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EU Approves Use of Tinosorb A2B for Cosmetics

September 23, 2014

The European Union has approved Tinosorb® A2B to be included in the positive list (Annex VI) of the EU Cosmetics Regulation No 655/2013. It is the first UV filter with particle sizes smaller than 100 nanometers approved for use in cosmetics in Europe.

Tinosorb A2B protects the skin against UV wavelengths ranging from 290 to 340 nanometers and contributes to preventing skin cancer and light-induced skin aging. According to BASF, it complements conventional oil-soluble UV filters by closing the current gap between UVA and UVB absorbers.