Malibu SPF30 Protective Lotion Spray
What Do I Think?
SPF (Sun Protection Factor) is so, so, so important, whenever your skin is going to be exposed to the sun, protect it! I am very fair skinned, and burn easily, so will never wear an SPF of less than 15, but for the most part I will use SPF between 30-40. Not only does SPF protect your skin from the suns harmful UVA and UVB rays, it also helps with anti ageing - damage from the sun is one of THE most ageing things for skin. This Malibu SPF is from the 'high protection sunscreen' range, meaning it is suitable for sensitive skin than burns easily - I tick that box! The spray function on this bottle appeals hugely to me, there is less product wastage, its easier to distribute evenly over the skin, and is prefect for fast skin protection. This product sinks into the skin so, so quickly, and unlike some of the more 'mainstream' SPF's, I find it actually moisturises my skin as well as protecting it from the sun (it contains Vitamin E and Pro Vitamin B), instead of just coating me in a thick, greasy, heat retaining layer of product. Another fab aspect is the water resistance, although I would never be entirely reliant on that, and if I was using it whilst on holiday and going in the pool/sea, I'd reapply before and after - this is where the quick and easy application factor comes into its own, its almost effortless. The biggest bonus of this Malibu lotion for me is the scent, it is such a perfect holiday smell, but its not too strong that it would interfere with any perfume/body spray. I can rest assured that my skin is well protected with this Malibu lotion, and as long as I can get hold of it, I'll continue to use it.
Where Is It Available?
I could have sworn I'd seen this in Boots, but perhaps they have recently stopped stocking it, because it only seems to be available (locally to me at least) in discount stores, like TK Maxx, TJ Hughes and The Factory Shop, or selected pharmacies and online retailers.
How Much Does It Cost?
I paid £3.00 for my bottle, from local 'discount store' The Factory Shop. I've found this on Amazon for approx. £5.00 too, but anything under £10.00 is a bargain for SPF that works so well! The low price almost worries me, if it weren't for the fact I've tried and tested this and am satisfied with the results, I'd probably be put off!
Would I Recommend It?
Yes, I'm sure it is no more or less effective at protecting against the sun that other, more widely available SPF's, but the moisturising effects and the scent make it a winner for me.