Consumer Reports recently put a dozen sun-protection products to the test and readers of this site will not be surprised that Private Brands came out on top. Three of the four top-scoring products in the test were Private Brands. Target’s UP & UP Sport SPF 50 spray had the highest overall score, followed by Walmart’s Equate Ultra Protection Sunscreen SPF 50 lotion. At only $.47/oz., the Walmart lotion was also labeled a “Best Buy” by Consumer Reports. The Target spray sells for $1.16/oz.
Coppertone Water Babies 50 lotion was the only national brand to crack the top four, and at $1.38/oz, like the Walgreens Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50 which had the fourth-highest overall score and sells for appromimately $1.33/oz.
For more on sunscreens, including how Consumer Reports tested the products, go to ConsumerReports.org.
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