YONKERS, NY (NBC News) Consumer Reports is warning some sunscreens may not work as well as hoped.
They tested 65 water-resistant sunblocks and found that 43 percent did not meet their own SPF claims.
CVS Kids Sun Lotion was one of those products.
The Consumer Reports test showed the lotion, labeled SPF 50, worked more like an SPF 8.
CVS did extra third-party testing on the Kids Sun Lotion in anticipation of the report, telling NBC News in a statement, “There is absolutely no indication that our product has an SPF lower than 50. Nor do we have a record of any customer complaints of sunburn after using this product.”
Experts say whatever sunblock you choose, apply it as thick as you can, as often as possible. Also it’s important to cover up whenever you can because sunscreen shouldn’t be your only method of protection against the sun’s harmful rays.
Consumer Reports confirmed many sunscreens do live up to their SPF claims, including La Roche-Posay’s Melt-In Sunscreen Milk and Banana Boat’s Sun-Comfort SPF 50.