It's that time of year when Consumer Watchdog Which? tell us which Sun Creams live up to their SPF claims and which ones don't. It's fair to say that when we buy Sun Cream for ourselves or our children, we expect it to provide the protection that it advertises. However, Which? have found in previous years that this just isn't the case.
Which Sun Creams Should I Avoid 2021?
I'm sure you'll be as taken aback as we are seeing such reputable brands failing the rigerous sun protection testing at Which?
What did they fail on? The Nivea Kids Protect & Care SPF50+ Spray failed the SPF test twice and the Garnier Ambre Solaire Clear Protect Spray SPF30 failed the UVA test twice, so both are seen to not provide the protection expected of them.
Which Sun Cream Should I Buy?
One of the best Sun Creams that passed the sun protection test in 2021, and lived up to it's claims was Soltan Protect & Moisturise Spray SPF30 200ml*. At £4.50, it shows that price isn't everything when it comes to selecting a Sun Cream. You can find it in store.
There was a total of 15 Sun Creams tested - here are some of the others that excelled in the Sun Protection Test carried out by Which?:
- Boots Soltan Kids Protect & Moisturise Suncare Lotion SPF50+* £4
- Nivea Sun Protect Moisture SPF30 Spray* £6
- Asda Protect Cooling Clear Sun Mist SPF30* £4.50
What Factor Sun Cream should I use on my Baby?
The NHS highly recommend that any exposed parts of your Baby/Child's Skin should be covered in Sunscreen to ensure they are protected.
A minimum Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 is vital and the Cream MUST be effective against UVA and UVB. Remember to reapply throughout the day.
If you require further information, you can get it via theNHS "Sun Safety for Children" Advice Page.