“ Brand: Tesco / Sun / Type: After Sun / Subcategory: Lotion „
Tesco aftersun lotion is a ridiculously cheap product but one that works very well in my opinion and with something that works this well, why pay more?! Tesco say, "Apply evenly to face and body after sunbathing. Continue daily use to prolong your tan."
I had read a review about this aftersun lotion and so decided to go out and buy some of my own after reading good things about it. I am always one for a bargain and as I spend a lot of time in the sun with my kids during the summer we go through bottles of suntan lotion and aftersun and so always need a good stock of these items.
This lotion from Tesco costs just £2 for a 200ml bottle so I can really slather it on the kids without worrying about how much it costs and how much I am using.
I initially bought it just for the kids thinking I would still use a more expensive, posh brand but as I tried a bit when applying it on them I found it really moisturised my skin and kept it really nice and hydrated after a day in the sun and so I started using it too.
The lotion comes in a rather cheap looking blue bottle with not much advertising on it or fancy packaging. It is also called Soleil suncare (the French word for sun) and even that looks a bit cheap but don't let that put you off. In reality it's probably just the same as more expensive products, you are just paying more for the fancy packaging.
The lotion is white and not too thick which I like as it smoothes over my skin well as it's fairly thin and I find that it really soaks into my skin quickly and does not leave it feeling greasy in any way. In fact it feels quite light and after a few minutes you can hardly feel like you have any lotion on at all. I like the fact that this lotion is instantly cooling on application and its really nice to use after a day in the sun. It doesn't really have a smell per say, it's not fruity and floral but it's more of a fresh cream smell which is nice and not offensive in any way.
All in all a great way to look after your skin and keep it hydrated during the summer.
I have very fair skin and I have to be really careful whenever I am out in the sun as I catch the rays without even realising it. Anyone who reads a lot of my reviews n a regular basis will be well aware of the fact that I really rate Tesco's own range of products and their sun care range is second to none. It's cheap but it's really effective. The packing is simple and understated but I am not paying for the look and shape of the bottle, I am paying for the contents inside.
Tesco make their own brand of After Sun lotion which comes in a 400ml sized lovely bright blue plastic bottle (which can be recycled after use). It has a flip top lid and is easily dispensed. I leave this in the fridge at this time of the year just so that it is extra cool and soothing when applied to hot burnt skin. It's used by all of the family, myself included and it feels really lovely and refreshing on hot dry skin. In fact, I use this after sun lotion just as a general moisturiser throughout the year, and not just during the summer months after being in the sunshine.
It's suitable for all the family to use, children as well as adults. It's quite runny in consistency and white in colour. A little goes a long way. I like the fact that it's not too oily and it really does sink into the skin making parched skin feel and look so much better than it did before. It's very cooling and refreshing and it has a lovely pleasant fragrance which lasts for ages after application.
It comes in a 400ml sized bottle and only costs £3 so it's well worth it and in my honest opinion, it works just as well as the more expensive after sun lotions out there on the market.
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This weekend we bought After Sun from tesco to help ease some sunburn which I managed to get. There is nothing worse than that awful burned feeling you have when you have burnt yourself in the sun so finding something to help soothe it is brilliant.
This weekend the weather has been lovely and I wore sun cream but had missed a patch on my shoulders and it became really red and sore. When evening came it really began to burn and was very tender to touch. My husband went to Tesco and brought back their after sun. It is different to the picture that is provided here, the one we have comes in a white bottle but it is still their value range.
The bottle has 400ml in it so it's a nice big size to give you lots of relief!
The lid is a flip cap and it's pretty easy to open. The cream is white and quite thick which I like as I find it is more satisfying when you put it on. The first thing I noticed about this was the smell, it reminded me of summer holidays as it has a nice almost coconut like smell and is quite sweet. It contains shea butter and I suppose this is what gives it that sweet scent. It is a lovely smell.
When applying this to my skin it really helped to soothe it right away and take away that awful burning sensation. I applied it regularly- about 3 times from 6pm to midnight. It helped it to feel better and again in the morning I applied it too. My shoulder is still tender but it is much better than it was.
It contains a whole host of ingredients, the list is very long but it definitely helped with my skin. It also says that it helps to prolong your tan too so it's even more appealing! Highly recommended.
Even though I am always very careful to wear sunscreen when I am in the sun I can still end up getting a little bit too much sun which can leave my skin feeling a little stingy and dry so I use some aftersun to take some of the heat from it and put some moisture back in.
I am not sure what possessed me to buy Tesco value aftersun but I ended up getting a bottle last summer. I usually like to spend a little bit more of aftersun but at the end of the day it is basically just a moisturiser so why spend a fortune on it right.
The Tesco value aftersun can be bought dirt cheap for less than £1 for a big 400ml bottle. There is nothing fancy about the packaging as it just comes in a big white bottle with the Tesco branding on it.
This did exactly what it was supposed to which is to put moisture back in my skin and take the sting out of it. As with all aftersuns it works better if you leave it in the fridge before applying. You apply it after being in the sun to help stop peeling etc. It did moisturise my skin and leave it feeling more comfortable but it just wasn't a very nice aftersun to actually use.
The cream was thin and runny and it wasn't very nice to apply as it is the kind of cream that gets absolutely everywhere when applying it. It is also not very rich so it doesn't moisturise as well as some creams do and to be honest you would probably be better with some thicker body cream than this. It did soak in to my skin quickly which was a plus point and as I have very dry skin anyway I had to apply it a few times to feel like my skin was adequately moisturised.
