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FDA Law For Sunscreen Products


The industry is abuzz with new requirements governing sunscreens sold over the counter, recently announced by the FDA. Although the changes won’t come into effect until next summer, manufacturers of sunscreen products will most likely be changing their products and labelling to conform to these new regulations before then. The main points that you, as a consumer, should know about are the following:

  • Sunscreens that claim to have Broad Spectrum protection must pass an FDA test to support that claim, and include the value of SPF (15, 30, etc.)
  • Sunscreens with an SPF rating higher than 15 can be marketed as having the ability to reduce the risk of skin cancer and premature aging of the skin (when used as directed and when accompanied by other methods of sun protection). Anything lower than 15 can only claim that it can help prevent sunburns.
  • Sunscreens cannot be marketed as sunblocks, waterproof or sweatproof. Any product must not claim to provide protection for over 2 hours or have the ability to offer immediate protection after application. However, there is an exception to this rule only if the manufacturer has clinical proof.
  • Similarly, sunscreens that say they’re waterproof and have provided evidence to the FDA must also have the length of time for which it remains waterproof on the label.

The FDA hopes that these new requirements will protect the public, ensuring a level of safety and effectiveness that meets modern-day standards.

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