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Originally written July.
This sun spray offers UVA and UVB protection and has a very high SPF coverage of 50+. The spray is coloured for visible application and is classed as being 'very water resistant'. It is hypoallergenic so is suitable for young skin. The spray is presented in a blue bottle with a pump dispenser. A 200ml bottle of this sun spray is available from supermarkets and chemists for around £14 at full price (during warmer months).
I always ensure that my son doesn't have too much exposure to the sun but children need to go out and play so sun protection is needed to keep their precious skin safe. I choose to use a high factor on my sons fair skin. Our usual spray wasn't available so I bought the coloured version. We used this in the UK.
The bottle is easy enough to use despite being quite wide and the spray top hasn't posed any issues for us with clogging. There is a lot of information on the bottle and as a parent, this information was already known to me for example ensuring your child also wears a hat and limiting their exposure to the sun.
One spray of the pump releases a fine mist of pale green, creamy liquid and this covers a recent sized area of my sons skin (and occasionally the surrounding area). I apply this to any exposed skin including my sons face. This sun spray has a mild, clean scent to it and isn't highly perfumed which is great. It spreads well across my sons skin and does feel quite sticky for a short while. As the spray is coloured, it is very easy to see where still needs to be covered. Once the sticky feeling subsides my sons skin feels soft. My son has dry and rough skin but this spray does provide a small amount of hydration and hasn't irritated his sensitive skin at all.
This sun spray has done a job at protection my sons skin. I topped it up through the day when we are out and about or spending time in a garden. It claims to be water resistant and seems to still offer protection if my son has a water fight and gets a little wet. I do notice that his skin still feels well covered after being in a pool but I choose to top up the protection as I don't like to take chances. My son hasn't burned at all and I am pleased about this.
This sun spray does mark clothing if not rubbed in properly but the marks generally come out in the wash. I have used it myself when the weather has been very hot and my skin hasn't burned.
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I recently spent a week in sunny Turkey with my girlfriend who has very fair skin, to stop her being turned into a charred crisp by the roasting Turkish sun we decided to use the resisto sun cream. After a week of generous applications, hours in the blazing sun and plenty of swimming the only burns in sight were due to my awful barbecuing!
The bottle we used came with a type of spray gun attachment, much like what you will find on bottles of disinfectant. This made application quick and easy although it is slightly more bulky which may cause problems for people stuck for space in extreme situations but i highly doubt this will ever be an issue. Ambre Solare Resisto is runny and easily sprayed and rubbed into skin, the white colour quickly disappears when on the skin but did leave marks when it accidentally came into contact with clothing.
The bottle was big enough to last us the two of us the week with regular and generous applications. However, we did also use another bottle of factor 30 sun cream over the same time period. The Resisto would obviously last longer depending on how often you swim and the size of the people you are using it on.
The Resisto appeared to work after swimming, as I am certain we forgot to top up after a swim at least once during the week. Although I have to be honest in saying that we didn't want to risk not reapplying the lotion as a severe burn would ruin the rest of our holiday. Despite the Resisto claiming to be water resistant I would still recommend reapplication after swimming, especially in countries with particularly harsh sun.
Resisto is hypo-allergenic, I can vouch for this as neither me or my girlfriend experienced issues with irritation during the use of this product, something you would expect from a cream intended for use on kids. It also claims to have moisturising properties and it does leave the skin feeling soft and nourished after a long day in the hot sun.
Overall, the Resisto sun cream does what it says on the bottle, it kept the two of us protected for our week in the sun, while being easy to put on and without leaving ghastly white marks on the skin. I would recommend this product to those who need the extra protection, both children and adults.
Having lost a close friend to skin cancer a couple of years ago I'm very paranoid about the effects of the sun on both myself and my daughter and so I tend to stay out of the sun as much as possible however in the current heat wave and also while on holiday that is pretty much impossible so I always go for the highest protection possible and lately have been using this factor 50+ Garnier Ambre Solaire Resisto for Kids on both myself and my daughter. It was on offer in Sainsbury's as part of a multi buy offer of 3 for the price of 2, the normal retail price was marked as £12.79 I think but I may be wrong as the pricing and layout of the products on the display was not very clear. This is a spray application which I find a lot easier to use especially with small children who find it hard to sit still for any length of time. It comes in a 200ml plastic bottle.
It is a water resistant sun cream that is very easy to apply to the skin. In terms of protection I cannot fault it however given that my daughter tends to cover up in a t-shirt while in the water and a wide hat when not in the water her skin is not exposed to the sun a lot except for those bits such as her arms and lower legs which do get the sun. It is white in colour so you can see the areas that have been covered as you apply it and it absorbs into the skin quite easily and is not greasy. I tend to apply the cream on a pretty frequent basis as I'm rather paranoid and always immediately after either of us have been in the water and once we have dried off.
