According to the new FDA rules, sunscreen labels will no longer be able to state they are "waterproof," or "sweatproof" and cannot claim to be a "sunblock". The new rules are intended to remind consumers about the importance of reapplying sunscreen on a regular basis especially during swimming and sports activities.
Sunscreens can claim to be water-resistant — and must indicate the amount of time before they should be reapplied, either 40 or 80 minutes, depending on test results.
Sunscreen labels will also look different — there will be a Drug Facts box on the back and/or side of the product, listing important information including the Active Ingredients and Use Claims.
Remember, it may take time before you see new labels for sunscreen products in your area. During the transition, please continue to use your favorite NEUTROGENA® sunscreens — and reapply frequently.