Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Soothing Hydrating Lotion

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published 14/03/2017 | jo-1976
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Pro Widely available, lovely scent, cooling
Cons Bottle is not transparent
very helpful
Does it smell good?
How easily is it absorbed?
Cooling & refreshing power
Value for money

"After the Sun Has Gone..."

Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Soothing Hydrating Lotion

Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Soothing Hydrating Lotion

Having experienced a few sunny spring days recently, it's nice to look ahead to the summer months in anticipation of hot weather and relaxing surroundings (even though I'm not likely to end up anywhere more exotic than Minehead!)

The Product

This is Garnier Ambre Solaire branded 'Soothing Hydrating' after sun which comes in the form of a creamy white lotion. The packaging is an attractive shade of green and comes in a sturdy but slightly flexible plastic bottle, with a strong and secure flip top lid, making this a practical choice for the average beach holiday and, at 200ml, the bottle is a reasonable size to carry about easily. The only potential issue with the packaging is that the bottle is not transparent so the only way to gauge the amount remaining in the bottle is by judging the weight.

The bottle itself is informative; containing details about the brand, the after sun lotion and emphasising the positive aspects of the inclusion of naturally derived aloe vera, with its 'calming and soothing properties' as an active ingredient. Garnier claim that this particular after sun lotion has been specially developed to moisturise, sooth and nourish skin that has been exposed to sun and feeling dehydrated as a consequence. After sun lotion is not necessarily limited to use following excessive sun exposure and should not be used as an alternative to a decent high factor sun protection lotion. The recommendation is that the contents should be used within 12 months of opening, so I'm hoping I can finish this bottle if we experience an unusual heat wave prior to the main summer holidays!

Application and Results

This is a lotion with an attractive white colour and a lovely consistency, although it can be runny when first used, or if left standing for any length of time, so a decent shake of the bottle is recommended to ensure that this is mixed thoroughly. The lotion is easy to dispense via the flip top lid and, although it is somewhat runny, quantities can be controlled and managed easily without the contents running away.

My favourite aspect of this after sun lotion is the gorgeous scent, which is really evocative of hot, sunny days and entirely in keeping with my expectations of the scent of a sun care product. The scent lingers pleasantly on my skin after application and makes me feel calm and happy. It is a very cooling lotion and really does seem to soak in instantly and leave my skin feeling softer and refreshed.

The texture of the lotion is perfect for generous application all over my skin and body. As promised, it is absorbed very quickly and doesn't leave behind any stickiness or tackiness which would be a nightmare in sandy conditions. I have naturally dry skin that can be prone to sensitivity, but I have not experienced any irritation or other reactions as a consequence of using this lotion. Likewise, this has been used by all of my family, including the children, following days out and Summer holidays, without any side effects. Its main use overseas was by my teenage son who applied this every evening whilst on a scouting holiday to Spain last summer, following application of a protective sun cream during the day. He returned home with a healthy glow and moisturised healthy looking skin with no evidence of peeling or soreness, so I think the combination of the two creams/lotions worked well to both protect and care for his skin, despite a lot of sun exposure.
Price and Availability

Garnier Ambre Solaire is such a brand leader when it comes to sun care products that this after sun lotion is widely available, even at this unlikely time of year. Most major supermarkets and chemists have this particular product available as part of their suncare range.

The price for a standard 200ml sized bottle does vary considerably between stockists and can be dependent on different offers and promotions so it is well worth shopping around, as the following prices demonstrate:
  • Wilko - £3.50
  • Sainsburys - £4
  • Boots - £6.50
  • Superdrug. - £6.50
  • Waitrose - £5
  • Asda - £6 (any two bottles for £9.)
  • Amazon - £4.95 (postage charges may apply to non-Prime customers)

(Prices as of March 2017.)

There is also a larger 400ml bottle available which might work out more economical, particular for longer trips and holidays.

Overall Recommendation

This is an inexpensive aftersun lotion which is widely available and comes with the reassurance of a leading brand name. I particularly like the scent of this lotion and its cooling, soothing abilities when applied to my skin. This lotion is suitable for use by all the family and is one that I'm happy to recommend.

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  • siberian-queen published 13/04/2017
  • kirkytracy published 10/04/2017
    great review
  • DodoRabbit published 04/04/2017
    Fab review :)
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Product Information : Garnier Ambre Solaire Aftersun Soothing Hydrating Lotion

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Product Details

Long Name: Ambre Solaire Aftersun Soothing Hydrating Lotion

Type: Lotion

EAN: 3600540305305

Manufacturer: Garnier


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