Protecting your children’s skin, as well as your own, is very important but it can be hard to know which sun creams are best.
So naturally, when we heard that one brand had been voted as the best sun cream for four years in a row we were interested.
The sun cream in question is from French dermatologist brand La Roche-Posay and costs £16.50 for a 50ml tube, which can be bought in Boots.
It was voted best in the world by Consumer Report magazine for the fourth time when put up against 72 other well-know skin protection products and brands.
When testing La Roche-Posay Ultra Comfort Cream’s UVA and UBV ray protection, the experts behind The Annual Sunscreen Guide Research found that La Roche-Posay’s product offered the best protection and coverage and awarded it a 100 per cent score.
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This means that it lived up to its on-label SPF of 50+, unlike a third of the other samples tested for the research.
Consumer Report found 24 products that tested at less than half their labelled SPF number. Although this does not mean the products offer no sun protection, it does mean they offered less protection than the label suggests.
They also explained that sun creams that only contain titanium dioxide, zinc oxide or both as active ingredients tend to perform less well than those with avobenzone, which is the main ingredient in La Roche-Posay’s product.
According to the product description, La Roche-Posay Ultra Comfort Cream SPF 50 is best suited to those with sensitive skin who are prone to prickly-heat and regularly suffer from sun intolerance.
You should apply the product just before exposure to the sun and reapply it frequently and generously, especially after a swim or heavy perspiration and towelling.
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