Since my kids looooove spending time outdoors, and especially love being in the pool, I was rather disturbed by a report today that sunscreen isn’t that effective in preventing sun damage. A study by environmental group EWG shows that the most popular sunscreens (Coppertone, Banana Boat and Neutrogena) are the least effective, and that the best protection is clothing. So, I’ll be buying new sunscreen for the family, probably the CVS Sunblock with Zinc Oxide, which is on EWG’s list of recommended sunscreens.
Am I overreacting? Probably, but we do have a bit of a history of skin cancer in the family, and we are all extremely fair. I’d much rather be safe than sorry. And even though we don’t need new sunblock (I bought a couple of sticks last week during the Coppertone deal at CVS), at least their store brand is less than $5. And there is a deal this week for buy one, get one 50% off on CVS brand suncare. Plus, there is a $2 off CVS brand skincare coupon and a $1 off CVS suncare coupon that that can be used for the transaction.