DD (3) has come up in a rash from using sun cream this week. I do keep her covered with hat/long sleeves etc but want to use cream as well for full days out/beach etc. I think I just need to trial and error different brands etc but it's going to cost a fortune potentially if I have to buy more than a couple more brands. Anyone have any tips on any that are particularly good for sensitive skin? She doesn't have any skin conditions normally. The one I started with is boots own brand kids sensitive 50+ spf.
DD has had some horrendous reactions to some sun creams. Ultra sun is really good, we also find Ambre Solaire is OK for her but it's trial and error. The Boots one that was supposed to be great for sun allergies was awful for her!
I went from shop to shop dabbing different ones on her arm! Had to make a note of which was where on her though! She was bad with Nivea, tesco own (or superdrug, can't remember which) was the best at the time. She's grown out of it now and can handle most creams
Thanks all. Found the piz buin allergy one factor 30 in b&m for £4.99 so she's gone to nursery with that today. If that too fails I shall try some of the others you recommend. I like the idea of testing in all the shops-bit cheeky though!
When DD started with reactions to sun cream, our GP advised to check for a high level of zinc oxide which is an actual block, and is not absorbed into the skin, as opposed to other ingredients which are absorbed into the skin and the chemicals in them work in a different way.
This year I'm trying MooGoo factor 15 on myself, it seems very gentle and unreactive so far. It's quite shiny for the first hour though. I'll try it on DS after I've used it on myself for a couple of weeks.
We were given sunsense factor 50+ by the gp as dd had a horrible allergic reaction to other Sun creams. We went back last year for more (two years after last rx) and were told they were no longer prescribing it. It was about £20 a bottle when we looked and we couldn't afford that so we tried some different sensitive skin brands that were cheaper and it seems the Nivea sensitive stuff no longer irritates her.