Posts made in June 26th, 2011

Scorchio! Ultrasun Sun Protection Review and Giveaway

Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Giveaways | 157 comments

Wow, how hot is it out there today? The newspaper headlines did warn of a ‘killer heatwave’ on the way so I shouldn’t be surprised. My Irish skin doesn’t cope too well in such heat, but luckily I have sun protection products from Ultrasun to review.



Ultrasun is heralded as ‘the ultimate in sun protection’ and it is not hard to see why: free from preservatives, emulsifiers and perfume, so suitable for sensitive skins, the formulation also bonds with skin cells to provide waterproof and long lasting protection, from just one application a day. Sounds impressive, but would it pass the ultimate test – the teenage son test?

My son HATES suncream, which is a bit of a problem as he has inherited my Irish skin alongside this stubborn shunning of sun protection (inherited from his dad of course!).

But … surprise, surprise, he thought Ultrasun was ‘quite good’ (praise indeed) and even went so far as to say ‘It smells really nice, Mum’ – well knock me down with a feather. I am very relieved, as he is off to Africa on a school trip this summer, and I was was worried about his sun protection there, but now I can pack him off with Ultrasun Factor 50 knowing he won’t hate using it like every other sun cream I have tried.

It helps that it really sinks in easily, and doesn’t leave skin or hands greasy or sticky – I think this is his main problem with suncream. I really liked it too – and one application protected me all afternoon working on the allotment today, which is a real bonus (if I have to reapply suncream down there I end up looking like I’ve streaked on camouflage paint – or worse still, like I haven’t had a bath in weeks!)

And now, here’s the exciting bit: one lucky reader can win the whole range of Ultrasun protection, worth approx £150.

This includes:

1 x SPF20 sports formula – 125ml
1 x SPF20 glimmer formula – 100ml
1 x SPF30 family formula – 100ml
1 x SPF30 sports spray – 150ml
1 x SPF30 Face – 50ml
1 x SPF50+ – 100ml
1 x aftersun – 150ml
1 x ultralip

Everything you need to keep yourself and your family protected whether holidaying at home or abroad (and who needs to go any further than the back garden or local park in weather like this?).

To be in with a chance of winning, all you need to do are two things:

1. Leave a comment on this post telling me where you are going on holiday this summer (Costa del Sol or Costa del Back Garden?) I’m not going anywhere so just want to feel jealous! (As always, you can just leave the traditional ‘count me in’ comment if you prefer!)

2. Be subscribed to my blog for the duration of the giveaway (if you are not a current subscriber, you can sign up in the right-hand sidebar)

The giveaway will remain open for one week – until Saturday 2 July, when the winner will be picked at random from all those who have completed the above two steps. Open to UK subscribers only. I will announce the winner here on Molly and the Princess, and also contact by email for delivery details, which I will pass on to the PR company who will despatch the products.

You can also find out more about Ultrasun by ‘liking’ their Facebook Page or following their Twitter Feed

The Ultrasun range is available from QVC, John Lewis, Waitrose and many other UK stores, or order direct on 01737 245499.

Do remember to take care in the sun, and as well as suncream, drink plenty of water, stay out of the midday sun, cover up when you can, take plenty of rests in the shade, and remember, real men do wear suncream too!

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Posted by on Jun 26, 2011 in Travel & Leisure | 7 comments

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