Report: 73% of sunscreens do not actually work or may damage skin.

Research organization Environmental Working Group (EWG) reviewed more than 880 sunscreens, 480 moisturizers, and 120 lip products with a sun protection factor (SPF) finding:

  • Almost three-fourths of the products examined offer inferior sun protection or contain worrisome ingredients like oxybenzone, a hormone disruptor, or retinyl palmitate, a form of vitamin A that may harm skin.
  • Sunscreens using zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are stable in sunlight and offer good protection from UVA and UVB ultraviolet radiation without potentially harmful additives.

Read the latest sunscreen research from EWG, check up on the sunscreen you currently use, or search for a new one in EWG’s Guide to Sunscreens.