SPF 15 – SPF 100 – What you need to know ☀️
Sunblocks and SPF have been a hot topic in the media this last week, here’s a little info to help you make the best choice.☀️
The sun protection factor (SPF) is a measurement for UVB rays only. There is no universal measurement for protection against UVA rays, which penetrate deeper into the skin and are harder to block.
❗️No sunscreen can block all UV rays❗️
SPF 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays
SPF 30 blocks 97% of UVB rays
SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays
SPF 100 blocks 99% of UVB rays
High-SPF products offer only slightly more protection but:
They give people a false sense of security and people can easily overexpose themselves to the sun and raise their risk of cancer.
They require higher concentrations of sun-filtering chemicals, some of which pose health risks when they penetrate the skin.
🌏 In Australasia there are 33 recognised sunscreen ingredients that protect the skin from UVB rays. Recent studies show that some of these ingredients are absorbed into the blood and may undermine health.
Janesce Suncare Lotion does not use any of these questionable ingredients. Instead it uses organic plant actives that progressively build the skins natural resilience to both UVA and UVB rays over time. The downside of this is that it makes obtaining an SPF rating difficult. Standard SPF testing is only effective for products that provide sun protection with a single application. Rest assured that Janesce Suncare Lotion provides a high level of sun protection even though this cannot by validated by current industry practices.