Archive for June, 2011

New FDA Laws for Sun Protection Products

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

Effective next year the FDA has passed new law requirements for labels on sunscreen products. The new law states that products labeled “broad spectrum” will be required to protect against both UVA and UVB rays. Also the SPF (sun protection factor) number will refer to the degree of protection against both types of sunrays. If the sunscreen does not offer enough protection it will be required to have a warning label.

In addition to new labels, companies will no longer be able to make claims like sweat or waterproof unless they pass specific FDA testing. Another concern being addressed by the FDA is the sun protection products that come in spray (aerosol) cans and whether they provide protection levels found on the label.  Please be a proactive shopper and ask the right questions. Companies should provide you with Assays to show how their products react to FDA standard testing.

On Abella Skin Care’s web site both the ColorShade SPF 30+  (available in four tints) and the SolarShade SPF 45 have Assays available to view.


ColorShade SPF 30+ rates  99.1% in UVA & UVB protection

SolarShade SPF 45 rates  90.44% in UVA & UVB protection

Visit our website for more information and to view these Assays at

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