Does red raspberry seed oil have SPF and is it an effective sunscreen?
Using Red Raspberry Seed Oil as a sunscreen happened after a Canadian study found characteristics of red raspberry seed oil offer a UVA and UVB protection rating like that of titanium dioxide (28-50 SPF for UVB rays and 8 SPF against UVA rays). All Boarder’s Balm® lip balms contain red raspberry seed oil as a key ingredient. https://pacificotion.com/collections/lip-balm-classics-boarders-balm®
Red Raspberry Seed Oil offers extremely respectable protection from the sun's harmful radiations without any of the very harmful ingredients found in commercial sunscreens. It does not have an official SPF rating but provides a very respectable level of protection from both UVA and UVB when used properly. Plenty of research over the years confirms red raspberry seed oil’s ability to absorb UV rays.
The different types of UV radiation include UVB, UVC, and UVA. The risk of skin cancer varies depending on the type of radiation. According to https://www.healthline.com/health/red-raspberry-seed-oil#no-uva-protection red raspberry seed oil can absorb UVB and UVC sun rays. The oil offers limited protection from UVA.