Sun protection evaluation in vitro & in vivo

With over 25 years’ experience dedicated solely to the evaluation of sun protection, WENEOS has a team of specialized experts and draws on one of the largest fleets of state-of-the-art equipment to offer a vast selection of tests. These tests are carried out with full reproducibility and in compliance with the most recent international standards issued by :

  • International standards (in accordance with ISO guidelines),
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA) guidelines,
  • Cosmetics Europe guidelines (formerly COLIPA).

 

WENEOS also participates in the BIPEA inter-laboratory program and is an active member of standards committees:

  • In France: AFNOR/S91K/GT07 – Sun protection products
  • European Union: CEN/TC 392/WG 4 – Working group on efficacy including sunscreens
  • International: ISO/TC 217/WG 7 – SUN PROTECTION TEST METHODS

UV evaluation

SPF

Sun Protection Factor - UVB

UVA PF

UVA Protection Factor - PPD

Critical Wavelength

UVA/UVB

Spectral photostability

Static | Dynamic

Absorbance spectrum

In vitro method

Beyond UV

UVC

In vitro method

Ultra-Long UVA

In vitro method

Blue Light

In vitro method

Visible

In vitro method

Infrared (IR)

In vitro method

Full Spectrum

In vitro method

Resistance

Water resistance

in vitro | in vivo

Sweat resistance

In vitro method

Sand resistance

In vitro method

Rub resistance

In vitro method

Wet Skin Application

In vitro method

Extreme conditions

In vitro method

Persistence

In vitro method | Long-lasting | 4h - 8h

Immediate protection

In vitro method