Consumer Reports Reveals Best Sunscreens for 2018: What Really Works?

May 21, 2018

Consumer Reports has released its annual report on the best sunscreens to lather up with this upcoming summer season -- rating top brands and breaking down everything from the basic recommendations for application amount and SPF level to words to look out for on labels and environmental concerns.


The company tested sunscreens labeled SPF 30 or higher and had claims of water resistance for 80 minutes.

 

"Recommended products scored 81 or higher overall and received Excellent or Very Good scores for UVA and UVB protection and variation from SPF," the report says.

 

Here are the top 4 sunscreen lotions based on Consumer Reports' findings.
1. La Roche-Posay Anthelios 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk, $36
2. Equate (Walmart) Sport Lotion SPF 50, $5.00
3. BullFrog Land Sport Quik Gel SPF 50, $8.50
4. Coppertone WaterBabies SPF 50 Lotion, $9

 

The top-rated sunscreen spray is Trader Joe's SPF 50+, priced at $6.


Click here for what each one of your bottles MUST have and how often you need to reapply. 

 


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