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By csep - Posted on 25 August 2010

Publication TypeReport
Year of Publication2007
Corporate AuthorsEnvironmental Working Group
Series TitleSkin Deep Cosmetic Safety Database
PublisherEnvironmental Working Group
TypeDatabase article
Publication Languageeng

Article from the SkinDeep Database on Cosmetic Safety. Researchers from the Environmental Working Group found, to their surprise, that they recommend the use of some sunscreens containing nanoparticles as being better at protecting consumers from UV radiation and contained less high hazard ingredients and toxins. They also reviewed fifteen peer-reviewed studies finding no absorption of small scale zinc or titanium sunscreen ingredients through healthy skin. While the article is still wary about nanoparticles in cosmetics, the benefits of nanoparticle containing sunscreen seem to outweigh the potential risks. The article calls for more safety studies and standards for sunscreens - nano containing or otherwise.