Product Type: Boots Sun Care
Newest Review: ... wearing it. Although £3.99 is a little bit much for what is basically a lip balm Boot's are really good at selling their Soltan product... more
Don't forget those sensitive areas
Boots Soltan Moisturising Suncare Stick
Member Name: jipp05
Boots Soltan Moisturising Suncare Stick
Advantages: High uva protection, feels moisturising on lips
Disadvantages: Slightly expensive full price
I think it is really important to sue use screen and especially on those delicate areas of skin that otherwise might be forgotten such as the ears and the lips. I also suffer really badly from cold sores which are triggered by UV light so for me it is especially important to use a lip balm with added sunscreen on holiday and in general when it is really sunny otherwise I will break out in cold sores.
Boot's Soltan is a brand which I like as I appreciate that it has 5 star UVA protection and for me I buy it as it is a good brand more than the fact it is an own brand as it usually isn't much cheaper when paying full price for Soltan products unless of course they are on offer. For instance the moisturising suncare stick is £3.99 which puts it at and above a lot of other brands.
The moisturising suncare stick is basically just a lip balm which comes with a high SPF of 30. It isn't flavoured or tinted so it is suitable for both men and women to use. You use this just how you would any other balm by twisting the base until the balm comes out the top and then just apply it to your lips.
I like this because it doesn't feel heavy and make my lips look chalky white. Instead of just sitting on the top of my lips this actually feels as though it soaks down a little which feels more comfortable. It is also moisturising so it stops my lips from feeling parched and drying out when in the sun. I can apply this and my lips feel moisturised and comfortable for at least an hour afterwards before I have to think about reapplying. I could probably leave it longer and they would still feel moisturised but I like to make sure and reapply frequently so that the sun protection is at its maximum.
This particular lip balm doesn't just rub off with the slightest lick of my lips or by taking a drink from a glass unlike some other cheaper balms. It is actually waterproof but to be honest if I am swimming or anything I always reapply anyway as it does take away some of the effectiveness of it even if it still feels moisturised.
As well as using this on my lips I also use areas that are more sensitive to the sun such as the tips of my ears and also my hairline which might seem weird but I always tend to burn there first. Because of the shape this is much easier to accurately apply it to areas such as these really quickly and it does work to stop them from getting burnt. Even with sunscreen on these areas are still susceptible to the sun and going red but the last time I went on holiday I took this with me and made sure to apply it to these areas and didn't go red once.
I do think this is slightly expensive especially considering that it is an own brand but also I do think it is a higher quality to a lot of lip balms which contain an spf as it feels much more comfortable on my lips and does stop them from drying out in the sun and also it just feels nicer and less thick and sticky. It protects fantastically and I have never had any of the areas I have used it on burnt while wearing it and also I have had no cold sores while wearing it.
Although £3.99 is a little bit much for what is basically a lip balm Boot's are really good at selling their Soltan products at half price during the summer and I got this for £1.99. I will definitely be buying this again as I was really impressed with it.
Summary: Don't forget those sensitive areas
- Comfort Zone Sun Soul Aftersun Body
- Decleor Aroma Sun Expert Face & Body Essentials
- Decleor Self-Tanning Milk Natural Glow
- Modelco One Night Tan Wash Off Instant Bronze Mousse
- Modelco Tan Gloss Shimmering Self-Tan Gel
- St. Tropez SPF 20 Body with Tan Enhancer
- St. Tropez SPF 30 Body with Tan Enhancer
- St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Spray
- St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Mist
- St. Tropez Self Tan Intensifier