Measuring the Sun Protection Factor of Sunscreens

Author : Huda Jabber Hussein and May Khalil Ismail

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the sun protection factor (SPF) of sunscreens marketed formulations by employing ultraviolet spectroscopic method, nine different marketed formulations were selected in this regard from Baghdad market. The SPF values were in the range of 100-15.Most of the sunscreen samples were in close agreement of their labeled, the spectro photometric method is simple, rapid and cost effective for the in vitro determination of SPF values of sunscreens products.

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