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Boots Soltan launch revolutionary UV Detection Stickers for children

29 June 2020

Designed to give parents peace of mind, Soltan Kids Learn to Reapply UV Detection Stickers are the latest innovation to come from Soltan. The ground-breaking stickers are formulated with new ‘skin mimicking technology’ that change colour when you need to reapply sunscreen to your children - helping to remove the guesswork for families looking to enjoy worry-free fun in the sun. 

Knowing when to reapply sunscreen has long been an area of concern for parents. In fact, recent research conducted by Soltan, the UK’s leading 5* UVA protection sun care brand, found that a huge 85% of parents worry about their child getting sun damage[1]. These stickers will be invaluable in encouraging sun safe behavior and helping parents be aware of when children are protected.

The stickers utilise innovative dermatrue™ ’skin mimicking technology’, which has been scientifically developed to mimic the skins pore size, so it can accurately copy how your skin interacts with SPF protection. The signal to reapply is triggered by an underlying UV detection layer, which measures the UVA & UVB exposure using photosensitive dyes.

Clare O’Connor, Soltan Suncare Specialist says: “After discovering that 39% of parents find it hard to estimate the right time to reapply sun protection on their children[2], the Soltan Learn to Reapply UV Detection Stickers will reassure you that enough sunscreen has been applied for optimum protection, turning from purple to clear to let you know when your child is fully protected. The sticker will remain clear when skin is protected and fade back to purple as the sunscreen becomes less effective - particularly handy if you’ve forgotten to reapply after swimming and towelling dry.”

Dermatologist and paediatrician approved, the patches are waterproof, sweat resistant, hypoallergenic and adhere like a second skin to ensure they last for a full day of outdoor play. Each pack of Soltan Kids Learn to Reapply UV Detection Stickers contains 8 stickers, and with each sticker designed to last all day, one pack equates to more than one week’s supply.

[1]  Consumer research conducted by Censuswide for Soltan, 2,016 participants, April 2020 

[2]  Consumer research conducted by Censuswide for Soltan, 2,016 participants, April 2020