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UVA/SPF: Optimizing your Test Protocols

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Wednesday Apr 12, 2017

Optimize your SPF / UVA testing (avoid running expensive tests until it is really needed) by learning how to better use and interpret in-vitro tests.

Julian Hewitt will show you how to support both formulation work and UVA / SPF claims for EU, US, Japan… markets with the right test at the right time & how to best adapt your protocol (substrate type, application technique…).

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Julian Hewitt Presented By:
Julian Hewitt

Length: 90 min

Course Type: Formulation
Level: Intermediate

Next Session: Apr 12, 2017
10:00 a.m. (New York City)
4:00 p.m. (Paris)

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Why should you attend?

Suncare market is highly regulated with specific requirements that are more rigorously enforced than a few years ago. And to make things even more complex, there is a lack of global harmonization of test protocols and labeling criteria, no established protocol for in-vitro SPF testing and in-vivo SPF tests are expensive! Join this course and:

  1. Meet more easily UVA/SPF regulatory requirements by running the appropriate tests (in-vitro or in-vivo) for your targeted markets
  2. Reduce expenses & time spent on in-vivo tests at product development stage by gaining in-depth knowledge about in-vivo test principles, protocols…
  3. Optimize your test protocols by understanding how to build upon test results that are not as expected
UVA/SPF: Optimizing your Test Protocols

Who should attend?

Formulators of Suncare products

Course Outline

The following sections will be covered during this session:

  1. Summary of performance measures for sun protection products

  2. In-vivo SPF and UVA testing
    • Basic Principles
    • Comparison of different in-vivo SPF test protocols

  3. In-vitro SPF and UVA testing
    • ISO 24443 procedure
    • FDA Final Rule of 2011
    • Critical Wavelength Test Parameters

  4. Advantages and disadvantages of in-vivo and in-vitro testing

  5. Global regulatory requirements – what tests are required and/or accepted in different countries / regions

  6. Optimizing your test protocols - questions to consider when test results do not match expectations: What should I do, when my formulation:
    • fails to meet my SPF target?
    • meets my SPF target, but fails the UVA / broad spectrum test?
    • meets my SPF target when tested in-vitro, but fails the in-vivo test?
    • meets SPF and UVA targets on initial screening, but now fails the final in-vitro UVAPF test (ISO 24443)?

  7. Live Q&A session- ask your questions to Julian!

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Members Reviews

It was good to understand the reasoning and differences behind all the testing that has to be completed for a SPF product. No one has been able to explain it to me that clearly before, I felt like I gained a really good understanding of the testing. I was able to learn the differences between the UVA and UVB testing and how the vary from country to country. This gave me a better understanding of why we have to double up on tests for global brands.

Alyssa S. , from Aveda Corporation

Excellent overview of the tests available for testing spf and uvapf.

Karahasanovic S. , from kanebo cosmetics paris office

The global regulatory testing requirements chart is a great tool - this will be very useful!

Laurence G. , from Gurwitch Products

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