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Consumer Reports Tries Various Sunscreens



    Consumer Reports Tries Various Sunscreens

    News4's Erika Gonzalez has details on a new study from Consumer Reports finding many sunscreens don't provide the protection they advertise. (Published Thursday, May 14, 2015)

    Sunscreen is essential to guard against sunburn, skin damage and cancer.

    Most dermatologists recommend using sunscreen with sun protection factor (SPF) 30 or higher.

    Consumer Reports looked at varieties of sunscreens to find out which ones worked best.

    News4 reached out to the companies and received these responses.

    Yes to, Inc:

    "Thank you for the opportunity to respond prior to your broadcast. While we have no details on the methodology used in your testing, we can confirm that our SPF 30 claim is supported by testing done at an accredited Third Party Laboratory, using the current FDA regulations for water resistant Sunscreen Drug Products."

    Energizer Personal Care, the makers of Banana Boat:

    “Like Consumer Reports, we want to help people make informed choices about appropriate sun protection because it is essential to optimal health.

    “We are proud of our sun care products, including the quality and performance of Banana Boat® Sport Performance® Clear UltraMist® with PowerStay Technology™ SPF 50 and are pleased that SunComfort™ Continuous Spray SPF 50+, our newest addition to the Banana Boat line of sun care products, received such a high rating in the spray category. We put the same quality assurance and testing rigor, including relevant FDA testing requirements, into all our sun care products. People should feel confident using our products for safe protection, as directed by the product labels.”