Sun tan lotion usage after expiry date in Great Britain 2017

This statistic displays the results of a survey question, which asked adults in Great Britain if they ever check the expiry date of the sun protection products they use and if so, if they replace the product and continue to use it. According to the survey conducted in 2017, 46 percent of adults claimed to check the expiry date and replace if it is out of date. However 33 percent said they do not check at all.

Do you ever check the expiry date on the sunscreen/sun tan lotion that you own?*

Share of respondents
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Release date

May 2017


United Kingdom (Great Britain)

Survey time period

April 11-12, 2017

Number of respondents

1,498 respondents

Age group

18 years and older

Special properties

All who wear sunscreen/sun tan lotion during summer/on holiday

Method of interview

Online omnibus survey

Supplementary notes

* This question was phrased by the source as follows: "In general, do you ever check the expiry date (i.e. the date indicating when the product is no longer effective) on the sunscreen/ sun tan lotion that you own? (Please select the option that best applies)".

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