21 March 2017

The best sunscreen for cricketers

May 27, 2009

Choosing the right sunscreen to protect you when playing cricket is essential. It needs to be long lasting, stay on even when you start to sweat and easy to apply. Here’s Sportsister’s favourites to keep you protected all summer long.

Lancaster Multi Protection Invisible Touch Easy-On Gel SPF 20, (75ml) £20

We love Lancaster’s Sun Sport collection. The multi protection range is fast drying, water and sweat resistant, is quick and simple to apply and comes in handy easy-carry packs. This innovatively textured gel literally disappears when applied on to your skin, thanks to the see through non greasy finish. It will also stay put no matter how hot you get and can even be applied to sweaty skin without it sliding straight off. Can be used on the face or the body.

Stockists: 0800 376 0688
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Aloe Up Pro Formula SPF 30, (14g) £5.99

Aloe Up’s range of sports suncreams are packed full of Aloe Vera extract, a natural planet that is used to heal burnt, dry, chapped skin after exposure to water wind and sun. There’s more aloe vera in these products than any other suncream helping to ensure your skin stays super soft as well as protected from both UVA and UVB rays. The dry application ensures it won’t run in your eyes, even if you get sweaty. And it’s a great price.

Stockists: www.aloeup.co.uk

Garnier Ambre Solaire Clear Protect Spray SPF15, (150ml) £12.99

As the name suggests this spray avoids any white cream marks being left on your skin. It’s transparent, non greasy and isn’t sticky making it ideal for use during sport. It protects against both harmful UVA and UVB rays. Plus the spray nozzle has been designed to be used at any angle meaning it’s simple to apply all over.

Stockists: Available nationwide
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Clarins Sun Care Spray Oil-Free Lotion SPF 15, (150ml) £16.00

This oil free formula is ultra sheer and has a mist texture meaning it feels lovely and light on the skin making it perfect for sports. Offers both UVA and UVB protection for the body.

Stockists: 0800 036 3558
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Aloe Kote SPF 25 (7g) £3.99

Great for those easy to miss areas such as lips, nose and ears. It goes on clear and is sweat resistant making it ideal for summer sports. It’s a handy size pot too. As your lips contain no mealanin (the natural skin pigment defence) protection is essential.

Stockists: www.aloeup.co.uk

Agera Daily Moisturising Protector SPF 25 (60ml) £32.00

It’s not cheap, but in this case you do get what you pay for. This cream is designed to be used as your every day moisturizer but with added sun protection, and it’s silky smooth. It not only nourishes and hydrates the skin but protects, making it ideal for overcast days when you otherwise may opt to not use suncream. 

Stockists: www.ageraonline.co.uk

Garnier Ambre Solaire Lip Protection Stick SPF20, £3.79

This nourishing lip protection balm keeps lips soft and protected. Specially designed for one of the most delicate areas on the body, it offers top protection against both UVA and UVB rays. It’s also a phostable product, meaning the protection will not decrease over time so you know you are fully protected at all times.

Stockists: Available nationwide
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Louise Hudson, Sportsister
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