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EllieMumsnet (MNHQ) Mon 03-Jun-19 09:16:28

This is the feedback thread for the Mumsnet users who tested either the Ultrasun Family SPF30 or the Ultrasun Extreme SPF50+. This test was open to all UK MNers who have at least one child.

Here’s what Ultrasun have to say: “Swiss professional sun care brand Ultrasun offers super sensitive broad spectrum sun protection from harmful UVA, UVB & Infrared A rays. Advanced lamellar technology gives long-lasting, fast absorbing and lightweight formulas. All products are hypoallergenic with no emulsifiers, perfume or parabens, reducing the risk of allergy. Babies and children can be prone to heat rashes during hot or humid weather because their sweat glands are not fully developed. Ultrasun’s products help to prevent prickly heat making them especially suitable for children and those with very sensitive skin. The easy to use products are, non-greasy, non-sticky and water resistant meaning applying sun cream to wriggling little ones is less challenging and teenagers are protected without constant reminders to reapply.”

Testers please answer the following questions:
- Who did you try the sun cream on?
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?

Selected testers will be required to test out the product until the beginning June whenever possible and then leave feedback on a thread on Mumsnet as well as filling in a short survey. Testers who leave the required feedback will be entered into a prize draw where 3 MNers will win a £100 voucher each of their choice (from a list).

Thanks and good luck with the prize draw
MNHQ

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xSharonNeedlesx Mon 03-Jun-19 09:27:42

- Who did you try the sun cream on? Both dd’s and myself

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child? Not sure about the best but it was very good, none of us burnt in the recent spell of hot weather which is always good!

- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free? Very easy to apply, soaked in quickly, few quick squirts and we were all covered.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product? The protection levels but also the price

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why? Yes if it was on offer.

carolineandbaby Mon 03-Jun-19 09:33:03

Who did you try the sun cream on? Myself, my child (17 months) and my parents

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?

I was very confident that it would provide protection based on the uva rating. I only applied once and had all day lasting protection.

- Did you find the product easy to apply?
Very, the wide bottle and plunger meant it was really easy to use and hold even when my hands were slippy with cream. That said I have in the past been using just like spray creams as i have found these easier to apply to a wriggly baby.

Was the process fuss free?
In terms of pumping out the cream yes. It was easy to rub on the skin and a small amount went a long way

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
That is highly rated uva protection, that it doesn’t allow sand to stick to it and that it is quick/ easy to apply

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I would but more for me or the adults and probably not for the kids as I prefer a spray for them as it is more convenient.

mimmito1 Mon 03-Jun-19 09:37:58

For me suncream is absolutely essential . I never go out without to apply on my child , and I always have some problems with the greasiness of the creams that I use . This one is something different , absolutely no mess , no greasy hands , no smell .I love it honestly , I apply to me and my 4 years old daughter every time when we go outside , even if we go in the garden . Its so easy to apply , its abosrb quickly without leaving any greasy residues .
I like that there was the option to choose between SPF30 and SPF50
I deffintely prefer to use 50 on my daughter , and 30 for me and my husband .
I would deffinetely byu it again and highly recommend to all my friends.

LoudestRoar Mon 03-Jun-19 09:41:13

Who did you try the sun cream on? Myself, husband and ds (6 and 2)
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child? Very confident.
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free? Fairly fuss free, although dispensing the cream was a bit messy, as it seemed to everywhere. I also accidentally dropped one bottle from a small height, and it burst open.
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product? High protection, but once a day application.
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why? Yes, it did the job, and only having to do it once a day was good for the boys.

ellebell89 Mon 03-Jun-19 09:44:48

I used the spf30 on myself and the spf50 on my 3 children
I am 100% confident that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for us all. Over the weekend we had some very warm weather and spent a lot of time put and about. We were all completely protected and not a single sign of sunburn.
It was easy to apply but quite a lot comes out which is ideal for arms back etc but Was a little trickier applying to the kids faces. The process was fuss free including applying to my 3 year old!
It's important for me to find a long lasting and water proof sun cream as my kids love a splash during the warmer months.
I would 100% purchase this again. My kids 9/10 will come out in a rash once I've applied sun cream. This is one of the very few that hasn't caused any reaction. It lasted all day long and they were still protected whilst we were at a splash park. It's a very good sun cream that I have already recommended to people

samdobson Mon 03-Jun-19 09:46:33

Who did you try the sun cream on?

