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There were three things that attracted me to trying this sunscreen in the first instance; one was that it's factor 50 (really important if you're sun sensitive like I am!), another is the price (though this was more reasonable in previously years), and the last is that it has a cute watermelon scent to it. Much nicer than the foul hair-spray scented clear stuff!
This retails at £13 for a 75ml tube now, and that is much more than it has been in previous years. You can often find it offer, though the current offer price of £8 is hardly a bargain when you compare it to similar supermarket branded equivalent products. I rated this much higher when it was regularly on offer for under a fiver!
Price hikes aside, this is a good product, and one that works extremely well. The convenient flip cap end makes it easy to whip out of your bag and reapply throughout the day, and the pleasant fruity scent makes it a pleasure to use. This has a really creamy texture to it, but one that is fairly easily absorbed into the skin on application. Just make sure you don't rub it in completely though as with all sunscreens this reduces the effectiveness. You want to spread it around your skin rather than rub it in to give the most effective protection, and this product is capable of doing that.
The added bonus (a.k.a. selling point) to using this product above other similar brands is that it claims to help vitamin D absorption, despite being an almost total sun block. Quite how that works, and whether or not it lives up to that claim, is beyond me as a mere mortal with standard eye sight capabilities though!
It is disappointing that this has gone up in price by as much as it has in recent years, but since my family really like this product, I do continue to pick it up when it's on offer. It's easy to apply, it smells nice, it works well and it claims to have added health benefits too.
I know for a fact the sun protection works as well as it claims at least, because last year I applied it to my own back by reaching my hands down as far as possible - and ended the day with white hand marks along my back ;-) I had massively burnt patches where my top ended and my hadn't quite reached - while the areas that I had applied it well to remained soft and burn-free! After using this product, my skin feels moisturised but does have a slightly greasy residue to it too.
Avon Sun Kids Mulitvitamin Sun Cream SPF50
The recommended price for this Suntan lotion is £13, but a lot of the time Avon has offers on the suntan lotion, and the end of the season last year, there was an offer for 3 bottles of suntan (mix and match) for £10. - Sold
We had already planned to hit the Sun at Easter, and with my daughter being blonde hair and fair skinned, I always make sure we have at least one set of Factor 50 for the hot days, and for her face.
The F50 includes vitamin D, is an a flip tube and is 75ml of liquid (you carry it in hand luggage), it is a white liquid and blends into the skin easily, and it leaves like a shine on the skin where you have applied it.
We applied this first thing in the morning on her face, she had F30 on the rest of her body, I ended borrowing it as I had burnt my shoulders not a good idea, but it did work a treat.
I re-applied after she had been in the water.
The high factor is almost like a total sun block, and I was really impressed with this cream, it was only a small tube, but a little did go a long way. In the fortnight we used about half the tube, so I left it with another family for their last few days.
=Would I recommend=
I would highly recommend this suntan lotion, it does what it says and if you can get it on offer it is a bargain.
== Avon Sun Kids SPF 50 Multivitamin Sun Cream ==
The sun is shining, the birds are tweeting and evenings are getting brighter , it can only mean one thing Summer is on the way . With this my children's school have requested that the children start bringing sun cream to school . So when the Avon book popped through the door seemed the perfect time to stock up . The R.R.P of the cream is supposedly £13 but like all Avon is always part of an offer or in the sale. I bought when they had a 3 for £10 offer last year and have just re-purchased with the same offer, so £3.33 each a bargain.
==The Cream ==
The cream comes in a 75 ml tube with flip lid that clips close. It's a white coloured cream and blends into the skin quickly , sometimes especially if applied in the sun , it disappears very quickly and you can only tell where you have applied it by the shine on the skin that sun creams leave.
The cream works by absorbing or reflecting some of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) radiation on the skin when exposed to sunlight and this helps protect against sunburn. The S.P.F [ the sun protection factor ] is 50 , what this means is you can stay in the sun 50 times longer than you could without it , before burning.
The cream contains Activi-D technology to help skin's vitamin D function.
== In Use ==
I apply this to the children in the morning before school and they each take one to school in their bags . Both tubes lasted last summer being bashed around in the bags and the lids still worked perfectly . Both children had no problems using the tube , you only need a light squeeze for the cream to dispense. Neither have had any problems or reaction to the cream . My son does have sensitive skin and using the cream hasn't hurt him in any way.
We use this in the garden and at the beach ,I do apply it again after swimming as although the cream is water resistant, I do think its better to be safe than sorry. The tube is a great size for your bag , and with the high protection factor it's suitable for everyone not just the children.
We used the 3 tubes over the last year , even though my children have olive skin that tans very easily I am quite slap happy with the sun cream.
I have also used the cream , I am not lucky enough to have olive skin , I think my skin colour is know as milk bottle white ,and I would usually burn within 15 minutes of being in the sun but i found the cream very effective and certainly stopped any sunburn .
== Thoughts ==
A great priced sun cream that offers great protection .
So good I bought it again , highly recommended .
I used this sun cream last year when I and my family were holidaying in Scotland.
I had previously used more expensive and well known brands such as Nivea and thought I would give Avon a try.
At the time I bought the cream they were on offer if you bought 3 bottles so they worked out at a really good price.
I would definitely recommend waiting until they are on offer as it saved me a lot of money.
I chose to get the highest factor possible so that the children had the best possible protection which was 50SPF. It is available in other spf too though.
The cream comes in a tube and when I used it I found that a little went a long way. The cream is very thick which makes it really easy to apply and you can see quickly where it has been applied unlike some of the thinner or spray lotions. The smell is nice the one we bought smelt like bubblegum which the kids really liked.
