News tagged with sunscreens

Sunblock poses potential hazard to sea life

The sweet and salty aroma of sunscreen and seawater signals a relaxing trip to the shore. But scientists are now reporting that the idyllic beach vacation comes with an environmental hitch. When certain sunblock ...

dateAug 20, 2014 in Environment
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For perfect nano-crystals, just add water

A simplified technique to fabricate nano-crystals of cerium dioxide (CeO2), which have wide-ranging technological and industrial applications, has been "unexpectedly" demonstrated by a UNSW chemist.

dateJul 10, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Titanium dioxide nanoreactor

Tiny particles of titanium dioxide are found as key ingredients in wall paints, sunscreens, and toothpaste; they act as reflectors of light or as abrasives. However with decreasing particle size and a corresponding ...

dateFeb 21, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Suncreen from the sea

King's College London has entered into an agreement with skincare company Aethic to develop the first sunscreen based on MAA's (mycosporine-like amino acids), produced by coral.

dateSep 12, 2012 in Materials Science
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Nanoparticles: Big potential or big threat?

Zinc oxide would be the perfect sunscreen ingredient if the resulting product didn't look quite so silly. Thick, white and pasty, it was once seen mostly on lifeguards, surfers and others who needed serious sun protection.

dateJul 11, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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