Sunscreen use has skyrocketed, but so have concerns over the ingredients contained in some formulas. So the search is on for active ingredients that protect skin from the sun without potential side effects.
Joseph Laszlo, PhD, recently presented his ideas for an alternative at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. He reported that he and his colleagues developed a way to combined ferulic acid with soybean oil to create a water-resistant substance that protects against both UVA and UVB rays.
Called feruloyl soy glycerides, or iSoy, the material can be incorporated into cosmetic products for protection against not only the sun, but also other environmental aggressors.
“The skin ages not just from exposure to the sun but also from air pollutants and other environmental effects,” Laszlo explain at the ACS meeting. “We believe that this molecule could prevent some of the damage caused by the free-radical processes involved in those environmental exposures. That’s particularly important for preserving the integrity and health of skin tissue.”
His clinical findings provide promise for biobased products that protect skin from the damaging, aging effects of our surroundings.
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