WHAT TO LOOK FOR
Products that pass the latest testing requirements for adequate protection against both UVA and UVB radiation are now labelled “broad spectrum”. Water-resistance claims must state for how long the product provides protection when swimming or sweating, based on standard testing. No product can block the sun’s rays completely, so manufacturers are no longer allowed to call their products “sunblocks”. Sunscreens may not be labelled with an SPF value higher than 50.