Broad Spectrum Protection
Broad Spectrum Protection refers to the ability of the product to protect against both UVA and UVB radiation, which are the two main types of ultraviolet radiation that can cause damage to the skin. UVA radiation can penetrate deeper into the skin, causing premature aging and increasing the risk of skin cancer, while UVB radiation causes sunburn and also contributes to skin cancer risk.
To ensure that a product offers broad spectrum protection, our clinical testing service uses the AS/NZS 2604 Broad Spectrum method (2012) to measure the product's protection/absorbance across the 290-450 nm spectrum.
This provides cosmetic companies with reliable, scientific evidence for product labeling, allowing consumers to make informed decisions about their sun protection needs. Choosing a product with broad spectrum protection is important for overall skin health and reducing the risk of sun damage and skin cancer.