Sunscreens not offering protection as advertised, says Consumer Reports

2 out of 20 actually offered advertised protection

Before you head to the beach or pool this summer, be sure to stock up on sunscreen.

But a new report warns not all of them contain the SPF protection promised on the label.

Researchers from Consumer Reports tested 20 brands of sunscreen and only two provided the amount of protection listed on the bottle.

The two sunscreens that contained the correct amount of SPF protection were Bullfrog WaterArmor Sport Instacool SPF 50+ and Coppertone Sensitive Skin SPF 50.

That's because although the FDA requires manufacturers to test their own products, the agency does not verify the results.

The company is recommending seven sunscreens from Coppertone and Bullfrog to store brands from Walmart and Target.

Two of the lotions recommended include Coppertone Water Babies SPF 50 and Neutrogena Ultimate Sport SPF 70+.

While not all of them met the SPF claimed on the label, they provided very good to excellent protection from both UVA and UVB rays.

Click here to see the rankings of the sunscreens that were tested.

Courtesy: NBC News Channel

 

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