Product Type: Boots Sun Care
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Gradual tanning with Boots!
Soltan Once Face SPF 30
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Soltan Once Face SPF 30
Disadvantages: Drying time!
Before I get stuck into this review I must point out that I am reviewing Soltan Once for the face however my version does contain a gradual tan as well. I did ask for a separate link to write about this but the people at Dooyoo told me to plonk my review here so here I am!
In the summer, as most of us are aware we need suncream/lotion or whatever to protect our facial skin from damage. Personally up until purchasing this product I had never used one but when I spotted this costing £4.00 containing an SPF of and a medium gradual tanning colour I decided that I could wear it in place of a foundation but still with protection with a bit of luck!
The tube of product comes in a light brown an whitish coloured oblong box and on the front of it we are told that it is Boots Soltan Once, 'Face + Gradual Tan' and that the shade is medium and that '1 application gives SPF 15 for up to 6 hours' and that it protects from DNA damage (providing you follow the instructions on the reverse of box and tube) and that it is 'Easily absorbed moisturising light texture'. On the back of the box other information listed includes being told a bit about the product and how to use it etc, the ingredients are listed as is the size (which in this case is 50ml) and contact details for Boots are given. The tube is pretty much the same in its coloursheme and is made of plastic and is squeezy with a flip top lid opening to the bottom of it concealing a small hole and once again holds much the same information as is listed on the box. Informative, unisex looking packaging this is and very easy to use indeed.
Well using this is really very simple indeed. The lotion has a nice fresh fragrance to it and is sweet and creamy really and doesn't smell particularly of flowers or fruits or anything like that, it really is just nice enough! Its a runny cream and all you need to do is apply about a teaspoonful to the face and neck and onto clean skin. This can be worn alone or under make up and once applied you simply need to allow it to completely to sink in (takes around 15 minutes) and then you can expose yourself to the sun.
With this we are told that we can have 40 minutes in the water in a six hour period before having to reapply it so we should all get six hours of continuous protection after using this. We are told on the packaging to always reapply it if drying rigorously with a towel (I personally blot my face with a towel after using this) and I apply it daily anyway in the heat and when going outdoors.
Its a nice smooth lotion in use, a little goes a long way and it basically moisturises the skin in a none greasy way though does take a good few minutes to dry in. The colour, although medium in my colour choice (also available in light and dark) is really rather light in colour and in fact a sort of oatmeal beige shade when being applied and is very subtle indeed and I needed to use this a week before even getting a hint of colour at all on my face. Being so light it doesn't give my face a tango sheen but a very natural glow and a really subtle hint of colour!
This protects my skin from burning and from general exposure to the elements so I can use this even when the sun isn't shining. Its comfortable on, unfussy to use and doesn't irritate my sensitive skin at all! A great product from the people at Boots once again!
This product usually costs £9.99 a 50ml tube (the only size it is available to purchase in) but at the time of writing this review is on offer for £4.99 a tube and further on offer with some products (including this!) being in a 3 for the price of 2 deal!
Summary: A great face protector!
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