Improving photoprotection: 4-methylbenzylidene camphor microspheres.

  title={Improving photoprotection: 4-methylbenzylidene camphor microspheres.},
  author={Marisanna Centini and Giovanna Miraglia and Valeria Quaranta and Anna Buonocore and Cecilia Anselmi},
  journal={Pharmaceutical development and technology},
Abstract We propose a new approach for photoprotection. 4-Methylbenzylidene camphor (4-MBC), one of the most widely used UV filters, was encapsulated in microspheres, with a view to overcoming problems (percutaneous absorption, photodegradation and lack of lasting effect) arising with organic sunscreens, and to achieve safe photoprotection. We focused on this filter in the light of the Cosmetics Europe opinion concerning its possible effects on the thyroid gland. Microspheres were prepared by… CONTINUE READING