The Surprising Beauty Product CVS Has Vowed to Stop Selling

A great morning skin care routine should always end with the same thing: SPF. While a sun-kissed glow will easily make you look healthier and more vibrant, the reason behind that tan—i.e., the sun—will quickly turn your skin into leather if you’re not wearing sunscreen regularly. However, not all of us have jumped on the SPF train just yet, and many still rely on a bit of tanning oil to get their skin that golden hue. But for those of you who still worship the sun, you might want to pick a new shopping destination for your tanning oil.

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In a press release from by the company, CVS stated that it will be removing all sun care products with an SPF lower than 15 from its stores and replacing them with 30 new, FDA-standardized SPF products. The change is part of the drugstore chain’s “Long Live Skin” campaign, which is meant to educate followers on the ways in which they can protect and improve their skin’s health. In addition to this campaign, CVS has also partnered with Johnson & Johnson, which is promising to donate $1 to the American Cancer Society for every Aveeno and Neutrogena sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher purchased during the period between June 18 to June 24.

So, it looks like it's finally time to toss your tanning oils and stock up on sun protection. Not only will your purchase go toward a great cause, but it will also save your skin from developing premature fine lines and wrinkles. Just think, the money you spend on SPF today will save you tons of money on Botox Cosmetic and fillers down the road—so consider this a smart investment.

3 Comments
  • Margaret Deemer Lewes, De.
    Posted on

    I agree with the sunscreen message, however a report was just written by a professor at the University of Delaware Marine Science Center stating they have proof that sun screen is killing the horseshoe crabs. The numbers are rapidly declining. The redknot birds depend on the eggs for food to continue on their flight. So it is obvious that the food chain is being disrupted because of sunscreen. In the future this needs to be taken into consideration not just for the horseshoe crabs but anything else it is destroying.

  • Kate
    Posted on

    CVS is becoming a pain in the butt.

  • El
    Posted on

    I don't like that they're taking away my choice. I will go to Walgreens and Target for skin products and makeup now. I like to use spf 8 after I've gotten a tan.

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