Can you believe the weather we’ve had recently!? Finally, Spring has come to the UK. It seems like we’ve been waiting forever for it to warm up, it wasn’t that long ago that the UK was six feet under snow and we grounded to a halt. Now with this mini heatwave, everyone has been enjoying themselves out in the sun. Whilst it’s nice to be outdoors, enjoying the weather, it’s important to stay protected from the harmful UV rays which can cause skin cancer.
There are a lot of different sunscreens to chose from and this can make it confusing, to help you understand the best sunscreen for your skin, there are different guides out there. Especially as they aren’t all created equally and some have better protection than others. With having fair skin, I am always using sunscreen as I’m more sensitive to the sun and I’ve learnt the hard way in the past. Having sunburn can be really painful and increases the risk of skin cancer.
Meaning it’s very important to use sunscreen and the right one for your skin, unfortunately, some sunscreens can be quite expensive! It seems like the higher up the factor number you go, there’s a considerable hike in price, which may put people off buying sunscreen. Thankfully the guys at Altruist Dermatologist are on hard to change this factor when deciding on sunscreen. I was given the option of either choosing the SPF30 or 50 to try. I have always chosen a sunscreen with a bigger SPF number so I went with the 50.
Who are Altruist Dermatologist?
Altruist was created by Andrew and David; two friends who met in Africa. They met many years ago whilst working in Durban, South Africa and became good friends whilst sitting in the morning sun on surfboards in the Indian Ocean.
They set out with a vision: to reduce the incidence of skin cancer by enabling more people to use more sunscreen. Together with the help of the best scientists in Europe and BASF they created an exceptionally high-quality sunscreen at the lowest possible price.
“It is our mission to reduce the incidence of skin cancer through the increased use of quality sunscreen together with better education and awareness.”
The new Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen is available in an invisible spray and cream. I received the cream as I prefer this over a spray, I feel that it’s easier to use and you’re able to cover yourself exactly as you need. I always worry that with a spray, it won’t give the coverage needed. As I mentioned previously, I received the sunscreen in SPF50. Now, this sunscreen exceeds EU recommendations for UVA protection, which is great to hear!
I used the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen for the very first time when I visited Silverstone last month for Japfest. If you’ve visited Silverstone yourself, you’ll know that there’s hardly any shade and you sometimes can’t feel the heat of the sun. Even if it’s not hot and sunny, you have to wear sunscreen just to make sure. As this was when we had the first heatwave of 2018 with temperatures up to 28°, I had to use this sunscreen.
I am very glad I did! Using the sunscreen was really easy, you don’t need to use that much to cover yourself, one little blob on each arm is perfect. Same for your face really, which is perfect as this should mean you’re able to use it longer. Now unlike most sunscreens, this one isn’t fragranced, which with my sensitive skin I like this as there’s nothing there is irritate my skin. When I first used the sunscreen, it did feel a little sticky but once it had absorbed into my skin, I was fine.
There’s nothing worse than being sticky from the warm weather and then using sunscreen and that feeling increase. I know in the past when I’ve used sunscreens, they take forever to absorb as well as leaving your skin feeling sticky. You want something that you can immediately go out and enjoy yourself. Also, I love how this sunscreen doesn’t have that horrible smell of sunscreen, the scent radiates around you all day long and it’s definitely not nice!
I’m very happy with this sunscreen as for the low price, it really does do the job! I was not burnt and I was left feeling really good all day long, I really felt happy knowing I had the adequate protection from the sun as I can really struggle with my fair and sensitive skin. Unfortunately, I did forget one part of my body, my neck and shoulders, it wasn’t until the next day that I really felt it! It was good to know the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen does a good job protecting against the sun.
With Spring finally here and Summer just around the corner, now is the time to get your hands on Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen. You can purchase the sunscreen on Amazon, two of the 200ml invisible spray for both SPF30 & 50 at £9.99 and the creams cost £8 for two of the SPF30 in 200ml and £7.50 for two of the SPF50 which is available in 100ml. Altruist is a proud supporter Under The Same Sun, a charity supporting children with albinism in Tanzania and the rest of Africa.
Under The Same Sun believe everybody should have an equal opportunity to be protected from the sun. With each purchase of their sunscreen, Altruist will donate 10p. By buying Altruist, you can help albino children in Africa! With its scorching hot sun, the tropical climate of Tanzania puts people with albinism at a high risk of developing skin cancer at an early age. That’s why the charity supports people with albinism in Tanzania with hats, locally made sunscreen, education and involvements in the local community.
More information here.
I hope you have enjoyed this post! What are your thoughts on the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen? Will you be reaching for it this Summer?
*I was gifted the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen from Altruist, in return for an honest review, all thoughts are my own, for more information please see my About Page.