“ Brand: Marks & Spencer / Type: Tanning / Subcategory: Tanning Stick „
I'm lucky that my skin does tan quite easily when I'm in the sun but from time to time it can burn, especially on certain areas such as the bridge of my nose and my forehead too for some reason. This year I decided I wasn't going to be coming home from my holidays with a peeling forehead, I was going to take action beforehand! I bought all my sun cream and after sun products from Marks and Spencer this summer as they had a two for one offer on everything, one of the products from this range that ended up in my trolley back in June this year was their Suncare SPF 50 Sun Stick.
The sun stick comes in a small white stick which is encased in clear plastic on a yellow cardboard background. The packaging overall is certainly very eye catching and looks quite modern. The stick itself is about the same size as a lip salve stick, perhaps a little bigger in terms of diameter, but it is operated in a very similar way. You simply need to pull the little white lid off and twist the bottom of the stick to release the actual product which will move upwards. The stick itself is a creamy pale yellow in colour and has quite a pleasant small to it, essentially of sun cream really!
The sun stick is recommended for use on over exposed zones and very sensitive areas such as the lips and nose. It contains an SPF of 50 which means it'll give up to 50 times more production than bare skin would against the burning effects of UVB rays. To apply the stick you can either apply it directly to the areas or onto your fingertip, it's a very similar consistency to a lip salve and seems to release just the right amount of product onto your skin. After that I tend to rub it in, it is a little harder to rub in than your average sun cream but it is absorbed quite quickly and isn't greasy.
It is priced at £5.00 for a 6g stick which may not sound much but my friends and I used it every day of our two holidays and there's still over half a stick left. The sun stick is currently on a buy one get one free offer and has been since April this year, so £2.50 really is quite a bargain as it can double us as a protecting lip balm too. It's fragrance free and hypoallergenic as well as being water resistant too. Marks and Spencer has recently won five stars for it's sun cream range so it's a decent product and it gets the full five stars from me as it kept me burn free all summer long!
Thanks for reading.