Unlike other sun lotions, Parasol's innovative broad spectrum and photostable filtering system protects you from harmful UVA and UVB rays, while still letting the sun rays through to give you a lasting tan.
Irish Bodycare is a family-run company based at the Campus Innovation Centre of the Carlow Institute of Technology. Since 1990 the company has been researching into UVA and UVB sun protection products producing a small number of their own products, as well as licensing further innovations to other cosmetic manufacturers. Irish Bodycare is involved in a number of research programmes at the Carlow Institute of Technology and other Institutes in Ireland, which have given the company national and international recognition. In 1992 they undertook a research programme with the goal of producing an easily applied, highly durable, non-staining waterproof sun filter with daytime insect repellent and which could be applied to the skin just once a day. They reached this goal in 1993 with the launch of Parasol 20+ and the subsequent introduction of their other Parasol skin and hair protection products.