When we go on our summer holidays it’s easy to overlook the importance of investing in good sun cream. This often results in a very red first few days and having to shell out on an overpriced, high-factor lotion because you thought factor 12 would be fine for the whole holiday. It’s worth remembering that a factor 30 is now recommended for everyone to keep the suns dangerous UVA and UVB packed rays at bay.

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Here’s a few sunscreen favourites which are guaranteed to keep the whole family satisfied:

Kids

Get a bargain: Boots Soltan Kids Range

In factor 50 or 30, the Soltan range offers an amazing variety of sunscreens for children that will cover any situation imaginable. These reasonably priced sun creams are often on special offer, have great UVA and UVB protection, and boast great products like eight hour formulas, fun coloured creams and insect protection – so whatever your little one gets up to you know they’ll be protected.

Blow the budget: Organic Children by Green People

Packed with soothing products like aloe vera, elderflower and edelweiss to calm children’s skin in the sun, this sun cream offers great protection against UVA and UVB rays naturally. It’s scentless, water-resistant and packed with antioxidants. Worth paying more if you want a more natural protection for our kids.

 

Women

Blow the budget: Sisley Broad Spectrum Facial Sunscreen

If you want a seriously luxurious sun cream then Sisley’s anti-ageing sun cream is the only choice for you. It’s SPF 50 and packed with premium ingredients that are formulated to treat your skin – like soothing shea butter. It will also protect you from harmful UVA rays and quench dry and tired skin for a super summer complexion.

Get a bargain: Marks and Spencer Formula Sunscreens

These sunscreens are amazing value and come in a wide range of factors – from light protection to factor 50. They guard against harmful UVA and UVB rays, are hypo-allergenic, and come in creams or sprays, so however you like to apply your sun protection there’s a cheap and effective option for you. They are also water-resistant so you don’t have to worry about reapplying every five minutes.

 

Men

Get a bargain: Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze

Men don’t have the patience to wait for a tan and the sooner they can get bronzed the better. As well as offering great protection, Nivea Protect and Bronze contains plant extracts that promote the skin’s natural melanin production meaning you’ll have a deep and even tan in no time at all.

 

Blow the budget: Caudalie Body Sunscreen

If you want to keep your body looking its best and protected from the prematurely ageing rays of the sun then this is the only sunscreen for you. It’s also subtly scented and easily absorbed so you won’t feel all shiny and shimmery when you’re on the beach.

 

 

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