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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 73  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 80-85

Physical sunscreens: On the comeback trail

Balaji D More 
 Clinical Pharmacologist and Manager, Medico-marketing and Clinical Research, Steifel Pharmaceuticals India Ltd., India

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Awareness of ultraviolet radiation-induced skin damage creates the need for the development of broad-spectrum, safe and cosmetically acceptable sunscreens. Being relatively inert, safe, stable and non-irritating, physical sunscreens are particularly useful for patients with sensitive skin who cannot tolerate chemical sunscreens. However, they form a thick visible pigment layer on the skin. To overcome this drawback, microfine oxides have been developed which made the sunscreens virtually transparent when applied on the skin. This article reviews the rationale for the comeback of physical sunscreens by analyzing data from various sources.

How to cite this article:
More BD. Physical sunscreens: On the comeback trail.Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol 2007;73:80-85

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More BD. Physical sunscreens: On the comeback trail. Indian J Dermatol Venereol Leprol [serial online] 2007 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];73:80-85
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