Myself and my children.

-How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?

I was a bit worried at first as doesn't have the same 5 star ratings as the UK creams I'm used to, but the information on the product gave me knowledge it wouod be ok.

-Did you find the product easy to apply?

Yes, went on well.

Was the process fuss free?

As fuss free as applying suncream can be Haha!

-What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?

My children will be protected and not burn, and also the cream wont irritate their sensitive skin.

-Would you buy this sun protection again?

Yes I would.

Why,
Smelt and felt nice and no reactions !! And bo burning!!

xgembeanx Mon 03-Jun-19 09:47:18

Who did you try the sun cream on?
Tried the sun cream on my 4 children.

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
I was very confident that this product provided the best & long lasting protection due to the brand have a good reputation.

- Did you find the product easy to apply?
The product was very easy to apply, took about 10 seconds of me rubbing in.

Was the process fuss free?
The process was fuss free yes.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
A High factor of coverage and knowing it will last is very important to me knowing my children are out playing in the sun for most of the day and while at school.

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why
Yes I would definitely buy this sun protection again, it was easy to use and I found it did it’s job very well

Scoleah Mon 03-Jun-19 10:06:03

Who did you try the sun cream on?
I tried the Factor 50 on both my Kids, as they are very fair with pale skin & Burn very easily! Myself and my husband used the Factor 30!
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
I'm normally quite weary when trying new sun lotions with the kids, as they burn so easily I need something I KNOW will protect them, as some others in the past have failed to do so! This product was amazing, it lasted hours before needing to reapply, and it was a nice thick texture which spread easily but gave you the know they were Fully protected, and they were as they didn't burn at all with this applied!
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
We normally use the aerosol type Sun spray so wasn't sure how the kids would be applying this, as the other is so fuss free. But it applied very easily and didn't leave a sticky residue, Kids enjoyed rubbing it in themselves too!
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
That it fully protects my children! Some say they do but definitely don't! It doesn't leave a residue and it's easy to apply!
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
^I'd definitely purchase this again, it gave full protection for all the family; even for those with very fair skin: it didn't leave a residue and was so easy to apply. I loved the extra touches in the packaging regarding how much to apply and when to reapply.
This stuff is really great and I'd recommend it to anyone!^

MouseRatFan Mon 03-Jun-19 10:16:38

- Who did you try the sun cream on?
Myself and my two dc.

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Very confident. There was a lot of information on the box that explained the prrotection of each product. It was clearly explained compared to other products.

- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
It was lovely to apply. Not greasy and absorbed into their skin evenly and quickly. It also didn't leave a 'chalky' film that other factor 50 sun protection can. My children had no complaints.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
The level of protection and if it is safe to use on children with eczema. It caused no reaction at all on either of my dc with eczema.

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I would. It is a great product. No overpowering smell, no greasy texture and wonderful long lasting protection. I have already ordered some facial skincare for myself!

Bec1710 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:17:54

- Who did you try the sun cream on?
Myself and my son.

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
I felt very confident as it has both spf and uva protection.

- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
Yes was really easy to apply and definitely wasn't too sticky as often other sun creams are.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
That it provides protection and is easy to use.

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
Yes I liked the product as wasn't too sticky and easy to use. Also was gentle enough for my son's skin.

foreverhanging Mon 03-Jun-19 10:22:09

- Who did you try the sun cream on? My daughter and myself
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Very confident it provided good and long lasting protection, it was visible on my child and neither of us burned at all despite very hot temperatures and playing out in the garden.
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
Yes I liked the amount of product that came out and didn't feel it went everywhere or I got too little or too much and I also liked that the bottle wasn't messy afterwards - I hate it when sun cream congeals around the top of the bottle.
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
Sun protection factor, non sticky, easy to apply, not messy, water resistant and nice smell.
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
Yes I would. I like the pump mechanism, and the amount of product that came out. I also really like the smell. My daughter was well protected in the very hot sun. I felt like it stayed put all day.

