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Latex synthesized gold nanoparticles enhance sunscreen SPF

Latex synthesized gold nanoparticles enhance sunscreen SPF

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists have found that if gold nanoparticles are synthesized with the latex of a native South American plant, then it can enhance the sun protection factor of sunscreens and offer a potent alternative to titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.

French nanomaterials register triples in second year

French nanomaterials register triples in second year

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

According to a government report, the number of declarations for the French nanomaterials register tripled in its second year of implementation, as formulators and distributors increase their notifications.

Nanoparticle research identifies characteristics to penetrate skin

Nanoparticle research identifies characteristics to penetrate skin

By Andrew MCDOUGALL

Scientists in the UK have identified key characteristics that enhance a nanoparticle’s ability to penetrate skin which could have implications in the delivery of drugs, as well as in skin care to treat certain conditions and restrict cosmetics ingredient...

Cosmetics Europe: EU industry must address nano perception

Cosmetics Europe: EU industry must address nano perception

By Michelle Yeomans

At the Cosmetics Europe General Assembly, the EC’s deputy director general for consumers urged the industry to think about how nanotechnology is being presented to the consumer that already perceives nanomaterials as ‘inherently problematic’.

Symrise launches new sun care ingredient

Symrise launches new sun care ingredient

By Katie Nichol

German ingredients supplier Symrise has launched SymTio S, a patent-pending novel sunscreen ingredient consisting of micro fine titanium dioxide coated with the ester cetearyl nonanoate.

Scientists study effect of silver particles on algae

Scientists study effect of silver particles on algae

By Michelle Yeomans

Scientists from the Aquatic Research Institute, Eawag have subjected algae to a range of silver concentrations to learn more about the cellular processes that occur in the cells.

SCCS calls for nano silica safety information

SCCS calls for nano silica safety information

By Michelle Yeomans

The European Commission has called on the Scientific Committee on Consumer Safety (SCCS) for a full risk assessment on the safe use of the nano form of silica in cosmetic products.

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