keyboard_arrow_upMultipurpose valve and actuator from Precision Global
keyboard_arrow_downMultipurpose valve and actuator from Precision Global

The sun care category is scorching hot – which is good news both for consumers and manufacturers. Thanks to the innovative solutions available from suppliers to the category, there are endless options of products and formats available to meet consumers various needs, from aerosols and sprayable mists to roll on sunscreens. Precision Global recently launched […]

keyboard_arrow_upSouth African legend, Island Tribe launches its new look
keyboard_arrow_downSouth African legend, Island Tribe launches its new look

In 1992, a legendary sun protection brand was born in Durban, South Africa. In just a short space of time, Island Tribe became the water-resistant sunscreen of choice for surfers and other extreme sport adventurers. Today, Island Tribe has expanded to include a wide range of products and is distributed to more than 25 countries […]

keyboard_arrow_upDSM seeks FDA approval of Parsol Shield
keyboard_arrow_downDSM seeks FDA approval of Parsol Shield

DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit is preparing to submit the necessary data to the FDA to support a generally recognised as safe and effective (GRASE) determination for Bemotrizinol (BEMT). DSM to provide data Under the trade name Parsol Shield, DSM has been providing Bemotrizinol (BEMT) as a UV light absorber for use […]

keyboard_arrow_upDSM proposes accelerated scientific approach to FDA announcement on sunscreen safety
keyboard_arrow_downDSM proposes accelerated scientific approach to FDA announcement on sunscreen safety

DSM’s Personal Care & Aroma Ingredients business unit is proposing an accelerated scientific approach to confirm Grase status for most UV-filter products in the United States. The company has used Avobenzone, the most protective sunscreen active on the market against UVA damage, marketed by the company as Parsol 1789 to showcase the model it believes […]

keyboard_arrow_upWorldwide launch of HydroSheer from Ashland
keyboard_arrow_downWorldwide launch of HydroSheer from Ashland

Ashland Specialty Ingredients, a commercial unit of Ashland Inc., has announced its patent-pending HydroSheer sun care formulation is now available to sun care product makers throughout the world. HydroSheer water-resistant sun care formulations apply transparently on skin, even in the presence of water. Ashland developed the formulation after it discovered that hydrophobic film, under special formulating conditions, is miscible in water. The discovery is significant in that consumers may now apply sunscreen on skin that is wet, without unsightly whitening effects typically formed by standard water-resistant sunscreen formulae.

keyboard_arrow_upHere comes the sun
keyboard_arrow_downHere comes the sun

Despite the fact that stances towards tanning vary, consumers around the world are seeking to avoid sun damage, with rising levels of awareness driving the sales of sun protection products. The global sun care market, made up primarily of sun protection, self-tanning and after-sun products, grew by 5.2 per cent in 2010 to reach a value of $7.2 billion a volume of 814.6 million units.

keyboard_arrow_upSun and skin cancer myths
keyboard_arrow_downSun and skin cancer myths

Research shows that up to 90 per cent of cancers are caused by environmental factors. The war on cancer could be won if humans were no longer exposed to environmental carcinogens such as chemicals, viruses, bacteria, UV light and maintained a healthy body weight through a balanced diet and exercise. It is important to know the different carcinogens and avoid being exposed to them in order to reduce your risk of getting cancer. These are the facts, according to CANSA, but there are many myths…