Love Sun Body - Truly Effective Sunscreens
All Love Sun Body formulas meet and exceed the FDA requirements for broad spectrum and the more stringent European Commission's recommendation on UVA protection.
The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requires all sunscreen manufactures test sunscreen for SPF, water resistance and broad spectrum. As long as sunscreen has UVA and UVB protection, it can be labeled as broad spectrum. When its most recent round of sunscreen regulations went into effect in December 2012, the FDA set lax standards for UVA protection.
UVA rays can cause the skin to age, can suppress the immune system and can contribute to the development of melanoma.
Sunscreen labels often include the terms “UVB and UVA”. The amount of UVB coverage is indicated by the SPF number on the label. However, there is no way to determine the degree of UVA coverage. That “UVA” printed on the label might mean that there is a single ingredient that covers only a small part of the short UVA rays (320nm – 340nm), or that there is one or more ingredients that covers the majority of the UVA spectrum (320nm- 400nm). The UVA coverage provided by these sunscreens is completely different – but without detailed knowledge of the specific ingredients, the average consumer has no idea which to choose.
The help clarify the amount of UVA protection, and to specifically identify those sunscreens that do provide ‘broad spectrum’ coverage, the FDA has employed the critical wavelength test. Under the new FDA regulations, that took effect in mid-December 2012, a sunscreen can only claim to provide ‘broad spectrum’ coverage if it has a critical wavelength greater than 370nm.
EWG estimates that half of the sunscreens assessed this year are too weak for the European market due to inadequate UVA filtering.
In the nations regulated by the European Commission, manufacturers voluntarily comply with a recommendation that broad spectrum protection by the ratio of UVA to UVB protection, requiring one third of the SPF number to be UVA protection. This provides a significantly greater amount of UVA protection than many American sunscreens, ensuring adequate UVA protection.
All Love Sun Body SPF 30 and SPF 50 sunscreen formulas have high 370nm critical wavelength, SPF 30 providing high SPF protection and SPF 50 very high SPF protection.
Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are made with the safest UVA and UVB filters - our SPF 30 sunscreens are formulated 20.4% non-nano zinc oxide and our SPF 50 sunscreens are formulated with 21% non-nano zinc oxide and 7.2% non-nano titanium dioxide, meetings and exceeding the FDA OTC Monograph System, the European Commission’s recommendation on UVA protection and Health Canada Natural Health Products Regulations.
Love Sun Body 100% Natural Origin Mineral Sunscreens are the first and only sunscreens in the U.S. certified by Ecocert Cosmos Natural and have been clinically tested hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and are reef safe.
Love Sun Body was given the best score for safety and efficacy by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).