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5 Things You Need To Know SPF50

Late last year Australia’s Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) announced new sunscreen standards. Previously the highest SPF rating you could have for a product in Australia was SPF 30, but the new legislation took that up to SPF 50 with some other important bits updated along with it. Even thought most brands in Australia knew the change was coming, very few had product go on sale during our summer with the new SPF 50 rating. That means that our upcoming Spring/Summer will be the first time most people will have ever heard about a change and may be overwhelmed with all the new options.

To make things a little easier to understand I have expert Emma Hobson, Education Manager Australia, Asia & New Zealand For The International Dermal Institute & Dermalogica, to give us five bites of the most important things you need to know with SPF 50.  Continue Reading

I don’t usually share press releases directly with you because I feel it is a lazy way to blog, just copy/pasting information I receive in an email. However, I am making an exception in this post because I feel the email I just received better explains the latest news concerning Australia and Australian sunscreen consumers (which should be every single one of you!). I will be posting a lot more about the new sunscreen standards the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) in Australia have just issued but for now I will share with you this email I received from La Roche-Posay’s Australian communications manager.

I hope you are all as excited as I am!  Continue Reading