What is a PA rating?

A PA rating is obtained via a Japanese testing protocol to measure the protection against UVA rays (the aging rays). In the U.S., as per FDA regulation, sunscreens simply state if they offer protection from UVA rays (via a Broad Spectrum claim) but it doesn't indicate exactly what level of UVA protection that is. Until recently, PA +++ was the highest UVA protection rating but an update to the protocol now allows for PA ++++. Any Supergoop! products that have a PA rating will be visible on the packaging next to the SPF number.

PA +++ products: Superscreen Daily Moisturizer, Zincscreen 100% Mineral Lotion, Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40, City Sunscreen Serum, Glowscreen SPF 40, (Re)setting 100% Mineral Powder SPF 35, PLAY Lip Balm SPF 30 with Acai, Bright-Eyed 100% Mineral Eye Cream SPF 40, Poof 100% Mineral Part Powder SPF 35, Cloud 9 100% Mineral Sun Balm SPF 40, Daily Dose Vitamin C + SPF 40 Serum, Daily Dose Hydra-Ceramide Boost SPF 40, Mineral Sheerscreen SPF 30, Glowscreen Body SPF 40

PA ++++ products: PLAY Everyday Lotion SPF 50 with Sunflower Extract, PLAY Antioxidant Body Mist SPF 50 with Vitamin C, CC Screen 100% Mineral CC Cream SPF 50, Glow Stick SPF 50, Glow Oil SPF 50, (Re)setting Refreshing Mist SPF 40, Every. Single. Face. Watery Lotion SPF 50

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