FOUR leading sunscreens have been slip, slop, slapped down for misleading Aussies about the level of protection they offer.
Consumer advocacy group Choice says four out of six SPF 50+ sunscreens it tested did not meet the protection claims published on their packaging.
Both Banana Boat's Baby Finger Spray and Sport 50+ have SPFs of 42, while Aldi's Ombra 50+ Kids roll-on is 36 and Ego's Sunsense Sport 50+'s rating is 29. Cancer Council Classic 50+ and Nivea Sun Kids SPF50+ (roll-on) passed the 50+ test with flying colours.
Choice spokesman Tom Godfrey said he was "deeply concerned" that consumers were not getting what they paid for.
- APN NEWSDESK
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