DOES YOUR SUNCREAM GIVE 5* UVA PROTECTION?
PIONEERING PROTECTION SINCE 1939
In 1939, Soltan launched its first sun cream and has been PIONEERING developments in sun protection ever since.
The brand led the way in UVA protection, introducing the UK’s first (and only) UVA star rating system, which has become widely used across the industry. We were the first brand to include 5 star UVA in all our products.
DO YOU KNOW THE SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STAR SYSTEM?
Research we carried out in 2017 found that over half of parents choose a sun cream based only on its SPF rating, without realising the significance of the star rating system that indicates protection against long-term, permanent skin damage caused by UVA.
DANGERS OF UVA RAYS: LONG-TERM SKIN DAMAGE AND PREMATURE AGEING
We set out to change this, launching a controversial and thought-provoking campaign that aims to help parents understand the risk of exposing their family to UVA damage that is as permanent as a tattoo. Soltan is the only leading brand to offer full 5 star protection against UVA damage*
Soltan believes that no child should ever suffer permanent skin damage caused by the sun and our campaign aims to make people aware that they need to check the UVA rating when choosing a sun cream.
The Soltan campaign uses images of tattoos on children to highlight the permanency of UVA damage. Much like how a tattoo is permanent on the skin, so is the damage caused by the UVA rays. By helping people realise the damaging and lasting effects of UVA rays, we hope that they will choose a sun cream that offers the highest 5 star UVA protection*.
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MORE FROM SOLTAN
The only leading sun care brand with full 5 star UVA protection*.
Soltan is a leading sun care range for adults, children and babies with full 5 star UVA protection and a range of SPF options available: SPF8, SPF15, SPF30 and SPF50+.
Our protection promise is to provide advanced protection, expertly formulated by Soltan’s suncare scientists with maximum 5 star UVA protection to
help protect against short and long-term skin damage. In 1992, we invented the UVA rating system to ensure consistency across sun care ranges when showing the level of protection provided against harmful UVA rays that cause permanent skin damage. Today, millions of people in the UK with every skin type rely on Soltan to provide protection from the sun both at home and on holiday.
Soltan is designed with Mums in mind: all our children’s suncream and baby suncream contain 5 star UVA protection too, to ensure time spent outside is always fun and worry-free! We ensure all our products are dermatologically tested, provide a non-greasy formula so that they’re light and easily absorbed, as well as being water resistant.
We have created a range of products to suit every skin type and protection need. Soltan Once Advanced 8 Hour Protect comes in both sprays and lotions and is our most advanced formula yet, giving you up to 8 hours of protection from just one application (https://www.boots.com/soltan/soltanonce- protection). Our Soltan Once Kids Advanced 8 Hour Protect and Swim gives your little ones up to 3 hours to swim safely too!
Our innovative Protect and Repel range (https://www.boots.com/soltan/soltan-protection-with-insect-repellent) is the only sun care and after-sun range on the UK market with insect repellent included to provide effective protection from sun and insects alike, without the insect repellent odour.
Simply add your chosen product to your basket and get it delivered to home or a store of your choice – whichever is more convenient for you.
A Mole Scanning Service is offered at selected Boots stores in the UK to help identify any suspicious moles or pigmented lesions you may be concerned about. This service is run by ScreenCancer with assistance from a Boots healthcare team member.
*The star rating is a measure of the absorbance of UVA relative to UVB. Other brands not displaying a star rating symbol may still offer high levels of UVA protection. Data to support can be found at www.boots.com/soltan-uva-protection