More than one-third of sunscreens commonly purchased on Amazon don’t meet guidelines from the American Academy of Dermatology, researchers have found. (Here’s the paper) The most common failings was lack of water or sweat resistance, meaning they wash off more quickly than they say they do, so you get burned.

As for price, the analysis found that price of similar products varied by about 3,000 percent – from less than a buck an ounce to more than $24 an ounce!

(Spotted via the morning newsletter from STAT, the health-news service of the Boston Globe):


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