SPF Testing at Chemicos Group

At Chemicos Group, we understand the importance of effective protection against harmful UV radiation. Our laboratory offers comprehensive SPF testing to assess the level of sun protection offered by cosmetic products.

Protection Ranges and ISO Standards

Protection RangeISO Standard
UVA • 24442:2022-12 Sunscreen Protection Testing Methods — Determination of UVA Protection in vivo
• ISO 24444:2020-06 Sunscreen Protection Testing Methods — Determination of Sun Protection Factor (SPF) in vivo
UVB (SPF) • 24444:2020-06/A1:2022-09 Methods of Testing Protection Against UV Radiation
• ISO 24444:2020-06 Methods of Testing Protection Against UV Radiation
Water Resistance • ISO 16217:2022-05 Sunscreen Protection Testing Methods — Water Immersion Procedure for Determining Water Resistance
• ISO 18861:2022-05 Sunscreen Protection Testing Methods — Percentage of Water Resistance

What is SPF?

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure of how well a cosmetic product can block UVB radiation, which is responsible for sunburn and can contribute to the development of skin cancer. The SPF value indicates how long you can stay in the sun without risking sunburn while using the product.

How do we conduct SPF testing?

Our SPF tests are carried out in accordance with international standards and norms. We use advanced spectrophotometry techniques to accurately measure the level of UVB and UVA protection provided by the tested products.

This process includes:

• Applying the product to special plates.
• Exposure to a controlled UV light source.
• Analysis of the product’s ability to absorb and scatter UV radiation.

Why is it important to conduct SPF testing?

SPF tests are essential for any cosmetic product advertised as sun protection.
They not only confirm the declared SPF value but also ensure the safety and effectiveness of the product for consumers.
Additionally, the results of SPF tests are crucial in the product registration process and meeting legal requirements.

We invite you to collaborate
If you are interested in conducting SPF tests or have any questions about our services, please contact us via the form on our website or directly by phone.
Our experts are ready to provide all the information and support you at every step of the cosmetic product testing process.