Soltan Once Lotion SPF 50+ 200ml
Great Value for Money: and does the job
I chose this because I wanted some high SPF sunscreen that only needed – theoretically – applying once a day. This seemed a good bet, as it is also water resistant, and swimming was also part of the plan.
This is a thick, white cream, that doesn’t go on easily: it drags at skin, and is hard to rub in. However, once it has sunk in (you’ll need to leave it a bit before dressing if you don’t want to be greasy in your clothes and get white sunscreen marks on them) skin feels only slightly tacky. It seems to have great staying power – I was in and out of the pool in 44 degree heat, and though I was sensible with my sunbathing, staying in the shade between 11-3, I still managed to tan safely (or as safely as you can and still go brown!) and with no redness. I only reapplied the product on one occasion, after a really long swimming session. One bottle lasted me about ten days- I didn’t use it on my face, however. I am really fanatical about applying sufficient sunscreen, so you might be able to get longer use out of it if you are more sparing, or are just using it on exposed arms etc
When I came to shower in the evenings, it was clear there was still cream on my skin, so presumably, it was still protecting me to an extent even after a day in the sun and water. I will use this product again, until such time as I find one better at this price – it has kept my skin soft and nourished, and prevented any burning.
March 25, 2016
Excellent Sun Protection!
This is an excellent product. I bought this for my husband and in the UAE 40 + heat, he did not burn at all. He did not reapply during the day despite reminding him, but this protected him throughout the day even after swimming. Highly recommended!
July 26, 2016