We recently blogged about the sometimes deceptive nature of sunscreen labels and how many brands do not offer the protection they claim. If you’re interested to know which products hold up to their proclamations of sun shielding, the China Consumers’ Association (CCA) recently tested 72 sunscreens to see if their SPF protection was up to snuff.
It seems that when picking a product this summer, small brands are the way to go. Big names such as Avon, Aupres, Kanebo, Pond’s, and Doctor Li tested poorly, demonstrating sun protection at half the advertised SPF. Smaller companies such as Mininurse and Tjoy outshone the household names, demonstrating SPF’s sometimes higher than their purported values. Despite these facts, many customers still feel more comfortable with big brands, placing their trust in an established product.
To read more about CCA’s report, check out China Daily’s article here.