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Trust Soltan to keep you and your family protected this summer

31 July 2015
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Summer is the season where some of our best memories are made; from picnics in the park to playing on the beach. This summer Boots UK has your sun protection needs covered to help you enjoy the sun safely – either at home or abroad.

The NEW Boots Soltan Protect & Moisturise (£4.50) range provides long-lasting moisturisation whilst still ensuring the highest UVA protection*.  This light and easily absorbed lotion has been specially formulated to keep skin looking smooth and soft, helping to reduce dryness and prevent peeling.  Plus it is water resistant so you can make the most of every beach or pool this summer.

The NEW Soltan Protect & Moisturise Mini Lotion (£3.00) combines the benefit of the new lighter feel formulation with the convenience of a mini tube that is perfect for day trips, minibreaks, festivals and handbags.  Available in SPF 15, 30 and 50+ staying protected on-the-go has never been easier.

As with all Soltan products, the Protect & Moisturise range features Boots 5** rating so provides uncompromised protection against the sun’s powerful UVA and UVB rays, meaning you will be protected against burning and the longer-lasting effects of the sun’s harmful rays.

To help ensure that everyone can stay protected this summer, Boots is now offering selected products in the Soltan range from as little as £4.50.  This fixed price will apply throughout the summer so there is no need to compromise on enjoying the sun safely.

Clare O’Connor, Sun Care Expert, Boots UK, comments, “While you may think all sun cream has moisturising properties, a sun lotion with added moisturisation can provide better protection for your skin.  This is because the addition of a long-lasting moisturiser helps protect the skin’s outer barrier which in turn protects its deeper layers, preventing the long-term signs of damage such as wrinkles and brown spots.  Always make sure your sun cream has a 5* UVA rating, as this will help protect skin’s elastic structure and help reduce the signs ageing.  Combine with an appropriate SPF for your skin tone and length of exposure as this is what protects you against burning

Clare O’Connor, Sun Care Expert, Boots UK, continues, “It may seem obvious but it is essential to ensure you use the right amount of sun cream, 2-3 full tablespoons on the whole body, and remember to re-apply after swimming or toweling as full protection can be reduced.  Always follow the 15 minute rule before sun exposure and apply sun cream in advance to help it fully absorb so your protection is not compromised**.”

NEW Soltan Protect & Moisturise lotion (SPF8, 15, 30 and 50+) 200ml – £4.50 
NEW Soltan Protect & Moisturise spray (SPF8, 15, 30 and 50+) 200ml - £5.50
NEW Soltan Protect & Moisturise Mini Lotion, (SPF15, 30 and 50+) 50ml, £3.00
NEW Soltan Protect & Moisturise Face, (SPF15, 30 and 50+) 50ml, £4.50


For further information, samples, images or additional quotes from Clare O’Connor, Boots UK’s sun care expert, please contact the Boots UK press office:
020 7025 6657/

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 2,511* 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 May 2015 excluding equity method investments.

Notes to editors:

  • *Within relevant SPF Groups. Protection will depend on the SPF ratings
  • **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.


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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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