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

The impacts of UV radiation on the skin are widely recognized to a certain extent. The adverse effects encompass immediate consequences such as acute sunburn and inflammation, as well as long-term outcomes such as photoageing and pigmentary disorders. 

Moreover, the potential risk of developing skin cancer due to UV exposure should not be disregarded. This raises the question: Why take the risk of being exposed to UV radiation? It is worth noting that there are some positive aspects associated with exposure, such as mood enhancement, tanning, vitamin D production, and blood pressure reduction.

However, it is important to highlight that only a relatively small amount of exposure is necessary to attain these benefits.

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