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HOW much for a bottle of suncream?

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mousymouse Tue 28-Jun-11 13:22:31

just paid 12£ for two bottles of suncream (241 offer).
have they always been that expensive? or have I just not paid attention before?
they are taking the micky, right?

melikalikimaka Tue 28-Jun-11 13:31:35

No this is about right, but if you go into the cheap shops like Wilkinsons or the like, you may pick up a bit cheaper. They are about a fiver each.

MissPenteuth Tue 28-Jun-11 13:32:46

I know what you mean, I always expect a bottle of suncream to cost about a fiver. Even the bog-standard (by which I mean not the fancy 'invisible'/non-sticky/last all day or whatever ones) Boots ones are about £9. Not so bad if you get 2 for 1, but still.

mousymouse Tue 28-Jun-11 13:36:49

problem is, we react to most sun creams and have found one from nivea that works for us. but still I excpected more like 3.99 per bottle.

grendel Tue 28-Jun-11 13:42:10

Hah! That's nothing. Discovered on holiday in the Canaries that the Factor 50 we had taken with us irritated DD's skin, so had to buy the only bottle of Factor 50 extra-sensitive, hypo-allergenic stuff we could find - that'll be 14 Euros please! Gulp!

melikalikimaka Tue 28-Jun-11 13:44:32

You should always take more than you need because some places have extortionate prices.

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 28-Jun-11 13:46:13

On qvc the other night they had a botte for £40shock Ok, it was a big bottle but blimey, if I hadn't been sitting down, I would have fallen over!

Don't normally watch qvc tv by the way, I was working and on Eyesight obs with a patient that does have a penchant for qvc tvgrin

mousymouse Tue 28-Jun-11 13:46:52

for one bottle? <faints>

Bloodymary Tue 28-Jun-11 13:48:54

And always make sure that you pack it in your suitcase rather than hand luggage, as they will confiscate it (if its over 100ml).

Guess who forgot!!!

limitedperiodonly Tue 28-Jun-11 13:53:25

It's outrageous. There's no reason why it should be so expensive.

The cancer charities keep debating whether to bring out their own sensibly-priced ranges to help people.

But then they'd be encouraging people to sunbathe which goes against their messages.

DoubleNegativePanda Tue 28-Jun-11 13:55:33

Last week I paid $8.99 USD for a bottle of suncream. Today that converts to £5.62. I was shocked and thought it exorbitant. Clearly I've still got the better deal! shock

Sewmuchtodo Tue 28-Jun-11 14:07:36

I paid £12 for a nivea 50+ spray last weekend with my supermarket shop.....it was on 241 the following monday!

talkingnonsense Tue 28-Jun-11 14:10:01

Ikea had some for less than a fiver and it seems ok.

scurryfunge Tue 28-Jun-11 14:11:38

I have just bought some Piz Buin for £17 (though I got another free).

I am a mug.

5inthebed Tue 28-Jun-11 14:13:44

Asda own is 1.50 for factor 30.

mousymouse Tue 28-Jun-11 14:16:09

I tried a few when I first started reacting to suncream. now that I found one I am not going to change (unless the company changes the formula).

loveulotslikejellytots Tue 28-Jun-11 14:18:12

Dh and I were on our honeymoon last year in Mauritius. Packed a full bottle, which then got squashed in our case (thankfully wrapped in a carrier bag) but only about a quarter of a bottle was useable. We went through that in about 2 days. We went to the hotel shop (main town was about an hour and a half walk or expensive taxi) and they were charging £23 for a normal bottle of factor 25 spray/cream sun cream. We got talking to a lovely couple who were leaving the next day and they gave us the rest of theirs! grin!!!

oldraver Tue 28-Jun-11 14:18:53

B/F was a bit delayed coming back from school today and told me he had been pulled aside as DS has reacted to the cream we had sent in

Both DS's seem to have problems with suncream so I try and avoid using it at all costs without putting them at risk, but obviously cant expect school to go along with this.(sports week so they are outside a lot)

I suppose I am going to have to go on the hunt again

Doyouthinktheysaurus Tue 28-Jun-11 14:19:50

I'm a mug tooblush I buy piz buin 6 hour stuff for the ds's for school. I think I got 2 x 200ml tubes for £20!!

It is expensive but ds2 in particular is very sensitive and comes out in a rash from alot of the brands. Plus DS1 is very fair skinned and there is no way he woud put more sunscreen on at school so 6 hour stuff it is.

meltedchocolate Tue 28-Jun-11 14:20:52

tesco's own 50 is 4 quid. odd smell. works fine

scurryfunge Tue 28-Jun-11 14:21:16

old raver, have you ever tried the once a day application? I use the Piz Buin one and it seems to work and I tend to react to nearly every other brand.

shineoncrazydiam0nd Tue 28-Jun-11 14:23:03

I have never bought a bottle of sun cream in my life.

Do I win?

grin

GrimmaTheNome Tue 28-Jun-11 14:23:56

We had to buy some expensive suncream in Greece last year when the stuff we'd brought sent her legs and under her eyes up in horrible eczema.

This year, she'll be wearing oversized boardshorts, the proper UV rated ones, oversized sunglasses, and a rash vest.

Fabric has the great advantage of not washing off!

LaVitaBellissima Tue 28-Jun-11 14:24:34

Tk maxx sell loads of brands of suncream, I just bought some Hawaiian Tropic for £4.99 smile

Mobly Tue 28-Jun-11 14:25:37

Asda do a factor 50 5 star (best available) for babies/children that is about £3. Bargain! I always get mine from there now. Look on the bak of the bottle, most of the expansive branded oned aren't even 5 star so they are not offering the best protection available.

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