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    • MarkAlexander18
    • By MarkAlexander18 14th Apr 18, 2:54 PM
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    Where to find reasonably priced, but good quality sunscreen?
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    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?

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    • Wizard of Id
    • By Wizard of Id 14th Apr 18, 3:06 PM
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    • By robin58 14th Apr 18, 5:39 PM
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    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.
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    Just to add that care is required with sunscreens, so be cautious of an end of line supply chaim. Old sunscreen loses its potency.
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    • By robin58 19th Apr 18, 3:13 AM
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    • 19th Apr 18, 3:13 AM
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    • 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.

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    Ideal time considering the sunny weather at the mo is supposed to be here until least Monday when normal weather will resume, rain!
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    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 20th Apr 18, 7:42 AM
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    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
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    Aldi or Lidl, as both get very good reviews.
    Aldi's Lacura SPF30 lotion was recently praised and got a "best buy" from "Which" at 2-79 for 200ml.
    That's cheaper then faffing with Nivea and vouchers at Savers.
    goodtoknow.co.uk/wellbeing/best-worst-sun-creams-30167

    Not as recent but Lidl's Cien SPF30 is IIRC about the same price and was awarded first place in a German consumer test two years running.
    esmmagazine.com/lidl-sun-lotion-rated-best-consumer-test/29555


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    • By Blueyez 22nd Apr 18, 2:40 PM
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    Aldi or Lidl, as both get very good reviews.
    Aldi's Lacura SPF30 lotion was recently praised and got a "best buy" from "Which" at 2-79 for 200ml.
    That's cheaper then faffing with Nivea and vouchers at Savers.
    goodtoknow.co.uk/wellbeing/best-worst-sun-creams-30167

    Not as recent but Lidl's Cien SPF30 is IIRC about the same price and was awarded first place in a German consumer test two years running.
    esmmagazine.com/lidl-sun-lotion-rated-best-consumer-test/29555


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    Originally posted by Tis Simply Me
    I went to Aldi on Thursday and there was only one bottle left!
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    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 )
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    • By sarah1972 23rd Apr 18, 3:34 PM
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    • florain
    • By florain 23rd Apr 18, 9:09 PM
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    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
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    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.
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    • By s_glover 25th Apr 18, 4:38 PM
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    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.
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