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The best sunscreens for children

2019-04-24By Zoe Dickens

Taking a luxury cruise on a family-friendly charter yacht is a wonderful way to introduce children to new cultures and give yourself a break from the daily grind of parenthood. However, the fun and games can quickly come to an end if your little ones get sunburnt. Make sure your kids are properly protected with these highly effective formulas specially created for children and babies.

Bioderma Photoderm Kid Foam SPF50+

Boasting Bioderma's Cellular Bioprotection formula, this broad spectrum sunscreen comes in a lightweight mousse consistency that is the work of seconds to apply – ideal for kids raring to get out on the best water toys for children. Plus, at SPF 50 you can relax safe in the knowledge that your child will be protected for hours.

Photoderm Kid Foam SPF50+, £14.50 for 150ml, Bioderma at Look Fantastic

Ultrasun SPF 30 Super Sensitive Family

With its long-lasting, highly water resistant formulas, Ultrasun has become one of the most trusted sunscreen brands in the business. The Super Sensitive Family version is a brilliant all-rounder which promises all day coverage in just one application and can even reduce the risk of allergies and prickly heat.

High SPF 30 Super Sensitive Family, £25 for 150ml, Ultrasun at Feel Unique

Green People Organic Children SPF 30

If you’re looking for high quality protection that won’t harm the ocean, Green People’s marine-safe sun cream promises just that. Free from parabens, alcohol, petrochemicals and a whole host of other nasties, this organic formula offers high SPF 30 protection, is water repellent and safe for sensitive skin. Plus 30p from the sale of each bottle goes to the Marine Conservation Society and it is packaged in an easily recyclable plant-based bottle.

Organic Children SPF 30 sun lotion, £19 for 150ml, Green People

Evy Technology Sunscreen Mousse SPF50

Another one for those who have trouble getting their children to stay still long enough to apply sun cream, Evy Technology's sunscreen mousse provides high factor sun and pollution protection for up to six hours and, thanks to its non-greasy formula, can also be applied directly to the scalp to protect both skin and hair.

Sunscreen mousse SPF50, £26 for 150ml, Evy Technology at Space N.K.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Dermo-Baby SPF 50

Even if you keep them out of direct sunlight, it’s still important to give very young children the best protection possible. Suitable for babies from six months+, La Roche-Posay’s Anthelios Dermo-Baby sun cream has been specifically designed for the delicate skin of young children and promises to prevent all adverse effects of indirect sun exposure to UVA, UVB and infrared rays.

Anthelios Dermo-Baby SPF 50, £11 for 50ml, La Roche-Posay

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