Holly221288 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:23:10

Who did you try the sun cream on?
Myself and my three children aged 3, 6 and 8
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Very confident. Very informative packaging. Premium brand
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
This was the easiest sun tan cream we have ever used. All 3 children used it with no fuss at all. It smoothed over the skin and sank in within seconds.
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
That my children’s skin is protected and that the cream is easy to apply
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I would definitely buy again purely because it felt so good on the skin and there were no tantrums when applying!

Seb19521710 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:26:57

We were selected to test both the spf30 and the spf50
- Who did you try the sun cream on? The whole family tried out the suncream. Myself and my partner used both the spf30 and the spf50. The children used the spf50 and they are aged 11,10, 4 and 2.

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child? I have used a number of different suncreams over the years and I am always cautious about suncreams that claim to last all day. I found that both the spf30 and spf50 did give all day protection for me and my partner in the recent good weather. I am sure the children would have also been protected but I did reapply in the afternoon just incase. No one got sunburnt so I am pleased with protection offered.

- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free? I tend to use spray suncreams so I was not sure how easy I would find this to apply especially to my wriggle 2 year old. It actually rubbed in very easily and a little bit went a long way. It didn't leave any streaky marks and it also did not stain the children's clothes or the pushchair. I did was my hands after as they felt a little sticky but thats not an issue. I also liked that the sun cream did not have a smell as such. My daughter hates anything strong smelling and will complain endlessly so this was good for us.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product? My son has quite sensitive skin and can suffer prickly heat. I have to be careful what sun cream I use so the most important factor is that he can use it. I like to use the same suncream for everyone. It must provide adequate protection too. Cost is an issue but I would rather pay more for a brand that works for my family. The packaging also needs to be travel friendly as I like to keep suncream in the changing bag and its important it does not leak.

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why? Yes I will buy this again. Considering we have 6 people in the family the suncream went a long way. It was suitable for everyone including my youngest child and its easy to apply. The bottle travels well with no leaks and it has no smell. It is quite expensive but I would be happy to pay the full rrp knowing I can use it on my whole family.

BristolMum96 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:28:57

Testers please answer the following questions: -

Who did you try the sun cream on?
Myself, my husband and 18 months toddler.

How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Fairly confident as I don't feel mumsnet would allow rubbish product marketing!

Did you find the product easy to apply?
Yes, the pump dispenser system is perfect.

Was the process fuss free?
Not at all but when is it with toddlers!

What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
High SPF and high star rating.

Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
Probably not, it is good but I don't think any better than a supermarket value one. They are all much of the same.

MamaChan Mon 03-Jun-19 10:34:08

Who did you try the sun cream on? Myself (spf30), my LO (spf 50+)!and my partner (spf30).

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?

I was quite confident that it would provide good protection based on its uva and uvb rating. I only applied the sunscreen once. It’s hard to definitively state whether it had long lasting sun protection unless your prone to burning.

- Did you find the product easy to apply?
The bottle being a plunger meant it was really easy to use.

Was the process fuss free?
Yes. It was no different than creaming our skin.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
That it is quick and easy to apply, that is highly rated uva and uvb protection, that it isn’t sticky allowing sand to stick to it and price.

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I would buy it again if it was on special offer

H007 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:43:28

- Who did you try the sun cream on? Myself, both DD (7 & 2) and friends DD.
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child? Not sure. We spent a day at the beach last week I burnt and DD1 did a little too. However we were in and out the sea a lot. Although cream was reapplies often. I think I would need to try it on a day when we are out about again in lots of sun.
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Yes product was easy to apply. DD1 prefers the feel on her skin to other products. Was the process fuss free? The top to one of them fell off meaning a bit of a mess on the floor.
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product? The protection level/number of stars.
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Not sure
Why? Would like to try it for longer to see if the day we burnt was a bit of a blip.

sharond101 Mon 03-Jun-19 10:48:19

I used Ultrasun on the whole family including husband and child with sensitive skin. I trusted it as had heard really good feedback about it. I thought it would be difficult to apply however it spread easily and absorbed quickly. I was very pleased with the protection offered and that it suited all of our skin. I would definitely use this again.

GingerRogers84 Mon 03-Jun-19 11:28:37

- Who did you try the sun cream on?
I used it on myself and by 16 month old son.
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Quite confident as it had high SPF and a high UVA rating.
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
This was the standout bit of the product. It had a easy to use pun that avoids waste and the formula sinks in incredibly quickly with no stickiness or endless rubbing in. Great for toddlers that want to run away.
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
Ease of use and high SPF and UVA protection.
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I would buy this again as it's a product the whole family can use, it's quick to use on the toddler and it also replaced my face specific suncream without breaking me out in spots.

