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#1 lafonda

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:34 AM

What sunscreen do you use?

Do you use a different one depending on the person/activity? Or do you buy a large bottle and just use it? What spf is it?

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#2 *LucyE*

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:43 AM

Ours are SPF 50+.

I do have different ones for different purposes eg. A drier one for myself because I dislike the greasy feeling, a sports one for DH who sweats a lot, a spray one for the kids when I can't be bothered fighting, a 'natural' kids one that I prefer they use. Most are Cancer Council brand except for the Baby one.

#3 EssentialBludger

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

I use neutrogena wet skin when we are swimming, and banana boat ultra all other times.

None of us got burnt on a 5 day camping trip recently while outside in 40 degrees the whole time.

#4 unicycle

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:44 AM

Ego sun sense 30+ the 500 ml pump pack with the two hour waterproof. It comes in a red and white pack. We only need to reapply on our faces, it doesn't come off in the water or when exercising for the whole day.
The blue pack with 4 hours water resistance is horrid, the skin can't breathe at all. Yu end up feeling so hot. I think you wouldn't need to reapply that one for an entire week!
We have used this product successfully for years without ever burning and staying long time outdoors.

#5 PrincessPeach

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:47 AM

I use Hamilton Face for my face & then Cancer council ones for the rest of me.

DH gets plastered with whichever one i am using at that point in time.

I only ever use a 30+ sunscreen, But I live at the beach & am out on the water a lot, so any less SPF than that & they don't seem to cut it for me.

#6 livvie7586

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:50 AM

neutrogena ultra sheer for me (although i never go swimming, so not sure how it would work in water).  i've done beach trips, sitting at the lake trips and zoo trips (last zoo trip was on saturday-we spent 5 hours there) wearing it, and i've never been sunburnt with it.  most sunscreens i end up burnt using, so this seems to work for me

#7 noonehere

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:53 AM

Neutrogena wet skin spray for everybody here

#8 robot sm

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:55 AM

I get a weird reaction to creams on my chest so for my face and chest I use Invisible Zinc.  Arms, legs, etc and for DH we don't really mind what brand, but will always get high SPF and generally avoid perfumed sunscreens.  I like the ones that are dry-feel, but it can be easy to forget what you've already put sunscreen on! original.gif

#9 HRH Countrymel

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

I've been using a 30+  'light feel' Nivia one as well as a greasier cancer council on if I'm out on the boat.

In the past I was a Banana Boat girl..

I'll use whatever is around but they all give me a rash - stupid sensitive skin.

#10 rosie28

Posted 10 January 2013 - 10:58 AM

Invisible Zinc - normal one for body, face one for face. It's the only one that actually stops me burning, and even then I reapply every hour.

#11 SlinkyMalinki

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:11 AM

DH and I have a big pump bottle of Cancer Council stuff.  

The DDs usually have Banana Boat kids, this year I tried the spray on one, which worked really well, but not particularly economical.

I use an everyday face moisturiser with SPF30+ too.

#12 LemonPie

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:14 AM

We were given a SunSense toddler milk to use for our little one as a gift - this has been pretty good but I think discontinued now.

I bought some more Sunsense last week to use and tried the 'Sensitive'.  Wasn't too happy with the product as it was very thick going on and left a white layer on mine and my little one's skins, also she got a light red rash after using.

I contacted Sunsense and they are being really good.  They are letting me return the product to them and will send me some other samples to try out and then replace the product with whatever I prefer.

Funnily enough I also bought the Ultra product but haven't tried that yet as it was more for the whole family/use for hubby when fishing.  So I guess we should crack it and see if it is good too.

I have their daily face tint which seems to be pretty good so far.

#13 MrsLexiK

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:15 AM

Whatever I can find.  

I probably wouldn't go out specially to buy 50+ or 60+ either as it doesn't offer you double protection.  SPF 30+ offers you 97% protection SPF40+ offers you 97.5% and nothing actually offers you 100%

Also I don't always pay attention to the times on the bottles (ie 4 hours or 8 hours resitant) you are meant to take the time that it takes to burn x the SPF you are using = that equals when you should reapply.

I will always go for something that states sunblock as opposed to sunscreen though as the sunscreen is aborbed by the body so you should be putting it on before you go out in the sun whilst the sunblock, blocks the rays for the period of time.

When spf 30 came out I could never wear it, I used to break out.  I think because all the companies that made spf30 also used PABA,  now most don't use PABA as a product in the cream or block so I am ok with it.


