When the word wax is mentioned, what first comes to mind is beeswax, one of the world’s most ancient cosmetic ingredients. Beeswax has being used in herbal ointments for thousands of years to create a protective film on the skin and to deliver phyto-actives and fragrant material. By Dr Barbara Olioso - The Green Chemist Consultancy, UK.
Scientists have known about the existence of infrared radiation (IR) as long as they have known about the existence of ultraviolet (UV). Links between UV light and sunburn were reported since the 1920s and the first sunscreen containing a UV-filtering agent was commercialised by Eugene Schueller (the French founder of L’Oréal) in 1936. Contrary to IR radiation that was associated with skin damage and premature ageing only recently.