Product Type: Ambre Solaire baby products
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Sun Protection For Precious Skin..
Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids Very High Protection Moisturising Spray
Member Name: angelboouk
Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids Very High Protection Moisturising Spray
Advantages: easy to apply, packaging, high factor, offer price, water resistant, suitable for adults, effective
Disadvantages: full price is expensive, you still need to apply it after swimming even though it is water resistant
~Garnier Ambre Solaire~
Ambre Solaire is a range of sun care products offered by Garnier. There is plenty of sun care products to choose from in this range including different factors, for different types of coverage and then you have to choose whether you want to buy a cream, lotion or a coloured spray. Part of this range includes a number of sun care products designed to be used on children and one such product is the 'Resisto Kids - very high protection moisturising spray' which is a factor 50+ product. There are other variations of this available included a coloured spray for an easier application.
Garnier state that this sun cream has been designed to protect childrens delicate skin from sun damage. It contains a sun filtration system known as Mexorly and also UVA/UVB filters. It also contains Vitamin E and cactus nutriflavones to help restore skins moisture levels. Other important factors include being water and sand resistant. This spray is hypoallergenic and perfume free so is suitable for those with sensitive skin. It is recommended that you apply this to your childs skin 15 minutes before exposure to the sun and then reapply every 1-2 hours and after swimming to keep the protection levels high. It can be applied to the face but not directly.
This sun cream is presented in a white, plastic bottle with some colourful designs on it. It features a spray top which is easy to use and a fiddly to reapply, plastic lid. Once attatched, it provides a good seal to ensure there are no potential leakages from this product. There is quite a lot of information on the back of the bottle which I recommend that you read including what to dress your child in for the best protection from the sun and also when to avoid being out in the sun if possible. The bottle can be recycled and this product should be thrown out after being open for 12 months.
~Where To Buy~
Garnier Ambre Solaire products are widely available from stockists including Asda, Tesco, Wilkos and Boots. Prices vary but the full price in Boots is £13.99 for a 200ml bottle but is currently reduced to 1/2 price. Asda are much cheaper for the same size of bottle - just £5.00.
Scotland has recently witnessed some rather hot weather that we weren't really prepared for - well, I wasn't if I'm being honest. I like to ensure that my sons skin is well protected during warmer weather so recently made a purchase of this Resisto spray. My son attends nursery three days a week and they often go outside. The nursery stated that the children MUST be wearing factor 50 or they wouldn't be able to participate in outdoor activities hence my purchase.
Garnier was recommended to me which was good as there were so many different options to choose from! They are expensive so I was pleased to pick up a bottle for £5.00 from Asda. My son has sensitive skin and has reacted to cheaper sun care products so I like to stick with what we know is fine for his skin. Since buying this spray, we have had to use it on several occasions as the weather has been surprisingly good. For nursery, I ensured he was wearing adequate clothing and his sun hat too - you can never be too careful!
As my son is in nursery two full days and one half day per week, I had to sign permission forms for the nursery to be able to apply his sun spray through the day. Once my son goes to school, I am confident that he will be able to apply it himself. I always do the first application at home and then take the bottle to nursery for his teachers to put it on him around lunchtime. The bottle comes home each day as Boo needs it to be applied if going out with us or his grandparents too.
This is a very easy to apply sun spray. I personally favour using the spray over a bottle of sun cream as it is less messy. When you use the bottle for the first time, the pump spray does need to be pushed down a number of times before any spray is released. The spray top releases a decent amount of creamy, milky lotion which feels cool and refreshing when sprayed onto naked skin. My son finds it quite tickly and is generally happy for me to apply this to his skin - not that he has much choice anyway!
The lotion spreads smoothly across skin and I don't feel the need to apply loads of it to get a good, even coverage. It doesn't feel overly sticky during application. Whilst some may prefer a coloured lotion, I am able to tell where I have applied this too on my sons skin as it feels a little bit tacky at first. The lotion aborbs fairly quickly. This lotion has a pleasant, natural smell despite being free from perfume - it is clean and slightly sweet but doesn't linger long.
My son hasn't experienced any irritation from wearing this sun lotion. It is gentle enough to use on his face and around his neck. I just spray a little onto my fingertips and applied it that way. Once absorbed, my sons skin doesn't look overly shiny or pale due to the white sun lotion. I apply it on all exposed skin including legs, arms, the top of his chest and the back of his neck as well as his gorgeous little face.
In terms of how well this sun lotion protects my sons delicate skin, I am happy with the protection that it offers. I am careful about keeping him in the shade where possible but when out running about with other children, playing at the park or out walking with Mummy and Daddy, he is exposed to the sun so this sun lotion has proven to be invaluable with keeping his skin protected. His dry skin is left feeling soft and moisturised too which is an added bonus in my opinion.
I don't take any risks and top it up every few hours and my son hasn't experierenced any sun burn despite being out and about in the heat quite a lot recently. Temperatures have been above 25 c on some days and even in the evening, it is still very warm and protection is still needed. Whilst we haven't been abroad to test this out in the sand, we have had water fights and he has been in the paddling pool in Grans garden and his skin has remained protected from the harmful sun. I can understand the need to keep protection high but it concerns me that Garnier ask you to apply after being in the water when this claims to be water resistant. I take no chances and do as I am told! He has even got a slight tan too! It doesn't take long to apply or reapply this through the day and it is a task which I do not mind doing if it protects my little ones precious skin.
I find the bottle to be a practical size for taking out with us and have used it on myself too in the past week or so. I find it kind to my sensitive skin and appreciate that it leaves my skin feeling hydrated and cool. I like to wear strappy tops so my main areas I needed protection from the sun were my arms, shoulders and my face. This high factor sun spray provided the protection I needed. I normally burn even with sun lotion on but have developed a lovely, light golden tan over the past week which I am pleased with.
I would recommend this sun spray to anyone with young children. It provides a high level of protection, is easy to apply and not too messy either and can be topped up without any hassle. I have every confidence in the protection that this offers my sons skin. We have used it on a number of occasions so far and the bottle is still quite full so I do not anticipate us having to make another purchase this year. My son is only little so doesn't need a lot per use for full protection. You can't put a price on sun protection but if you can get a premium product at a reduced price (like I have with this purchase) then definitely take advantage of it. One 200ml bottle lasts well.
Thanks for reading :)
Summary: a good sun spray for my little one
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