Ready for sunshine? Consumer Reports rates top sunscreens

Ready for sunshine? Consumer Reports rates top sunscreens

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Ready for sunshine? Consumer Reports rates top sunscreens

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by KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on May 24, 2011 at 1:33 PM

Updated Friday, Jan 4 at 10:44 AM

Just in time for sunshine on Memorial Day Weekend, Consumer Reports released its list of the best sunscreens.

For the most effective protection from the sun and the best bang for your buck, the magazine found three products that stood above the rest: Target's Up & Up Sport SPF 30, No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45, and Equate Baby SPF 50.

Up & Up and No-Ad are also some of the most cost effective sunscreens tested, with No-Ad just 59 cents per ounce, and Up & Up costing 88 cents per ounce.

Consumer Reports tested 22 sunscreens, and rated them for UVA protection, most associated with skin cancers, and UVB protection, the exposure typically linked to burning. They were also tested for water resistance, smell, feel, absorbency, and staining.

One of the most expensive sunscreens, La Roche Posay at $18.82 per ounce, also received some of the lowest marks for UVA and UVB protection.

 

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