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  • How to Select Emollients For Stable Emulsions

    Anna Howe, Evonik Corporation || November 3, 2014
    Emollients are the biggest component, after water, in an emulsion system.  The functions of emollients are to soften, moisturize, lubricate, protect, film-form, condition, solubilize and disperse.  Even if emollients play such a pivotal rol…

  • The Hot Spot for Sun Care

    The Hot Spot for Sun Care

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director || November 4, 2013
    Nearly 500 attend the Sunscreen Symposium sponsored by the Florida Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.

  • A Forum for Sunscreen: Debating Better Protection

    A Forum for Sunscreen: Debating Better Protection

    Nadim Shaath || September 4, 2013
    Vital issues confronting the sun care market in the US will be discussed at a round table panel discussion during this month’s Sunscreen Symposium by the Florida Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.1 It is the third time such a forum ha…

  • The Archaic TEA Process Revisited

    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd || May 3, 2013
    The US has fallen behind in the adoption of sun care ingredients that are actively in use in other countries. What are the reasons for this lag? Recently, I was invited to participate in a coalition that endeavors to improve the regulatory pathway fo…

  • ‘PASS’ Pushes the Issue

    ‘PASS’ Pushes the Issue

    Christine Esposito , Associate Editor || April 3, 2013
    A coalition that includes sunscreen ingredient companies, dermatologists and sunscreen manufacturers calls on FDA to create a pathway for new UV filters.

  • Infrared Radiation  Skin Protection

    Infrared Radiation Skin Protection

    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd || March 1, 2012
    We have been wrong before. We once believed that the sun circled the earth before Galileo Galilei argued for a new perspective. Sunscreen formulations that attempt to protect us from damaging effects on the skin do not currently protect us from infra…

  • Amending the Monograph

    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. || July 8, 2009
    The headline above is intentionally contentious considering we still do not have a final monograph (FM) to amend. The tentative final monograph (TFM) is far from sufficient and yet it is effectively law. In the meantime, we rely upon the mechanism in…

  • SPF Boosters  Photostability of Ultraviolet Filters

    SPF Boosters Photostability of Ultraviolet Filters

    October 1, 2007
    Raw material suppliers have developed a wide range of emollients, quenchers, antioxidants and other cosmetic ingredients to improve the UV filters and boost the SPF.