Something new under the Australian sun
Anthelios XL Fluid Extreme and Anthelios XL Stick 30+ have been certified as SPF50+ Very high UVA/UVB protection as the products are already compliant with the new Australian Standard for UVB and UVA efficacy criteria set by the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) on 10th November 2012.
The new Australian sunscreen Standard includes the following primary changes:
> An increase in the SPF claim (SPF represents the UVB protection factor) from 30+ to 50+ (a 50+ claim represents a minimum SPF of 60).
> A new, legal requirement in Australia for a higher level of UVA protection (to have a UVA/UVB ratio of at least one third, for e.g. products claiming SPF50+ must have a UVA protection factor of at least 20).
The most visible change will be to the SPF number but the most important change will be, to the level of UVA protection of those products claiming SPF50+.
"The new Standard in Australia will cleverly establish the link between SPF claims and broad spectrum protection. The higher UVA protection comes at a time when we are starting to understand the evils of this longer wavelength to our skin health. UVA has been the poor brother of the more obviously damaging, shorter UVB wavelength that causes the sunburn and surface sun damage." - Greg Goodman, Associate Professor and Founder, Dermatology Institute of Victoria
Affirming its compliance status with the new Standard as the range of sun care that offers the broadest sun protection available with the highest tolerance for sensitive skin, La Roche-Posay Anthelios meets these new, higher performance efficacy requirements for UVA protection, head on.