With the introduction of SPF50+ sunscreens into Australia in late 2012, early 2013, there had been, and continues to be, a belief by some (including some fairly reputable organizations), that there is a negligible increase in protection as compared to previous generation SPF30+ sunscreens. Given SPF is the acronym for ‘Sun Protection Factor’, logic should prevail that 50+ provides considerably better protection than 30 and it is, twice as good in fact!
TGA Adopts new MAXIMUM PROTECTION FACTOR SPF50+:AS/NZS 2604:1998 and 2012, the changes
The new standard is considered a vast improvement to the current standard, allowing an increased levels of protection for Australian sunscreens. Major changes include:
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