ColdToesHere Mon 03-Jun-19 11:28:49

Who did you try the sun cream on?
I used it on me (fair skin with freckles), DS1 aged 5 (fair skin but also has eczema) and DS2 aged 3 (red hair, VERY pale & sensitive skin)
I used the Extreme SPF50 & Family SPF30
I used Extreme SPF50 on DS2 (red hair) and the Extreme SPF50 & Family SPF30 on DS1 (eczema)

How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
It did a really good job, nobody was even the slightest bit burnt, even on days that the kids were in and out of the paddling pool all day. I was very happy. I don’t like any sun damage / tanning for my kids and these products protected them well.

Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
It was easy to apply, I liked the large pump top. Much easier to get more sun cream when you’re mid application in comparison to bottles with small pumps/ nozzles.
It didn’t leave a greasy residue on the skin either which is important, especially when you’re applying the sun cream ahead of nursery or school and you don’t want it all over their uniform.

What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
A level of water resistance, that it won’t irritate my child’s eczema and good protection from the sun

Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I will 100% buy this again. It is the only suncream I have tried that doesn’t “sting” my son’s face. He has eczema and it didn’t irritate his skin at all. Normally trying to get sun cream on his face is a battle but he didn’t mind the Ultrasun cream at all.
It didn’t make my eyes red & watery (as a lot of suncreams do) and I didn’t get prickly heat which I often do.
It also protected my little one who had red hair and super pale skin.
I also liked the bottle size and shape. It was easy to throw into a small ish handbag to bring out and about.

Beckscann Mon 03-Jun-19 11:30:14

- Who did you try the sun cream on? Myself and my two children 5years and 11 months

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child? I applied to both my children before they attended school/nursery and myself before I went to work and we were all protected for the duration of the day.

- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free? Very easy to apply, my eldest was able to apply herself. Cream rubbed one easily.

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product? That is has a 5 star rating on the bottle.

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why? Yes if it was at the right price

Caillou Mon 03-Jun-19 11:44:29

Who did you try the sun cream on?
I used it on my 3 children (22mo, 3.5yo and 7.5yo) as well as myself.
-How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
It did feel like a high quality product, so I was very confident using it.

-Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
Very easy to use, not greasy on the hands, or got absorbed quickly.
-What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
To me I like that it is water resistant and the kids can enjoy the water without me worrying about the lack of protection.
-Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
Yes I would, as it is a very good quality product

DontFundHate Mon 03-Jun-19 12:03:45

Who did you try the sun cream on?
Myself, husband, children

- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Very

- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
Yes very easy, nice to rub in

- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
Price, something designed for kids and sensitive skin, something my little ones won't react to (sometimes they get hives from other sun creams, this one worked just fine)

- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
If it was a good price I would. Thanks for letting me test smile

Elliejojo Mon 03-Jun-19 12:09:33

- Who did you try the sun cream on?
Me and my children and niece
- How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
Very, none of us burnt when using this and it’s been quite sunny
- Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
I liked the bottle and the way it came out. We didn’t need tonnes for it to work either. I found factor 50 needed a fair bit of rubbing in, which my1 daughter didn’t like.
- What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product? That it works, there’s no reactions and that it’s a good price
- Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
Yes for sure, it wasn’t too greasy and worked well.

Ripasso Mon 03-Jun-19 12:44:09

Who did you try the sun cream on?
My 21 month old, 4 month old and myself.

How confident were you that this product provided the best and long lasting sun protection for you and/or your child?
The product worked well and I am confident using it to protect myself and my children in the sun.

Did you find the product easy to apply? Was the process fuss free?
It was easy to apply and I liked the pump dispenser. It was simple to use and the product went on easily.

What is important to you when choosing a sun protection product?
The SPF, UVA and UVB ratings and that it is suitable for delicate skin. Once a day application is important. I also choose cruelty free options when deciding what to buy.

Would you buy this sun protection again? Why?
I would if I could be sure it is cruelty free, some websites say it is but difficult to find on the ultrasun website. It was great to use although is expensive I would buy again for my children if it is cruelty free.

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