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27 June 2022

Diving into the world of water-resistant sunscreens

If you saw the feature on BBC Morning Live today (27 June 2022) about water-resistant sunscreens, you might be wondering how the 'water-resistant' claim on your sunscreen bottle has been tested and what this really means for the protection you will receive.

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Diving into the world of water-resistant sunscreens

16 June 2022

Mineral sunscreens provide proven protection: CTPA responds to Which? Magazine report

This month Which? Magazine features an article all about mineral sunscreens which could leave you wondering whether you get the same protection from these mineral-based products as other types of sunscreens. In short – yes you do! Before they can make it to the shop shelf, all types of sunscreens must provide strong, scientific proof that they provide the SPF (Sun Protection Factor) on their label.

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Mineral sunscreens provide proven protection: CTPA responds to Which? Magazine report

07 April 2022

CTPA calls for action on microplastics to be proportionate, meaningful and led by science

You may have read media articles based on a new report by the NGO Plastic Soup Foundation, which claims that almost 9 in 10 products from major cosmetics brands contain microplastics.

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CTPA calls for action on microplastics to be proportionate, meaningful and led by science

10 March 2022

Check out the vibrant redesign of thefactsabout with easier-to-find content and new pages!

With the launch of a new design, thefactsabout will be easier to navigate to the extensive advice on the safety and science of cosmetic products used daily by millions of people worldwide, including helpful tips on storing and using your products.

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Check out the vibrant redesign of thefactsabout with easier-to-find content and new pages!

10 March 2022

Cosmetics containing butylphenyl methylpropional (Lilial) are safe!

You might have seen some videos on social media and some media articles about an ingredient called lilial, or butylphenyl methylpropional, in cosmetic products.

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Cosmetics containing butylphenyl methylpropional (Lilial) are safe!

22 February 2022

Are you taking this half-term to go skiing? Stay sun safe while you slide the slopes!

It might not be the most extreme part of your holiday but you'll thank yourself later for bringing sunscreen!

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Are you taking this half-term to go skiing? Stay sun safe while you slide the slopes!