Sunday, 29 May 2011
It turns out you don't need to spend a lot of money to protect yourself from the sun.
So, empty your online shopping cart of expensive umbrellas, UV-blocking t-shirts or any kind of headgear you were planning on purchasing before hitting the beach this Memorial Day Weekend.
According to a new Consumer Reports study, you get the most blockage for your buck when your purchase Target's Up & Up’s Sport Continuous SPF 30 spray, which CR says costs about $.88 per ounce.
The reason why? The 22 products looked at were ranked based on UVA, UVB protection, price and water resistance, and Target's scored the highest along with 3 other products:
- Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30
- Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30
- CVS Fast Cover Sport SPF 30
And here's proof expensive doesn't always equal better. Researchers say to skip La Roche-Posay Anthelios SPF 40, which will cost about $18.82 per ounce and didn't protect as well as No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45, which will cost you a whopping $.59 per ounce.
Do you use any of these sunscreens? Would you buy any of the recommended sun blockers?