effect, and Penetol GE-IS (Isostearyl Glyceryl Ether) as an emulsifier that forms liquid crystals in W/O emulsions with a higher internal phase content, affording a lighter and non-oily feel of the skin

Preventing skin cancer: new technologies needed?

UK startup Kutanios explains why new sun care ingredients that offer better protection from the effects of UV light, and are non- absorbable, more stable and eco-friendly would be welcome additions to the personal care sector

Sustainable protection against UV damage

Natura-Tec presents a cranberry seed oil extract ingredient that boosts the concentration of skin antioxidants, when subjected to stress by UVA, UVB or blue light exposure through biomimetic pathway, boosting the skin’s natural protection against environmental aggressions

Microscopic revelations in sunscreen formulation

Sunscreen formulations are complex and multi-component systems that are based on either organic UV filters, inorganic UV filters, or both. As formulators navigate the complexities of sunscreen development, Croda provides detailed insights into how microscopy can enhance the understanding of formulation microstructure, offering valuable information beyond what is visible to the naked eye

Boosting SPF with colloidal lignin particles

Lignin is a widely available biopolymer with UV protection and antioxidant properties, but traditional bulk lignins are unsuitable for cosmetics. Lignovations has developed a patented and green technology to produce colloidal lignin particles (CLP). In this article, CLP is demonstrated to be an effective SPF booster in organic and mineral sunscreen products

COVER STORY: Clay-based rheology for enhanced UV protection

Consumer demand for sun care products is on the rise, driven by the growing recognition of sun protection as an essential aspect of maintaining skin health.

SPF boosting with fibrillated cellulose

Fibrillated cellulose can be used as an alternative to synthetic polymers and potential microplastics as a stabiliser of sun care formulations. They also act as an SPF booster of mineral and hybrid mineral and chemical sunscreens, allowing the reduction of UV filter concentration in the formulation while maintaining the level of protection desired

Novel biopolymers to shield UV damage

When all the benefits from Glucose-Mannose Biopolymer (GMB) are combined with the use of sunscreen, the result is a holistic approach to ultimate sun protection. GMB improves communication between all protective skin cells. This innovative UV protection approach results therefore in a 3D-defence strategy

Unlocking UV benefits and claims beyond SPF

While UV filters effectively shield the skin from sunburn, they also offer a broader range of benefits for skincare. To raise awareness about these advantages, DSM-Firmenich conducted an extensive review of scientific studies exploring the role of UV filters in five key areas

SPF booster developed from NASA research

Delavie Sciences researched the effects of space travel on the human body with NASA JPL (Jet Propulsion Laboratory), such as ageing. Organisms were researched aboard the International Space Station for 18 months, and one microorganism stood out for its ability to withstand the harsh environment of outer space

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