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What are TGA Sunscreens

Using a primary sunscreen which is listed with the TGA and has been issued with a TGA AUSTL number vs using a sunscreen, which has no AUSTL number, means everything SPF world. 

Why? Because this means they have been formulated to comply with regulations & undergone the clinical studies  proven to be safe and effective at  protecting you from sun damage. 

All Airyday sunscreens - 

  • Have a TGA AUST L number (*found on each product page) 
  • Made in Australia, where we are tough on sun!
  • SPF 50+ , the highest rating recognized
  • 40 minutes water resistant 

Registering & selling s unscreens in Australia is notoriously difficult. The regulatory requirements are set at the highest level as it is one of the only places in the world where they are classified as a therapeutic goods (a listed low-risk medicine) to make sure they are safe, efficacious and high quality. This is definitely necessary, considering we have a depleted (thinner) ozone layer in Australia.

What makes it great, is these stringent requirements can give you the ultimate confidence that you are protecting from sun damage, using a product which has undergone testing vs other products which have note. 

A few other considerations for you -

  • 1. Airyday sunscreens are classified as a  Primary sunscreen.  This means it is a product where it's primary function is designed for sun protection and its secondary purpose is i.e. hydrating, priming etc.
  • 2. Airyday Sunscreens are not s econdary sunscreens.  These are products with a primary purpose other than sun protection.
    This could be something like a Daily Moisturiser which primary function is simply to hydrate;  or a Tinted Moisturizer which provides some make-up coverage & hydration to the skin. These products often have a sunscreen active included within -i.e label could still include SPF 30 SPF 50 -  but it's really important to know this sunscreen active is classified as a secondary focus which means it is not required to undergo any testing to prove it's SPF credibility. 
  • 3. How to tell if it is a secondary sunscreen/ or not TGA approved: 

    If it is TGA approved sunscreen, it will have an "AUSTL XXXX " number on the packaging. If there isn't one, then it's not TGA approved, irrespective if there is an SPF factor stated on the label. 

Why it's important to wear sunscreen? 

  • Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Officially, 2 in 3 people will get skin cancer by the time they are 70. This is a shocking statistic!
  • Wearing sunscreen daily is a must and we promise, we're not saying that because we want you to use our brand (we do kind of really like ours a lot though).
  • Sunscreen is proven to be one of the best ways (but not the only way) to protect your skin from the sun’s damaging ultra violet (UV) rays. With enough exposure (and note, the exposure is cumulative!) it can cause skin cancer.
  • Sunscreens contain substances that either absorb or reflect UV rays to help protect you. They prevent most UV rays from penetrating the skin and causing irreparable damage to skin cells. The need to use sunscreen daily is evident and this is why sunscreens in Australia are regulated to the level they are to provide you with confidence, that they are safe, efficacious and of good quality.

So please, even if you don't choose to wear an Airyday Skinscreen - simply chose a sunscreen which has a TGA AUST L number,  to wear, daily to ensure you're getting the best protection. 

Always read the label & follow the directions for use. Apply generously 20mins before sun exposure & reapply frequently. Remember to a wear hat, protective clothing & eyewear. Avoid prolonged sun exposure.

Reference: TGA