Sunscreen Basics

From Theory to Practice

Date(s) and Time:
June 5, 2024
11:00 am EDT - 12:30 pm EDT
Duration: 90 Minutes

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Select the on-demand option during registration, and we will automatically send you the recording when it is ready.

Course Instructor

Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D.

Early-Bird Offer

Limited Availability until May 23, 2024

$ 265
$ 295
Discounts: We offer a 10% group discount when you register 2 or more attendees (up to 10). Contact us for groups over 10.

Course description

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In the Cosmetic and Personal care market, almost everyday creams claim to offer a sun protection factor or SPF, and body products for summer holidays claim high SPF numbers. In the U.S. the sun-filters (UV absorbing molecules) are listed on a positive list, they are considered drugs that can be sold over the counter (OTC), and their claims (protection against sunburn, skin cancer, and skin aging) are regulated by the FDA.

In this accredited online session, we will review the concept of Sun Protection, SPF, PA, broad spectrum protection, and critical wavelength. We will provide information about the key parameters playing relevant roles in the achievement of the SPF/PA values of a topical product. We will discuss the use of UV-absorbing material for anti-inflammatory agents and antioxidants directly.

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Review the concept of SPF and PA (broad spectrum, UVA protection) and of critical wavelength
  • List the relevant parameters playing a role in the achievement of a given SPF
  • Describe experimental examples to illustrate their role
  • List possible ways to improve the SPF value of a product
  • Create a guideline to select surfactants and excipients for best results

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This course is intended for professionals in the cosmetic and personal care industry, pharmaceutical skin care, and skin care-related medical devices. It will be especially valuable for:

  • Professionals with a background in Biology and Dermatology who wish to strengthen their knowledge of how to avoid UV-induced damage
  • Formulation chemists committed to the preparation of SPF/PA products
  • Professionals committed to Marketing/Sales/Product Development and Communication


Course Instructor


Paolo Giacomoni, Ph.D.

Consultant to the Skin Care Industry

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