Product Type: Asda Sun Care
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Perfect for all the family
Asda SPF 30 Sun System Lotion
Member Name: stephypixie
Asda SPF 30 Sun System Lotion
Advantages: cheap, gets the job done
Disadvantages: doesn't smell great, leaves a greasy residue
UV rays are well-known to cause skin cancer, increase ageing and may cause eye problems such as cataracts, so we all know we should make some attempt to protect our skin yet not all of us do. Sadly that includes me! I have naturally tanned skin and the worst burning I ever get is a bit red with flaking, but even that is rare, so I never adapted the habit of wearing sun screen. Recently, though, I have noticed small freckles appearing on my arms which were never there before, so I became concerned over the effects of UV rays.
As someone who doesn't buy sun screen, I was shocked at just how much it costs (surely it's not that innovative by now?). I bought this sunscreen from Asda for a mere £2.97, or two for a fiver. I got SPF 30 despite having tanned skin as it was recommended for the holiday I was going on. It comes in a opague yellow bottle with a flip lid on the bottom which is good so all the sunscreen goes to the bottom. It claims to provide both UVA and UVB protection, is water resistant, moisturises for up to 12 hours and contains vitamin E.
The lotion is very thick and a slight yellowy colour. It spreads quite easily and you don't need very much to adequately cover your arms. As for the smell, well it smells like sun screen but not the nice kind, it has a bit of a musty smell. It's not great really and I was somewhat selfconscious of wearing it as the smell doesn't fade! Unfortunately it leaves a greasy residue which makes yours arms feel slightly sticky, but I personally think most sun screens do that. However I would never wear it on my face because of that!
Despite it's "12-hour moisturising" we're asked to reapply every 1-2 hours especially after swimming (so it's not that water resistant!) so you'd probably get through quite a lot if you applied it all over. However because it's so cheap you know you won't be breaking the bank! Therefore I think this product is great for anyone who uses a lot of sun screen and it's suitable for all members of the family.
As for the actual protection I'm afraid I can't really judge because I never burn! However it does say on the back that Asda's formula's conform to European recommendation for protection against UV rays.
Overall I think this a decent product for anyone who wants to save a bit of money. It does the job and for that price you can't really complain.
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