Developing Eco-Conscious Sunscreens REGISTER NOW! Sustainability
Developing Eco-Conscious Sunscreens
Sustainability is at the heart of DSM and our innovation strategy, and we use this mindset to design ingredients and concepts to deliver superior performance while also being environmentally conscious.
Environmental concerns are becoming top-of-mind for UV protection formulators. As such, they are always looking for new tools to help develop eco-conscious sunscreens. Formulators are using various tools to help evaluate the environmental impact profile of formulations. To assist formulators, DSM has developed Sunscreen Optimizer™, which allows the user to select the UV filters of choice and input their concentrations; it then simulates the SPF and UVA performance, based on accurate algorithms. The tool also calculates in real time the eco-score and eco-class.
DSM is working to raise awareness of the importance of regular sun protection. To accomplish this, DSM is partnering with the Skin Cancer Foundation to support the Destination Healthy Skin Program, a mobile skin cancer screening clinic, which provides free skin cancer educational materials and screenings throughout the country. Since its inception, the program has identified more than 10,000 potential skin cancers and precancers, including 450 suspected melanomas.
Luciana Uttembergue D’Elia, a Brazilian national, holds an Executive MBA, a degree in Chemistry and Cosmetics Technology, and a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry. She has 15 years of experience in the cosmetics industry in both Latin America and in the US. She has been with DSM for 10 years is currently the Senior Technical & Marketing Manager responsible for Personal Care NA.
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