It did work to help put some moisture back in my skin and I didn't peel or anything but I wouldn't buy this again as I just didn't like it very much and there are much nicer aftersuns on the market which do a better job and feel nicer to use. Of course they are also more expensive so if you are on a tight budget then this will do the job but if you can afford to spend a little more money on a better one then I personally would.
The Tesco value after sun I'm reviewing is the one in the typical Tesco bottle! Plain white with the Tesco logo sticker! But I couldn't find the picture of it for Dooyoo.
I recently used this after sun when in Egypt, in fact we used the whole bottle between the two of us within 11 days!
I'm not sure whether this after sun comes in different sized bottles, but we got the 400ml bottle which is very large!
The bottle was plain white with a sticker on the front and back... simplicity, typical of Tesco value products.
The bottle was quite thin, but tall and not the best for transporting around, however you shouldn't need to! Ours was left in the hotel room and only used at night when it is advised to use (After sun).
The bottle has a picture of a moon on the front, giving you a little hint of what it is!
The bottle has a lid on, attached to the bottle so it can't be lost! The flap is sturdy and doesn't open easily, however it's still easy to open with slippery hands.
The bottle is made from plastic which is widely recyclable; this is shown on the back of the bottle.
The bottle advertises on the front that this cream is soothing and moisturising with aloe Vera and Shea butter. It also says it contains antioxidant vitamin E and it is dermatologically tested.
The cream is quite watery, and very messy! Be careful not to tip the bottle upside down when the lid is off as the cream runs out everywhere.
But because it's so watery, it dries quickly! Which is a good and bad point in itself! Good because it means the lotion dries quickly which decreases the amount of mess and moisture. Bad because the moisturising feel doesn't last very long in my opinion!
After applying this cream, you don't have to wait long before you can get dressed or roll down your trousers! The lotion dries quickly and doesn't leave you with that heavy 'wet' feeling. It also means you can apply several layers if you feel the need to.
The moisturising effect of this cream is short lasting and not the best I've used. It's good to massage into areas which aren't too sore from sun burn, and soothing for the sore areas.
We used the cream for the few moments of soothing on the skin; we applied several layers which is a lot better than just applying one. To be honest, when just applying one layer, it's barely noticeable once dry.
However many layers you apply though, we found the effect was gone by morning.
The cream is water based, it doesn't stain clothes which is useful as the cream gets just about everywhere! It's very easy to apply too much and get it on clothing.
The cream can be used on the face, which I found was good as the face catches the rays just as much as your body! Knowing that the cream can be used on the face also gave me reassurance that the cream must be gentle!
My opinion; ....
We were in Egypt and had really bad sun burn from the vip cruise we went on, and I would certainly recommend buying a better after sun if you have or know you will get bad sun burn.
For travelling to places such as Spain or staying in the UK, this after sun will probably do the job for you and for the cheap price it's at, it's worth a try.
I personally thought the smell of this after sun wasn't that attractive. It had a hint of coconut to it whilst also smelling like a typical 'cream'. I didn't think it smelt soothing and my boyfriend described the smell as being a 'PVA glue' smell which isn't very attractive at all!
However the smell is bearable and when you are suffering from sun burn, you can't be picky!
Long lasting effects; ....
On the back of the bottle, it says the cream helps protect against peeling. We both had the peeling and flaky skin when we got home from Egypt so I can't say this cream has helped this much at all!
The cream says it also helps to prolong your tan, but I can't back up that comment! Your skin absorbs and holds your tan longer when it's moisturised.
I don't remember how much I bought this after sun for! I think it was around £1 or less but the price may have been changed as I couldn't find the bottle I have online. Tesco may have raised the priced as well as changing the bottle.
I do think the price is worth it though, it last us ages and was worth the few moments of relief.
I never expect Tesco value products to be outstanding, but I can't say this after sun surprised me at all. It's good for instant relief but it doesn't last long. I think the smell could be improved and the thickness of the cream as it is very watery.
For bad sun burns, I would recommend a better more moisturising cream, however for the price compared to other after suns it is worth a try.
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Reviewing this due to the fact I've been using it this evening.
Spent a lovely day out and as I did 2 years ago at the same beach I've yet again burnt my legs ouch.
I use sun cream as I know it's sensible and drives me mad when you see lobsters walking about, Lobsters were people that didn't take care and become seriously burnt and so many people do it.
I burnt my legs as was sat in a shade tent but left my legs out and in just 10 minutes they had caught too much sun, not hard when they started out the day as white as white can be.
My friend laughed when I said I couldn't give the backs of my legs any colour due to carrying a bump out front and couldn't lay down lol.
I came home bathed and grabbed my tesco value aftersun cream and applied.
I purchased this in store last year and I remember it being really cheap as in under £1.00. I've just tried looking on line but can't find the current price now. Possibly this certain value product was changed recently.
The bottle I have is different from the one shown in the picture at the top.
Tesco value aftersun came in a white plastic bottle with a flip top lid. A basic blue label with limited writing and the reverse has ingredients warning and directions for use on it.
This is 200ml and once opened can be kept for 1 year.
This Aftersun is a smooth white creamy lotion which contains aloe vera and Shea butter and some vitamin E. It only has a slight hint of Shea butter to smell. I wish it smelled of coconut though.
To apply you simply smooth it over the area which are burnt and keep using daily so areas don't blister. You can use it if you are not burnt but been in the sun all day as it will also help rehydrate the skin and moisturise it.
After using this tonight it instantly cooled my legs down to the touch and feel. I will continue using so hopefully no blisters will develop.