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BonPills: Sunscreens

In today's BonPills we see two curiosities about sunscreen formulations:


Now that people are increasinglyaware of the importance of keeping our planet cleaneven the ecological aspect of a cosmetic product becomes fundamental.

Several studies have shown that some physical filters, in particular chemical ones such as Benzophenone-3 and Ethylhe xyl methoxycinnamate damage irreparably the coral preventing its growth and causing its whitening.

A curious thing is that since May 1, 2018, Hawaii has approved a bill that prohibits the sale and distribution of sunscreens containing these two ingredients.

Cosmetic companies are increasingly moving towards the concept of clean beauty and are moving towards eco-sustainable formulations and packaging, respecting more and more people as well as also the environment that surrounds us.

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Children's skin is different from that of adults and deserves some more attention especially because compared to adults, children are much more susceptible to the consequences of photo-exposure.

Specific baby products are usually pastes and thick creams which are more protective, low in additives and fragrance-free.

The ingredients recommended in the formulations of baby sunscreens are moisturizing and soothing such as Panthenoll'allantoina , aloe and vitamins.

It is always better to prefer physical mineral filters to chemical filters.

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The formulations must be delicate and well tolerated by young skin, well resistant to water and have high or very high protection.

Federica Cosmast

Dott.ssa Federica D'Incà - COSMAST Master in Cosmetic Science and Technology

"Every woman has the right to be beautiful" - Elizabeth Arden

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