A Stuff article
Half of the 10 sunscreens tested by Consumer NZ in its annual pre-summer investigation failed to live up to the sun-protection claims on the packaging.
Natural Instinct Invisible Natural Sunscreen SPF30 and Sukin Suncare Sheer Touch Facial Sunscreen Untinted SPF30 were both found to only provide moderate protection (SPF15 to 25), not the high protection (SPF30) claimed.
Banana Boat Daily Protect Sunscreen Lotion SPF50+ got an SPF of 40.4 in Consumer NZ’s test, rather than the 50+ claimed on the label.
Le Tan Coconut Lotion SPF50+ and Ecosol Water Shield Sunscreen SPF50+ failed to meet their very high protection claims. They also failed to meet the requirements for making a broad-spectrum claim.
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