Cosmetics Compact: Sunscreen shenanigans and questions over SPF tests

By Katie Bird

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Related tags: Test method

Cosmetics Compact brings you the highlights of the site’s top stories, in miniature. This week we shed some light on recent discussions over the rigour and reproducibility of the SPF test.

Earlier this month consumer watchdog Which? released its annual report that claimed the SPF value on the label may not match the SPF of the product inside. It puts this down to an SPF test method that is open to interpretation.

The industry has fought back saying that the method is clear and it is fearful that the report has planted a seed of doubt in the minds of consumers who may turn their back on sun care.

Related topics: Formulation & Science

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