Memorial Weekend 2013: Consumer Reports releases list of sunscreens offering best skin protection
12:21 PM, May 24, 2013
As many head out to begin their Memorial Day Weekend, a lot of people plan to hit the beach, so we're taking action for your health with a look at the sunscreens that protect you best in the sun.
Consumer Reports tested 12 broad spectrum sunscreens that claim to protect against cancer-causing UVA and UVB rays. They found some of the least expensive brands were the most effective.
The tests measured effectiveness after normal activity and after 80 minutes in the water. The labels that were ranked best overall include store labels like Target's Up and Up and Walmart's Equate. Brand names like Coppertone and Hawaiian Tropic also ranked well.
Others like All Terrain and Badger fell below standards.