Study: Sunscreens Of SPF 70 Or Higher May Provide Better Protection

Study: Sunscreens Of SPF 70 Or Higher May Provide Better Protection

“Sunscreen lotions with a sun protection factor (SPF) value of 70 or above provide better protection than those with an SPF of 30 or 50, even when under-applied,” according to a study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology. In 65 participants, “at applications of 0.5 mg/cm2, the average SPF for labeled SPF 30, 50+, 70+, and 100 was 9.11, 14.34, 19.27, and 27.85, respectively.” The study authors concluded, “Sunscreens with SPF 70 and above, when broad spectrum, can provide a margin of safety for consumers by yielding at least an SPF 19 in this study even at low concentrations, exceeding the minimal requirement of SPF 15 and thereby decreasing the subsequent risk of skin cancer and photo damage.

By | 2019-01-08T09:57:53+00:00 November 2nd, 2012|Skin Care|0 Comments

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