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SunSense Choice Testing

Ego Pharmaceuticals is reassuring customers that its SPF claims are accurate after recent SPF testing, undertaken by Choice Australia, reported that SunSense Sport SPF 50+ sunscreen was one of a number of sunscreens that did not deliver its stated label SPF.

The abnormal results are inconsistent with the official SPF certification of SunSense Sport SPF 50+.

Scientific Affairs Manager at Ego Pharmaceuticals, Dr Kerryn Greive (PhD) says the Australian owned company has an extensive quality assurance process and stands by their SPF claims.

“SunSense Sport SPF 50+ has certification to support that the product meets its SPF 50+ protection claim. Our consumers have no reason to be concerned by these abnormal results” said Dr Greive.

“To assure our customers that Ego produce products to a very high standard that will consistently protect their skin, every SunSense product is tested for quality at our laboratories in Braeside, Melbourne and SunSense sunscreens are subject to regular and on-going stability testing to ensure quality and consistency.

“Australia has one of the highest incidences of skin cancer in the world and it’s important that Australians aren’t discouraged from using sunscreen to protect against UV damage” added Dr Greive.

In Australia sunscreens are regulated as therapeutic products and are required to meet the Australian and New Zealand standard for sunscreen products. All SunSense products sold in Australia are made and tested according to strict requirements.

“Our manufacturing facility in Australia is licensed with all of our sunscreen manufacturing methods fully validated in compliance with the requirements of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP). This ensures the quality and reproducibility of our processes” said Dr Greive.

For further information please contact:
Stephanie Clayton- Ego Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd
Marketing Communications Manager
D: 03 9586 8868 M: +61409 333 745 E: stephaniec@egopharm.com

About Ego Pharmaceuticals:
Proudly Australian-owned, Ego Pharmaceuticals has led the way in the development, manufacture and marketing of innovative skincare products for 60 years. Ego’s mission is to exist for people who want healthy skin. Ego is the specialist in skincare, backed by science and provides consistently high quality products, underpinned by heritage and integrity.
From its inception as a family business in 1953, Ego has grown to become a world leader, producing a comprehensive skin and health care range for sale in Australia and around the world. The company’s reputation is built on consistently delivering effective, high-quality and innovative products to meet a diverse range of needs, and it is committed to creating the best possible skin therapies for its customers.
egopharm.com

About SunSense:

In 1988, Ego Pharmaceuticals were the market innovators, developing the world’s first cosmetically acceptable sunscreen offering broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection, using physical protection blockers and UV absorbers.
Over 25 years of Australian research and development ensures that our sunscreens are for real Australian conditions and real Australian lifestyles. Developed to suit individual needs, SunSense sunscreens provide the highest SPF available in Australia1 and offer both UVA and UVB protection. The SunSense range is specifically formulated using high quality ingredients to provide specialised choices for all ages and skin types including sensitive skin and the delicate skin of young children.
All SunSense sunscreens are Australian made and quality tested in Braeside, Victoria.
sunsense.com.au
1AS/NZS 2604:2012; Very High, SPF 50+, Broad Spectrum

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