Skip to content

    Announcements

    Exciting News for WebMD Members!

    We've been busy behind the scenes building new message boards for you. You'll have new and easier ways to find messages, connect with others, and share your stories.

    And, this will all be available on your smartphone or other mobile device!

    What Do You Need to Do?

    The message board you're used to will be closing in the coming weeks. While many of your boards will be making the move to our new home, your posts will not. Want to keep a discussion going? Save posts you want to continue (this includes your member profile story), so that you can re-post them in the new message boards.

    Keep an eye here and on your email inbox, we'll be back in touch soon to give you all the information you need!


    Yours in health,
    WebMD Message Boards Management

    9 Sunscreens Get Top Ratings (listed below)
    avatar
    Haylen_WebMD_Staff posted:
    Do you use any of these?

    Three sunscreens were given the Consumer Reports "Best Buy" rating:
    • Up & Up Sport SPF 30
    • No-Ad with Aloe and Vitamin E SPF 45
    • Equate Baby SPF 50
    Six others were recommended:
    • Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 30
    • Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof SPF 30
    • CVS Fast Cover Sport SPF 30
    • Walgreens Sport SPF 50
    • Ocean Potion Kids Instant Dry Mist SPF 50
    • Banana Boat Sport Performance SPF 100
    Why is sunscreen so expensive, I wonder...

    Haylen
    Was this Helpful?
    1 of 3 found this helpful
    Reply
     
    avatar
    crunk05177 responded:
    I still go with the organic sunscreen....$22 a bottle....yikes but worth it...no chemicals!
    Me (27), DH (30), DS1 - Michael (4) and DS2 - Nathan (1 - severe peanut allergy and an egg allergy)
     
    avatar
    ryanandleigh responded:
    We use the Coppertone Sport on everyone but DD. She has extremely sensitive skin (and eczema) and the only one I can find that doesn't give her problems is by California Baby. It actually sits on top of her skin rather than being absorbed into it. It is kind of expensive at $17 a tube but one tube usually lasts us all summer.
    Leigh, Jacen (6), Alexa (3)
     
    avatar
    KC_94920 responded:
    We have always used natural, physical block sunscreens like Badger and/or Burts Bee. We found out the hard way while traveling in Mexico that DS is allergic to the chemicals in most sunscreens (a well meaning babysitter applied some Banana boat to him).

    I pay about $16 a tube and we use it year long but it's well worth the slightly higher cost not to have his face, neck and chest swell up with welts.
     
    avatar
    VicsEandJ responded:
    I buy whatever is on sale!

    A discount store near my job has 8 oz bottles of Coppertone or Banana boat kids, SPF 50- I think, honestly once I saw the price I didn't care what is was-here sunscreen is usually at least 10.99 a bottle!!!!

    Thanks for the list. My kids are outside a lot. They went through so many botl of sunscreen last year!

    I have a question- does anyone really use SPF 100- for what, trips to the Equator????


    Spotlight: Member Stories

    Im Brittany and im a SAHM. I have two wonderful kids!!! Lindzie 4 y/o (11-25-05) who started Pre-k in August and Landon 2 y/o (11-12-08) who loves hav...More

    Helpful Tips

    my son is soon to be 5 and me and my husband thinks he has undecended testicles.
    when my son was about 1 our doctor thought my son had undescended testicles and sent us to a specialist. The specialist said he was find ... More
    Was this Helpful?
    12 of 24 found this helpful

    Report Problems With Your Medications to the FDA

    FDAYou are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit the FDA MedWatch website or call 1-800-FDA-1088.