The Universal Selection Source: Cosmetics Ingredients

Sun Care
The sun care market (sun protection, self-tan and after sun) is strongly driven by health issues, due to skin damage made by prolonged sun exposure. Consumers are looking for water resistant high SPF (Sun Protection Factor) sunscreen exhibiting appropriate cosmetics sensorial properties like anti-aging & firming properties and texture. Formulators must be very imaginative to use organic and inorganic UV filters (UVA/UVB) in order to produce secure sun care products.

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Selection Guide

UV filters Selection

By Julian Hewitt

Sun plays a major role in skin aging. Many daily-use cosmetic products consist of UV protection ingredients as consumers have become more aware. Today’s sun care formulator must achieve high SPF and challenging UVA protection standards, while also making products elegant enough to encourage consumer compliance, and cost-effective enough to be affordable in difficult economic times. This guide will familiarize you with different UV filter chemistries and factors that improve their performance. Read on and find out which attributes to consider when selecting UV filters and select the right one for your formulation!

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