I have always been told that the rule is one minute per factor and more frequently for fair skin and while both of us have darker skin that will tan I still choose to apply it on a regular basis as young skin is so vulnerable. The spray nozzle delivers a nice even spray however for the face I do not spray it on direct but apply it using my hands. I cannot fault this product, it is from a brand that I trust and seems to do a good job of protecting the skin and preventing it getting burnt.
My daughters absolutely love all this sun we have been having, honestly I think they would spend all day in the garden if they could, running around, playing, jumping on the trampoline and splashing in the paddling pool. Of course I want to protect them from all the damage the sun can cause so I ensure they don't spend too much time outside especially during the hottest hours, I have bought them sunglasses and hats, and of course I apply plenty of quality sun spray to their skin. I picked up this Garnier Ambre Solaire Resisto Kids sun spray whilst shopping in Boots I forget how much it cost me but it is currently on sale for £6.99 (its usual price being £13.99). It has a very high 50+ SPF, whilst it is aimed at children I see no reason why it cannot be used by adults too although personally I use something with a lower SPF .
Garniers Ambre Solaire comes in a 200ml white plastic bottle with a orange spray nozzle on top. The brand logo and product name are clearly displayed on the front along with the fact that this is a "very high protection moisturising spray" with advanced UVA UVB protection. In the bottom corner there is a cartoon picture of a happy little boy swimming and next to this it says "water resistant" in blue letters. The product is hypoallergenic, perfume free and has been tested under paediatric control.
Plenty of information is given on the back and this should all be read thoroughly before using on your child. Once opened the product should be used within twelve months.
I apply this sunscreen to my children first thing in the morning and reapply frequently throughout the day. The spray nozzle works well and a sufficient amount is released, i apply a generous spray all over the body, to apply to the face I spray the product on my hand and then rub it in avoiding the eye area. The suncream itself is white in colour so its easy enough to ensure full coverage has been achieved, initially it is a little sticky but once rubbed in it is barely noticeable. I have had no problems applying the product to my children, they have not complained that it feels uncomfortable or sticky on the skin nor has there been any unwanted reactions. Most importantly my children have not burned or experienced red skin so I do feel that Garniers Ambre Solaire protects well. As mentioned earlier Garner state that the product is water proof, however, I do always re-apply after my children have been in the paddling pool just to be on the safe side.
I have no problems recommending Garniers to other parents and I will certainly be buying another bottle when my current one runs out, if the sun lasts that long that is!
When it comes to safety in the sun for myself I can be a bit rubbish and sometimes get burned but for my son I always make sure that he has a good quality sun cream on whenever he is going to be in the sun because I know how horrible sun burn can feel. In fact recently my son came back from a day with his Dad and was burned quite badly on his arms and I was furious because with the amount of good quality sun creams available on the market there is no excuse for this. My son and his Dad both said sun cream was applied but it can't have been all that effective! The sun cream that I use for my son currently is Garnier Ambre Solaire resisto kids and this is my review of the product.
I actually bought this sun cream from Tesco where I think it was on a half price offer but I can't remember. I paid £6.00 for this sun cream though and it is currently the same price in Tesco. I think £6.00 for a Garnier Ambre Solaire branded sun cream is an excellent price although I would pay more than this because you can't put a price on protecting your child's skin in my opinion. Ambre Solaire is a brand that I trust as it has been around for years and I do think this usually points to a quality product. The bottle contains 200ml of the sun cream.
The Garnier Ambre Solaire sun cream that I bought is part of the resisto kids range and it offers very high protection with a sun protection factor of 50+. It comes in a white plastic bottle which has some ridges down the side which makes it really easy to grip when you are holding the bottle for application. The bottle has an orange spray top and a clear plastic lid which is nice and secure which is great for if you are using it at the beach because you don't want the spray to get covered in sand. The bottle looks very summery which is nice. We are told on the bottle that this spray is moisturising, uses advanced UVA protection tested under paediatric control and it is also water resistant which again is a really good thing to have in a sun cream for children.
To apply this sun cream to my son I tend to spray the cream on to my hand and then rub it in to his skin. You shouldn't spray the cream directly on to the face but sometimes I spray it on to my sons arms, legs or torso and rub it in that way. I find the pump is easy to press with just one hand if you were applying it to a smaller child and were perhaps holding them. The cream is a creamy white colour and it doesn't have much of a scent at all which is preferable to me as I think the sweet smelling sun creams tend to attract stinging insects. The cream is easy to rub in but it is a little greasy, as are all sun creams I find. Whenever I apply this to my sons skin at home I always rush to wash my hands afterwards because I hate the feeling of anything greasy on my hands!
I like to reapply this to my sons skin quite frequently and probably re do it around every hour or two, more often if he has been in the water. I know it says this is water resistant but I don't see the harm in reapplying it just to be on the safe side. I always make sure that my son wears a sun hat as well when he is in the son and for the most part keep him covered up in a t shirt and shorts for example as this obviously helps protect him from the sun too.
