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I really don't understand why sun lotion is SO expensive.

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Cymbeline Wed 19-Aug-09 21:57:45

Strikes me as a terrible thing, I'm still using last years on the children blush hope it works a bit anyway...it's £15 for a little spray bottle in Boots. Why? It's not condusive to public health surely.

I bet there are millions of people who don't put it on their kids because ti costs too much. Make me so upset.

TeamEdward Wed 19-Aug-09 22:00:03

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whingingDailyHateMail Wed 19-Aug-09 22:01:35

2.99 for factor 50 in Morrisons, Kids seem fine with it. I prefer ambre solaire but it's been half price a lot latelysmile

HaggisNeepsnTatties Wed 19-Aug-09 22:02:56

Asda's was votest the best sun cream in Which magazine and it costs £3 - needless to say I stocked up this year....grin

whingingDailyHateMail Wed 19-Aug-09 22:03:50

Oh and YANBU, it is a bloody rip off. If they could just make one that doesn't make my eyes stream constantly and stops my prickly heat I wouldn't mind paying.

Cymbeline Wed 19-Aug-09 22:04:29

REALLY??? Oh thank God I ahve been assuming it was the same shocking prices everywhere.
Thanks gals, I will get some nEW stuff tomorrow smile

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Mousey84 Wed 19-Aug-09 22:05:12

I used tescos own - think it was £3ish. I only got burnt on the bit of my back that I missed...could see the finger marks and everything!

They do say that you should not use last years, so do be careful x (It may be a ploy to get you to buy more, but Im not risking it for a couple of quid)

goodbyesunhellomoon Wed 19-Aug-09 22:05:16

I know what you mean - I don't shop in Boots anymore for things like that and just head right along to Tesco's who do a baby/kids 50+ protection sun cream for £3

Can't vouch for whether the £15 bottle is better quality but my 2 haven't burnt yet!

Cymbeline Wed 19-Aug-09 22:05:32

Which begs the question why is the boots one so bloody expensive? Does it work better or summat? hmm is the asda one made of custard?

HaggisNeepsnTatties Wed 19-Aug-09 22:07:54

A lot of suncreams over sell the spf factor....asda's was apparently underselling which meant that the sun cream works longer, ie spf 15 actualy is spf 30...

PinkTulips Wed 19-Aug-09 22:09:33

Tesco Sensitive; dirt cheap, 5 star protection, doesn't flare up my kids eczema and perfectly protects ds1 who has skin so sun sensitive he once blistered after 20 mins in april sunshine.

Can't recommend it enough, we have bottles of it all over the house (not that we've needed them this year)

Cymbeline Wed 19-Aug-09 22:11:53

ah thankyou. That's brill smile

TeamEdward Wed 19-Aug-09 22:18:36

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landrover Thu 20-Aug-09 12:51:40

cheapest is fine

sheepgomeep Thu 20-Aug-09 12:56:26

i have to wear total sunblock all the time in the summer. I have vitiligo. It's really not an option for me sad

I have a very high risk of skin cancer

factor 50 is expensive

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