Look for the Skin Cancer Foundation's Seal of Recommendation throughout the store. To earn this Seal of Recommendation, a manufacturer must prove that its product sufficiently and safely "aids in the prevention of sun-induced damage to the skin."
Used for sunscreens that are intended to protect customers from incidental sun exposure, the kind that occurs over short periods of time and might include walking to and from the car, going to work and running errands. Examples of Daily Use sunscreens include moisturizers, color cosmetics, foundations, eye creams and lip products. This seal includes a UVA protection requirement.
To earn the Daily Use Seal, products must have:
Used for sunscreens that should protect the wearer from extended sun exposure, such as exposure received outdoors during recreational activities. Examples might include high SPF products, sport sunscreens, Zinc Oxide/Titanium Dioxide sticks and baby products. This seal includes a UVA protection and water resistance requirement.
To earn the Active Seal, products must have: