I had a better picture of all the products in this post but sadly it got deleted and I’ve also finished and binned some of the items so I had to make to with the photos I could find.
I pack the Charles Worthington Sunshine Protector Shampoo & Conditioner as it was just the perfect size and really enjoyed using it. I do think it’s helped keep my hair in a good condition even if I have been in the sun quite a lot and I think the packaging is good fun too.
One of the products I was most looking forward to trying was the Institut Esthederm Sun Oil for Normal to Strong Sun, I was really expecting to love this and I imagined having a really beautiful tan once I had finished this but it was just the same as any other oil I had used previously. This is quite a premium product at £42.50 but I don’t think I prefer it to my more affordable Piz Buin, it a nice product but really quite expensive.
Before coming away I was sent a whole range of suncare products from Hawaiian Tropics but some weren’t even considered as they were either too low in SPF (can’t believe they make SPF under 10) or had shimmer which really does scare me. Luckily I packed the Hawaiian Tropics Dry Oil Clear Spray SPF 30 as I absolutely loved it! It offers broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection and is alcohol-free, it has the traditional Hawaiian Tropics Coconut Scent which I neither love nor hate. It is really quick and easy to apply which is why I think it’s so great, I hate sitting on the beach and having to rub cream (and usually sand) into my skin but as this applies clear it isn’t really necessary. As it is so quick and easy to apply I tend to be quite liberal with the application and this didn’t last quite as long as I would have liked but I also didn’t get burnt which is the most important.
Another brand I was excited to try was Lancaster after hearing every blogger rave about it, I have been trying out Lancaster Sun Beauty SPF 15 and Lancaster Tan Maximizer Instant After Sun. I really like the Sun Beauty SPF, it’s not really anything new but I like the spray pump and it doesn’t leave my skin sticky or anything like that, I also found it to be quite water resistant and even when I didn’t reapply religiously it lasted well. The Tan Maximizer was really easy to apply and was almost like water, that said I wouldn’t have used it on an area that had been over exposed to sun but it’s a great every day one, particularly if you hate creaming like I do.