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Summer has arrived with the promise of fun in the sun. The beach beckons… the swimming pool calls our name… even the garden sprinkler gets a look-in.
I love the summer and so do my kids. We love to be out in the sun and enjoying its warmth. We love the beach. We love picnics. We love going to the park. The problem with enjoying all these summer activities, is of course, the sun.
To put it frankly sun burn sucks - in many ways. Of course there is the sore skin which makes sleeping impossible and having a shower, absolutely scary, but the worst part, is the bits we can’t see.
For years now we have been getting the ‘slip,slop,slap’ message from assorted media and it has worked. We don’t leave home without our long sleeve shirts, hats, sunglasses and always have a bottle of sunscreen handy in the car. Here is the problem - there are so many sun screens to choose from.
Personally, I don’t understand the whole scientific side of sunscreen – how it’s made or how it works. For me, the important factors in choosing and buying sunscreen are its ease of use, the feel of the cream on the skin, the scent and the price.
Earlier this week, I received the Hamilton brand of sunscreen to trial and review - in 3 different varieties - Family, Toddler and Sensitive. To be honest, I’d never heard of this brand, but have since learnt that it is only available in pharmacies.
In 1932 Hamilton Laboratories manufactured one of the worlds first sunscreens.
Over 75 years of product development have resulted in Australia’s premium sunscreen range.
Toddler was great for Miss 4 who is very fair. She has blond/ginger hair and fair English skin, which burns easily. It is fragrance free and is a gentle sunscreen that provides a broad spectrum UVA + UVB sunscreen protection PLUS it is 4 hours water resistant (which is very important to us).
Sensitive was perfect for my son who has sensitive skin. He used to suffer from eczema when he was younger, so I’m always careful about what products we use on his skin. It is fragrance and perfume free to reduce risk of allergy.
Family is ideal for moderate sun exposure and great for everyday use for the whole family. I can be used all over the body including the face. It provides 4 hours water resistance.
I keep the Hamilton Family Sunscreen in the car as it covers all our needs and gives me a moisturising treatment at the same time.
With thanks to Hamilton and Nuffnang, I have a sunscreen pack just like the one I trialled to give away to one lucky reader.
If you’d like the chance to win this pack, leave me a comment telling me:
What fun activities do you have planned for this summer?
The giveaway is open to Australian residents only and closes at Midday on
Sunday, 11 December 2011.
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