Study Casts Shadow on Sunscreen
This may turn your face red. A survey by the Environmental Working Group found that 80 percent of 1,700 tested sunscreens either offered inferior protection or contained harmful chemicals. Some lotions didn’t work against the full spectrum of UV light, or they used sky-high SPF numbers to give users a false sense of security. And half of beach and sport sunscreens contained ingredients like hormone-disrupting oxybenzone. But experts still recommend slathering on some protection, so here’s the EWG’s list of best bets.