Signs of photoageing, such as lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation are both known to be caused mainly by UVA radiation. To bring maximum flexibility to formulators in meeting both regulatory stipulations and consumer needs, DSM has introduced a new UVA filter to its portfolia
UVB protection and SPF are essential components of sunscreen products. Yet as formulators, are we giving enough attention to UVA protection? There are good reasons why we should do so. In part, due to regulatory requirements in different global markets, but also to provide consumers with products that help protect facial skin against signs of photoageing, such as lines and wrinkles, and hyperpigmentation − both which are known to be caused mainly by UVA radiation. To bring maximum flexibility to formulators in meeting both regulatory stipulations and consumer needs, DSM introduces a second UVA filter, PARSOL® DHHB (Diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate), to its portfolio. In this article, we offer a recap of the regulatory requirements for UVA protection and studies in support of the skin care benefits UVA protection could bring as part of everyday, multifunctional products.
It is important to remember that to protect skin as effectively as possible against the detrimental effects of sun exposure, sunscreen formulations need to be ‘broad spectrum’ and to filter both UVB and UVA light. A prime reason for this is because UVB and UVA radiation both contribute in the development of skin cancer
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