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Sun Protection Conference

14th International Sun Protection Conference

NEW DATES FOR 2017  6-7 June 2017 at 30 Euston Square, London 

The theme for the 2017 conference will be annouced in September 2016

Scientific programme organiser: Dr Jack Ferguson, Skinnovation Ltd, UK

Discussions at the 2015 conference: Inspirations from Nature

Can Nature help us to develop future sun protection strategies? The first sunscreens protected against sun burning and were essentially UVB protectants with low factors that allowed easy tanning of the skin.

Modern sunscreen products may still provide highly heterogeneous attenuation of the sun’s rays not necessarily consistent with the quality of electromagnetic radiation experienced in Nature. As an industry we have been driven by the quantity of protection as indicated by the SPF and not necessarily the quality of protection. A level of UVA protection is now a requirement for most markets worldwide, but is this sufficient in terms of quality and quantity of broadspectrum protection? Are there other wavelengths that we should consider in our protection strategies? What does natural protection tell us about the biological need?

The conference theme explored and re-examined sun product development strategies in terms of quality of protection, natural substances and human behaviour. In addition, internationally renowned expert speakers gave updates on sun care technology, testing and worldwide regulations affecting the development, testing, and promotion of sun products.


2015 conference sponsors:

Sun Protection Sponsors Panel TKS Solarlight DSM Bicosome Labsphere BASF AMA Alpol Baxter Soap, Perfumery and Cosmetics Cosmetics & Toiletries

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