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They found that 28 of them weren’t the SPF they claimed to be on the label. And three had an SPF of less than 15. That’s not enough sun protection!
The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The magazine says they’ve seen this pattern of results over several years. Unfortunately, your sunscreen may not be protecting you as much as you think, according to a new report from Consumer Reports. The magazine tested and rated more than 60 sprays, lotions and sticks with sun protection factors (SPF) of 30 or higher.
They found that 28 of them weren’t the SPF they claimed to be on the label. Consumer Reports Magazine tested and rated more than 60 brands of sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) claims of 30 or higher 30 being the. They found that 28 of them weren’t the SPF they claimed to be on the label.
And three had an SPF of less than 15. That’s not enough sun protection! The American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) recommends choosing a sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30. The magazine says they’ve seen this pattern of results over several years.
The 11 tested sunscreens that didn’t stand up to their claims are: Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance SPF 50 (delivered SPF 28) Babyganics Mineral-Based SPF 50+ (delivered SPF 25) Well at Walgreens Baby SPF 50 (delivered SPF 25). Consumer Reports recently tested 34 sunscreens and found almost a third of them didn’t meet the SPF claim on their labels, missing the mark by anywhere from 16 to 70 percent. But there’s good news too: many of the sunscreens Consumer Reports tested met their SPF claims and some of the most effective products were also the lowest-priced.
EWG’s research shows that only 21 percent of sunscreens on the marketactually do what they claim to and are sufficiently effective at protecting. A new study published by Environmental Working Group (EWG) reveals many sunscreens that they’ve tested appears to be not as effective as they claim – they aren’t protecting you from the sun. This research looked at 1,700 SPF products, including moisturisers and lip balms with SPF, from a range of brands, and tested their effectiveness. In these cases, SPF values measure the overall magnitude of protection.
Only broad-spectrum sunscreens with an SPF valued 15 or higher can claim to reduce the risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. Sunscreens that aren’t broad spectrum and have an SPF value between two and 14 can only prevent against sunburn. Breaking Down SPF Numbers.
The high SPF sunscreens have been gaining much attention and more people are falling for them simply because of their higher SPF claim. Sunscreen products of 30+SPF rating are pretty standard and the more recent formula containing 50+ SPF rating of sunscreen are just about 1 percent more effective than the prior in terms of blocking the harmful ultraviolet rays.
List of related literature:
|from Wilderness Medicine E-Book: Expert Consult Premium Edition Enhanced Online Features|
|from Cosmeceuticals E-Book: Procedures in Cosmetic Dermatology Series|
|from Comprehensive Dermatologic Drug Therapy E-Book|
|from Textbook of Therapeutics: Drug and Disease Management|
|from Poucher’s Perfumes, Cosmetics and Soaps|
|from Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 2-Volume Set|
|from Cosmetic Creams: Development, Manufacture and Marketing of Effective Skin Care Products|
|from Introduction to Cosmetic Formulation and Technology|
|from Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) TITLE 21 Food and Drugs (1 April 2017)|
|from American Dietetic Association Complete Food and Nutrition Guide, Revised and Updated 4th Edition|