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Sunscreen Filter

  • Actives | Sun Care

    Will Hawaii Bring Down The Sunscreen Industry?

    Citing serious, long-term environmental damage to coral reefs and to the oceans, Hawaii lawmakers passed a bill in May that bans the use of two ultraviolet filters, oxybenzone and octinoxate. If this bill is signed by Hawaii’s governor, the ban…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 06.01.18

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Polymers | Skin Care | Sun Care

    R&D Efforts Move Along Even as Regulators Stall

    I am getting tired of reporting on the developments—more accurately, the lack of developments—on sunscreen regulations in the US! The snail-paced movement toward final regulations is only contributing to the lack of reporting on the progr…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 04.02.18

  • Sun Care

    Sunscreen Legislation Shows No Signs of Heating Up

    The Society of Cosmetic Chemists’ 71st Annual Scientific Meeting and Technology Showcase was held for the first time at the Times Square Westin Hotel in New York City on Dec. 11-12, 2017. The proceedings were slightly delayed on the first day d…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 02.01.18

  • Actives | Sun Care

    We Need Good News And Better Research!

    It has been more than 15 years now since the first three Time and Extent Application (TEA) ingredients were filed with the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), yet to date, no final decision has been reached. The Sunscreen Innovation Act (SIA) was…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 12.01.17

  • Actives | Sun Care

    Over-the-Counter (OTC) Monograph Reform

    Congress is currently debating how to amend the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act to clarify the regulatory framework with respect to certain non-prescription drugs that are marketed without an approved new drug application. The proposed bill will…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 10.02.17

  • Actives | Sun Care

    The Case for Sunscreens

    My previous column posed the question: Who needs sunscreens? The Skin Cancer Foundation (SCF) and the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) both answer with an emphatic “Everyone!”1,2 Sunscreen use can help prevent skin cancer by protecti…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 08.01.17

  • Actives | Sun Care

    Are The Odds Stacked Against Sunscreen Use?

    Recent calls echo loud and clear against the safe, effective use of sunscreens to prevent skin cancer. They emanate from the four corners of the world and include the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA), environmentalists worldwide, and even toxico…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 06.01.17

  • Actives | Sun Care
    Recent Developments in Sunscreens

    Recent Developments in Sunscreens

    FDA continues to treat sunscreens as drugs; expecting the full complement of drug tests that any cancer drug requires.
    Nadim Shaath, PhD, Alpha Research & Development Ltd. 04.03.17

  • Actives | Sun Care

    Some Positive Developments In the Sun Care Industry

    In my previous column (August 2016) we played the blame game in the sunscreen industry. I highlighted many of the negative developments in the industry and who was responsible for this perceived deterioration in the protection of our consumers from t…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 10.03.16

  • Actives | Polymers | Sun Care | Testing

    No Dearth of Players For the Blame Game

    This column will tackle the problems with sun care protection in general. My next column will address the solutions for better sun care protection. Fifty years ago our sunscreen industry began to grow. In 1966, the consumer demanded protection from t…
    Nadim Shaath, Alpha Research & Development Ltd 08.01.16

  • Actives | Functional Ingredients | Sun Care
    A Forum for Sunscreen: Debating Better Protection

    A Forum for Sunscreen: Debating Better Protection

    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…
    Nadim Shaath 09.04.13