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Best Sunscreens

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Sunscreens

Best Sunscreens

We tested 23 sunscreens to determine the best-performing models. Our expert lab technicians tested each Sunscreen based on the following criteria:

  • UVA
  • Active ingredients
  • Type
  • Cost per oz. ($)
  • SPF

Below lists the Sunscreens that rated best in each of the tests our experts looked for. Learn about how these tests were performed and find out which Sunscreen is rated best when you subscribe.

Consumer Reports Ratings for Best Sunscreens

Best Sunscreen for UVA

The level of protection against UVA radiation.


This Sunscreen which tested best for UVA has the following features: .

Best Sunscreen for Active ingredients

Active ingredients as specified on the product label.


This Sunscreen which tested best for Active ingredients has the following features: .

Best Sunscreen for Type

Whether the product is dispensed as a spray or lotion.


This Sunscreen which tested best for Type has the following features: .

Best Sunscreen for Cost per oz. ($)

Approximate retail price divided by the number of ounces of product in the container.


This Sunscreen which tested best for Cost per oz. ($) has the following features: .

Best Sunscreen for SPF

Score based on the product's measured SPF.


This Sunscreen which tested best for SPF has the following features: .

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