I have had no trouble with my son being burned in the son when we have been in the sun because we always use this sun cream. In fact, he has a lovely colour on his face and all his freckles are coming out! I feel confident when I am using the cream for both him and myself when I do apply it to myself that we are being protected from damaging rays from the sun.
A 200ml bottle of this sun cream should be used within twelve months of opening according to the bottle. We have had ours a little over the twelve months so I think I will be reinvesting in this product when I next go to Tesco. I would certainly recommend this as a good quality, high performing sun cream for children as it offers a really high protection from the sun.
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Sun creams are when of those things I love to hate. Although I am quite dark in terms of hair colour and eye colour, I seem to have inherited more pale English rose skin as when I sit out in the sun I can burn within a short time - less than I would expect. As a result of burning many times when I was younger, I now have a fair few moles that worry me and I don't want my children to have the same problem as they grow. My youngest already has a couple that are quite large, so I am keen to protect their skin as best I can.
The best way to do that is to get them to wear a sun cream, and half of that battle is then finding one they like wearing. Personally, I prefer applying something that is in lotion format like P20, but my boys hate the scent to that as it is a heavy alcohol based scent, and they also find it can sting a little if it hits open pores. They prefer me to use a cream based protection for them.
At this time of year, I apply sun protection to them daily, particularly when I am sending them to school and I have no control over how long they are out in the sun or whether they are wearing hats or not.
The current bottle we have on the go is aimed at using on kids - I can't remember where I picked it up, but as sun creams are not cheap, I imagine it was towards the end of last summer when it was a bit cheaper. It is in spray format, and it is a 200ml bottle. The protection provided here is SPF 50+, and it promises to protect from UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. This provides me with peace of mind that not only am I stopping my kids being in discomfort now from sunburn, but I am protecting their bodies on a cellular level against possible DNA damage from deep penetrating rays.
For added reassurance, they always wear hats when I am with them (though I am not sure they are as vigilant at school) and I also try to make them spend some of the hottest part of the day in the shade - either coming in for lunch and a rest, or sitting outside in the shade.
The sun screen is also water resistant. I haven't had chance to test this out yet, but I will be buying some more of this before our beach holiday later in the summer.
It is also described as hypo-allergenic, moisturising, and scent free. My sons have been wearing this regularly since April, and neither have suffered any rashes though their pores have looked blocked on occasion when playing out all day. It is definitely scent free, and I am not sure how moisturising I would say it is, but it certainly leaves skin looking healthy.
Instructions say to shake well before applying. I find spray bottles are quicker to use while applying sun creams to children, but must admit I am not fond of using them as if I spray onto their skin directly, their limbs are so small that it is hard to direct it to one area - it ends up on clothes, on furniture, on the floor. My technique has evolved so that I spray it onto the palm of my hand so that I can kind of cup it around the nozzle and not get it everywhere. I can then apply it either with a finger to places on the face or the ears, but when it comes to larger areas like limbs or torso I can then rub it in quickly with my hand.
This is quite nice to apply. Some brands are really thick even in spray format when this high a SPF rating, but this one remains quite light and easy to rub in. I sometimes get little bits on the edge of their sleeves or their collars if I am in a rush. I haven't noticed any visible staining to their clothes when I apply this brand.
I have mostly been using this for faces, necks, lower arms and legs for my two children. They haven't had cause yet to run around with less clothing on than shorts and T shirts. For this level of usage on days where it has been needed, the bottle has lasted a good few months. In summer, I would expect the bottle to last the duration of a weeks holiday for my two children.
They haven't complained at all when I have asked them to have this on, and will ask for it in preference to an avon brand we have on the go as it is less thick and clogging to the skin for them. This one has blocked the odd pore resulting in a spot - I have noticed this more on my youngest as he is a bit of a grub and always poking in the dirt in the garden. I expect some of it is through sweating then touching his face with mucky hands. I have solved this using one of my gentle face washes on their skin to wash all traces of this off at bath time.
I can tell just from applying it that its less claggy to the skin - some brands I struggle to wash off my hands after applying it to them, whereas this washes off quite well with a bit of handwash and hot water. I think its because its more of a lotion than a cream in texture.
I have been quite happy with this brand, as have my kids, and I would definitely repurchase. This is available on amazon for about £10 for the bottle, or its currently £6 at Tesco, which I don't think is a bad price at all compared to other brands for the level of protection this offers.
Lots of protection, while still letting your skin breathe, this is a good choice for a kids protection from the sun.
Garnier Ambre Solaire Resisto Swim Kids Spray SPF50 / Tested for long periods of swimming / High protection against UVA and UVB rays with the patented filtration system Memory SX + Memory XL / Offers effective protection, for children's delicate skin / Tested for long periods of swimming to protect against sun-induced skin damage / The moisturising formula is paraben free and hypoallergenic / Is is tested under paedriatic control.