Consumer organization Which? has warned that most sun
lotions being sold by supermarkets are not offering the protection that they
Marks and Spencer was the worst offender with its sun
lotion being culpable of providing less than 50% the sun protection factor it
Which? tested 14 sunscreens which claimed to be SPF 15,
but Marks and Spencer lotion scored just SPF 7.1 on this. Additionally Tesco's
Sun Protection Medium has a score of SPF 12. Which? failed any lotions that did
not pass the score of 12.5.
"Some could give you far less protection than you
expect." the watchdog revealed.
The best product
according to the organization was Sainsbury's £3 factor 15 Sun Protection
Lotion and Asda's £3 Sun System.