British suncream manufacturers blasted for giving less protection than advertised

Which? tests found that Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF 30 and Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise SPF 30 both provided less than two-thirds of their labelled SPF

LAST UPDATED: 1 Jun, 2015 @ 17:32
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HOLIDAYMAKERS heading to the Costa del Sol this summer are well aware of the sky high temperatures.

And they probably expect their sunscreen to offer the level of protection its label promises.

But consumer association Which? – and it’s analysis of 13 brands – has slammed two leading British suncare brands for giving less protection than they advertise.

Which? tests found that Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF 30 and Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise SPF 30 both provided less than two-thirds of their labelled SPF.

This leaves sun-worshippers at a much greater risk of skin cancer than expected.

An SPF of 30 means the wearer can safely stay in the sun 30 times longer than without protection, so an incorrect SPF can be extremely dangerous.

Boots responded that it is ‘confident’ that all its products ‘meet the SPF labelling claim’.



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