Development and Efficiency-Stabilization of UV Blocking Agents Used to Skincare

피부 미용에 있어서 자외선 차단제의 개발 및 유효 안전성

  • Kim, S.C. (Dept. of Ind. Chem., Chungbuk Univ.) ;
  • Nam, K.D. (Dept. of Ind. Chem., Chungbuk Univ.) ;
  • Lee, H.W. (LG Chem. Ltd. Cosmetics Research Institute)
  • 김상춘 (충북대학교 공과대학 공업화학과) ;
  • 남기대 (충북대학교 공과대학 공업화학과) ;
  • 이향우 (LG화학 화장품 연구소)
  • Published : 1995.11.30


The ultraviolet blocking agents used to skincare are largely classified ultraviolet scattering agent and ultraviolet absorbent agents. There are UVC, UVB, and UBA in ultraviolet ray(UV) showing shorter wavelength than visible light. Both visible light and UVA give rise to 1st dark-skinned phenomena. On exposure of the skin to UV, phenomena of skin variation are termed sunburn or suntan. There are chronic and acute adverse reactions in skin response to UV. The latter is caused by UVB, which has mainly effects on the skin. But lately due to destruction of ozone layer, UVA has more serious irritation on the skin than UVB. In this paper spectrometric properties of UV absorbent agents such as PABA, octyl-PABA, Urocanic acid, and 2-hydroxy-4-methoxy benzophenone in vitro have been investigate. As results, it was found that the three fomer were more suitable than the last. UV scattering measurements on the sample used inorganic pigments showed that pigments containing titanium dioxide had a better scattering effects than the inorganic pigments such as $Fe_2O_3$, $Al_2O_3$, etc.