Consumer Reports' Best Sunscreen For 2019 Is Cheapest At This Retailer

This is the lowest consistent price we've found for the top-rated sunscreen.

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They say price is a strong indication of quality, and that’s perhaps never truer than when it comes to sunscreen.

For the fourth year in a row, the product review experts at Consumer Reports have crowned La Roche-Posay’s Anthelio Melt-In Sunscreen Milk their top-rated lotion sunscreen. But, as with all good things, it comes at a price. That price is a whopping $36 a bottle at retailers like Dermstore, Ulta, Walgreens and even Amazon.

Bug there’s one place we’ve consistently spotted this sunscreen for less: It’s $30 at Walmart.

Consumer Reports gave La Roche-Posay’s Melt-In Sunscreen Milk top marks because of the formula’s UVA and UVB protection, SPF, variation from SPF, cost and overall performance, specifically because the sunscreen had little variation in testing from the bottle’s listed 60 SPF. That’s good news for shoppers who want to know they’re actually getting what they pay for. And at $36 a bottle most places, you’re paying quite a lot, which is why snagging a bottle of this liquid gold at Walmart is a good deal.

The formula is described as fast-absorbing with “a velvety finish” and is water-resistant, fragrance-free; it has been dermatologist-tested as well as tested on sensitive skin.

A word of caution about shipping times, though. For free shipping on this particular item from Walmart, you’re looking at a roughly two-week delivery window, so if you’re in a rush for your sunscreen you might be better offer ordering it from Amazon. Still, if you’re looking to save a few bucks and want to try a top-rated sunscreen at a decent price, this is the best price we’ve consistently seen online.

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