Sunday, 29 July 2012

Review: Sudocrem Moisturising and Sunscreen Mousses

I'll be up-front and tell you - I like Sudocrem, it is the nappy cream of choice in this house and in fact the kids call it Mummy's magic cream as it is used for all skin aliments, grazes and rashes.  If I am not sure what is wrong with one of the kids then Sudocrem is the way to go, as I know that it won't cause any harm.  But 9 times out of 10 the kids wake up the next morning after using it and whatever was wrong is either healed or well on the way to being better.

When I heard that Sudocrem had two new products on the market I was eager to test them out with the kids and I can happily tell you, they are good.

The first one we tried was the kids and babies moisturising mousse.  This retails at £8.99 for a 150ml can of mousse and you really do only need a small amount. A golf ball sized ball of mousse was able to do the full bodies of both my 5 year old twins after the bath and they loved the fun of rubbing it in themselves.

Straight after their skin was slightly tacky but the mousse soon dried in and it really does feel as if the skin is smoother to the touch.  There is no smell to the mousse, making it perfect for young children and babies.  There are also no colours, fragrances, parabens or other preservatives. The formulation of the mousse is gentle and hypoallergenic which is great for us as Miss E can suffer with eczema at times.

The Mousse contains ProDerm® technology, which forms a highly effective moisturising and protective layer just below the surface of the skin.

Next up we tried out the Sudocrem sunscreen mousse, which is SPF 50 with a UVA 4* rating, just perfect as all my kids are fair skinned and thus it is important for us to use high factor protection. I normally find with high factor creams that they are thicker and more sticky and thus a  bit of a pain to apply to the kids.  Not so with this mousse, it is still light and fluffy and goes on well, it gives good coverage and dries in fast.

As with the moisturising mousse it is 'nasties' free and has the ProDerm® technology too. The instructions advised me to reapply 2 or 3 times during the day and to especially reapply after swimming or towel drying.  I used it on a 31 degree day out at the kids farm and none of the children had any sign of prolonged exposure to the sun when I showered them that night, so I consider that a big success.

The sunscreen mouse again comes in a 150ml can and it retails for £14.99, which is pretty comparable with other high factor sunscreens. I think the moisturing mouse is a tad expensive at £8.99 a can but it is really nice and I would be tempted if I saw it on special one day.

Both products can be bought from Boots or other good retailers.

Centre Parcs Competition with Sudocrem's Bruce the Moose

Also, I just thought I would make you aware too, Sudocrem have a fun competition running over the summer which could lead to you winning a £1000 Centre Parcs family break. Sounds good, yes? 

Take a peek at their Facebook page, like it and then Click on the 'Bruce on Tour application', register your details and complete the sentence I am going to take Bruce The Sudocrem Moose to.....”.  Make it fun, make it original, and you could be one of the lucky 100 who will receive a Bruce the Mousse toy. Close date for this first stage is 13th August 2012.

If you are lucky enough to be one of the 100 selected to receive a Bruce the Moose, you then need to take Bruce with you on your travels and upload a funny, inspiring, entertaining (delete as appropriate) picture to their facebook page. A shortlist of 5 will be selected and then 1 lucky winner will gain the Centre Parcs holiday and the 4 runners up will receive a family day pass to Chessington World of Adventures. Close date for this stage is 19th September 2012.

Go on then, what are you waiting for....  go and join in!


Disclosure:  I received the two mousses for the purposes of this review, I have not been instructed what to write and I remain honest.

1 comment:

  1. That Sudocrem sunscreen mousse sounds really great. My niece and 2 nephews are going to be staying with me for the summer so I have been trying to decide what sunscreen for kids to get for them. I don't have kids so this is all very new to me. I will definitely have to check this one out, thanks so much for sharing.

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