Edited by MrsLexiK, 10 January 2013 - 11:16 AM.


#14 sparassidae

Posted 10 January 2013 - 11:58 AM

QUOTE (MrsLexiK @ 10/01/2013, 12:15 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Also I don't always pay attention to the times on the bottles (ie 4 hours or 8 hours resitant) you are meant to take the time that it takes to burn x the SPF you are using = that equals when you should reapply.



Exactly this. So for me and most of my children: 5 minutes unprotected in summer sad.gif X spf 30 means we get 150 minutes, which is 2.5 hrs.

We buy the homebrand pump pack. We go through so much anyway with the size of our family that I don't want cost to be a limiting factor. Buy it cheap and slather it on generously. We don't get any skin reactions and it works just as well as the more expensive brands when applied properly.

#15 my serenity

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:03 PM

We all use the banana boat baby/kids one

#16 shopalot33

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:08 PM

QUOTE (rosie28 @ 10/01/2013, 11:58 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Invisible Zinc - normal one for body, face one for face. It's the only one that actually stops me burning, and even then I reapply every hour.


This, but I just use the normal one for face and body on all of us.  We are all very, very fair skinned and it's the only one that prevents burning.

#17 Apageintime

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:17 PM

I use the clinique city block every day on my face and chest under my makeup.

For running in the afternoon I use a banana boat sport one, for going to the beack or pool I use the Letan coconut one - smells delightful.

#18 ~Mo+Moosh~

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:23 PM

Over the holiday period we tried the Neutrogena wet skin one but all 3 of my children reacted to it. Sounded good in theory.

So we are back to Banana Boat kids and that doesn't seem to cause any issues.



#19 zande

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:24 PM

I detest the thought of all the chemicals in sunscreens and have tried in vain for a few years to find a natural one that works. Haven't found it so far. The most natural ones didn't do much to prevent my DDs getting burnt and really dried out their skin.  We use long sleeve rashies, long rashie boardies, a sun shelter and massive hats on the kids, so really only use sunscreen on the lower legs and faces. Or maybe a bit extra when they're in the pool in the backyard.

I was tending to use Invisible Zinc, DD2 was using a Cancer Council one and DD1 (who has Aspergers and strong sensory issues) will only use the Banana Boat dry one, which I'm happy about as at least now she'll put it on, we used to have screaming fits at the beach over sunscreen LOL. I got sick of carting 3 sunscreens around so I bought a Woolies Select pump pack coz it was cheap and I can have it out the back for visiting people in the pool, and a zinc stick for noses, coz it's easy to apply.


#20 ez21

Posted 10 January 2013 - 12:25 PM

I use Natural Instinct Mineral 30+ Sunscreen.  It's a zinc oxide sunscreen and it's better than Invisible Zinc (and so much cheaper).  Plus, it does not contain any chemical filters, nano particles, titanium dioxide, fragrances, parabens, PABA or mineral oils.

I much prefer the sunscreens that use a physical UV blocker (zinc oxide based sunscreens) than the ones that use chemical blockers.  I have really sensitive skin so the zinc sunscreens are generally better for me anyway.

#21 PeggyLou

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:01 PM

Due to our DS having allergic reactions to cheaper sunscreens and some others we have tried, the only one that he can use is Nivea (in any of the forms, normal spf 30+, childrens etc)

We all use it. The other day was about 40 degrees and we went out for the day and none of us got sun burnt.

When desperate we can use one of the supermarket brands, but only for a day, as he starts breaking out.

#22 Lyn29

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:17 PM

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#23 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:18 PM

Woolies Select pump pack for the family in general, although I will often use the Olay Complete Defence Sensitive Skin moisturiser-sunscreen for my face (always in my handbag).  Both SPF 30+


#24 SisterMaryElephant

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:27 PM

I use a zinc oxide based products on the kids.  At the moment, we have both Banana Boat Mineral Protect and Woolworths Select version, and they are both great for staying on and I like that it's a physical barrier.

Admittedly they are very greasy and not that nice to use, so for myself I use an Ego Sunsense.  (.The kids don't seem to mind)

We also have a spray mainly for quick reapplying or for when we're in a hurry to get back out there.  Again a Banana Boat 30+

#25 Leggy

Posted 10 January 2013 - 01:31 PM

I use a neutrogena face one as a daily moisturiser, but for I'm definitely-going-in-the-sun it's usually a toddler milk of some variety. I have to check the ingredients every time I buy a bottle because they change the formulations quite often, and if it has methoxycinnamate in it I come out in a rash.




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