Most days at this time of year I get H to apply sun screen before leaving for school or going out for the day. He insists on doing it himself now and to make sure it goes on right, it needs to be easy to apply and pleasant to use, otherwise it would put him off using it and getting out in the morning would become a real problem. So how did we get on?
To begin with we tried the Kids Sun Care SPF 50. This has been formulated to provide high factor, effective, water-resistant protection and to be suitable for children with sensitive skin or skin conditions. We couldn’t test it out on the sensitive skin front as H is lucky enough not to suffer in this way. The sunscreen claims to deliver long-lasting, continuous protection against UV rays and other environmental pollution; it shields the DNA and strengthens its repair mechanisms.; and it protects against photoimmunosupression and provides effective antioxidant protection. We found that the cream had a light consistency and was easy to apply without ending up looking a bit ghost like. The bottle has a pump-action mechanism and it is easy to control the amount you are pumping out. H has been happy to apply it himself and he hasn’t burnt, so a win all round here.
We also tried the Sea Side Dry Mist SPF 50+. It is suitable for all ages and offers effective protection against ageing and free radicals caused by sun exposure and UVR. The spray is water-resistant, making it ideal for the beach. Its innovative airless packaging, with a special valve, ensures an easy and even application and facilitates uniform and continuous spraying. Certainly, we found it very easy to apply and particularly good for topping up protection when you are at the beach or by the pool. Again H could easily apply it himself, but I’d say he found it slightly more easy to spray his clothes an belongings as well as himself if he didn’t concentrate fully. I think this one works best for the beach where you are less concerned about your clothes and the mechanism is really handy then.