150ml bottles of Sunscreen at the 99p Store

I was in the 99p Store yesterday and stocked up on 2 bottles of sunscreen. The brand I decided to go for was E45 x 150mls; they had factors 20 & 30. These normally sell for about £2.

Make sure you check the end date though as the 2 I have says October 2009. The end date should be on the bottom of the bottles.



  • barjam_2
    barjam_2 Posts: 1,667 Forumite
    grrrrrr no 99p store near me
  • TaBunny
    TaBunny Posts: 1,831 Forumite
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    Nice spot all we need now is some sun
  • gardner1
    gardner1 Posts: 3,154 Forumite
    how much are they:rolleyes:
  • Lugh_Chronain
    Lugh_Chronain Posts: 6,867 Forumite
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    edited 13 May 2009 at 10:36PM
    Err? :think:
  • ebsalita
    ebsalita Posts: 20 Forumite
    There's a seller called bookangel3000 selling banana boat SPF 50+ for £1.95. Great service and really quick delivery - check it out. I am going to stock up - I use loads as I wanna stay young and beautiful. Like the song says, wear sunscreen ;)
  • Bhamstudent
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    I bought some of the E45 stuff, and I have to say it was quite possibly the worst sunscreen I've ever seen. No idea how well it protects your skin - I didn't even get that far!

    Its very very thick, and even with lots of rubbing in, I still looked like I was about to go off and entertain children as a clown.

    I really wouldn't recommend it to anyone - spend a couple of quid more - Boots do Essentials suncream, and shops such as Bodycare do brands like Ambre Solaire for around £3-4.
  • Lugh_Chronain
    Lugh_Chronain Posts: 6,867 Forumite
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    edited 13 May 2009 at 11:10PM
    After reading your post Bhamstudent I thought I'd try some on to see what it's like and found that what I have here seems to rub in reasonably well. It definitely isn't thick, though that may depend on the type you bought. It is a little greasy though but probably no more than any other and seems to soak in OK after a while.
  • Clowance
    Clowance Posts: 1,845 Forumite
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    the bottles of E45 I got (Oct 09 sell by) were really really runny, didn't like it at all.
  • farso
    farso Posts: 204 Forumite
    Just a word of warning.

    99p does seem a bargain when normally you have to spend 8 times that on the stuff, true.

    However you have to think about if you are getting what you think you are, and if it is really worth the risk of skin cancer to buy what /could/ be a substandard product. This risk is even greater if you plan on using this on your children.

    I cant stop you if you choose to do this, but I'd just like to try and point out the potential problems and let you decide.

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