Sunscreen Scam: A Third Of The Most Popular Bottles Don’t Offer The Protection They Promise

Summer is just around the corner, but don’t reach for your go-to sunscreen just yet. A new study revealed that one-third of sunscreens on shelves are lying about their protection levels. Out of the 60 sunscreen lotions, sprays and sticks tested, 23 had SPF labels that were less than what they claimed.  This means relying on certain brands to guard against the sun’s rays could lead to a blistering sunburn and increase the chances of developing skin cancer. Conducted annually by Consumer Reports, the study alerts customers to products claiming the wrong SPF levels.  Coppertone Ultra Guard Lotion SPF 70+ was one of the brands that received a very good score.

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1. Babyganics Mineral-Based Lotion SPF 50+ ($10)

2. eltaMD UV Aero Continuous Spray SPF 45 ($31)

3. CeraVe Body Lotion SPF 50 ($17)

4. All Terrain AquaSport Lotion SPF 30 ($17)

5. MDSolarSciences Mineral Moisture Defense Lotion SPF 50 ($39)

Photo Credit: Consumer Reports


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