2011 List of Best Sunscreens

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If you’re looking for a good sunscreen, you might be surprised to find that the best is also one of the cheapest.  According to Consumer Reports, the most effective sunscreen is the Target store brand Up & Up’s Sport Continuous SPF 30.  It took the top honor as the best buy, with top marks for effectiveness while costing just $0.88 per ounce.

After testing the ability of 22 sprays, creams and lotions to protect against ultraviolet A and B radiation.  UVA exposure is linked to skin cancer and aging, and UVB exposure is linked to burning.

Three other brands were rated highly for their UVA, UVB protection and reasonable price:

  • Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30
  • Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30
  • CVS Fast Cover Sport SPF 30.


Consumer Reports: Best sunscreen: 4 sprays outshine the rest

Paul Martin

Paul Martin

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