Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • MarkAlexander18
    • By MarkAlexander18 14th Apr 18, 2:54 PM
    • 77Posts
    • 102Thanks
    MarkAlexander18
    0 WOW
    Where to find reasonably priced, but good quality sunscreen?
    • #1
    • 14th Apr 18, 2:54 PM
    0 WOW
    Where to find reasonably priced, but good quality sunscreen? 14th Apr 18 at 2:54 PM
    I am looking for some factor 30+ sunscreen, but don''t want to pay 5/6 quid for a bottle a time, so are there any places you could recommend who sell reasonably priced sunscreen?

    Official MoneySavingExpert insert Tue 24 Apr: If you're willing to ditch the brands you know, you could get sun cream for 1.

    See MSE Rhiannon's round-up of where you can buy 1 sun cream and find other low-cost branded and own-brand sun creams, plus we've information on staying safe in the sun.

    Big thanks to MarkAlexander18 for the original question!
    This Forum tip was included in MoneySavingExpert.com's weekly email!
    Last edited by MSE Oliver; 24-04-2018 at 4:44 PM.
Page 1
    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Apr 18, 3:06 PM
    • 5,291 Posts
    • 17,782 Thanks
    Wizard of Id
    • #2
    • 14th Apr 18, 3:06 PM
    • #2
    • 14th Apr 18, 3:06 PM
    Home Bargains
    Every man is innocent until proven broke.
    Cryin won't help you, prayin won't do you no good.

    Keep Moving in 2018 Challenge - Target 3333 miles
    This week - 80.8
    Total so far - 3886.2
    • robin58
    • By robin58 14th Apr 18, 5:39 PM
    • 2,705 Posts
    • 3,263 Thanks
    robin58
    • #3
    • 14th Apr 18, 5:39 PM
    • #3
    • 14th Apr 18, 5:39 PM
    Savers.

    Last year they were doing Nivea factor 30 for 3.99. This Product was rated best buy for coverage and longevity by Which?

    When I was looking around at the time everywhere else it was 5+ .

    It's a good place to start.
    The more I live, the more I learn.
    The more I learn, the more I grow.
    The more I grow, the more I see.
    The more I see, the more I know.
    The more I know, the more I see,
    How little I know.!!
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 14th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
    • 27,075 Posts
    • 57,643 Thanks
    VfM4meplse
    • #4
    • 14th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
    • #4
    • 14th Apr 18, 9:44 PM
    Just to add that care is required with sunscreens, so be cautious of an end of line supply chaim. Old sunscreen loses its potency.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • robin58
    • By robin58 19th Apr 18, 3:13 AM
    • 2,705 Posts
    • 3,263 Thanks
    robin58
    • #5
    • 19th Apr 18, 3:13 AM
    • #5
    • 19th Apr 18, 3:13 AM
    An update on this.

    If anybody has a Topcashback account, in thier instore/ grocery offers, they are offering a 1 cashback on Nivea sunscreen.

    So if you do shop at Savers, the Nivea Factor 30 mentioned above will now be 2.99. Basically half the price that some other stores charge.

    Topcashback offer runs from 19th April to midnight Weds 25 April

    Ideal time considering the sunny weather at the mo is supposed to be here until least Monday when normal weather will resume, rain!
    The more I live, the more I learn.
    The more I learn, the more I grow.
    The more I grow, the more I see.
    The more I see, the more I know.
    The more I know, the more I see,
    How little I know.!!
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 20th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
    • 13,546 Posts
    • 42,335 Thanks
    sarah1972
    • #6
    • 20th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
    • #6
    • 20th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
    I am looking for some factor 30+ sunscreen, but don''t want to pay 5/6 quid for a bottle a time, so are there any places you could recommend who sell reasonably priced sunscreen?
    Originally posted by MarkAlexander18
    5/6 a bottle is extremely cheap so not sure how cheap you really are expecting.

    I buy Ultrasun Sports gel which is brilliant as it goes on like water, evaporates on the skin immediately and is once a day application so when you take into account how much you keep re applying normal lotion, it actually is complete value for money. http://www.marksandspencer.com/sports-transparent-sun-protection-gel-spf20-400ml/p/p22395816%3F%26pdpredirect?extid=ps_ggl_DynamicSea rchUK%20%7C%20Gen%20%7C%20DSA%20%7C%20Character%20 Shop_DSAUK%20%7C%20Gen%20%7C%20DSA%20%7C%20Charact er%20Shop&s_kwcid=AL!2750!3!223240390299!b!!g!!&de vice=c&gclid=CMmx_uefyNoCFdbHGQodtLoGww&gclsrc=ds& ef_id=Vv1CQQAAAJTGTQhS:20180420064213:s
    I'm a Board Guide on all of the Shopping & Freebies Boards http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5
    I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (its not part of my role to deal with reportable posts). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    • Blueyez
    • By Blueyez 22nd Apr 18, 2:40 PM
    • 2,964 Posts
    • 18,987 Thanks
    Blueyez
    • #7
    • 22nd Apr 18, 2:40 PM
    • #7
    • 22nd Apr 18, 2:40 PM
    I went to Aldi on Thursday and there was only one bottle left!
    Last edited by MSE ForumTeam3; 07-06-2018 at 11:55 AM. Reason: Quoting deleted post
    • MSE Rhiannon
    • By MSE Rhiannon 23rd Apr 18, 1:45 PM
    • 87 Posts
    • 187 Thanks
    MSE Rhiannon
    • #8
    • 23rd Apr 18, 1:45 PM
    • #8
    • 23rd Apr 18, 1:45 PM
    Hi guys, we actually have a 1 sun cream page which lists the creams and safety advice from BSF, including what to look for on the bottle.

