Top end suncreams fail SPF test

Suncreams Fail

Suncreams Fail

Three suncreams, which include some of the most expensive on the market, do not give the protection they claim in tests, a consumer watchdog says.

Which? said the creams - by Piz Buin, Malibu and Hawaiian Tropic - all offered lower factor protection than the SPF 30 written on the bottle. Calypso sun lotion, at £1.20 per 100ml, was cheapest on the market and passed the watchdog's tests. The brands said they stood by their testing techniques. BBC News 16/5/14

Iain Mack