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Kijg Tue 15-May-18 10:44:18

Can anyone recommend a suncream that has all the right levels of protection but doesn’t stain everything yellow? Many thanks in advance.

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Cheto Tue 15-May-18 10:52:46


DunnoWhy Tue 15-May-18 10:55:11

For kids? Adults? Nivea or Ambre Solaire white cream versions (as opposed to the coloured spray versions) are non-stain afaik. I'm talking about the children's sunscreen cream here. Never had the reason to complain about any stain from them.
The only yellow stain I can think of, is Piz Buin / Tropic-something-or-other sun oil and by which I mean proper "oil" , that stains everything.

Kijg Tue 15-May-18 20:17:32

For children - the one I used the other day left a yellow stain on my daughters top - it was a Lloyd's Pharmacy own brand (Solero) for children. I have had this problem before with various others and just wondered if anyone had solved the problem! Many thanks for your help so far

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DunnoWhy Fri 18-May-18 09:49:49

I personally haven't experienced any problems with sun cream stains on clothes but it might be simply because perhaps actually it stained but I managed to wash it away so it didn't cause much concern to me, I don't know.
Anyway, according to google:

"Say no to avobenzone

You’re not alone if you don’t spend time reading through every listed ingredient on a potential sunscreen. It isn’t always common practice. It can help you in avoiding stains on your clothes, however.

There’s an ingredient called avobenzone, which is commonly used in sunscreens, and it can stain your clothes (especially whites) very easily! Stains caused by avobenzone are often orange or brown. Not only are they dark, but they’re really challenging to remove.

Needless to say, the easiest way to avoid these dark stains is to stick to sunscreens that are completely free of avobenzone. Time to start reading the ingredients list!

Consider oil-free sunscreens

What happens if you spill cooking oil on your clothes? It’s not the easiest stain to remove, right? The same principle applies to skincare products. If you’re using a sunscreen that contains oil, then you’re increasing your chances of staining your clothes.

When the oils in sunscreens mix with the other ingredients, there’s no telling what stains might be produced, and how difficult they might be to remove. Sticking to oil-free,non-greasy sunscreencould make your life a little easier when it comes to avoiding and removing stains.

Water resistant and fast drying

If you apply sunscreen and put clothes on right away, there’s a good chance some of theneck sunscreenwill make contact with the fabric. It may serve you well to find products that dry quickly after application. This way, you are less likely to stain your clothes because of sunscreen that hasn’t fully absorbed.

Likewise, you want to invest in sunscreens that are water resistant. Think about it. If your sunscreen does not provide water resistance and you start sweating, what will happen? Your sunscreen will start to melt right away. If you’re wearing clothing and your sunscreen melts, it is very likely that your clothes will stain.

So invest in water resistance and try to find sunscreens that dry quickly, or simply adjust your timeline to allow time for you sunscreen to dry properly before wearing clothes! These steps will help in preventing stained clothes."

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Hope it helps.

hampsteadholly Fri 18-May-18 10:08:09

I've been using the Nivea baby one. Nothing's stained so far and I've been slathering the baby in it!

Kijg Fri 18-May-18 10:22:28

Thank you for all your help. Nivea seems a good option!!

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christophercable001 Mon 28-Oct-19 04:32:53

I am using Nivea for My Baby. I also found some good products for babies here.

christophercable001 Tue 25-Feb-20 06:47:16

I am using Nivea for My Baby. I also found some good products for babies here.

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