What price would you pay for a tan?

What price would you pay for a tan?

Sun protection is paramount to looking and feeling young, healthy, and skin cancer free.

It may look glamorous to lay on the beach working on a golden tan, but have you asked yourself what price is too high to pay for a tan?

According to the Cancer Council, Australia has one of the world's highest rates of skin cancer. Many people die each year from an almost preventable disease.

Fortunately, being SunSmart is a simple and effective way to reduce the risk of developing skin cancer and unattractive photoaging, such as pigmentation, rough skin and wrinkles.

Solaveil XT-300 acts as a UV absorber. Allows the formulation of high SPF, broad-spectrum sun protection products using a single active ingredient.

UV Radiation

You can't see or feel UV radiation. It can get extremely high over the summer, even on overcast days, so you need good sun protection every day.

New advice states that some days require sun protection up until 6 pm.

A free Cancer Council SunSmart app provides notifications about the levels of UV radiation and the times of day you need to protect yourself.

Homosalate acts as an effective UVB absorber with a UV absorbance (E 1%/1cm) of min. 170 at 305nm for various applications. It is used for products with low and – in combination with other UV filters – high sun protection factors. It is also an effective solubilizer for crystalline UV absorbers.


The other undesirable consequence of sun exposure is photoaging. Just a few minutes of exposure to UV each day can cause noticeable changes to the skin, including freckles, age spots, facial spider veins, rough leathery skin, wrinkles, saggy skin, a blotchy complexion and actinic keratoses (thick wart-like patches of skin).

"Photoaging" is the term dermatologists use to describe skin aging caused by sun exposure. The amount of photoaging that develops depends on exposure time and genetics, such as skin colour.

People with fair skin, skin that burns quickly, and those who spend a lot of time outdoors through work or recreation fall into the high-risk group and are at the most significant risk of photoaging. Dark-skinned people, on the other hand, are generally limited to wrinkles and a mottled complexion.

Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine acts as a UVA and UVB Broad Spectrum absorber. It offers characteristics such as ease of formulation and the ability to photostabilize other UV filters. It shows excellent compatibility with cosmetic ingredients and other UV filters. It is used in anti-aging formulas and sun protection products.

Sun-weakened skin

Photoaging occurs over several years, causing the skin to lose its standard structure and the ability to repair itself. Scientific studies have shown that repeated exposure to UV radiation attacks elastin, breaks down collagen, and impairs new collagen synthesis.

When skin is weakened by the sun, it stops springing back, becoming loose, saggy, wrinkled, and leathery – prematurely aging you.

The good news is the harmful effects of UV radiation can be avoided with good sun protection habits. So remember to slip, slop, slap, seek, slide…

Trumulse 1689 acts as w/o emulsifier. Trumulse 1689 is used in body, skin, lip & facial care, wipes, creams, lotions, feet, hands, nails, sun protection and after-sun products.

Trulux has a range of raw ingredients you can add to your skincare and cosmetics range to help with vital protection from UV radiation.

Image courtesy of www.henryfordlivewell.com

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