Sunscreen suggestions needed


Hope this is the right place to ask.  Can anyone suggest a 'as good as the brands' sunscreen.

Both me and my son are fair and sensitive skinned.  I usually get Nivea spray.

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  • Misslayed
    Misslayed Posts: 14,143 Senior Ambassador
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    edited 27 April 2022 at 6:38PM
    Altruist sunscreen was developed by a dermatologist who was shocked at how many of his skin cancer patients couldn’t afford effective sunscreen. No fancy packaging, no advertising or merchandising, just word of mouth from converts like me (I’m a melanoma survivor). It’s available as a factor 50 cooling spray , factor 30 or 50 cream and face fluid. Trigger spray available this year. We use the spray - £10 ish for two from Amazon. Not icky, doesn’t stain clothes, not visible on your skin. I didn’t believe it for the price when I first discovered it either. 
    I’m not on commission! Google for more information 
    PS I'm a grey redhead (blue eyes), two grandchildren have red hair, other 5 all very fair, all have used it since birth, not a single burn
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  • Hi ...our pound shop are doing branded factor 50 and 30 so check this out first . But I have used Lidls and have found this to be fine for me however I have not got sesitive skin.
  • florain
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    I also vote for Altruist. Recommended by my OH's dermatologist as well. Two red head grandsons like it!
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