You think you’re protecting yourself from sunburn, wrinkles, and skin cancer by slapping on sunscreen anytime you’re outside for 15 minutes or more. But according to a new Environmental Working Group report, an astounding 80 percent of 1,700 sunscreens tested either straight-up don’t work or harbor potentially hazardous ingredients like oxybenzone or vitamin A. Some of the most problematic products came from popular brands such as Neutrogena, Coppertone, and Banana Boat. Here’s the lowdown on why so many sunscreens don’t make the grade — and how you can find one that actually works and won’t pose a health risk.
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