A method to assess the protective efficacy of sunscreens against visible light-induced pigmentation.
Photodermatol Photoimmunol Photomed 2017 Jun 11. Epub 2017 Jun 11.
Dermatology Department, L'Archet 2 Hospital, Nice, France.
Background: Until now, photoprotection of human skin has involved the development of sunscreens effective in the ultraviolet (UV) domain. During the last ten years several studies have shown that besides the well-known damaging effects of UV, visible (400-700nm) and even infrared light (> 700 nm) can induce damage which contributes to photoaging. Furthermore, many photodermatoses are also known to be triggered by visible light (VL). Read More