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Sunscreen performance

This article was originally published in The Rose Sheet

Executive Summary

Seven sunscreens that provide "excellent" protection, meaning they meet SPF claims and block nearly 100% of UVA rays, cost under $1 per fl. oz. according to review of 25 sunscreens in June issue of Consumer Reports. Walgreens Ultra Sunblock, Rite Aid Sunblock, Hawaiian Tropic 15 Plus Sunblock and Playtex' Banana Boat Sport Sunblock among effective, low-cost sunscreens, magazine says. Schering-Plough's Coppertone Sport Sunblock and Johnson & Johnson's Neutrogena UVA/UVB Sunblock among 16 rated "excellent," but cost $4.79 and $2.17 per fl. oz., respectively. Two sunscreens, Banana Boat Quick Blok Sport Sunblock and Neutrogena UVA/UVB Sunblock "did not meet SPF claim but protected at a level above SPF 15 and blocked nearly 100% of UVA"



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