SPF Testing

Cosmetics Europe requires samples to be tested to the Standard EN ISO 24443:2012 Cosmetics – Sun protection test methods – In vitro determination of sunscreen UVA photoprotection.

This standard has been published by CEN (June 2012) and replaces the earlier reference method (Colipa Guidelines – Method for in vitro Determination of UVA protection, 2011). The EN ISO test method is now considered as the reference method within the EU. Cosmetics Europe therefore recommends cosmetic manufacturers to use this standard to determine the UVA Protection Factor and the Critical Wavelength. For UVA protection testing, preference is given to the standardised in vitro test method which avoids the need for in vivo testing while delivering equivalent results.

We need 60g of final product and the results are emailed within 4-6 weeks of sample receipt.