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“ZinClear” - An Innovation in Suncare -First time in Japan

Australian company, Advanced Nano Technologies Limited is pleased to announce the release of its ZinClear range of zinc oxide powder (ZinClear XP) and dispersions (ZinClear IM) for use in sun care, skin care and cosmetics.

Highest Transparency on the Market

The zinc oxide particles have a unique porous structure that provides a closer match between the refractive index of the particle and the refractive index of the emollient, thus achieving an outstanding level of transparency.

Enhanced UVA Protection

ZinClear has been specifically developed to enhance the UVA protection performance of the zinc oxide to make it easier to meet global broad spectrum regulatory requirements in a wide variety of formulation types including those combining ZinClear with other UVB filters.

Versatility of the Formulations

ZinClear can be used in multiple formats, W/O or O/W emulsions, sticks, and sun oils. Its broad performance makes it ideal for use in a range of products from daily wear products to high protection beach wear sun screens.

ZinClear may be used as a single active filter to provide broad spectrum protection. ZinClear may also be used to complement titanium dioxide or organic chemical filters by providing UVA performance along with additional SPF.

The Natural Choice in Sun Care

The mineral nature of ZinClear XP powder and our ZinClear IM dispersions that combine zinc oxide with natural ingredients make these the ideal choice for use in “all natural” and “mineral only” sun care and skin care products.

NICNAS: Revised sunscreen standard given legal effect from 1 August 2013

The National Industrial Chemicals Notification and Assessment Scheme (NICNAS) has announced that the revised Australian/New Zealand Sunscreen Standard (AS/NZS 2604:2012 Sunscreen products – Evaluation and classification) (the 2012 Sunscreen Standard) took legal effect in the Cosmetics Standard 2007 from 1 August 2013, with a five year transition period before full compliance is required. The 2012 Sunscreen Standard replaces the previous version, the 1998 Sunscreen Standard.

The amended Cosmetics Standard 2007 updates the requirements of two categories of cosmetic sunscreen products (face/nail and skincare), and manufacturers and importers of cosmetic products will have five years within which to fully comply with these updated requirements. This means that from 1 August 2013 to 31 July 2018, these products must comply with the specified SPF and broad spectrum performance, labelling and testing requirements of either the 1998 Sunscreen Standard or the 2012 Sunscreen Standard. Relevant products manufactured or imported into Australia on or after 1 August 2018 must then comply with the 2012 Sunscreen Standard.

This is great news for both consumers and manufacturers as the update of the Standard will make cosmetics with UV protection more effective and manufacturing more competitive. Contact us to find out how ZinClear® can help your face and lip products comply with the new regulation.

 

Australian study reveals regular sunscreen use retards skin ageing

In June 2013, researchers from the Queensland Institute of Medical Research published a new study in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine: the study showed that, on top of protecting from skin cancer, daily use of sunscreen could prevent premature ageing.

The study was conducted in Nambour, Australia (latitude 26° S) on 903 adults younger than 55 years over a period of four and a half years. In the study, the participants were randomly assigned to two groups: one group were asked to apply SPF 15+ sunscreen to their head, neck, arms and hands each morning and after bathing, after spending more than a few hours in the sun or after sweating heavily, while the other group were asked to use sunscreen at their discretion. Impressions were taken of the backs of the participants' hands at the beginning of the study and 4.5 years later, and examined for microscopic changes of skin ageing.

The study showed that those in the daily-sunscreen-use group were less likely to have increased skin ageing after 4.5 years than those in the discretionary-sunscreen-use group, thus providing evidence, for the first time, that daily use of sunscreen can slow down skin ageing.

Why not add UV protection with zinc oxide to your daily routine to fight against skin ageing?

 

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