Sun

When the heat is on…

It takes reliable, accurate testing to ensure that your products, containing Sunscreens, deliver adequate protection against UV radiation. We offer a comprehensive range of In Vitro and In Vivo studies that employ the latest technology to determine your product’s protection and ensure compliance with the ISO, COLIPA and FDA guidelines.

Our Photobiology team have considerable expertise and extensive experience in the testing of products containing sunscreens, reinforced by our commitment to state of the art technology.

This combination of expertise and equipment allows us to perform methods of skin care product testing which yield highly reliable and reproducable results, offering the highest level of assurance to our customers.


Our range of sun testing methods used are:

  • ISO 24443 (2012) Determination of Sunscreen UVA Photoprotection In Vitro
  • UVA Star Rating (Boots) 2008 (Revised) Method
  • EU Guideline Method For UVA In Vitro Determination
  • ISO 24444 Cosmetics - Sun Protection Test Methods - In Vivo Determination Of The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) - 2010
  • ISO 24442 Cosmetics - Sun Protection Test Methods - In Vivo Determination Of Sunscreen UVA Protection (UVAPF) - 2011
  • COLIPA - Guidelines for Evaluating Sun Product Water Resistance 2005

Alba Science Sun services include but are not limited to:

SUNCREAM TESTING – UVA AND UVB
COSMETIC PRODUCTS CONTAINING SUNSCREENS
WATER RESISTANCE TESTING
AFTER SUN EVALUATION
SUN CREAM - TRANSPARENCY AND TEXTURE