    It also lists the cheapest own-brand sun creams all five-star UVA rated and less than 5

    (There's also a cheapest branded section if you can't give up your fav brand )
    Keeper of: Supermarket coupons, Birthday freebies, School holidays & Cheap perfume guides.
    Follow us on Twitter & Facebook to grab the latest MSE Deals.
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 23rd Apr 18, 3:34 PM
    • 13,546 Posts
    • 42,335 Thanks
    sarah1972
    • #9
    • 23rd Apr 18, 3:34 PM
    • #9
    • 23rd Apr 18, 3:34 PM
    BOGOF on ambre solaire https://www.ocado.com/search?ULP_CAMPAIGN_ID=10&dnr=y&entry=Ambre+Solair ++e&utm_campaign
    I'm a Board Guide on all of the Shopping & Freebies Boards http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/forumdisplay.php?f=5
    I volunteer to help get your forum questions answered and keep the forum running smoothly. Board guides are not moderators and don't read every post. If you spot an inappropriate or illegal post then please report it to forumteam@moneysavingexpert.com (its not part of my role to deal with reportable posts). Any views are mine and not the official line of MoneySavingExpert.com
    • florain
    • By florain 23rd Apr 18, 9:09 PM
    • 32 Posts
    • 84 Thanks
    florain
    We now use one called Altruist which was recommended by my husbands dermatologist. Developed by skin cancer specialists.
    As far as I know only available on Amazon as they keep the cost down by not advertising. Two 200ml tubes of spf30 cost 8 last year.
    A little goes a long way.
    Just checked, still the same price.
    • venison
    • By venison 24th Apr 18, 10:59 PM
    • 2,614 Posts
    • 2,988 Thanks
    venison
    The best one we have ever used and it won award after award was asda's own brand it was 3 not sure how much now though.
    Looking forward to 2019 after a terrible 2018...onwards and upwards
    • s_glover
    • By s_glover 25th Apr 18, 4:38 PM
    • 411 Posts
    • 1,281 Thanks
    s_glover
    We now use one called Altruist which was recommended by my husbands dermatologist. Developed by skin cancer specialists.
    As far as I know only available on Amazon as they keep the cost down by not advertising. Two 200ml tubes of spf30 cost 8 last year.
    A little goes a long way.
    Just checked, still the same price.
    Originally posted by florain

    We also now use Alturist which was recommended by mu mum's dermatologist. It's very reasonably priced as not for profit. Not greasy, rubs in well and a mild pleasant smell. Still 8 for 2 x 2000mL on Amazon. They have also produced a spray form this year which is 10 for 2 x 200mL.
    • MarkAlexander18
    • By MarkAlexander18 3rd May 18, 4:53 PM
    • 77 Posts
    • 102 Thanks
    MarkAlexander18
    5/6 a bottle is extremely cheap so not sure how cheap you really are expecting.

    I buy Ultrasun Sports gel which is brilliant as it goes on like water, evaporates on the skin immediately and is once a day application so when you take into account how much you keep re applying normal lotion, it actually is complete value for money. http://www.marksandspencer.com/sports-transparent-sun-protection-gel-spf20-400ml/p/p22395816%3F%26pdpredirect?extid=ps_ggl_DynamicSea rchUK%20%7C%20Gen%20%7C%20DSA%20%7C%20Character%20 Shop_DSAUK%20%7C%20Gen%20%7C%20DSA%20%7C%20Charact er%20Shop&s_kwcid=AL!2750!3!223240390299!b!!g!!&de vice=c&gclid=CMmx_uefyNoCFdbHGQodtLoGww&gclsrc=ds& ef_id=Vv1CQQAAAJTGTQhS:20180420064213:s
    Originally posted by sarah1972
    Well sunscreen works out pretty pricey when the guidelines say to top up on sun protection every couple hours. Most bottles are only about 200ml. If a person is spending 5 per bottle during the summer months, it works out at a pretty penny. I am not a tight !!!! by any means, but I would rather try find the bargains.

    I generally go out in summer pretty covered up with a smart/casual long sleeve shirt on and a cap, and maybe shorts or jeans. I do like to protect my face, neck and other exposed areas though. I am light skinned, so don't want to risk it at all.
    • MarkAlexander18
    • By MarkAlexander18 3rd May 18, 4:59 PM
    • 77 Posts
    • 102 Thanks
    MarkAlexander18
    We now use one called Altruist which was recommended by my husbands dermatologist. Developed by skin cancer specialists.
    As far as I know only available on Amazon as they keep the cost down by not advertising. Two 200ml tubes of spf30 cost 8 last year.
    A little goes a long way.
    Just checked, still the same price.
    Originally posted by florain
    Interesting, thanks. I just seen them on Amazon. They have good reviews too. Now the weather is warming up again, I may buy some of that. I think it's going to be difficult to find a good brand for any less than 4 a 200ml bottle unfortunately.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,881Posts Today

6,057Users online

Martin's Twitter