Finally we are seeing some warmer temperatures across the country and the sun is tempting us back outdoors. My children are loving the longer days and playing out happily on the farm from dawn to dusk.
It may only be April but the sun is already strong and for our fair skin which has been covered up for the long winter months it is time to think about some quality sun protection.
Introducing Sun Sense
I have been sent the sun protection range from Sun Sense to try out on my family. Given I only have the remains of last year’s bottle sitting in the car this is perfectly timed. The range originated in Australia where it is a best seller and is now building a presence in the UK market.
Sun Sense is suitable for all children and adults, and with 6 children who love to be outdoors, but are not keen when I mention sun cream, I was eager to give something new a try.
My younger two children tried the Sun Sense Ultra and Sensitive Cream out. They are both protection factor 50+ and as such I was anticipating a thick cream which would be difficult to rub in. I am delighted to say that this was not the case as the cream has a surprisingly light feel to it and is also fragrance free, another benefit to my children who usually complain about the smell!
My eldest son was just in the process of packing for a holiday to Morocco when the pack arrived. He did a quick check himself as captured here on video before it was squirreled into his bag.
He arrived home yesterday; the photos suggest it really did do the job as he doesn’t look burned at all despite the 30 degree temperatures!
Personally I am totally taken with the Sun Sense Daily Face: which is again light to apply and looks just like an expensive tinted moisturiser, yet appears colourless on. It is perfect for the face and neck and I am selfishly keeping this one away from the children!
The Sun Sense Lip Balm comes in a handy shaped tube. You only need a very small amount but it is very effective at keeping lips moisturised and crack free. With the sunny cold days last week all the family loved this one.
We were sent a great range of goodies to go with our products including a frisbee which has been enjoyed out in the garden, amazing wrist bands that change from colourless to blue as you go out in the sun to remind you to put your cream on. The kids just love these, and you can see them in most of the photos above as they all gabbed one each and have been wearing them ever since. There is also a great pack for schools which we received; these come in a downloadable form too and are full of useful information and games.
Sun Sense gets the thumbs up from us and is offering you the chance to win this fantastic package with Coombe Mill worth £65:
Daily Face £18.50
Ultra 500ml £31.99
Toddler 50ml £8.99
Lip Balm £5.99
Wrist Bands x 6
To be in with a chance of winning take a good look around the Sun Sense Range and let me know in the comments below why this is the range for you.
To increase your chance of winning:
‘Like’ Sun Sense UK and Coombemill on Facebook and leave ONE separate comment here to say you have done so with your facebook name.
For an additional entry, follow SunSense UKand Coombemill on Twitter and leave ONE extra comment here with your twitter name.
For one final entry, please tweet the following sentence and leave another comment to say you have done so:
I’ve entered to win £65 of Sun Sense protection for my family with @SunSenseUK & @coombemill http://bit.ly/YZxoHM Why don’t you? Pls RT
The competition is open to UK residents and will close on Tuesday 30th April 3013 at midnight with the winner chosen by RandomOrg.com and announced the following morning. Good luck to all taking part.
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The winner is Nichola @Fabfortymum. Congratulations and Thank you to all taking part.
Disclosure: I was given the Sun Sensitive products and activity pack for the purpose of this review, all thoughts are my own and those of my children.
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