In October of 2020, CVS Pharmacy announced a partnership with SkinSAFE—a data platform that breaks down the ingredients in a product and determines if it’s safe for the skin—as part of its commitment to deliver ingredient transparency. Since then, the collaboration has helped customers discover healthy products that are compatible with their skin-care needs, and recent data has been released showing which essentials came out on top. In a recent release, CVS announced the SPF winners of SkinSAFE’s Shopper’s Choice Awards. Scroll through to see the best-in-class sun-protectors that consumers can’t put down.
According to the brand, there were three winners in the face category. First up on the list is Sun Bum SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick ($10), which is small enough to fit in a purse or pocket and glides on the skin in one effortless swipe. Also in the winners circle was CeraVe Tinted Mineral SPF 30 Hydrating Sunscreen for Face with Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide & Hyaluronic Acid ($19) and La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light SPF 50 Mineral Face Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide & Titanium Dioxide ($34), which works on all skin types and absorbs into the dermis like a dream.
In the body category, there were two types of sunscreens: lotion and spray. In regard to spray, the winners were ever-popular Banana Boat Ultra Sport Clear Sunscreen Spray ($12), sweat-resistant Coppertone SPORT Continuous Sunscreen Spray Broad Spectrum ($11) and ultra-sheer Sun Bum Sunscreen Spray ($18).
In the lotion category, there were five winners: CeraVe Mineral Oil-Free Body Sunscreen with Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide & Hyaluronic Acid ($20), Banana Boat Ultra Sport Sunscreen Lotion ($13), Coppertone SPORT Sunscreen Lotion Broad Spectrum ($13), CVS Ultra Sheer Broad Spectrum Sunscreen Lotion ($10), and Hawaiian Tropic Sheer Touch Ultra Radiance Lotion Sunscreen ($13).
The top four players in the tanning competition were Australian Gold Spray Gel Sunscreen With Instant Bronzer ($12), L’Oreal Paris Sublime Bronze Self-tanning Towelettes, Medium Natural Tan ($14), Hawaiian Tropic Island Tanning SPF 25 Dry Oil Spray ($13) and SunBum SPF 15 Tanning Oil ($20).
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