sunscreen Archives | The American Ceramic Society


Sun protection without the slather? Nanoparticles may someday offer intracellular sunscreen solution

By April Gocha / May 22, 2017

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego, have created synthetic nanoparticles that mimic the action of natural melanin. If proven safe and effective, the nanoparticles could someday be developed into a therapy for melanin-defective disorders and potentially even a natural sunscreen.

Read More

Video: Scientists engineer ‘second skin’ with potential for superior topical UV protection

By Stephanie Liverani / June 1, 2016

Scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Massachusetts General Hospital, Living Proof, and Olivo Labs have developed a new material that can smooth and protect skin and can be developed for better topical UV protection.

Read More

Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 7, 2015

Designing defects in nanomaterials, boosting output of CIGS solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 7, 2015.

Read More

Sunscreen science: Protect your fun in the sun with advanced materials

By April Gocha / July 1, 2015

You can’t beat the summer sun. Or can you? With new advanced sunscreen molecules, you might be able to enjoy the rays and protect your skin at the same time.

Read More

Is it safe to wear sunscreen? Mapping ZnO nanoparticles in human skin

By Eileen De Guire / December 2, 2011

Zinc oxide nanoparticle distribution in excised human skin. The black line represents the surface of the skin (top), blue represents ZnO nanoparticle distribution in the skin (stratum corneum), and pink represents skin. Credit: Timothy Kelf, Macquarie University. In June 1997, Chicago Tribune columnist Mary Schmich decided to write a high school commencement speech. Lacking an…

Read More