Many sunscreens test below advertised SPF

Posted at 6:13 AM, May 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-05-17 09:46:49-04

That sunscreen you use every summer might not be giving you and your family as much UV protection as you think.

According to Consumer Reports, dozens of sunscreen products are testing below their advertised sun protection levels.

Latest annual tests show 43 percent of products with SPF claims of 30 or higher were offering lower SPF protection. Two of the sunscreens tested, claiming to be SPF 50, tested at a SPF 8.

Here is a Consumer Reports list on some sunscreens that passed the test:

  • Cupertino Water Babies SPF 50
  • Equate Ultra Protection SPF 50 - from Walmart