South Korea-based Cosmax has launched a new lab for over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreen products aimed at the U.S. market.
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The move strengthens the manufacturer's K-sunscreen formulation lineup, including cushions and sticks, as well as oils, creams and lotions. Korean sunscreens typically combine skin care and sunblock efficacy with an accessible pricepoint.
The OTC lab is housed within the company's research and innovation center in South Korea; the company, which has obtained approval from the U.S. FDA, can produce OTC sun care products in South Korea and New Jersey.
Chun-ho Park, vice president of the Cosmax R&I center, stated, "In response to the increasing demand from Korean and global clients to enter the U.S. sun care market, we have established OTC Lab." He added, "Based on our accumulated expertise in OTC sunscreen products manufacturing since 2016, Cosmax will continue to innovate products in line with the trends and regulations of the U.S. market."