When you think of Will Ferrell, you’ll likely think of Saturday Night Live re-runs or quirky comedies. Now the actor is adding another notch to his comedic resume with his new line of sunscreens, all for a good cause: scholarships for cancer survivors. The product comes complete with SPF 30 and quirky labeling that made our staffers blush.
While we can’t vouch for Will’s products—they weren’t part of our testing—we like the subtext: Don’t forget to use sunscreen—at least 30 SPF—to prevent skin cancer. In our recent survey, two-thirds of respondents said they used sunscreen at least occasionally, and women were more likely than men to use it frequently. Respondents were less likely to use it during non-beach, non-swimming activities such as running, and were more diligent about putting it on their kids than themselves.
Sunscreen is a key way to protect your skin against the sun's rays, so slather up, especially if you burn easily. Children and teenagers are more likely to spend a long time in the sun, so it's important to take special care of their skin. Don’t forget to apply 15 to 30 minutes before going out in the sun to allow for absorption, and if you’re swimming or sweating heavily, reapply every 2 hours.
See our Ratings (for subscribers) to find out which sunscreens came out on top, and which didn’t quite measure up. And if you’re sensitive to the smell and feel of sunscreens, our sensory experts assessed each tested brand (for subscribers) to help you decide.