Woman applying sunblock protection on shoulders

A recent study has revealed that many sun protection products in today’s market, have failed to meet safety standards set by dermatologists.

People have always been advised to go along with sunscreens whenever they are heading out to the beach or anywhere else for a sun-bath due to the growing prevalence of skin cancer. This will help to serve as a protection on their skin from the damaging rays of the sun.

Unfortunately, many of these products do not meet the recommended guidelines or standards set by medical professionals. According to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD), sunscreens are expected to have a minimum sun protection (SPF) factor of 30, and they’re also required to be water resistant. They should be capable of providing broad spectrum against ultraviolet (UV) A and B rays.

Most effectively, sunscreens should protect the skin from age spots, wrinkles, premature aging, and sunburn. According to a recent research carried out on the sales of sunscreens online, it has been revealed that about 40% of the most sellable sunscreens online do not meet the standards set by the AAD.

According to the research published on July 6 in JAMA, popular brands like Neutrogena and Eucerin were among the well-known products that failed to meet the recommendations set by dermatologists. Their lack of water resistance was the primary reason why many of them they failed.

The top 1 percent of the best-rated sunscreens on Amazon.com was looked at by Steve Xu and other colleagues from the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago so as to have a better understanding of what consumers look for when they buying sunscreens.

At the end, the researchers discovered that 26 out of 65 tested sunscreens (top-rated) were unable to meet the safety requirements of the AAD.