Chinese Journal of Dermatology ›› 2020, Vol. 53 ›› Issue (12): 962-966.doi: 10.35541/cjd.20200567

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Explanation and elaboration of the consensus “photoprotection of the future: challenges and opportunities”: international development trends of sunscreen cosmetics and their enlightenment to China

Lai Wei1, Zheng Yue1, Corinne Granger2, Carles Trullas2, Jean Krutmann3, Liu Wei4   

  1. 1Department of Dermatology, The Third Affiliated Hospital, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou 510630, China; 2Innovation and Development ISDIN, 08000 Barcelona, Spain; 3IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine, 40210 Düsseldorf, Germany; 4Department of Dermatology, Air Force Medical Center, Beijing 100036, China
  • Received:2020-06-09 Revised:2020-10-21 Online:2020-12-15 Published:2020-12-02
  • Contact: Lai Wei

Abstract: 【Abstract】 At present, there are still some misunderstandings regarding sunscreen cosmetics. For example, the higher the sun protection factor, the better the sunscreen cosmetics, and sunscreen agents can cause calcium deficiency in users. As far as sunscreen cosmetics are concerned, there are also many problems, concerns and challenges, such as inconsistent testing and labeling methods for sun protection factor, insufficient protection wavelength range, and unclear safety to the human body and environment. This article describes global issues in sunscreen cosmetics, their development trends, and enlightenment to the research and development of sunscreen cosmetics in China, aiming to provide a reference for clinicians.

Key words: Sunscreening agents, Sun protection factor, Toxic actions, Trends