Childs Farm SPF50+ Sun Spray for very high protection, is water-resistant and protects young and sensitive skin from UVA and UVB rays, whilst keeping skin moisturised and hydrated.
Their UVA star rating is 3, which a good level of protection and meets the EU requirements for UVA protection. As far as we know, all sunscreens that are suitable for sensitive and also eczema-prone skin have achieved a 3* rating, as it is has not been possible to achieve a 5* rating using ingredients that are suitable for sensitive and eczema-prone skin.
The UVA star rating system was developed by Boots and it is not an EU requirement to have a UVA star rating. The UVA star rating system is just measure of the ratio of UVA protection vs. UVB protection. If a product has a low SPF it may still have a high level of stars, not because it is providing lots of UVA protection, but because the ratio between the UVA and UVB protection is about the same. It is important to look for a sunscreen that filters both UVA and UVB rays (broad spectrum), but particularly with a high SPF to block UVB rays that cause sunburn. Sunscreens with SPF 50 protect against 98% of UVB rays, whereas SPF 15 sunscreens only filters 93% of UVB rays.
Sunscreens play an important role in protecting skin from the sun's harmful rays, and as no sunscreen can provide 100% protection itÕs important to make sure this is applied and re-applied regularly as well as following other safe sun behaviours, such as wearing protective clothing, staying in the shade during the hottest parts of the day and checking the UV index.
Shake well before use. Apply generously before sun exposure. Rub in well. Wait for the sunscreen to be fully absorbed. Reapply frequently every 1-2 hours, and always after perspiring, swimming or towelling. A reduced quantity will lower the level of protection significantly.
Avoid intense midday sun. Over exposure to the sun is a serious health threat. Keep babies and young children out of direct sunlight and make sure they wear protective clothing and high SPF sunscreens (higher than SPF 25). Do not stay too long in the sun, even when using a sunscreen product. Sunburn damages the skin permanently and should be avoided. Even sunscreens with high sun protection factors do not provide 100% protection from UV radiation. Although this product has been tested, consumer?s individual reactions to the product cannot be excluded.
Avoid contact with eyes, rinse well with clean water if this occurs. Avoid contact with clothing, fabrics and surfaces. Permanent staining or material changes are possible even after the product has fully absorbed. Always patch test. We recommend that you carry out a patch test 24 hours before using any product for the first time.