Consumer Group Finds Some Popular Sunscreens Fail to Offer Promised Protection

A recent examination by the consumer group Which? has revealed that three popular sunscreens failed to meet the protection levels they advertised. After conducting spot checks on 26 different sunscreen lotions, the organization discovered that while many products lived up to their claims, a few did not offer the promised protection against harmful sun effects. The findings have sparked a conversation about the reliability of sunscreen products and the importance of independent testing for consumer safety.

  • Which? conducted spot checks on 26 sunscreen lotions, finding discrepancies in protection claims.
  • Three popular sunscreens failed to pass the effectiveness tests: Calypso, an Asda product, and Bondi Sands’ face sunscreen.
  • Calypso and Asda contested Which?’s findings, asserting their products had been independently tested and met the required standards.
  • Bondi Sands has not provided a comment on the report.
  • The research was welcomed by a skin cancer charity founder, highlighting its role in aiding consumers to make informed choices about sun protection.
  • Which?’s tests indicated that many affordable brands offer as much protection as more expensive options, suggesting that higher cost does not necessarily equate to better sun safety.

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