The Walgreens Hydrating Lotion SPF 50 is part of the Sunscreen
test program at Consumer Reports. In our lab tests, Sunscreen
models like the Hydrating Lotion SPF 50 are rated on multiple criteria, such as those listed below.
UVA Protection: The level of protection against UVA radiation.
SPF: Level of protection against sunburn producing rays. Score based on the SPF range found in our tests. Approximate ranges for tested SPF: Greater than 40 (Excellent), 30-39 (Very Good), 20-29 (Good), 10-19 (Fair), Less than 10 (Poor)
Variation from SPF: This rating is a measure of how closely a sunscreen's tested UVB (SPF) protection matched the SPF on the label. Approximate ranges for the tested SPF compared to the labeled SPF: 85% or above labeled SPF (Excellent), 70%-84% labeled SPF (Very Good), 60%-69% labeled SPF (Good), 50%-59% labeled SPF (Fair), Below 50% labeled SPF (Poor)