Sunscreen Filter


  • Tanning Salons Are a Hot Topic for the Industry

    Tanning Salons Are a Hot Topic for the Industry

    The controversial practice of indoor tanning is a $5 billion industry in the U.S. Thirty million Americans visit tanning salons every year—a five-fold increase since 1992. On an average day, more than one million Americans “catch some ray…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 03.03.09

  • Things are Heating Up in the Sunscreen Category

    Happy New Year!  This issue marks the first anniversary of my column. The positive reactions I have received to The Sunscreen Filter attest to its timeliness; an informational filter is sorely needed to keep pace with rapid sunscreen development…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 01.08.09

  • Using Nanotechnology in Sun Care Formulas

    Using Nanotechnology in Sun Care Formulas

    In previous columns (July and September, 2008), I tackled a number of controversial sun care issues.  As a reminder, in today’s Information Age, you cannot believe everything you read. Nowadays, anyone can take any sunscreen topic, twist i…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 11.07.08

  • SPF: Sun Protection Facts or Fictions? Part II

    Ah, summertime at the shore—what could be better than the sun and the surf? Summer brings more sunshine and more sun protection. When you’re surfing the internet, however, trying to find accurate information on sunscreens is no day at the…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 09.04.08

  • SPF: Sun Protection Facts or Fictions?

    You can’t believe everything you read. Until recently, information on sun protection has generally made its way from the top down, passing from industry and academia to the consumer via traditional media. Experts with credentials relayed skin c…
    Nadim A. Shaath, PhD., Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 07.01.08

  • The Industrys Response to FDAs Proposed Rules

    The Industrys Response to FDAs Proposed Rules

    In my first column (February, 2008 p. 38-41), I addressed the salient features in the FDA’s Amendment of the Final Monograph’s Proposed Rule (Vol. 72, No. 165, Aug. 27, 2007). This column will highlight the response of the sun care indust…
    Nadim A. Shaath, Ph.D., Alpha Research & Development 04.30.08

  • Changes in Sun Protection Call for a New Column

    Changes in Sun Protection Call for a New Column

    In today’s environment of rapid sunscreen developments, an information filter is sorely needed. This issue marks the first in a bimonthly column primed to filter through the latest news and views in sunscreens, ultraviolet filters and their reg…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 02.06.08