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Let’s get out there this Summer with Boots UK

01 May 2013
Feature Healthcare

When the sun makes an appearance be ready to slap on the Soltan and get out there and enjoy the outdoors. Whether you’re chucking beach towels in the car and heading to the coast, grabbing a frisbee and heading to the park with your kids or inviting your friends around for a last minute BBQ – be assured you’ve got sun care covered with uncompromised Soltan 5* UVA protection so you can concentrate on being spontaneous!

For paddling and playing...
For kids who want to splash away the summer Boots UK has launched NEW Boots Soltan Kids Once Waterplay Spray SPF30 or SPF 50, 200ml, £16.99, which provides up to three hours of water resistant protection and up to six hours sun protection. So whether they love to spend their time swimming in the pool,  jumping in the waves, or splashing in puddles (suncare is for cloudy days too!), parents can enjoy piece of mind knowing their child is fully protected from the sun’s rays in the water, for up to three hours - with a high SPF and Soltan’s 5* UVA protection.

For smiley (not sandy!) faces...

And to make sure that your little ones are ready to rush out and enjoy the sunshine this summer, Boots UK has also developed NEW Soltan Kids Sensitive Lotion SPF 30 or SPF 50+, 200ml, £11.99, and NEW Soltan Kids Sensitive Spray SPF 30 or SPF 50+, 200ml, £12.99. The ultra light, hypoallergenic formula reduces the risk of skin allergies and has been approved by dermatologists.  Its unique new sand-resistant technology means no sandy skin induced tantrums. Parents can kick back and relax knowing their child’s vulnerable skin is cared for while they build their latest sand castle. And you won’t be bringing the sand home from the beach!

For glow getters...

NEW Soltan Protect & Tan Spray, SPF 8, SPF 15 or SPF 30, 200ml, £13.99 provides the maximum 5*UVA protection rating, in a new handy spray format. The special ultra-light texture formula supports your skin’s natural tanning without having to compromise on SPF protection. It also contains Tanositol SPE, an innovative ingredient naturally derived from the fruit of the carob tree, that helps stimulate the body’s natural tanning reaction.  Whilst the patented antioxidant complex helps to protect against long term skin damage and ageing by limiting the production of free radicals caused by sun exposure.  
Clare O’Connor, Boots Suncare Expert, explains, “We all want to get out there this summer and enjoy those fun summer experiences and it’s important the family is safe in the sun. Our exciting new products mean parents can rest assured their children have uncompromised protection with Soltan’s 5* UVA protection, and be safe themselves too.”


For further information, samples, images or additional quotes from Clare O’Connor, Boots UK’s suncare expert, please contact the Boots UK press office:
020 7025 6677 or

Notes to Editors

  • Boots UK invented the 5* UVA protection rating system in 2004 and it has become the industry standard for displaying information about UVA protection.
  • Boots is the only major suncare brand in the UK which has a 5* rating for all of its products.
  • Sun safety information:
  • Stay out of the sun between the hours of 11am – 3pm
  • Babies should be kept out of the sun at all times
  • Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water
  • Remember to wear a sun hat and glasses
  • Sun creams should be reapplied after being in the water, even if they are water-resistant


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Boots is the UK’s leading health and beauty retailer with over 52,000 team members and 2,100 stores, ranging from local community pharmacies to large destination health and beauty stores.*

Boots serves its customers and patients for life as the leading provider of healthcare on the high street and the UK’s number one beauty destination. It offers an unrivalled depth and breadth of products, which incorporates its extensive own brand range and innovative portfolio of brands, including No7, the UK’s No1 skincare brand, Soap & Glory, Liz Earle Beauty and Sleek MakeUP.

2024 marks Boots’ 175th anniversary year. Founder John Boot opened a herbalist store in Nottingham in 1849 to offer an affordable alternative to traditional medicines. His son Jesse expanded the business to become a modern retailer and the biggest chemist in Britain. Throughout its history, Boots has listened, learned and innovated, and it continues to challenge itself to improve its products and services every day.

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