There’s something about Sudocrem and child-rearing that seem to go hand-in-hand. There was always a jar at the NCT mum houses after our babies were born, fresh from their Hospital gift pack, if not purchased in advance of their impending arrival. There are still a few jars lying around at home. Dimples is slowly discovering them all though. Sadly for me, I only seem to discover this after the fact and have to spend the next twenty minutes cleaning off a white layer if unguent from a variety of surfaces. She once turned DH’s black office chair white. I was not happy.
Unsurprisingly therefore, I wasn’t that keen on reviewing anything Sudocrem sent my way, not least because we are now a nappy-free house *does happy dance*. Except that the lovely Sudocrem Moose wanted to send us sunscreen. Did you know Sudocrem did sunscreen? Nor me. In a mousse, no less. That was something I was very happy to try.
And I am so glad that I did. I don’t know about you but I hate getting sunscreen to stick to small people. It goes everywhere but on the small child. I’ve tried every kind of sunscreen on the market, because we spend most weekends on the beach and I have two implausibly fair children.
- Traditional lotion is alright but it takes ages to rub in.
- Spray lotion is no better, and the spray invariably gets clogged with sand.
- Coloured sunscreen is evil and stains everything. Added to which, it doesn’t go on any better than the rest.
- Aerosol sprays are great, but you can’t necessarily tell where you’ve applied it, and they have that aerosol-ly smell.
Which brings me to the Mousse test. DH pointed out that it was a lot like smearing The Girls in squirty cream. Which is true, and which made me want to get out the maraschino cherries. But the advantage of the mousse is that you can see where you’ve applied it. It is much easier to absorb into the skin than lotion, and it has no peculiar smell. It stayed on well, despite getting doused in the pool, and The Girls didn’t run screaming from the room the next time we told them it was sunscreen time. I used it too- it’s just easier that way- and was quite happy with how my skin felt, as the mousse wasn’t too greasy.
In short, Sudocrem Sunscreen Mousse is made of win.
*disclosure: we were sent a can of Sudocrem Sunscreen Mousse for review purposes, but we loved it. All opinions are our own. We’re quite opinionated.