When buying suncare, you should look for the UVA/UVB symbol.
Alternative rating systems in the UK, such as the one introduced by a UK retailer as part of a marketing initiative, is applied to products from suncare companies that wish to sell their sunscreens within that retail store. However, it is not part of any EU regulations or industry standard testing.
The most important symbol to look for on any sunscreen is the UVA/UVB one. Only sun protection with these symbols have passed stringent testing and conform to the strict industry standards demanded by the European Union.
Requirements for CANSA’s Seal of Recognition
Techniblock does not display a star rating system because it is manufactured in South Africa. However, it does display the UVA/UVB symbol and the CANSA SunSmart Choice logo.
CANSA’s Seal of Recognition (CSOR) is placed on products that offer protection against natural environmental elements that may lead to cancer, such as solar radiation. Techniblock is recommended by CANSA which confirms that it adheres to the new COLIPA standards and / or SANS 1557:2013 Edition 3.2 (incorporating the new ISO standards) and bear the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS)
Products that pass the stringent protection requirements, qualify for the CANSA Seal of Recognition, namely the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS).
CANSA recommends chosing a sunscreen with both UVA and UVB protection and an SPF of at least 30 to 50.