Thursday, 26 April 2012

Sudocrem Sunscreen Mousse (review)

We had a lovely weather when I applied to be a tester for Sudocrem Mousse (factor 50), and in a typical fashion, the British weather has changed once the mousse arrived.
Where are you, Sun? How are we going to test the new sunscreen if you are hiding behind the rainclouds. It's been raining non-stop for days, and we had quick blasts of hail for more than five days. Ironic.

Eddie stands by the window and looks longingly in the garden, he doesn't mind if it rains, he wants to be out. So, whenever the rain takes a break, we run to the garden for some fresh air. But as we know the UV rays that cause the skin damage, travel through the clouds even on the cool or overcast days.

My kids and I are very fair-skinned, and I easily burn in the sun. I am no sun-worshipper, and detest sunbathing as the most boring pastime, but it's not just the sunbathers who get burned. Working in the garden, you can easily get burned.
Every year I spend a little fortune on the sunscreen products.

If you didn’t already know, Sudocrem have officially launched their exciting new, technologically advanced mousse products – a Factor 50 Sunscreen mousse and a Moisturising Mousse. Both products use ProDerm Technology – a clinically proven solution to keeping skin moisturised whilst protecting, strengthening and repairing – ideal for all the family. They are also incredibly easy to apply to those little wrigglers!

What are my first impressions of the Sudocrem Mousse?
First of all, it is very light, foamy or moussey (is that a word?). It is quickly absorbed in the skin, it's easily spread, doesn't have a smell (I cannot stand strong-smelling suncreen, sadly some of the brands you buy, are so smelly, that they make me nauseous).

What else?
This mousse is hypoallergenic.
Free from perfumes, colours, parabens and other preservatives.
It is specially formulated to protect babies' delicate skin.
And it is not tested on animals.
All of the points above are important when choosing a sunscreen.

Another thing worth mentioning: it is not sticky. Again, many sunscreen creams leave your skin feeling clogged and sticky. Sudocrem Mousse leaves your skin smooth and slightly moisturised without you looking like a fried egg in the pan.
That's another pet hate of mine: you apply a sunscreen and look like a frying pan, all greasy.
I know Sudocrem Mousse is designed for babies, but I tried it on my face, applying the make-up on top, and my skin was not greasy. And if we all can use the same sunscreen, that's a bonus in my books.

Now we are waiting for the real sunshine to test the sunscreen properly.
Come out, Sun, we are ready!

I would also like to mention Sudocrem's latest competition - a chance to win a luxury Family Villa Holiday (including flights and transfers) valued at £2,500 (Ts & Cs apply)!

To enter the Family Villa Holiday competition…Step 1– Go to and Like the page
Step 2– Click on the ‘Villa Holiday Competition’ app button, then complete your details and answer 3 moose (as in the animal) related questions correctly
Step 3– Get your bags packed and hope you’ve won!

Competition closes on 4th June 2012

The Prizes:

  1. 1st Prize: 7 nights’ accommodation in a luxury Spanish villa in Mallorca for 4, including flights and transfers (terms and conditions apply).
  2. 50 x runners up prizes: Cuddly ‘Bruce the Moose’ toy.

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