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UVA/SPF: Upgrade your Test Strategy for Regulatory Compliance

On-Demand Course

Recorded on Jun 6, 2023

Get your sun care cosmetics to comply faster with today’s UVA/SPF regulatory requirements by upgrading your testing strategy to overcome challenges resulting from the lack of global harmonization of test protocols and labelling criteria.

Julian Hewitt will help you avoid running expensive tests and show you how to support formulation work & UVA / SPF claims for your targeted markets (EU, US, Japan). You will learn about conducting right test at the right time (in-vitro or in-vivo) & how to interpret test results better.

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Julian Hewitt Presented By:
Julian Hewitt
Length: 90 min

Course Type: Methodology
Level: Intermediate

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Why should you view this course?

Suncare market is highly regulated with requirements that are rigorously enforced than a few years ago. Making things even more complex are factors like:
  • Lack of global harmonization of test protocols and labeling criteria,
  • Absence of established protocol for in-vitro SPF testing,
  • Inconsistency between test labs, and
  • Cost associated with in-vivo SPF tests
Join this course and:

  1. Meet UVA/SPF regulatory requirements easily by running the right tests (in-vitro or in-vivo, ISO 24444, ISO 24442, FDA 2011...) for your targeted markets

  2. Reduce time & money 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 view this course?

Formulators of Suncare products who are:
- creating compliant UVA / SPF claims for the targeted markets (EU, US, Japan)
- trying to formulate/reformulate and thus market the products better

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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 (ISO 24444, ISO 24442, FDA 2011...)

  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. 30 mins Q&A session - interact directly with Julian!

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Members Reviews

Good summary of test methods, very clear. Very informative class on testing.

cheryl seidell , from EverCare

Very relevant e-training. Learnt various test methods on spf testing and their advantages.

Christa Loraine Vidallo , from UL Skin Sciences Inc.

Up-to-date information presented in a perfect manner.

Esinam Agbley , from Colgate-Palmolive

Very informative and detailed in both US and Global aspects of SPF testing and requirements.

Jamie Palmer , from Osmosis SkinCare

Nice overview of invitro and invivo testing and the last section regarding how to optimize the test protocol was very helpful. Excellent Course!

Janine Cherette , from Shin-Etsu Silicones of America

EXCELLENT ! It covered all areas of in-vitro and in-vivo testing as well as tests performed in the EU and the US

Lisa Z. , from Alcon Laboratories, Inc.

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

Karahasanovic S. , from kanebo cosmetics paris office

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

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

Laurence G. , from Gurwitch Products

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