I’m such a total convert to SPF in all its forms, which might sound like a silly thing to say, but I remember planning holidays years ago where I would take an SPF15 for my whole body, which I would then reduce to single digits as the holiday developed, with my main focus being ensuring a good tan to come home with – RIDICULOUS. Now, I’m a lot more sensible, so I’ll be taking the very best sun care with me, to take care of both mine and my family’s needs. Here are a few great suncare options for all the family:
Technically, all of these SPFs in this feature are suited to the whole family, but I do find myself gravitating towards formulas specifically for children when seeking out Teddy’s sun care. Garnier Ambre Solaire were Teddy’s first sun care, which I took to because he had such sensitive skin as a baby and this didn’t cause any problems, so I’ll be taking the Sensitive Advanced SPF50 with us for keeping sensitive parts that burn easily topped up. It’s £3 for a 50ml travel tube here – link.
Child’s Farm have launched a really good trio of SPF products that I’m excited to take away with us. First up is the 50+ SPF Sun Cream which is water resistant and fragrance-free, as are the other two products. It’s £12 here – link. There’s also a 50+ SPF Sun Spray for £12 here – link.
The Ultrasun range is absolutely huge! Have you been on their site?! Literally something for every possible sun care need – very impressive! I have two of the Family products which both provide an SPF30 and are designed for sensitive skin. You can get all of the range in all sorts of shapes, sizes and delivery formats depending on what you fancy, with QVC UK offering some great deals, so check them out here – link.
I quite like to use a cream to start off the day, then top-up throughout with a spray format. Superdrug offer a brilliant budget ranged called Solait, with 300ml of the Moisturising Sun Spray SPF30 costing just £4.49 here – link.
I thought I’d give another mention to the Garnier Ambre Solaire range, as I use their sprays pretty religiously. I personally favour a high SPF, such as the Sensitive Sun Screen Spray SPF50 which is £7 here – link.
EVY are the new sun care range on the block, with an already successful line at Space NK. Their USP is that the whole range is a mousse format, which might sound a bit strange, but actually is a really great way to deliver such products as the feel is lightweight and fast-absorbing – I’m already a covert to their After Sun which feels wonderfully soothing. Check out the full SPF range here where prices start at £25 – link.
These last four are products that I think offer a touch more for your money. The Korres Yoghurt Sunscreen Face and Body Emulsion SPF50 is one of those perfectly lazy products for anyone who can’t face dragging lots of bottles away with them. This light formula is surprisingly hydrating and works everywhere – face and boy sunscreen is sorted. It’s £22 here – link.
Gradual tanners that are also SPFs are such a great idea! The St Moriz Gradual Tan and Protect will literally protect you from the sun whilst giving you a sunkissed finish – how is that not a fantastic concept? It’s £8.99 here – link.
The Mary Kay Sunscreen SPF50 offers serious protection, as not only does it contain a thoroughly decent SPF50, it’s also sweat and water resistant for up to 80, minutes, so you don’t have to manically reapply this every half an hour. It’s £12 here – link.
Much like the Mary Kay one above, the Solait Sport Lotion SPF30 is also sweat and water resistant, plus it can be applied on wet skin which is another great factor that’s handy around the pool/on the beach. It’s £5.99 here – link.