Wednesday, 27 July 2011

Review: Biotherm Lait Solaire SPF50

Being a pale and pasty person, I often find myself slathering myself with suncream in the summer.  I often find myself sticky, clammy, and feeling a bit coated, as my preferred sunburn prevention weapon is SPF50.  I recently broke out a sample of Biotherm sun cream I received quite some time ago - and I was pleasantly surprised by how light it is.

Lait Solaire is a sun milk, rather than a cream, and Biotherm go as far as to describe it as a "melting milk".  It really does melt into the skin - the light fluid spreads easily and sinks in within a minute, which is very impressive for something with such a high SPF.  It also leaves no residue whatsoever - I've experienced no dragging when getting dressed after application.

Performance aside, it also smells of Calpol.  What's not to like?!

At £16.50 a bottle, this is definitely at the expensive end of the sun cream market.  I'm not sure I'd take it on holiday with me; I don't mind a bit of a residue if I'm going to be lying about in a swimsuit all day, and would rather go for something cheaper given how much cream I can get through on a holiday.  For day-to-day use in high summer, though, it's perfect, and I'd imagine that my bottle will easily last me through until autumn.

Biotherm Lait Solaire SPF50 is available online and instore at Boots, where a 200ml bottle will cost you £16.50.  What do you think?  What's your favourite sun cream?  Would the Calpol scent put you off?  Let us know in the comments!

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. Mmm it sounds lovely but damn pricey :P

  2. Doesn't really smell of calpol though, does it? It's a nice citrusy scent. Unless calpol smells of lemons.

  3. It smells of oranges. Sickly sweet oranges. Calpol :)


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