Report: Don’t Get Burned by Overpriced Sunscreens

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – If you’re headed out into the sunshine for the long Memorial Day weekend, researchers at Consumer Reports advise you not to get burned by overpriced sunscreens.

The consumer group reports their findings that less expensive store-brand sunscreens often do a better job than their costly designer-salon counterparts of protecting you from harmful rays.

Among a dozen popular sunscreens, three of the four top-scoring brands were from large national store chains, and were judged to be more effective in blocking UV rays.

Target stores’ Up and Up Sports SPF 50 took the top spot with the highest overall score.

Walmart’s Equate Ultra Protection Sunscreen came in second, and Walgreen’s Continuous Spray Sports took the number four spot. All three cost under $10.

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