Sun Protection: The Star Rating Explained

Author: Professor Brian Diffey

Date: OCT 2016

Earlier this year we launched our Sun Awareness survey in order to gain insights into our member’s knowledge of sun safety and the dangers of too much sun exposure. Following the publication of the results of that survey we opened a dedicated forum to allow our members the opportunity to discuss these results and share their thoughts. It was noted by a number of our members that there needs to be more education around sun safety ratings. With SPF and Star Rating systems, it can be a daunting task picking the sun cream that is right for you.

In order to get an understanding around the sun cream star rating system, we went to its creator, Professor Brian Diffey to get a full explanation - which you can access here.

If you would like to discuss your thoughts on sun safety - please join in the conversation via our research and discussion forum.

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