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Sun Protection from Boots Soltan Tailored to your Summer

25 April 2016
News Healthcare

With over 75 years of expertise protecting the nation’s skin, Boots Soltan has always been committed to giving you uncompromised sun protection. Boots Soltan products have a 5ê UVA rating, the highest UVA protection against deep-down skin damage and signs of ageing as well as burning. Not only this, but the experts at Soltan develop products that reflect how people enjoy their time in the sun, so applying sun cream isn’t a chore.

With innovative formulations ranging from Soltan Dry Touch, which is sand and water resistant, to Soltan Sensitive, a hypoallergenic range formulated especially for sensitive skin, Boots Soltan has a product tailored to your summer life.

Boots UK’s Suncare Expert Clare O’Connor is on hand to navigate you through some of her favourites, so you can find the perfect product for you.

Clare says:  “Sun cream and insect repellent – for many they are summer essentials, but there can be confusion when it comes to the combination of the two formulations - which you should put on first and does mixing them impact their effectiveness. That’s why we’ve simplified the process and created a two in one. Perfect for space (and time) saving and ideal if you’re going further afield and want to keep pesky insects at bay, without the nasty smell.

NEW Soltan Protect and Repel Spray SPF30, (£6) gives you unbeatable protection within the SPF group without white marks but also gives you effective protection from insects.

Clare says“Although it’s an excellent exfoliator and we all love that feeling of sand between our toes, getting covered in sand post sun cream application has to be one of the most annoying things about going to the beach! If you’re lucky enough to be going to the coast this summer, choose a fast drying formula like Soltan Adult Dry Touch Lotion (£6). The light, sand and water resistant, non sticky lotion dries in 60 seconds so you can be sun-ready and sand-free!”

 “We often get feedback that people hate being able to see the white residue once they’ve applied their lotion. If this sounds like you, then Soltan Once Invisible Pump Spray (£6) would be my recommendation. The ‘Once’ range is great if you’re going to be out and about a fair bit when on holiday and don’t want to be carrying round bottles of sun cream all day. The transparent spray provides all day protection with only one application*, so you’ll be protected against the harmful effects of the sun from sunrise to sunset.”

“If you’ve got particularly sensitive skin, or suffer from heat rash, then look for hypoallergenic formulations that are developed especially for sensitive skin. The easily-absorbed lotion is ultra-moisturising and reduces dryness to help prevent peeling. The Sensitive Hypoallergenic Suncare Spray (£6) is my favourite.”

The Soltan Kids range isspecially formulated for children’s vulnerable skin and it includes formulations such as the Once Kids 3 hours Waterplay Hypoallergenic Suncare Lotion (£9) which I’d recommend if your kids are in and out of the water regularly. It’s water resistant for 3 hours, if applied correctly. Being part of the Once range also means it’s perfect to apply before the kids go to school, so you can feel reassured that they are protected* from drop off to pick up.

“Keeping your skin well hydrated is especially important when you’ve spent time in the sun. It also helps you to keep that lovely summer glow! After applying sun cream throughout the day, the idea of putting on a moisturiser at the end of the day might be a bit too much like hard work. We’ve used this insight to drive the innovation for an ‘in shower’ after sun. Soltan in Shower After Sun Cooling Lotion with Cucumber £4 is a quick and easy way of locking in moisture after being out in the sun and soothes and cools the skin.”


For even more expert comments, interviews or product information, call the Boots Summer Team on 020 7025 6657 or email us at


About Boots UK

Boots UK (, the UK’s leading pharmacy-led health and beauty retailer, is part of the Retail Pharmacy International Division of Walgreens Boots Alliance, Inc. (Nasdaq: WBA), the first global pharmacy-led, health and wellbeing enterprise.  With 2,510* stores in the UK, Boots UK is committed to providing exceptional customer and patient care, be the first choice for pharmacy and healthcare and offer innovative 'only at Boots' exclusive products such as the UK’s leading skincare brand No7, all delivered with the great value customers love. Created over 165 years ago, the Boots brand is still at the heart of the communities it serves.

*As at 31 August 2015 excluding equity method investments

Notes to editors:

  • *Up to 6 hours, if used according to instructions
  • Always follow safe sun guidelines by minimising your time in the sun, seek shade and cover-up. Remember children are especially vulnerable to the sun. Use hats and sun-suits for added protection. For more information seek advice on back of product.
  • Provided you follow the instructions
  • Within relevant SPF Groups. Protection will depend on the SPF ratings
  • Always follow safe sun guidelines by minimizing your time in the sun, seek shade and cover-up. Remember children are especially vulnerable to the sun. Use hats and sun-suits for added protection. For more information seek advice on back of product.


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