FDA Issues Standards For Sunscreen Labeling

On June 14, 2011, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration published its new standards for sunscreen labels.  The move is the result of years of confusion about what all the different descriptions really mean and what features offer the best protection against sunburn and ultimately, skin cancer.

FDA’s new regulations define the standard for the new “broad spectrum” coverage – sunscreens with this description on the label must pass the agency’s test for both Ultraviolet A (UVA) and Ultraviolet B (UVB) rays. Also, to be able to make the statement that the product can help prevent sunburn and reduce skin cancer risk, it must have a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of at least 15.

Mango Madness Skin Care’s Protect Me™ sunblock features titanium dioxide, which provides Broad Spectrum sunburn shielding against UVA and UVB rays with an SPF of 30, and is also water-resistant.