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July 14, 2016

SPF Claims Fall Short For Many Sunscreens

According to a new study from Consumer Reports, 43% of sunscreen products do not live up to the sun protection factor (SPF) claims on their bottles. Consumer Reports found that 13 out of the 35 sunscreen lotions tested had an SPF of less than 30, despite claiming to have at least an SPF of 30 on their labels. The majority of products that fell short on their SPF numbers did so by 10 to 15 points. However, some products were labeled as SPF 50, and were only found to have an SPF of 8.