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Many highly rated sunscreen products fail to adhere to AAD criteria


A review of the top-rated sunscreen products sold on Amazon.com found that 40% of these products failed to adhere to the American Academy of Dermatology (AAD) criteria of being broad-spectrum, having a sun protection factor (SPF) of 30 or more, and being water and/or sweat resistant. Consumers preferred sunscreen products on the basis of their cosmetic elegance.


Xu S, et al. Sunscreen product performance and other determinants of consumer preferences. JAMA Dermatol. 2016;[Epub ahead of print].