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Most U.S. Sunscreens Not So Hot, Reflecting FDA Failures – EWG

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

The majority of sunscreen products in the U.S. still don’t meet the Environmental Working Group’s standards. Just 25% of the sunscreen products evaluated for the group’s 2013 Sunscreen Guide pass muster, underscoring the need for a finalized sunscreen monograph and ingredient options for sunscreen formulators on par with those in Europe, EWG says.

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