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Sunscreen innovations

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

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Future sunscreen technology should utilize polymers to prevent formulas from migrating on skin, Zoe Draelos, MD, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, advises at American Academy of Dermatology 2004 melanoma/skin cancer detection and prevention month press conference May 3 in New York City. Migration typically is due to sunscreen mixing with sebum and perspiration, she explains. However, there currently is no industry standard for testing sunscreen movement, Draelos adds. Other ingredients that would improve sunscreen performance include silicone, which diminishes secondary oxygen radicals generated by sunscreens, she says...



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