If you’ve shopped for some sunscreen lately, you may have noticed how confusing the numbers and labels are. Luckily, Consumer Reports has weeded through it all to help us get the best one we can.
SPFs on the label aren’t always close. Some don’t offer even half what the label says, so re-apply often.
If they don’t have these chemicals as active ingredients, they won’t work well. Avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene or homosalate.
Look for the words “broad spectrum” on the bottle. That’ll cover you for UVA and UVB rays.
Sprays are great, but you still need to rub it in.
Rub it in good on all exposed areas.