We were sent 2 different kids sun protection sprays to review, Eucerin 50+ Kids Sun Spray and Nivea Sun Kids 50+ Sun Spray. The weather has been atrocious this summer, I think a lot of us have been disappointed with it. We made lots of plans to do things on certain days but unfortunately the heavens have decided to open every time we are ready to hit the road.
We have had a small number of days where it has been nice, sunny and warm though so I have managed to use them although it took me longer than planned.
First we have Eucerin Sun Protection 50+ Kids Sun Spray it is in a 200ml bottle. This is for children and has a very high UVB and UVA protection which is EU compliant. It has a symbol on the back of the bottle that says UVA with 3 stars and says it is GOOD.
It is free from perfume and colourants and suitable for children with sensitive skin, and with allergenic or dermatitis- prone skin. It is also extra water resistant.
There is a warning on the back of the bottle that says; Even when protected, avoid intensive midday sun and prolonged sun exposure as even sunscreens with very high SPFs cannot give 100% protection.
It comes in a pump action spray bottle and the spray is cream in colour. When sprayed on to the skin, it absorbs quickly when rubbed in gently and there is a dull scent to it which disappears after a few minutes. It is quick and easy to apply and is not sticky and soaks in completely.
The Nivea Sun Kids Moisturising Sun Spray 50+ is especially formulated for children’s delicate skin. It is a moisturising and caring formula and helps reduce the risk of sun allergies. It contains highly effective UVA/UVB filters for immediate protection and very water resistant.
This comes in a 300ml bottle with trigger spray. This is a creamy white spray and has a more distinct scent to it. It does take a while for it to soak in compared the the Eucerin one and I found it leaves the skin feeling a little tacky, maybe this is because it is very water resistant?!
I do prefer the sun sprays as with a toddler who will not stay still for very long I need to cover him quickly without too much fuss. I have tried both on Zander, they are both equally easy to spray onto him however I do think the Eucerin Sun Spray is easier to rub into him as I do not have to rub the same area for as long with this one compared to the Nivea one. I also prefer Eucerin for the scent as it disappears to practically no scent at all but with the Nivea it is a quite a strong sun cream smell. I guess this can come in handy if you have a few children and can’t remember which one you have already sprayed though.
I apply the sun spray to Zander throughout the day and generally he is good and will stand there and let me do it, I have had a few instances that he got bored with me rubbing it in with the Nivea one though.
Overall I love the trigger spray with the Nivea sun spray but not so much the product as I’m not keen on the scent or the tackiness that is left on the skin. My favourite is the Eucerin sun spray, it is a little more difficult to spray, especially if you have wet or creamed up hands but it absorbs quickly, no tackiness and no scent. So this is definitely my winner. I guess it is all a case of individual preferences. But with that said, Zander was very well protected, he did not get burnt at all from the sun with either of the products.
The Nivea Sun Kids Sun Spray costs around £7 and the Eucerin Kids Sun Spray costs around £19.50
*We received these products in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions are our own and not influenced in any way.