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Best suncream

(8 Posts)
Buglife Mon 25-Apr-16 12:27:38

Done to death I know, but before I stick the factor 50 P20 in my Amazon basket what are people's best once a day very high factor suncreams for DC? Toddler DS is pale as milk and has my colouring and I burn v easily, last year he was non mobile and I could keep him in a shady buggy and slather him in cream every few hours (and in fact was very over careful and barely went out on sunnier/hotter days) but now I'd like to allow him to enjoy the sun sensibly and run around so want a once a day formula that's v high factor. I've seen some people rec some Australian brands but can't remember which?

Pixienott0005 Mon 25-Apr-16 15:30:29

Always check the back of the bottle for the UVA start rating. Nivia for example have 3. The best sun cream you can get is Boots Soltan.

Pixienott0005 Mon 25-Apr-16 15:31:33

They should have 5 stars I was meant to add. That's the highest protection. Boots Soltan have 5 stars. It's brilliant.

Halfling Mon 25-Apr-16 15:35:40

Ultra Sun is the best.

Halfling Mon 25-Apr-16 15:35:44

Ultra Sun is the best.

CakeAndChocolate Mon 25-Apr-16 15:37:12

Soltan is great for UVA protection, but is really poor for UVB, I ended up getting Nivea as it seemed to have the best balance of UVA/UVB (although not the best for either)

Wolfiefan Mon 25-Apr-16 15:42:56

We use Soltan Once as I hate constantly reapplying and we go camping so are out in the sun for hours. DH is very fair (once burned during a showery day!).

Wolfiefan Mon 25-Apr-16 15:43:34

And word to the wise. Try is before you go on holiday. DS is horribly allergic to some brands.

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