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Would be good to include Banana Boat and the relatively recently introduced Surf Lifesaving NZ range next time.
Nivea SPF30 spray works fine for my family and does well in the tests I see
They do have a 4 hour water resistant SPF 30 sunscreen which is available in supermarkets. My hubby has worked outdoors for the last 35 years and has found this to be the best sunscreen he's used. We've used them all Nutrogena, Nivea, Sunsense etc but he has found this product the most effective over a day. With other sunscreens after all day in the sun and re-applying he was still getting some sunburn. With Invisible Zinc Water Resistant he re-applys during the day and has no burn by the end of the day. We use this at the beach and have found it most effective. The water resistant product has been available for a long time. Maybe consumer could run a test on this water resistant sunscreen as this brand was part of the study?
Id like to know which brand out there is good for kids with sensitive skin, particularly those with eczema. I read posts on google, and they are mostly overseas brand. Would be good to get one for nz.
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Why did Consumer not test the Surf Lifesaving Brand sun cream? This sunscreen states that it meets the 2012 standard so would be good to see how it actually measures up.
Overall Consumer should have tested a wider range of products to give a more comprehensive report and tested products that meet the new standard.
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Having been recommended this recently by a Dr who spends a lot of time removing suspicious moles/ melanomas I can say I ve been very impressed. We have the adult one and the kids wet skin. It s easy to apply, non staining, slightly expensive but does that matter if it works. I have full confidence in my children spending time in the sun and not being burnt..., and it s not one of those smeary creams but a gentle spray!
Where can you buy NO -AD sunblock in New Zealand? I haven't found any shops that stock it yet...
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A good report for this time of year but does anyone else think most of the brands tested are a bit obscure, or am i just shopping in the wrong places?
Also important:Which ones do not apply evenly and start drying before being evenly spread on skin.Which ones wash off your forehead in water or sweat into eyes and start stinging.Which ones when it gets on your lips taste foul for hours.Which ones when left in a hot car (as you have to)go rancid and smelly. If you have kids which one comes in a 1 litre dispenser. In my 30 years of daily using sun screens the only one still standing is Cancer Society.