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Top 5 Sun Creams For Kids -and the ones to avoid

Everyone wants the best sun cream they can afford for their children’s young skin but are we being emotionally blackmailed by big brands into feeling that if we don’t spend copious amounts of money we’re harming our little ones?

Consumer watchdog Which has been looking into suncreams for us and the results are somewhat surprising.

These Suncreams all passed the Which tests and were actually the SPF stated on the bottle..

  • Calypso Sun lotion SPF30 proved to be the cheapest suncream  (£1.20 per 100ml)


  • Aldi Lacura Suncare Moisturizing Lotion SPF30 (£1.24 per 100ml)






  • Asda’s Protect Sun Lotion SPF30 (£1.74 per 100ml) and Sainsbury’s Sun Protect Lotion SPF30 (£2 per 100ml), both passed and have the added convenience of being available in supermarkets.






  • Avon Sun Clear Spray SPF30 (£4.76 per 100ml) comes in a convenient spray bottle which i like although the price I’ve quoted is only available in the sale.






  • Ambre Solaire Dry Mist SPF30 (£4.25 per 100ml)was another one I liked with it’s ultra light spray. I might find that it lasts longer than the cheaper products because I’m not dispensing so much.






And these below did not pass..

  • Piz Buin Ultra Light Dry Touch SPF30 (£11.33 per 100ml) This was the most expensive of all tested






  • Malibu Protective Lotion SPF30 (£3 per 100ml)






  • Hawaiian Tropic Silk Hydration Lotion SPF 30 (£8.33 per 100ml)






As we’re off to Madrid very soon I will be putting my favourites through their paces. Thanks again Which!




3 Responses to “Top 5 Sun Creams For Kids -and the ones to avoid”

  1. This is really interesting. We’ve just bought the Aldi lotion pictured above for our sailing holiday tomorrow. Glad to see it’s on the pass list 🙂

  2. Hi, I live in California…do you ship over here? I noticed that you have some for sale on amazon but they are just the small blue ones. Let me know, I would love to purchase. Thanks!

    Angela Williams
    Manhattan Beach, California

    Angela H Williams June 26, 2017 at 2:16 am

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