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Six Most Effective Sunscreens

This might surprise you.  Sunscreens from Target and Walmart beat high-end alternatives in quality and performance... oh and they are cheaper too.

Target's brand only costs about $7, and it has been rated number one in a study investigating the most effective sun protection products on the market. 

Consumer Reports tested 12 popular SPF lotions, and they tested them on their ability to block harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Target's spray-on Up & Up Sport SPF 50 scored 80 out of 100.  It beat better-known brands such as Hawaiian Tropic, Neutrogena and Coppertone.

Experts say they hope this study shows consumers that price doesn't always mean better quality.

Walmart's Equate Ultra Protection SPF 50, $7.50, came in second place with 77 points.

SIX MOST EFFECTIVE SUNSCREENS

  1. Target: Up & Up Sport SPF 50, $6.94
  2. Walmart: Equate Ultra Protection SPF 50, $7.50
  3. Coppertone: Water Babies SPF 50, $11
  4. Walgreens: Continuous Spray Sport SPF 50, $8
  5. Hawaiian Tropic: Sheer Touch SPF 30, $11
  6. Coppertone: Sport High Performance SPF 30, $10


Experts say to put the sunscreen on 15 to 30 minutes before sun exposure and reapply every two hours.

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