Choosing the Right Sunscreen: Lotion, Spray, or Cream?

Choosing the Right Sunscreen

Choosing the Right Sunscreen: Lotion, Spray, or Cream?

In the summer, there’s an abundance of sunscreen options available in various forms and sizes from different manufacturers. The choice seems endless, with options such as lotions, sprays, and creams, each with their own benefits. But which one should you choose? Let’s explore the differences and how to make the right choice.

Lotion vs. Spray: Which One to Choose?

Advantages of Spray:

  • Sprays are more liquid than lotions, making them easier to apply to hairy parts of the body.
  • You can easily reach difficult spots, such as your back, with a spray.
  • Sprays are more hygienic because you don’t have to touch the cap with your hands. However, you still need to evenly distribute the spray over the skin after application.

Advantages of Lotion or Cream:

  • It’s easier to see if you’ve applied enough with a lotion or cream, whereas with a transparent spray, it can sometimes be difficult to see where you’ve already applied.
  • Lotions and creams are often more economical to use than sprays. When applying a spray, some of the product goes beside the skin and some is sprayed into the air. This means only a small portion of what you spray actually reaches your skin.
  • Sprays may contain harmful substances that can be inhaled, especially when sprayed directly onto the face. This risk is not present with lotions or creams.

Different Packaging Options: Which One to Choose?

When opting for a lotion or cream, you’ll find that these are usually available in tubes or squeeze bottles. There isn’t much difference in ease of use between the two, although tubes are generally easier to squeeze. Some tubes are sealed under the cap, providing extra hygiene.

Sprays come in various packaging options, such as with a pump, under pressure, or even in a plant sprayer model. Some sprays require you to remove a tab or break something before you can use them. Products with a pump often have an extra cap that is easy to lose. Be aware that sprays under pressure can be flammable and should be avoided near heat sources such as cigarettes or barbecues.

Determining the Price of Sunscreens: What to Know?

The prices of sunscreens vary widely depending on the brand and volume. On average, you’ll pay around €11 per 100 ml, but prices can vary greatly. Store brands are generally cheaper and can be available for less than €5 per 100 ml.

The prices of brand-name products have increased significantly in recent years, so it’s worth keeping an eye out for deals to reduce costs.

Regardless of the price, all sunscreen products must meet legal requirements for protection and safety. Ultimately, the most important thing is to choose a sunscreen that you find comfortable to use.

Consider the AMICI Refillable Sunscreen Brush:

Consider the AMICI refillable sunscreen brush, which allows you to apply any type of sunscreen. Dosing the product into the brush head ensures economical use, as you can apply the right amount without waste, as compared to applying with your hands. Choosing the right sunscreen is up to you.