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Does anyone have any experience of a suncream that isn't sticky? I Have issues with my skin and need to wear factor 50 through the summer but I can't stand feeling sticky or greasy. I've spent too much money on creams that haven't been right in the past and this year I want to get one that works for me which is why I'm getting my research in early!
Have you tried P20? They do a factor 50, I just got one, but haven't tried it yet. I also use Green People's factor 15 and 30, and they are not very sticky, very pleasant, but sadly they don't do a factor 50.
We live somewhere that factor 50 is a daily requirement (70 miles from equator). After lots of experimentation, we use Banana Boat Ultra - I buy it in a pump bottle. It feels more liquidy than any of the others I tried, we don't even have the morning fight with my children to get it on them. On my face I used Boots Soltan factor 50 for face.
I live in Caribbean and we only use P20 (factor 50) by virtue of the fact that you put it on 20 mins before sun exposure and then you don't need to reapply. I stock up everytime I'm back in UK. That being said, it doesn't have a nice suncream smell like Nivea but it does the job brilliantly. On my face I use the neutrogena clear face sunblock which I put over my moisturizer. Not sticky or oily.
We've used ultra sun for years, always thought it was worth the cost. But last year I didn't feel it was providing a good enough screen, even at factor 50, we noticed our DD becoming a little red. So great, but perhaps not the best for high factor sunscreen?
Do you get the Hamilton brand in the UK? I'm in Australia and the kids and I use the factor 50 all year round. It's brilliant, no smell and not tacky. I also use their factor 50 tinted moisturiser. You may be able to get it online.
For the face I've found my holy grail after much trial and error! The Alpha H protection plus 50 is fantastic it has a slight tint from the natural ingredients but I don't find that impacts on the colour of my face at all.
It's lightweight, non greasy no residue doesn't make me want to scratch my face off after 5 minutes and can be a make up primer.