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Sunscreen safety bill

Updated: Aug 15, 2023


As many of you will be aware, there was an update to the Sunscreen Safety Bill in September 2022 which the industry fully support. The key update is to make it mandatory rather than voluntary for all sunscreen products to meet the shared AS/NZS 2604 standard which tests for safety and efficacy. This applies to primary sunscreen products and skincare products with SPF15 or more and Insect Repellents with SPF4 or more.


CosmeticsNZ have campaigned for this change for some time and it's well overdue.


Whilst the NZ Sunscreen Initiative is not working on any current programs, the group shares updates and relevant information pertaining to Sunscreen when relevant.





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