IN-VITRO TESTS ON SOLAR PRODUCTS: STATE OF THE ART AND NEW CLAIMS
10:30 - 11:00
November 28, 2017
In these last years solar protection has become one of the most debated cosmetic topic. Our attention focused on it. All this because we are more aware of the damages due to an improvised exposure. Erythema, photoageing, skin cancer are nowadays terms of public domain. Even if most people ignore the real meaning of such terms as SPF, UVA, IR rays, the consumer knows he must protect from sun and that such acronyms are important.
That’s why the application of solar products is no more for a restricted number of health fanatics, but it has become a more popular gesture concerning men, women and children in the same way.
This large diffusion of solar products obliged the manufacturers to find a way to emerge non only promising a good protection from the sun damages but also trying to grab a larger quote of the market creating new claims.
Therefore the need to have non only protective products but also pleasant to use products has born. Hence the new claims: sand-repellent, sand-resistant, sweat-resistant, abrasion-resistant, transparent, invisible.
In-vitro tests can support several of these claims, in a cheaper, ethic and technically simpler way than in-vivo tests.
In this speech we offer an overview of the in-vitro test commonly used to demonstrate solar products efficacy.
- Valerie Pagani ISPE, Institute of Skin and Product Evaluations
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