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#1 Jersey Caramel

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:06 PM

Day 3 of the school run (walking to and forth) and I'm already sick of the sunscreen routine - it's so thick and greasy, takes forever to rub in and has stained the new school uniforms already.

Does anyone have a sunscreen that's easy to apply but effective?

#2 lynneyours

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:12 PM

We use Cancer Council Sport 30+ pump bottle.  I pump it and DD's (2.11 and 4.6) rub it in.  It seems to sink in, and not stain so far.  

What about sunscreening them whilst they're wearing only underwear and then waiting 5min, then dressing?

Banana Boat is the worst for us - DD1 gets a rash from it, and I find it greasy.

#3 sir_mix-a-lot

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:29 PM

I'd love to know what I'm doing wrong MP... The Ella Bache Sportsbloc stings my eyes really badly... And leaves me smelling like a flower. So I don't like it.
I like the Anti-Cancer one, the one in the grey packaging, can't remember it's name. Spray or tube. Both good, non-greasy, not too expensive, no scent. The spray one is very light and easy to rub in, but I dislike that with a spray you have to make sure that the bottle is upright, the nozzle is pointing in the right direction, and that you're not going to over spray and have stray sunscreen land on something else while you apply it.
The Le Tan coconut also works well and I love the coconut smell. Again, tube and spray available, with the same pros and cons.

#4 His Boy Elroy

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:34 PM

The Priceline home brand one in the orange bottle is fantastic....

Also, Le Tan....

#5 Apageintime

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:39 PM

The invisible zinc one is great.

#6 Kavity

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:43 PM

I am a fan of the new banana boat no rub spray on, it is more expensive but it takes me only a min or 2 do do all the sunscreeening on myself and 3 kids in the morning with no fussing from teh 2 and 3 yr olds as its so fast to apply. It seems to last really well my 3 yr old is a casper ghost and she's never even got red wearing it original.gif.

#7 lep_78

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:44 PM

QUOTE (Kavity @ 06/02/2013, 04:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am a fan of the new banana boat no rub spray on, it is more expensive but it takes me only a min or 2 do do all the sunscreeening on myself and 3 kids in the morning with no fussing from teh 2 and 3 yr olds as its so fast to apply. It seems to last really well my 3 yr old is a casper ghost and she's never even got red wearing it original.gif.


the same i love using the spray as it is so easy and protects really well. not greasy and so easy to use, well worth the money i say!

#8 Peppery

Posted 06 February 2013 - 04:58 PM

QUOTE (Kavity @ 06/02/2013, 05:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am a fan of the new banana boat no rub spray on, it is more expensive but it takes me only a min or 2 do do all the sunscreeening on myself and 3 kids in the morning with no fussing from teh 2 and 3 yr olds as its so fast to apply. It seems to last really well my 3 yr old is a casper ghost and she's never even got red wearing it original.gif .


Another vote for this one.

#9 *cough*

Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:04 PM

I prefer the cancer council range. Well researched and priced. I just feel like I can trust their products more than companies who are just there to make money.

#10 podg

Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:18 PM

We buy 4 litre bottles of zinc based Ultra Protect from the tradies safety shop. It is white but seems to disappear well, and hasn't stained our clothes.
It is heavy, but keeps the kids protected for the whole school day.

We slather it on too, the SPF ratings are for putting on a tablespoon? per adult limb so much more than most people use.

#11 Chocolate Addict

Posted 06 February 2013 - 05:38 PM

Definitely NOT the Banana Boat spray on one. I wasn't convinced it worked so sprayed it on half my shoulder/upper chest and left the other uncovered. I was in the sun (overcast day) for less than 2 hours and got so burnt on the side that had the sunscreen on.

I complained on their facebook page, and I was not the first person to complain. Yes, I did follow the directions.

Also, the fumes are horrible, and the residue gets all over your clothes.

I stick with the cancer council ones now.

#12 amesv

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

I like Hamiliton and also have a bottle of black and gold which I find really easy to apply not thick like the Hamiliton and doesn't worry my kids sensitive skin.

#13 Jersey Caramel

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:05 PM

Hmm, I've used the banana boat spray one and found it really greasy, and I just don't trust that I've put enough on/got everywhere. And it leaves a funny sticky/greasy mark on the floor!

Thanks for the suggestions, I will give one of them a try! original.gif

#14 JaneDoe2010

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:12 PM

Yep I've been burnt badly with the Banana Boat spray one, used as directed.

We just bought the Nivea 50+ and my husband applied it only once today, worked on a roof on a 35+ degree day, all day, and didn't get burnt!!

#15 Iris37

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:21 PM

We use Nivea sun kids 50+, works well.

#16 Lickety Split

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:27 PM

The Cancer Council Everyday (orange packaging) I find rubs in the easiest but the Cancer Council Ultra (blue packaging) protects better as it has zinc oxide as an active ingredient.

#17 noonehere

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:32 PM

We use neautrogenia wet skin spray and for face we use banana boat 50+ sensitive

#18 Funnington

Posted 06 February 2013 - 06:38 PM

The Nivea 'Sun Kids' sun spray.  OMG, it is a godsend.  It still does require some rubbing in but not near as much as a normal sunscreen.

For his face, I spray on my hands and use a pat/light rubbing motion to make sure there's good coverage (because I would hardly think you could directly spray their faces - even if you asked them to close their eyes and mouth unsure.gif )

It's not overly expensive in terms of sunscreens - I think I paid around $15 for a 30+ 200 ml bottle.  

The best I've found yet and I have a very reluctant child to stand patiently while I rub sunscreen all over without complaint.  He will even grab the bottle now and spray his arms, legs himself - I still do the rest.

Edited by Funnington, 06 February 2013 - 06:40 PM.


#19 YodaTheWrinkledOne

Posted 07 February 2013 - 09:13 AM

We use Woolworths Select sunscreen (orange pump pack) or the Cancer Council Ultra sunscreen (blue label).  We tend to apply it while kids are in undies, and then put clothes on.  It's just easier that way.  Easier for the kids to help with application as well.

I found this blog post to be an interesting summary about sunscreen (and prompted us to change to the Cancer Council Ultra) - http://www.sarahwilson.com.au/2012/02/sunscreen/

If you want a sunscreen that provides a physical barrier (ie zinc), then it's usually thicker to apply.  And sometimes stays a bit whiter.


#20 aussierach

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:20 PM

a ything spray on is great .. we apply sunscreen everyday and as long as its in a spray on pump bottle I never have any dramas, we use banana boat have also used woolies selct range .. as well

#21 IsolaBella

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:46 PM

We can't use Cancer Council ones as it gives all three kids rashes.

Still looking for one which doesn't cause problems.



#22 Especially*K*

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:47 PM

I've always used the Banana boat suncreams. Just bought the 50+ sensitive one the other day so feeling better about the higher SPF coverage, especially since living in north QLD.

#23 PixieVee

Posted 07 February 2013 - 12:49 PM

I use the Le Tan one that smells like coconuts because coconuts.

#24 teejay

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:01 PM

We use the sunsense sport. It's easy to put on and none of us get burnt with it. A dermatologist told me once to always use sunscreen with with titanium dioxide or zinc oxide in it as it gives better protection from UVA etc. Sunsense has titanium dioxide.

#25 *cough*

Posted 07 February 2013 - 01:06 PM

QUOTE (myfamilyrocks @ 07/02/2013, 10:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
After independently researching ingredients in CC sunscreen, I will never use it.


Can you please give me some more details...




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