Substantiation of anti-pollution claims
For some years now, air pollution has been a highly topical issue, also gaining ground in the cosmetic industry. More and more companies advertise solutions with new ingredients that are being touted as a revolution to fully protect our largest organ against air pollution and many "old familiar" ingredients are suddenly taking on new functions in this regard. This inevitably raises the questions how can anti-pollution claims be justified and secured with today's technology? How do test strategies for anti-pollution formulations look like in this respect?
Sun Conference – meeting the UVA challenge
The 11th London Sun Protection Conference took place from 8-9 June 2011. Presentations from companies including BASF, DSM, Croda and Dermatest discussed challenges surrounding UVA and SPF testing and labelling criteria, the importance of photostability and the latest advances in UV filters.
SCS - The cosmetic challenge
<p>Although the title of the Inaugural SCS Symposium 2008 was Emerging technologies and challenges for the next decade and beyond, the underlying theme was what a cosmetic is, how safe it is and how it can deliver its promises without becoming a medicine? John Woodruff and Clare Henderson report from the Chepstow event (28-29 April)</p>