SUNSCREENS: DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES


P. Swathi Reddy, Aishwarya Suresh Kumar, Vikas Jain

Abstract


One of the major concerns affecting the human skin is the exposure to ultra-violet radiations (UVR) causing photo-damage and skin cancers. In order to provide preventive measures against such incidences, there is an increased demand for sun-protectants. Sun screening agents have shown beneficiary effects on the skin by reducing the exposure of UVR and its associated symptoms. Although various constituents have been recognized to have sun protecting activity, their safety and efficacy is still a concern. The United States Food and Drugs Administration (USFDA) and European Guidelines (EU) guidelines have made the sun protecting factor (SPF) and other such indices compulsory on the labels of such formulas to guide the consumers for better selection. The various ranges of radiations and skin types influence the mechanism of photoreaction and subsequent choice of the formulation. Apart from existing agents, certain novel sun-screening agents and technologies are now available to provide better protection to human populations.


Keywords


Sun protection, UVA and UVB, Sunscreen agents, COLIPA

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About this article

Title

SUNSCREENS: DEVELOPMENTS AND CHALLENGES

Keywords

Sun protection, UVA and UVB, Sunscreen agents, COLIPA

DOI

10.22159/ijap.2018v10i6.27379

Date

12-09-2018

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Journal

International Journal of Applied Pharmaceutics
Articles In Press [Scheduled in Nov-Dec 2018] Page: 54-59

Online ISSN

0975-7058

Authors & Affiliations

P. Swathi Reddy
Department of Pharmaceutics, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore- 570015, Karnataka, India
India

Aishwarya Suresh Kumar
Department of Pharmaceutics, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore- 570015, Karnataka, India
India

Vikas Jain
Department of Pharmaceutics, JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS Academy of Higher Education and Research, Mysore- 570015, Karnataka, India
India


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