It’s time to bring out the sunscreen.
Summer is here, which means people are spending more time outside in the sun and, hopefully, wearing more sunscreen.
To help people pick the right kind of sunscreen to wear, Consumer Reports published its top sunscreen picks of 2022 last month.
FILE - A woman puts sunscreen on her forearm on May 6, 2022. (Photo by Robert Michael/picture alliance via Getty Images)
For its recommendations, Consumer Reports tested lotion and spray sunscreens for their SPF and ultraviolet A (UVA) protection.
The organization also tested sunscreens for scent and feel. However, the scent and feel evaluations weren’t included in Consumer Reports’ overall list, the organization said in its report.
To see which sunscreens made the list, here are some of the top-performing sunscreens of 2022 and how much they cost, according to Consumer Reports.
Best lotion sunscreens
Equate (Walmart) Ultra Lotion SPF 50
Kiehl's Activated Sun Protector Lotion SPF 30
La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-In Milk Lotion SPF 60
Price: $35.99 - $36.99
Best spray sunscreens
Alba Botanica Hawaiian Coconut Clear Spray SPF 50
Price: $9.48 - $15.99
Sun Bum Spray SPF 50
Price: $15.99 - $25.50
Trader Joe's Spray SPF 50+