Seal of Recommendation
Safe and Effective Sun Protection
Overseen by renowned experts who serve on our Photobiology Committee, we grant our Seal of Recommendation to a variety of products that meet our criteria for safe and effective sun protection.
Look for the Seal on product labels, packaging, clothing hang tags, online and in catalogs, advertising and in-store promotions. It is a symbol recognized and trusted worldwide.
Broad-spectrum sunscreens with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or higher that safeguard you from incidental sun exposure, the kind that occurs over short periods of time, like walking to and from the car, going to work and running errands. This category includes moisturizers, color cosmetics, foundations, eye creams and lip products.
Broad-spectrum, water-resistant sunscreens with an SPF of 30 or higher that protect your skin during extended sun exposure outside when engaging in recreational activities at the beach or park, as well as outdoor work. This category includes high SPF products, sport sunscreens, zinc oxide/titanium dioxide sticks, and baby products.
All sun protection products excluding sunscreens, such as sunglasses, auto and residential window film and glass, awnings and umbrellas, clothing and hats. Clothing and fabrics must have an ultraviolet protection factor (UPF) of 30 or higher. Sunglasses and UV films must block 99 percent or more ultraviolet A (UVA) and ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation.