22 September 2011

Review: Ultrasun

The very generous people from Ultrasun heard we were heading for some family fun in the sun and offered us a range of their fab products to test and review for them. We snapped up the offering and packed the products into our suitcases ready for our holiday.

Ultrasun is a Swiss company which was founded in 1992 and specialises in sun protection products. I'll let them tell you a little about themselves: "At ultrasun, we are passionate about sun care and protecting your skin from the harmful effects of over-exposure to the sun’s rays. We don’t do make-up, we don’t do cosmetics, we don’t do fragrance - just the most effective, the most efficient sun protection you can buy. With ultrasun, just one application a day, delivers long lasting, high level protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Our products are free from oils, emulsifiers and perfume reducing the risk of allergy and making them especially suitable for children and sensitive skins. They are non-staining, non-greasy, water-resistant and easy to use. They are ideal for everyone in the family from sporty dads and lads to wriggly tots and tiresome teenagers ... not to mention busy mums, high on good intentions but low on available time!! Ultrasun once-a-day products are suitable for the whole family and protect you while you tan. ultrasun products are not tested on animals."

When the ultrasun products arrived I was pleasantly surprised at the simplicity of the bottles. They're crisp, clean and straight to the point which I quite like. It gives the impression of no nonsense which you need when you have a little one, especially when you want to protect their delicate skin against the suns rays.

The products we received to test were the ultrasun ultra sensitive 50+ (100ml RRP £19.00), the ultrasun family 30 (100ml RRP £18.00) and the ultrasun ultralip 15 (RRP £5.00).

So what did we all of think of these products. Well they're fab! As ultrasun have mentioned the products can be applied once a day for excellent protection and it actually works. I really did think there is no way you can get away with only applying sun protection once a day but I tried it for myself and it worked so there you go. I also tested it out on little Logan keeping a close eye on him to make sure he wasn't burning from the sun and he never did. The ultrasun 50+ cream kept him protected all day from one application. Myself and the better half were very impressed. I also used the ultrasun 50+ on my skin and found that I didn't get much of a tan at all if any so it's brilliant for babies and children but when I switched to the ultrasun 30 I got a bit of a tan without feeling like I was burning which was nice.

I really liked the fact that the ultrasun creams are easy to apply with a pump dispenser and they absorb into the skin quickly leaving no stickiness or residue like some sun creams do. They also didn't stain any of our clothes either so very pleased with that.

As for the ultrasun ultralip 15 product it's just as good as the others. It keeps my lips soft and stops me from suffering with dry cracked lips which I often get when the weather starts to get a little hotter or colder so perfect in all different climates.

You can purchase these lovely products from ultrasun's own online shop or why not pop into John Lewis and pick them up there.

Overall these products are great. Simple yet very effective at what they do and because ultrasun concentrate only on sun care protection you know they'll have put their heart and soul into these products. My only niggle is that they are quite expensive so not everyone will be able to afford them however the product far outweighs the price in my opinion so worth every penny.

Mummies rating - 9/10
Logan's rating - 10/10

For more products and information please visit www.ultrasun.co.uk. You can also see what ultrasun get up to on facebook and twitter so why not pop over and say hello! Remember to tell them The Breastest News sent you.

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