5 Fab Summer Sunscreen Picks!

Summer Sunscreen Picks

The warmer weather has made another appearance this weekend and it’s important to protect your skin. We have 5 great picks to ensure that you stay safe in the sun.

Clare O’Connor, Boots Suncare Expert, advises, “Whilst it may not seem as hot on a day with some clouds in the sky, UV rays are getting through the clouds and you can still get sunburnt even though it feels cool! Levels of UV reaching the earth are at their highest at this time of year in the UK, particularly UVA rays which cause long term skin damage and ageing, so we should take care to protect our skin from the sun using a high SPF with 5* UVA rating even when it’s a cloudy day.”


So don’t hang around, let’s get out there and grab some fun in the sun, safe in the knowledge that Soltan’s uncompromised 5* UVA protection has your skin covered. So whether you head to the coast, dust down the BBQ or uncover the sandpit in the back garden, you’ll be set to make the most of the rays even if a few clouds turn up too. Even better, the Soltan range is now ½ price, making getting the whole family sun ready easy on your pocket as well as your skin!


For paddling and playing…

NEW Boots Soltan Once Kids 3 Hour Waterplay Spray SPF 30 or SPF 50, 200ml, £8.49 (was £16.99), provides up to three hours of water resistant protection and up to six hours sun protection. So if you’re all bundling in the car and setting off to the coast, or even just putting up the paddling pool in the back garden, you can have peace of mind that your little one is protected from the sun’s rays in the water for up to three hours, with a high SPF and Soltan’s 5* UVA protection.


For smiley (not sandy!) faces…

To help ensure that your little ones are safe playing in the sunshine, whilst you enjoy your first BBQ of the season, Boots UK has developed NEW Soltan Kids Sensitive Lotion SPF 30 or SPF 50+, 200ml, £5.99 (was £11.99), and NEW Soltan Kids Sensitive Spray SPF 30 or SPF 50+, 200ml, £6.49 (was £12.99). The ultra light, hypoallergenic formula reduces the risk of skin allergies and has been approved by dermatologists. And if you uncovered the sandpit as well as the BBQ, Soltan’s unique new sand-resistant technology means no sandy skin induced tantrums as the kids build their first sandcastle of the season!

And sun protection isn’t just for the kids; make sure you’re well protected from the sun’s rays too.

For glow getters…

Whether you’re at a friend’s BBQ, or escaping from it all on a daycation away from home, be confident that you’re protecting your skin whilst supporting its natural tanning with NEW Soltan Protect & Tan Spray, SPF 8, SPF 15 or SPF 30, 200ml, £6.99 (was £13.99) which provides the maximum 5*UVA protection rating, in a new handy spray format. The special ultra-light texture formula contains Tanositol SPE, an innovative ingredient naturally derived from the fruit of the carob tree, that helps stimulate the body’s natural tanning reaction. Whilst the patented antioxidant complex helps to protect against long term skin damage and ageing by limiting the production of free radicals caused by sun exposure.

Clare O’Connor, Boots Suncare Expert, explains, “We all want to get out there this summer and enjoy those fun summer experiences and it’s important the family is safe in the sun. Our exciting new products mean parents can rest assured their children have uncompromised protection with Soltan’s 5* UVA protection, and be safe themselves too.”

P20 Sun Protection Range

P20, the iconic once a day sun protection brand, will be launching an extended range in early 2013, making it even easier for the whole family to stay protected no matter what the day holds!

After over three decades of success, the new range – which has just been announced as the Official Sun Protection Supplier to the British Triathlon Federation – will comprise 3 new products. SPFs (Sun Protection Factors) 15, 30 and 50+ will be joining the iconic SPF20 – which will remain unchanged – providing long-lasting protection for all skin types and the whole family.

Active 15 minutes after application, P20 contains both UVA and UVB filters, providing broad spectrum sun protection for up to 10 hours and uses a unique, alcohol-based formula that sets it apart from traditional cream-type sun products. The very water resistant formula is clear, non-greasy, fragrance and paraben free, to provide the ultimate coverage, in and out of the water.

Once a day application

P20 is designed to ensure one application a day is sufficient, keeping the time spent re-applying sun protection to a minimum. Due to its photostability, the broad spectrum UVA filters (to protect against the premature signs of ageing) and UVB (to protect against the sun’s harmful rays) filters in the product do not break down when exposed to sunlight, meaning its level of protection remains effective for up to 10 hours.

Once a day application means a little goes a long way, making P20 more economical than other sun protection products that need to be re-applied regularly during the day.

The new range is available in both 200ml and a travel friendly 100ml size from all major grocery and pharmacy retailers. The RRP (recommended retail price) of P20 is 100ml £13.29 and 200ml £24.49.

PIZ BUIN® WET SKIN Transparent Sun Spray

New PIZ BUIN® WET SKIN Transparent Sun Spray offers instant sun protection on wet or dry skin. This groundbreaking technology means there’s no longer a need for towel drying or having to wait to dry after leaving the pool or sea before reapplying sun protection. Just spray it straight onto wet or dry skin for instant invisible sun protection.


Consumer insight and observations into sunbathing behaviour have shown that one of the main times to burn is the period between getting out of the water and reapplying sunscreen. Developed using new technology, PIZ BUIN® WET SKIN is the UK’s first sunscreen designed to be applied directly to wet skin. Pioneering the new generation in sunscreen, Wet Skin allows more time to enjoy the sun safely, whilst helping to achieve a beautiful all-over tan.


Consultant dermatologist Dr Sue Mayou adds: “One of the crucial times to apply sunscreen on holiday is immediately after leaving the water. It’s all too easy to get out of the sea or pool and wait to dry before reapplying sunscreen during which time one is in danger of burning.”

How does it work?

· Instantly cuts through water – compared to ordinary transparent sunscreens PIZ BUIN® WET SKIN does not mix with water on the skin but cuts directly through it. Thanks to the “golden ratio” between UV filters, oil and alcohol, the spray forms a barrier between the formula and the water droplets. This means it will not slide off and will not compromise the level of protection.

· Full strength UVA/UVB protection – The advanced UVA / UVB filters help to protect skin from the sun.

· No white marks and extra water resistant – the transparent format is different to more traditional sunscreens as it is designed for easy application and leaves no white marks.

· Fast absorbing and non-greasy formula – the combination of polyester, resin and silicone avoids the sunscreen sliding off on wet skin. The non-greasy and fast-absorbing formula improves the application on both wet and dry skin alike.

· Added extras – PIZ BUIN® WET SKIN contains Vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that helps to protect from free radicals, which damage skin cells and cause premature ageing.

· RRP £17.99 for 150ml – available at Superdrug, Boots, Tesco’s and Sainsbury’s.

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