Consumer Reports just released its annual sunscreen report, published in its July issue, and found that nearly a third of sunscreens tested fell far short of the SPF they promise on their packaging. Some of the products fell short by as much as 70 percent!
The report also expresses concern over natural sunscreens, particularly because there’s no definition of “natural.” In their testing, only two of the five natural products met their SPF claims: one being California Baby sunscreen! If you prefer a natural product, Trisha Calvo, deputy editor of health and food at Consumer Reports, says you should consider California Baby Super Sensitive SPF 30+, which met its SPF claim. (Adults can use baby sunscreen and vice versa, she adds.)
What’s in California Baby and California Kids Sunscreen
California Baby Super Sensitive Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen contains non-whitening titanium dioxide, which creates a broad-spectrum physical barrier between your skin and damaging UVA and UVB rays. It’s very water resistant and a little goes a long way. There’s a reason we won Web MD’s Expert’s Choice Award! And now there’s California Kids #supersensitive Tinted Broad Spectrum SPF 30+ Sunscreen for older kids (and grownups!).
Just remember to reapply when you’re out in the sun about every 80 minutes and follow our handy guide about how to apply.