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I bought this sun cream originally because it was on special offer and I was going on a trip to Australia where the sun is notoriously harsh. I bought the 30SPF as I'm fairly pale and wanted maximum protection. The first day I arrived it was a hot autumn day and I applied sun cream on my shoulders and face and went for a walk. My first impression of the sun cream was that it was very thick. I'm used to being very liberal with sun cream, but you really don't need to use too much of this - and you really need to rub it in. It took a bit of getting used to because if you put too much in it's almost impossible to rub in and you're left with huge patches of white everywhere. It's a lot more like a paste than some other more milky sun creams I've used in the past. It smells...well...like sun cream. A lot of sun creams nowadays have added coconut flavour, but this has no added perfume - although the cream itself smells like sun cream, once it's applied you don't end up stinking of it. The protection is very good; I usually apply it twice a day if I'll be out in the sun for most of the day, with an extra two or three applications on my shoulders and face as these are my problem spots. I'd recommend buying a sun protecting lip balm as well as you don't want this stuff on your lips - it tastes awful. It says it's waterproof for up to 40 minutes, but I usually reapplied after swimming just in case. I didn't find it made my clothes greasy and it's washable; I had a few accidents of the lid opening in my bag and covering everything, but it washed straight out and didn't stain anything. However it did make my skin quite sticky and I ended most days at the beach covered in sticky sand. It's designed for sensitive skin because it isn't overloaded with unnecessary chemicals, colours and perfumes and as someone who suffers from sensitive skin I never had a problem with itching or discomfort. One thing I would change is the moisturising quality - the sun really dries out your skin and if it had a little bit moisturiser it might prevent that. Because you don't need to use a lot, it's lasted me about three months of almost every day use and the odd day here and there in the UK and there's still about a quarter left. I teamed it with Soltan Aftersun and got a lovely even tan.
At the start of the summer I was given this product to try by a friend: 'Simple Suncare Lotion for Sun Sensitive Skin' which includes protection against UVB and UVA rays and has a SPF (Sun Protection Factor) of 30. The product comes in a handy 200ml size bottle with a flip top opening for quick access and easy dispensing. The packaging is a white bottle with a bright orange top and writing. The liquid is thick and white and cool on the skin. When applied to the skin it takes about five or six rubbings before it is fully absorbed. After applying my skin looked like it had a shiny, transparent layer over it. Although it is not perfumed or coloured it still has that typical sun-cream smell to it, a kind of sharp tangy aroma that reminds you of lounging by a pool in the Med! The product promises to "prevent sun allergies" and care for "sun sensitive skin". It also claims to prevent premature ageing by preventing sun damage. The high SPF factor means you are protected up to thirty times more than if you were bare skinned. The liquid must be applied 20 minutes before sun exposure. It has the benefit of being water resistant for 40 minutes. I loved this cream as it did not feel too heavy on my skin nor was the smell overbearing. I felt safe and protected when using it. A little bit of cream goes a long way and the contents of the bottle stay fresh for 12 months after opening. This particular sun cream product also has an after-sun complimentary product.
A waste of money!!! - Advantages: Oil,perfume and colour free - Disadvantages: not easily absorbed and leaves a whitish residue after application it is also expensive as it costs £6.95 for 75ml my advise is that you shop around as there are cheaper more absorbable creams
After many years of ending up with a red face and a bright red nose with being in the sun on holiday, I decided to treat myself to a proper suntan lotion for my face. Simple protection cream is a wonderful suntan lotion for your face and other "delicate" areas such as your ears and even nipples!!! As with all simple products it is 100% perfume and colour free designed to keep irritation to a minimum. It has a sun protection factor of 35 and is apparently specially formulated to help prevent sun allergies. As I appear to be allergic to absolutely nothing, I'm not quite sure what this statement means! This suntan lotion is absolutely everything you could want it to be. Its photostable, contains UVA and UVB filters, is water resistant for up to 40 mins and also contains green tea to prevent premature ageing caused by UVA rays. As it already contains UVA filters you definitely shouldn't get old wearing this stuff! Most importantly for me this lotion is oil free. Heat and sun causes my skin to produce enough oil without adding any more to it. I used this lotion every morning in place of my normal moisturiser. Even though you are supposed to apply the lotion every 1 - 2 hours, I only remembered to apply it in the morning and occasionally during the day. Even still, my face never burnt or went red. In fact my freckles didn't even appear the protection was so good. The cream was easily absorbed and my skin never felt greasy or full of gunk. The lotion has a special non-sticky formula that claims not to block pores. I didn't see any signs of blocked pores such as spots or those annoying little bumpy bits under your skin. I was really impressed. It was a bit pricey at £6.99 but not compared to the rest of the products specially formulated for your face such as those by Clarins etc. They cost anything up to £10 and beyond! A very impressive product.
Sun tan lotion for sensitive skin