Childs Farm new formulation SPF 50+ Sun Cream 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.