Cosmetic myths & science: sun protection, SPF and UV filters

Beauty Science Session: myths and science behind sun protection, SPF and UV filters in cosmetics and skincare products

If you are interested in skincare and beauty products, and would like to learn more about them based on facts & scientifically proven data then this course is for you. You can expect a comprehensive guide of sun protection in cosmetics through easy-to-understand explanations covering everything from UV radiation, SPF, UV filters, testing, makeup & sunscreen use, and much more.

What you’ll learn

  • The most common myths and misconceptions related to sun protection in cosmetic products.
  • Tips on how to apply sunscreen with makeup according to science.
  • The science behind UV filters, sunscreens, UV radiation, and SPF in skincare and personal care products.
  • What is the reality of UV protection with cosmetic products.

Course Content

  • Get to know your teacher.
  • UV radiation and its impact on our skin.
  • UV filters in cosmetics: science, health impact & myths.
  • SPF: testing, myths, tips & FAQ.
  • Sunscreen and makeup.
  • Final video.

Cosmetic myths & science: sun protection, SPF and UV filters

Requirements

  • No extra requirements.
  • No science background required.
Description

If you are interested in skincare and beauty products, and would like to learn more about them based on facts & scientifically proven data then this course is for you. You can expect a comprehensive guide of sun protection in cosmetics through easy-to-understand explanations covering everything from UV radiation, SPF, UV filters, testing, makeup & sunscreen use, and much more.

I am a Chemist and I work as a Cosmetic Safety Assessor which means that I verify if cosmetic products entering into the EU market are safe for consumers. Before I started learning about cosmetic chemistry, toxicology and cosmetic law I did not know in what to believe in terms of all the negative information that was spread in the media about personal care products. Today I know that most of it is based on myths, over-interpretations and misunderstandings. So I want to debunk those myths, dispel doubts, and show you how does the cosmetic science actually work.

This course provides answers to the following questions:

  1. What is ultraviolet radiation and how does it affect our skin?
  2. What are UV filters and how do they work?
  3. What is the difference between chemical & physical filters, and organic & inorganic filters?
  4. Are physical UV filters better because they are natural?
  5. Are chemical UV filters endocrine (hormonal) disruptors?
  6. Are UV filters in nanomaterial form safe for use?
  7. What does SPF mean and how does SPF testing for cosmetics look like?
  8. Will a high SPF product protect me from both UVA and UVB?
  9. Can I calculate how much longer can I stay on the sun depending on the SPF used?
  10. How does sunscreen protection look in reality?
  11. Is there actually any difference between SPF 15, SPF 30 and SPF 50?
  12. Does layering sunscreens increase the SPF protection? SPF 10 + SPF 15 = SPF 25?
  13. Which one should I apply first: skincare, makeup or sunscreen?
  14. Can I mix sunscreen with make-up?
  15. Does my day cream/make-up with SPF provide enough protection?
  16. Which UV filters should I choose? Which UV filters to avoid with sensitive skin?
  17. Should I apply products differently depending on the UV filters used?

Take this course today, and begin your journey with beauty science!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is for anyone who wants to learn more about the most common myths and misconceptions related to sun protection
  • This course is for anyone who wants to understand the science behind sun protection in cosmetic products, how are they being tested and how do they actually work
  • This course is for anyone who needs some tips on how to use sunscreen products with make-up according to science
  • This course is for anyone who is scared of bad PR related to sunscreen products and would like to get real information based on scientific facts