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UVA/SPF: Optimizing your Test Protocols

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Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

Optimize your SPF / UVA testing (avoid running expensive tests until it is really needed) by learning how to better use and interpret in-vitro tests.

Julian Hewitt will show you how to support both formulation work and UVA / SPF claims for EU, US, Japan… markets with the right test at the right time & how to best adapt your protocol (substrate type, application technique…).

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Julian Hewitt Presented By:
Julian Hewitt

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Apr 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Suncare market has become much more regulated, and requirements are more specific and more rigorously enforced than a few years ago. And to make things even more complex, the suncare industry has country specific regulations and is lacking of standardized protocols!

  1. Meet more easily UVA/SPF regulatory requirements by running the appropriate tests (in-vitro or in-vivo, ISO 24444, ISO 24442, JCIA 1995…) for your targeted markets
  2. Optimize your developments by understanding how to build upon test results that are not as expected
  3. Anticipate how UVA/SPF measurements may change with an update on current discussions to harmonize regulations
UVA/SPF: Optimizing your Test Protocols

Who should attend?

Formulators of Suncare products

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Summary of performance measures for sun protection products

  2. In-vivo SPF and UVAPF testing – basic principles

  3. Comparison of different in-vivo SPF test protocols

  4. In-vitro SPF and UVA testing

  5. Advantages and disadvantages of in-vivo and in-vitro testing

  6. Questions to consider when test results do not match expectations

  7. Global regulatory requirements – what tests are required and/or accepted in different countries / regions.

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Members Reviews

It was good to understand the reasoning and differences behind all the testing that has to be completed for a SPF product. No one has been able to explain it to me that clearly before, I felt like I gained a really good understanding of the testing. I was able to learn the differences between the UVA and UVB testing and how the vary from country to country. This gave me a better understanding of why we have to double up on tests for global brands.

Alyssa S. , from Aveda Corporation

Excellent overview of the tests available for testing spf and uvapf.

Karahasanovic S. , from kanebo cosmetics paris office

The global regulatory testing requirements chart is a great tool - this will be very useful!

Laurence G. , from Gurwitch Products

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