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Skin

18 January 2011

Daily moisturisers don't always provide UV protection

Dermatologists evaluated top-selling moisturisers claiming to provide broad-spectrum protection from the sun's UV rays and found only a few offered reliable protection.

Few facial skin creams that promise "broad-spectrum" sun protection actually measure up, according to new research.

Most of the creams "don't contain the right combination of ingredients, and they don't contain the adequate concentration of ingredients," he said. The study results are reported in Archives of Dermatology.

Different UV protection

 

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