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Water Resistant Sun Protection Factor


The determination of the Water Resistant Sun Protection Factor is performed by a standardized and reproducible method based on the following references (newest versions):

  • Food and Drug Administration (USA) – FDA 2011 21 CFR 201 & 310
  • Health Canada (Canada) – Sunscreen Monograph Version 2.0
  • Colipa/Cosmetics Europe Association (EU) – International Sun Protection Factor Test Method (2006)
  • ISO 24444:2010 Cosmetics – Sun protection test methods – In vivo determination of the sun protection factor (SPF)
  • JCIA (Japan)
  • CTFA-SA (South Africa) Solar simulators and radiometers used are calibrated according to international guidelines.

Claims (depending on the monograph)

“Water Resistant / Sweat Resistant [40 minutes]”, “Very Water Resistant / Very Sweat Resistant [80 minutes]”

The following claims may be indicated on the label if they are supported by scientific data:
“Hypoallergenic”, “For sensitive skin”, “Non- Comedogenic”, “Non-Acnegenic” and/or “Non- Irritating”

Some logos, such as the Canadian Dermatology Association (CDA), the Skin Cancer Foundation, the European Commission or “UVA” logo, can also be used as long as all the requirements associated with these logos are satisfied.