Over the last few days, Penny and I have been testing out the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen. In part one, we put the Evy Technology Sunscreen Mouse to the test. While Penny loved the novelty of applying it and I appreciated it’s non-sticky, fragrance-free formula, £25 for a suncream is incredibly expensive. Altruist believes that cost shouldn’t be a barrier to the regular use of sunscreen and offer 5 Star Ultra UVA protection at an affordable price.
The packaging may be basic but Altruist prides themselves on maintaining reduced profit margins and unnecessary marketing costs. That’s why the Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 30 (2 x 200ml) retails for just £8 on Amazon. Developed by Dr Andrew Birnie, a UK skin cancer specialist, in partnership with some of the best formulation scientists in Europe, Altruist has a broad range of photostable UV filters, including the most advanced filter Tinosorb A2B.
The cream has a very subtle fragrance that’s barely recognisable once it’s worked into the skin. It absorbs quickly into the skin like a standard body moisturiser. It’s not too thick and doesn’t leave any greasy or sticky white residue on the surface of the skin. The water-resistant formula is suitable for sensitive skin and suitable for daily use. Penny has very sensitive skin but there was no redness or irritation in sight after a week of applying this daily.
The Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 30 (2 x 200ml) retails for just £8 on Amazon. Altruist supports Under The Same Sun: a charity supporting children with albinism in Africa. With each purchase, they will donate 10p per product (20p with 2 tubes).1