Sunscreen Regulations

FDA Proposes New Sunscreen Regulations

Woman Applying Sunscreen

On February 21, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration released a proposed rule that would update regulatory requirements for most sunscreen products in the United States. The new rule includes several changes aimed at increasing safety and efficacy of nonprescription, over-the-counter (OTC) sunscreens. The proposal addresses sunscreen active ingredient safety and dosage, sun protection factor (SPF) and broad-spectrum requirements.