Despite the rain showers today, this is a very timely article from Consumer Reports on sunscreens and their effectiveness blocking UVA and UVB rays.
The testers also took into account, "how much the product stained clothing, and the cost per ounce," and their results are as follows:
"Six got recommended ratings:"
- Target's Up & Up Sport, at the top spot, costs $1.16 an ounce.
- Walmart's Equate Ultra Protection SPF 50, is just 47 cents an ounce. It won the CR Best Buy award of the dozen.
- Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50, at $1.38 an ounce.
- Walgreens Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50, at $1.33 an ounce.
- Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch SPF 30, at $1.38 an ounce.
- Coppertone Sport High Performance SPF 30, at $1.67 an ounce.
"The six that did not get recommended ratings include:"
- California Baby SPF 30+, at $6.90 an ounce (discontinued, but may still be available).
- No-Ad with Avobenzone, Aloe, and Vitamin E SPF 45, at 63 cents an ounce.
- Neutrogena Wet Skin SPF 45+, at $3.67 an ounce.
- Kiss My Face with Hydresia SPF 40, at $5.33 an ounce.
- Badger Unscented SPF 34, at $5.52 an ounce (discontinued, but may still be available).
- All Terrain AquaSport SPF 30, at $4.33 an ounce.
Which ever sunscreen you use, just be sure to apply it according to the directions on the label, and "avoid storing your sunscreen in a hot car, as it may become less effective more quickly."
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