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Serious but reasonably priced sunscreen for sensitive skin

(6 Posts)
rootypig Mon 17-Mar-14 19:23:12

My grandmother is in her 80s and has recently had cancerous skin growths removed. She needs to start using high factor sunscreen all the time. She also suffers from itchy, atopic skin on her body.

Can anyone recommend a serious (by which I mean factor 50 broad spectrum) sunscreen for face and hands in particular, that's unlikely to irritate? Nothing crazily priced? I think about £15 a throw is reasonable. Or persuade me it's worth more!

70isaLimitNotaTarget Mon 17-Mar-14 19:29:08

UltraSun- they do many different factors (for adults and child) and definately a 50

Have a look on QVC (30 day money back guarentee) you can try it out.

I use the 30 Face (antiageing) moisturiser in summer,

rootypig Mon 17-Mar-14 19:38:30

Thanks 70. Does it absorb well? Due to her other skin issues she's quite sensitive to the feel of anything on it (doesn't wear makeup)

MissMilliment Mon 17-Mar-14 19:58:25

La Roche-Posay Anthelios is the only sun cream I can wear on my face that doesn't bring me out in a rash. It's factor 50. It also absorbs well. Most larger Boots stores have it and it's about £15 a tube.

rootypig Mon 17-Mar-14 20:01:57

Thanks MissM, I've used anthelios and mentioned it to her but wasn't sure of suitability for sensitive skin. Think there's a new gel formula that looks good.

HermioneWeasley Mon 17-Mar-14 20:14:37

I always get heat rash and used ultra sun factor 30 sensitive in Italy in august last year. Never got burned and didn't have any heat rash. It absorbed in really well - no greasy feeling at all. I even used it on my face and I have oily skin.

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