Netlock: A new technology for L’Oréal’s next generation sunscreens via Premium Beauty News

25 March 2020

In the face of public health and environmental challenges, L’Oréal is actively focusing its Research on innovative sun protection systems. The Group is now making available its novel technology, Netlock, for the Anthelios ranges by La Roche Posay, Garnier Ambre Solaire and Mixa Solaire, in order to meet new requirements in terms of broad protection, wearability, new consumer usages, while disproving any harmful effect on the environment.

In the cosmetic world, the sunscreen category represents a sensitive segment in many respects. From a health point of view, brands need to convince as many people as possible to adopt UV protection gestures, with a range of products that are safe, accessible and suitable for everyday use. Whether light or dark, all skin types are affected. Yet, to date, only two out of five people protect their skin from the sun (Yougov Study – 2019), even though UV exposure is known to be the main cause of skin cancer (2 to 3 million new cases each year according to the WHO).

Consumer awareness is however rising steadily with, in particular, a significant 58% increase in the use of SPF 50 and 50+ products in France. The consumption of daily photo-protection products is also evolving in parallel, with 43% increase in 2019 against + 8% for other sunscreen categories, according to L’Oréal.

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