Monthly US Consumer Union Journal published the sensational results of sunscreen tests. It turns out that buying a jar of cream or spray, even the most famous brand, you can be absolutely not protected from the harmful effects of sunlight.
The magazine staff tested more than 60 samples of the most common sunscreen products - and what was their surprise when as many as 23 products, and this is more than a third of the drugs, does not at all correspond to the declared SPF value on the package! Some creams after testing turned out to be not just with a reduced protection factor, but even without it!
The US Food and Drug Administration requires thatAll manufacturers have tested their products without fail. But since tanning products are sold in pharmacies freely, without a doctor's prescription, many manufacturers ignore these requirements.
It is important to know
Recall that SPF is a protection factor against UVB rays. These rays are the main cause of sunburn, but in excessive quantities are fraught with cancer. It is believed that the risks of prolonged exposure to the sun are significantly reduced depending on the color and type of skin. Despite this, experts have long insisted on the need to use sunscreen for everyone. It is also important to remember that the cream should be applied to the skin every 2 hours.
Here are the best 5 products that have been successfully tested and are safe for your health:
- La Roche-Posay, Anthelios 60 Melt-in Sunscreen Milk, $ 36
- Equate, Sport Lotion SPF 50, $ 5
- PureSun Defense Disney Frozen Lotion SPF 50, $ 6
- Coppertone, WaterBabies Lotion SPF 50, $ 12
- Equate, Ultra Protection Lotion SPF 50, $ 8