Happy Monday! Today I want to talk about my brief experiences using the Solait Moisturising Sun Lotion SPF 50, which is a Superdrug own-brand. The product comes in a couple of sizes, with the one I’ve bought being the 100ml tube, for £3.49. The 200ml bottle retails for £5.99.
I picked out the 100ml tube specifically because I don’t work through sunscreen very quickly. I work from home, so the majority of my time is spent indoors, so I don’t use sunscreen often. I typically leave the house once or twice a week, and with the weather cooling down a bit. I don’t necessarily use a sunscreen for my body all the time except for my neck, depending on the weather. This will certainly change when I eventually bring dog into my life, but for the time being, it seemed wasteful to buy the 200ml bottle.
In terms of packaging, the bright orange with golden accented decoration is very thematic for the summery themes and the sun rays. I’m not personally a fan of the colour orange, as it’s so bright and distracting to me, but this isn’t a deal-breaker for me.
The tube itself is very conventional, with a cap you pull open, and a hole to squeeze the sunscreen out of. Nothing fancy, but very convenient and easy to use, which is important for me. The cap has a decent amount of resistance to it when you open it, which gives me confidence that it’s not likely to burst open if dropped, knocked over, etc.
This tube sits on my desk alongside my dedicated sunscreen for my face, and a tube of after-sun. I don’t really need after-sun lotions but I like to keep one on hand, just in case. So the three tubes sit together so they’re within easy reach of each other.
In terms of claims, the back of the tube has the following description:
“Solait SPF 50 Moisturising Sun Lotion is specially formulated with a combination of broad spectrum sunscreens to help protect against UVA (ageing) and UVB (burning) rays. With five star protection, it helps to defend against the sun-induced skin damage and premature skin-ageing. Enriched with antioxidant Vitamin E and Aquarich, the 8 hour hydrating formula also helps to shield the skin against free radicals and keeps it feeling soft and supple during sun exposure.”
So on top of being a sunscreen with skin protective factors, it also claims to have other skincare benefits against free radicals, which is a nice added benefit. I did find it felt moisturising on my skin, so that was a nice part of the experience for me.
In terms of the formula itself, it’s very similar to a lot of conventional sunscreens that I’ve tried. Out of the tube, it’s a thick cream, but it blends down to be much lighter on the skin if you work in small portions at a time. This is most comfortable and convenient for me, and let’s me feel in control of the product, especially for creating even coverage.
Like a lot of sunscreens, this does leave a white-cast initially, although for my very pale skin, this wasn’t extremely obvious. If you have more colour to your skin, you may find this to be more of an issue, but I always find it fades within the 30 minute time period before you should go outside.
Overall, this is a nice sunscreen, especially for how easily accessible it is if you’re in the UK. I don’t expect to work through this any time soon, but it’s not one I feel inclined to move out of my skincare routine either. If you’re in a pinch looking for a sunscreen before going on holiday, or you’re just looking for an affordable option for everyday, I think this is worth considering.
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