Every year we can’t wait for the start of summer and in the depths of winter I look forward to the days of leaving our coats indoors and taking the boys out for adventures in t-shirts and shorts. Then I remember that the time it takes to get everyone weatherproof in the cold months is still needed in the summer to apply sun protection and each spring we start the hunt for the perfect child’s sun cream for sensitive skin.
My boys all have varying degrees of eczema and I have to be careful with what we put on their skin, I learnt the hard way that sun cream is no exception to that rule! We have tried A LOT of different sun creams on Lucas and although I found one that did minimum damage I was still looking for ‘the one’. Finally, this summer I think we’ve found it – thanks to La Roche-Posay. I was already aware of the La Roche-Posay Anthelios range as last year I used the comfort creme for my own facial SPF – in fact it was so good that I also used it on the boys! I was thrilled when we were offered the new dermo-kids sun protection to try out and they arrived just in time for the heatwave so we were really able to put them to the test.
La Roche-Posay are perfect for people with senstive skin and they follow strict formulation standards:
– 100% hypoallergenic skincare range
– High concentration of selected ingredients with Thermal Spring Water
– Minimal ingredients and fragrance
– Tested on sensitive skin
The twins have been using La Roche-Posay Anthelios dermo-kids baby lotion spf50+ for the last few weeks which is specially designed for babies from 6 months up to three years. The baby lotion comes in a 50ml pump bottle and as well as a high spf and UVA protection it is enriched with natural-origin Shea-Butter to moisturise and sooth; the twins have had absolutely no eczema problems while they’ve been using it. It is easy to apply and I like that lotion is very white and visible on application so I can see where is covered. It absorbs into their skin after around five minutes and doesn’t leave any stickiness.
Lucas has been trying out the La Roche-Posay Anthelios dermo-kids multi-position spray spf50+ which I am just in love with – it is the only sun cream we have ever applied to Lucas without him getting upset. He loves the spray and says it tickles when we apply it, it doesn’t come out cold like other sprays we’ve tried and it spreads and absorbs so easily on his skin. Again this formula is very white so you can see any areas that may have been missed and we have had no flare-ups while Lucas has been using it. It takes no time at all to apply and again it leaves no sticky texture on his skin.
All these sunny days mean the boys have been out in the garden most days, playing in the sandpit or paddling pool so we have really put these products to the test!
I have nothing bad to say about either of these products, I just love them. I would highly recommend them to any parent, especially if your child suffers from sensitive skin. The boys have used them every day, several times a day over the last two weeks; we have had no rashes, they have protected them against the sun even on the hottest days and they haven’t left any residue. This sun cream is perfect for us and I will definitely be buying it in the future.
All of the La-Roche Posay Anthelios range can be found in larger Boots stores and online, priced from £11.00.
Disclosure – We were sent these products for review but all opinions are honest and my own.