Close
 
 

10th annual EWG sunscreen guide

Since EWG launched its annual sunscreen guide and its efforts to get industry and the Food and Drug Administration to make, market and regulate safer, more effective products, there have been significant improvements on behalf of consumers – and a few areas where more still needs to be done.

Number of mineral-only sunscreens in EWG’s 2016 Sunscreen Guide – double the percentage in 2007.

Number of products in EWG’s 2016 Sunscreen Guide that filter UVA rays – an 18% increase since 2007.

In 2010 EWG reported new findings linking Vitamin A on sun-exposed skin to an increased risk of skin cancer. Since then, the usage of Vitamin A has plummeted.

SUNSCREEN REGULATION MOVING IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION

SUNSCREEN LABELS MUST INCLUDE WARNINGS ABOUT SKIN CANCER AND AGING

SUNSCREEN LABELS CANNOT TOUT MISLEADING CLAIMS LIKE “WATERPROOF” OR “SUNBLOCK”

THE FDA ESTABLISHED NEW WATER RESISTANCE TESTING AND LABELING GUIDELINES

THERE ARE NEW BROAD-SPECTRUM TESTING STANDARDS

PRES. OBAMA SIGNED THE 2014 SUNSCREEN INNOVATION ACT, WHICH CREATED A BETTER FDA PROCESS FOR REVIEWING AND APPROVING NEW INGREDIENTS

BUT WE HAVE MORE WORK TO DO

10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide 10th annual EWG sunscreen guide
 

Get the App

EWG's Skin Deep® Mobile App

Take EWG's Sunscreen Guide with you! Download the Healthy Living App Today

Take EWG's Sunscreen Guide with you! Download the Healthy Living App Today

Get the App Download App

About the ratings

EWG provides information on sunscreen products from the published scientific literature, to supplement incomplete data available from companies and the government. The ratings indicate both efficacy and the relative level of concern posed by exposure to the ingredients in this product - not the product itself - compared to other sunscreens. The ratings reflect potential health hazards but do not account for the level of exposure or individual susceptibility, factors which determine actual health risks, if any. Methodology | Privacy Policy | Terms & Conditions

Learn more
Get the Guide