The researcher from Arizona has licensed a non-penetrating sunscreen to MexiAloe Laboratorios and it will appeal to consumers about chemical exposure.
The non-penetrating sunscreens fix oxybenzone – in a way that shields it from saturating the skin.
Along with the UA graduate student Stephanie Tolbert, Mr. Douglas Loy developed the formulation. Mr. Douglas Loy is a UA professor of chemistry and biochemistry and materials science and engineering.
Over the use of the compound, Hindering the assimilation of oxybenzone into skin would help resolve the public concern. The American Association of Dermatology says oxybenzone is safe, however open concerns have been raised about its belongings when consumed by clients.
Mr. Douglas said, “Stephanie wanted to improve cosmetics by introducing sunscreens that wouldn’t pass through the skin”. Further, Mr. Douglas added, “In addition to being nonhazardous, we made the sunscreens last longer so they wouldn’t have to be reapplied as frequently”.
Sunscreens take molecules that block UV light and encase them in microscopic capsules, which the industry calls “pearls”. These pearls breakdown and the chemicals they contain can become even more photosensitive then leach into the skin.
CEO of Novamex, Luis Fernandez said, “Personal care consumers are connecting the dots between health, environmental sustainability, and natural ingredients. This trend is shaping the future of the natural personal care category”. Further, he added, “With these licensed patents from UA, we are looking forward to providing innovative solutions for consumers that now more than ever are looking for natural and functional sunscreens”.