The 411 on New Sunscreen Regulations

Sun Protection — May 8, 2012

In an effort to set the standard in sunscreen safety and effectiveness, the FDA has put regulations on the manufacturing and marketing of all sunscreen products. The FDA has given strict guidelines to manufacturers so that consumers are better informed on a sunscreen product’s benefits.

Janet Woodcock, M.D., Director of the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research said, “These changes to sunscreen labels are an important part of helping consumers have the information they need so they can choose the right sun protection for themselves and their families.”

So effective June 2012, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations for over-the-counter sunscreens require that your brand new bottle of sunscreen look something like this:

Smaller and new to market brands like Soleil Organique® have two years to change packaging in compliance with the new FDA requirements. In the meantime, we’ll be working on that and keeping you current on the latest.

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