Beyond UV protection: Broadening horizons in sun care

From formulations with sensory appeal to those helping to protect skin from the full sun spectrum, Madina Sautova, Remo Campiche and Christine Mendrok-Edinger discuss forward-thinking strategies for sun protection

Most of us have taken the message on board that too much sun is not good for the skin. Even if we’re not lucky enough to be heading for the beach, we increasingly use some form of sun protection before going out, often integrated into our skin care routine. But can we be sure we’re adequately covered?

In the following article, we examine sun care from a number of angles, including upgrading formulations to make them more appealing to consumers, extending the spectrum of sunlight covered and enhancing skin resilience to photo-damage.

Why is complete protection so difficult to achieve?

From the earliest times people have used a variety of means to protect skin from sun damage. . . .

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