The first thing to consider when buying your little ones suncream is to make sure that the SPF factor is high (the best ones to go for are 30-50), as they will have a higher ‘protection factor’ that will keep them from burning.
You also want to check that the UVA star rating is at 4 or 5 as it works against a separate type of sun ray to SPF. So if you get a good number on both, you’ll get the best kind of protection for the kids.
Can’t spend a fortune on suncreams? Don’t worry, having a high price doesn’t necessarily make the sun cream any better. You can buy cheap ones that have a great SPF and UVA rating which will be better for protecting them.
Also, remember to keep reapplying your little ones sun cream throughout the day as it may rub off when playing, when in water, or on clothes.
With all that said, here are some of the best kids suncreams to get you started…
This sun cream from Garnier is perfect for kids with fair, sensitive, and sun intolerant skin types. Its spray feature means it’s quick and fun to apply, and it provides advanced UVA and UVB protection. It’s hypoallergenic and non-sticky too, so your little one feels comfortable.
This Nivea sun cream is perfect for water babies! It’s specially formulated to be long-lasting even through swim and play, and its great for sensitive skin.
Childs Farm has become super popular recently for helping children and babies with bad skin conditions such as eczema. The brand has created a cream to help keep young skin protected in the sun while keeping it moisturised and hydrated too. It too has been dermatologist approved for children with sensitive and eczema prone skin.
This Soltan kids stick is great for popping in your handbag ready for unexpected sunny days at the park or out and about. It has the highest UVA star rating providing your little one with the best possible protection. It’s water resistant too!
This La Roche-Posay kids cream has a very high protection rating for sensitive skin and those prone to prickly heat. It has an SPF of over 50, but it’s non-greasy and non-sticky, just super velvety.
This cheerful offering from Tesco is perfect for the beach as it’s extra water resistant and sand resistant too! It’s super easy to apply with its spray top as well. It also has the highest UVA star rating!
This Banana Boat sun cream has been recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation as being an effective broad spectrum cream. It’s super water resistant and relieves dryness too for hydrated skin. Sand brushes off easily too which is great for on holiday!