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  • Consumer Reports Rates Sunscreens

    Consumer Reports Rates Sunscreens

    May 14, 2015
    Finds one-third don't meet SPF label claims.

  • SPF Goes to Court!

    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd || February 6, 2015
    Sunscreens have been in the headlines recently. We start the New Year with an act of Congress, The Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA), which was just signed by President Obama into law in November. Its implications will be debated extensively in the futu…

  • Guiding Light

    Guiding Light

    Melissa Meisel, Associate Editor || March 13, 2013
    Wearing sunscreen and other products with SPF is becoming as common as brushing your teeth or combing your hair. No wonder then that sales of suntan lotion and oil in mass market outlets rose more than 3% to $1.2 billion (see chart below) in the pa…

  • Evaluating Sunscreen Spray Polymers

    Evaluating Sunscreen Spray Polymers

    Olga V. Dueva-Koganov, Michael Russell, Steven Micceri and Artyom Duev, AkzoNobel Surface Chemistry LLC, Ossining, NY and Bridgewater, NJ, USA || March 5, 2012
    Static and dynamic contact angle measurements in vitro can be utilized to evaluate the efficacy of sunscreen films to prevent water from reaching the substrate surface and reduce TEWL

  • In the Sun, in the Dark

    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd || May 3, 2011
    Are we encouraging a false sense of security among consumers? When we use sunscreens for protection, are we truly covered? Are we in the dark when we are in the sun? In the upcoming installments of The Sunscreen Filter, I will attempt to shed so…

  • Burnt Offerings

    Burnt Offerings

    Tom Branna, Editorial Director || March 11, 2011
    The sun care market continues to post good gains, while marketers keep rolling out new products regardless of whether or not FDA issues its final ruling.

  • Comparative Evaluation of Commercial SPF 100+ Sunscreen Products

    Comparative Evaluation of Commercial SPF 100+ Sunscreen Products

    Olga V. Dueva-Koganov, Ph.D. and Nadim A. Shaath, Ph.D. , Integrated Botanical Technologies, LLC, Ossining, N.Y. Alpha Research and Development, White Plains, NY || November 23, 2010
    More than three years ago, the FDA introduced a proposed rule that includes testing of sunscreen efficacy in vivo (SPF and UVA-PF) and in vitro (UVAI/UV ratio after pre-irradiation).1 The FDA requires U.S. sunscreen manufacturers to declare, in addit…

  • The Sunscreen Race

    The Sunscreen Race

    Steven Q. Wang, MD, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Dermatology Division || January 5, 2010
    A march to 100 and beyond.