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Choose your sunscreen: pay attention to the label!

Wpe-labeling-innovation-sunscreenith the warm weather, the time has come to choose your sunscreen for the health and beauty of your skin.

Every skin type corresponds to the SPF (sun protection factor) most suited to preventing damage, unfortunately, sometimes fatal, to skin: it is therefore necessary to pay attention when reading labels, which must clearly state the value of the corresponding sun protection factor, indicated as low (6,10), medium (15,20,25), high (30,50) or very high (50+).

The sun protection factor refers to UVB rays, but even UVA rays can be harmful. For this reason, the European Commission recommends that sunscreen products be able to protect from both UVB and UVA rays: the Regulation of 2006 established that products that also protect from UVA rays must clearly state this feature on the label: if it has a symbol of a circle containing the letters UVA, it means that the product has the ability to filter UVA rays (respecting the degree of protection provided by the Recommendation), as well as UVB rays, thus providing effective protection during sun exposure.

According to the regulations of the European Commission, the minimum quantity of UVA protection should correspond to a minimum ratio of 1:3 of UVA/UVB protection.