ISO 16217:2020

Cosmetics — Sun protection test methods — Water immersion procedure for determining water resistance

Publication date:   May 5, 2020

General information

60.60 Standard published   May 5, 2020


ISO/TC 217 Cosmetics

International Standard

71.100.70   Cosmetics. Toiletries



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This document specifies a procedure of water immersion for the in vivo determination of the water resistance of sunscreen products.
This document is applicable to products intended to be placed in contact with human skin including any component able to absorb, reflect or scatter UV rays and which, in addition, are designed to be less readily removed from the skin by water and/or during water immersion. It is intended to be read in conjunction with ISO 24444.

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ISO 16217:2020
60.60 Standard published
May 5, 2020