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Percutaneous absorption with emphasis on sunscreens

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Sunscreens are widely used products. When recreationally used they are applied to large areas of the skin repeatedly. In moisturizers and foundation it is common to find sun protective ingredients, in these cases the product is usually applied to smaller areas but often done daily. Active ingredients in sunscreens can be absorbed by the skin. Percutaneous absorption is an important factor to take into consideration. There are several methods to measure the percutaneous absorption, both in vivo and/or in vitro. This paper will give an overview of the different methods.

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The article was received on 29 Oct 2009, accepted on 25 Feb 2010 and first published on 12 Mar 2010

Article type: Perspective
DOI: 10.1039/B9PP00149B
Citation: Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010,9, 482-488
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    Percutaneous absorption with emphasis on sunscreens

    H. Gonzalez, Photochem. Photobiol. Sci., 2010, 9, 482
    DOI: 10.1039/B9PP00149B

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