Cruisers and Sunworshippers:
Below are the ratings from Consumer Reports on sunscreens. On the website (member's only or I'd post the URL) it is in chart form, but the chart doesn't translate to here. The number after lotion/stick is the average price per fluid ounce. They are in alphabetical order so they are all excellent. A word to the wise, the Walgreen's stuff will absolutely blind you. If you sweat even the slightest bit into your eyes, you will be in excruciating pain and not be able to see until you can get it thouroughly wash out. We have used it and it is not pretty. OUCH!
EXCELLENT PROTECTION (met SPF claim; blocked nearly 100% of UVA)
Banana Boat Baby Block Sunblock 30 lotion $1.13 Thicker than most. Greasy residue. Medicinal scent.
Banana Boat Kids Sunblock 30+ lotion 0.90 Thicker than most. Waxy residue. Very little scent.
Banana Boat Sport Sunblock 30+ lotion 0.92 Thicker than most. Waxy residue. Very little scent.
Banana Boat Sport Sunscreen 30 stick 4.91 More residue than most; sticky, greasy. Hardly absorbed after 10 minutes. Slight warm-plastic scent.
Banana Boat Ultra Sunblock 30+ lotion 0.91 Thicker than most. Waxy residue, but absorbed faster than most. Very little scent.
Coppertone Kids Sunblock With Parsol 1789 30 lotion 1.25* Slightly thinner than most. Waxy residue, but absorbed faster than most. Floral, fruity scent. Stained more than most.
Coppertone Sport Sunblock 30 stick 4.79 More residue than any other; sticky, greasy. Hardly absorbed after 10 minutes. Warm-plastic and slight medicinal scent. Stained more than most.
Coppertone Sport Ultra Sweatproof Dry 30 lotion 2.02 Dry, powdery residue. Fruity, floral scent. Stained more than most.
Coppertone Water Babies Sunblock 30 lotion 1.17 Waxy residue. Floral scent.
Hawaiian Tropic 15 Plus Sunblock 15+ lotion 0.81 Absorbed slightly faster than most. Strong candy-banana and coconut scent.
Hawaiian Tropic 30 Plus Sunblock 30+ lotion 0.90 Greasy residue. Strong candy-banana and coconut scent.
Neutrogena UVA/UVB Sunblock 15 lotion 2.17 Sweet floral scent.
Olay Complete UV Protective Moisture 15 lotion 1.59 Rose scent. Very little residue. Does not claim water resistance.
Ombrelle Sunscreen 30 lotion 2.17 Moderate greasy residue. Very little scent.
Rite Aid Sunblock 30 lotion 0.50 Slightly thicker than most. Greasy residue. Fruity, floral scent.
Walgreens Ultra Sunblock 30 lotion 0.68 Greasy residue, but absorbed faster than most. Fruity, floral scent.