Trader Joe's At-A-Glance
Strengths: Inexpensive; sunscreens provide sufficient UVA protection.
Weaknesses: Limited options; Trader Joe's is better for groceries than skin care.
California-based specialty grocer chain Trader Joe's isn't the first place you may think of when shopping for skin care, and rightly so: the bulk of this store's inventory is, not surprisingly, foods and beverages. However, they've recently ventured into sun care and offer a couple of worthwhile, inexpensive sunscreens. Neither formula is knock-your-socks-off spectacular, but both provide reliable UVA protection and are quite the beauty bargain to boot. If you have a Trader Joe's in your neighborhood, the sunscreens are definitely worth a look, especially if you have a family to cover from head to toe during summer months when more of us are outdoors for long periods of time. For more information about Trader Joe's, visit www.traderjoes.com.