Analysis of Recent Unqualified Sunscreen Products in China

  •   1 Aug 2017
  •    Jo Zhou

    Take home:

    • CFDA is paying special attention to supervision and enforcement of sunscreen products.
    • 15 sunscreen products were found unqualified, the major reason was that ingredients claimed on label did not correspond to the actual product.

     Unqualified Sunscreen Products 2017

    No.Product TypeInvestigating Result
    1UV filter CreamAbsence of Benzophenone-3, 3-(4’-Methylbenzylidene)-dl- camphor, 1-(4-Tert-butylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) propane-1,3-dione, 2-Ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate which are claimed on the label
    2Sunscreen Lotion SPF30+ PA+++Absence of preservatives, Benzophenone-3 which are claimed on the label
    3Light Sunscreen lotion SPF30+Contain 2-Ethylhexyl 4-methoxycinnamate (concentration 6.6%) which is not listed on the label; Absence of 1-(4-Tert-butylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) propane-1,3-dione which are claimed on the label
    4Sunscreen Lotion SPF30Contain 3-(4’-Methylbenzylidene)-dl- camphor (concentration 2%), 1-(4-Tert-butylphenyl)-3-(4-methoxyphenyl) propane-1,3-dione (concentration 0.5%) which is not listed on the label

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