I accidently spilt some of the cream on my dress when applying it to my daughter and assumed it would be a nightmare to get out but it was no problem at all it came out the first time I washed it. We went on a beach on the Isle of Skye whilst we were away and the kids were playing in the sand but this did not seem to make the cream rub off or affect its performance it still worked well
I reapplied the cream about every 2 hours and found that this was enough, even when they were getting in and out of the water it still kept them very well protected and neither of them burnt.
The cream has the same protection as some of the more expensive brands and protects against UVA and UVB rays in addition to being water resistant.
In summary i would say that avon sun cream is a good reasonably priced sun cream
I bought this sun cream earlier in the year when Avon first released their sun creams for the year as I like to be prepared and make sure my children have a new one every year as research shows that the effectiveness of a suncream decreases with the age of the product and I am not taking any risks with my children.
As Avon had only just released the products for the year they were on a half price offer when I bought them although I will admit I never buy anything full price from Avon. The suncream is usually £10 a tube however I only ended up paying £5 for a tube which contains 75mls of product.
The cream comes in a squeezy tube with a flip top lid on the bottom, the tube is bright yellow in colour this season and has pictures of bright little fishes on it. The suncream is factor 50 which is what I always buy for my children and it has a really nice bubblegum scent to it.
The cream is a pretty thick consistency which is good in one respect as it doesn't drip all over when you are trying to apply it however it does mean that it is sometimes a little hard to rub in. When I have applied this cream to my children their skin feels soft and is scented nicely however it does leave my hands feeling really sticky.
The cream must be goods at protecting my children since neither one of them has even been pink when using it and when I gave it to my Mam to use on them she didn't do my eldest neck at the back as she presumed her hair would protect her and she was left pretty pink where it hadn't been used. The suncream is waterproof too so is suitable for on the beach although I do always reapply when the children have been in the paddling pool.
A big drawback of this cream for me is that it turns my daughters school polo shirts yellow around the collar and her socks around the frill and it doesn't wash out, I have started putting her suncream on before her clothes now however when reapplying it you need to be careful not to get it on white items.
I would give this sun cream 4 out of 5 simply because of the issue with white clothing and considering it doesn't wash out either I think this aspect is pretty bad.
My daughter was born in July 2010 so one of the first things I bought in preparation for her birth was a child friendly, high factor sun cream to protect her delicate skin. At the time this particular sun cream was part of an offer where you could buy three items from the summer skincare range for £9 and so I though "Why not try it?" and I'm glad I did.
The first thing you will notice is the colourful, fun packaging, but there is so much more to it than that. This SPF 50 sun cream has a beautiful fruity smell unlike some I have tried that just have a nasty chemical smell, and it had a lovely creamy texture and so a little bit goes a long way. My little girl absolutely loves me rubbing this onto her skin and looks amazed when this white cream "vanishes" when I rub it in. All through the warm weather I applied this to her skin and she has never been caught by the sun, not once, so it definitely offers very high quality skin protection so you can feel safe in the knowledge that your little one will not get burnt. It protects against UVA and UVB so it is excellent.
I always apply it at least half an hour before I take her out and reapply it every couple of hours after that and I still have over half a tube of it left and this summer was my second year using it so it is very good value for money. As with most skincare products, it does have a shelf life once opened, but this is for 24 months so if I don't need it again this year, it will still last until next summer so it is not being wasted.
The warmer weather has brought out the sun lotion this week. Late last summer I bought some lotion especially for children due to the high factor, so I knew it was still going to be OK to use up the rest of the bottle this year as it had been less than the recommended 12 months of use after opening.
I bought my lotion from Avon last year mainly due to the offers that were on at the time. I managed to buy a tube for my daughter and a slightly lower factor bottle for myself and husband.
The kids range from Avon has expanded slightly since last year, but this was the only bottle available for children at the time. It was factor 50 which ticked a large box, and also the price at the time. Without offers you can expect to pay £10 for 75ml, which I think is quite expensive. I realise you can't put a price on health but there are other products on the market for less money that do the same job.
I didn't realise quite how small the 75ml bottle would be and I was worried about using it all up during the last bit of summer last year when I bought it. Thankfully a little bit has lasted me through to start this summer off.
The bottle is designed like a tube, with the lid at the base. In a subtle orange colour, there is a bright design on the front, making it appealing to children.
Inside the lotion is a very thick substance, which is another reason it doesn't last very long. I was very reassured that I was applying a super thick lotion to my daughter, as I felt it gives extra protection against the sun, and also lasts on her skin longer before feeling the need to reapply.
I use the factor against minute rule for applying sun lotion. Always have and always will as this makes me remember to re apply. So for a factor 50 creams, I re apply every 50 minutes. I'd rather be safe than sorry, and don't worry about overdoing it.
As well as being very thick, the lotion also has a strong smell of bubble gum. It's a nice smell and not too sickly.
What I do find is that whilst applying, it sort of smears over the skin rather than being massaged in like a thinner cream might.
The residue of the lotion sits firmly on your skin and I do find I have to wash my hands. It's not a greasy feel, but it doesn't seem to go away very quickly and I don't like the general feeling it leaves on my hands.
The lotion is water resistant as well as providing a protection against UVA and UVB rays. I especially liked the fact that it doesn't stain clothes like many sun lotions I have tried. It's almost inevitable that lotion is going to get on small children's clothes as you apply, as well as smearing over their face and sun hats.
Overall a nice protecting sun lotion, but the price puts me off buying at full price due to the size of the bottle.