DECO passed the test results to the National Medicines and Health Products Infarmed, the institution in Portugal responsible for quality control of this type of products.
Yesterday, the consumer association of Spain, the Organization of Consumers and Users (OCU), called for the withdrawal of two sunscreens for children, because they have a real protection factor much lower than announced. At stake were the products Isdin Fotoprotector Pediatrics Transparent Spray SPF 50+ and Infantile Spray Protective SPF 50+ that offer less protection than promised: 15 in the case of Isdin and 30 in the case of Babaria.
ISDIN on Thursday sent a news release to the newsroom to disprove OCU data. "The characteristics of the product that appear on its labeling and on its advertising material, including the UVB protection factor (SPF) and the UVA protection (UVA-PF) to the results published in studies carried out by certified, specialized, independent and of great prestige ", guarantee the Spanish mark.
SAPO Lifestyle today contacted the communication agency that represents that Barcelona-based pharmaceutical company that sent explanations for later.
The Directorate-General for Health recommends the use of a sunscreen with a minimum SPF of 30, regardless of skin type. For children, who have more sensitive skin, superior protection is advised.