Men older than 50 years of age are more than twice as likely as women to develop and die from melanoma, yet many men admit to not using sunscreen, and even more report not knowing what skin cancer warning signs to look for, according to the results of a survey released by the Skin Cancer Foundation in partnership with the makers of Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic brand sunscreens.
Manufacturers of sunscreen now will have six additional months to meet the new labeling and testing requirements as imposed by the Food and Drug Administration, according to an announcement from the Federal Register.
BB creams, which also are referred to as “blemish balms” or “beauty balms,” have experienced significant growth in the past several months, according a new report by market research company the NPD Group.
La Roche-Posay has announced that, for the first time, it has combined a UVA/UVB 100% mineral sun filter with tint technology to provide protection for skin while meeting the desires of consumers who seek a sun-kissed glow.
Hawaiian Tropic Sun Care is taking its newest product — Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration lotion sunscreen — to the runway this summer as the official sun care sponsor of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2013 Collections in Miami.
The Hain Celestial Group, a maker of natural personal care products, announced the debut of more than 20 new personal care products at the Natural Products Expo West earlier this month, as well as more than 90 product reformulations to the NSF/ANSI 305 Standard for Personal Care Products Containing Organic Ingredients.
As expected, sales of sun care products experienced a boost in the most recent 12 weeks, according to SymphonyIRI Group, and it is likely that a greater consumer awareness of the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays and product innovation helped fuel growth.
In an effort to have an even greater impact on the sun care category, Energizer Personal Care has announced the establishment of its sun care division, which brings together sunscreen brands Banana Boat and Hawaiian Tropic, as well as its private-label brand, Alpha To Omega.
Physician’s Preference, Vitamins and Supplements wellness experts on Wednesday announced an initiative to educate Americans on the importance of obtaining optimal vitamin D status — as the “sunshine vitamin” is coupled with numerous health benefits — by setting the facts straight about sunscreen use and offering quick tips for increasing one’s vitamin D level.
True Natural Cosmetics promoted at the conference its line of 100% bio-based sun protection and self-tanning products made with 100% renewable biological material. Organic plant oils and flower extracts and the star ingredient — cupuacu butter, which is packed with essential fatty acids — power Biobased True sun care products.
Greater consumer awareness of the dangers of the sun’s harmful rays and greater product innovation are spelling growth in the sun care market. And, as the industry wades through the recently issued regulations by the Food and Drug Administration, new innovative products for both children and adults hit the pipeline, which is likely to mean further growth.
The sun care segment is in the midst of some significant changes as, years after announcing its intent to improve the labeling of sunscreens, the Food and Drug Administration finally has issued new rules for OTC sunscreen products