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Topic # 226024 16-Dec-2017 11:36
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I would like any recommendations of sunscreen that people use that they know does what it says on the bottle. I try and cover up as much as possible and wear a hat (bald) where I can but sometimes I like to get at least a little sun. I also do a little boating.

I know there has been some media recently around the rated warning on the bottles that are not doing what they are supposed to so thought I would ask what people are using. 

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  Reply # 1920561 16-Dec-2017 14:12
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we use this stuff:


works well for us and the kids

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  Reply # 1920566 16-Dec-2017 15:02
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I have just moved to fruit of the earth - block up - sport SPF50 ( I bought from a chemist and it was cheaper )



Two weeks ago I went fishing and applied sunscreen around 8am, my watch was annoying me so I removed it around 10am, I did not re-apply and was fine everywhere bar my watch strap.








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  Reply # 1920567 16-Dec-2017 15:19
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IIRC Consumer recommended the Smart365 lotion from thewarehouse. Cheap too.

Do whatever you want to do man.



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  Reply # 1928010 2-Jan-2018 11:38
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Have used Cancer Society and it's fine. From memory the higher SPF+ versions don't quite match what they say on the container (according to Consumer here) but at 30 or 50+ it's not a worry. 

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  Reply # 1951296 4-Feb-2018 08:49
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I use Garnier lotion, haven’t tried their spray, it’s sold at The Warehouse. Tried many other brands ( cancer society, Nivea, Melaleuca and more), and this one works the best for my family and me. No reactions and after swimming it still works. We are using the SPF50 version and likewise for the other brands where possible.

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  Reply # 1951299 4-Feb-2018 09:23
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Despite being slammed in the media for under performing we have had good experience using the 'every day' Banana Boat aerosol spray.


I think this is because any shortcomings in the performance are outweighed by the convenience of reapplying it regularly.


Other spray varieties I have tried have just been a pump splatter effect, you still need to spread it over yourself with your hand. The Banana Boat you just bomb yourself from about 15 cm away and you're covered.



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  Reply # 1951309 4-Feb-2018 10:24
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I too love Banana boat and have never had an issue with any of their products.


Had some other stuff last weekend and got pretty burnt at the beach despite only being outside for around 2 hours.



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  Reply # 1951336 4-Feb-2018 12:39
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We use Coola as my wife sells it from her beauty salon.  It's not cheap though.


Sport Face SPF50 (for the face)


and either Sport SPF50 spray for the rest (this is fast and easy to apply on kids) or non spray.




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  Reply # 1959927 18-Feb-2018 14:43
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Dermatologist advice on sunscreens:


1. At least SPF30, preferably 50


2. Apply at least 20 minutes before going into the sun and then reapply when you go into the sun ( the first application will sink into all the microscopic cracks and valleys in your skin and then reapplying will give you complete cover)


3. Reapply every 2 hours once in the sun


4. Use a teaspoonful for each limb (this is the issue with aerosols and pump bottles, you don't apply as much product as with a squeeze bottle)




but covering up and avoiding sun exposure during peak hours is even better. 

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