I have been using Ombra daily defence light feel for about 3 years now. Recently I bought two new tubes as I had not seen it for a while. I opened one this week and put it on - It immediately felt like it was burning my skin just in between my mouth and nose. Washed that part off and continued with my day. The next day I put it on again avoiding that section, and I went for a walk with my son, came home and my face and neck were red raw like I'd gotten sunburnt.
Found an older tube, and checked the ingredients - please explain WHY you would put camphor into a sunscreen? This is clearly what makes it burn. I'll be asking for my money back.
Purchased in January 2020.
Burnt to a crisp!
I lathered alot of this sunscreen on my face. Last week I wore no-one & got a little red. Today I am badly burnt after using this. After seeing all these reviews I think it's time they were sued.disgusting !
Do not use this product
I used this on my face and three days later my face is still red, itchy, burning, and swollen. I could hardly open my eyes on the first two mornings. It now feels like I have acid on my face. This is even after taking antihistamines and a steroid tablet prescribed by my doctor each day. I have used many different brands of sunscreen in my life and have never experienced a reaction before let alone one this severe.
We've used this sunscreen for years the whole family prob 16 of us and never had a problem and have been fully protected from the sun just run out again and will be buying this product again..
Purchased in December 2018 for $10.00.
Acid Sunscreen - my story was posted on Channel 7 News
I contacted Aldi and Channel 7. 7new posted my experience and this was Aldi's Response after 6 weeks. The sunscreen burnt us like acid after 2 hours which included reapplying.
The safety of our customers is paramount and as such we would like to sincerely apologise for this incident that you have experienced with Sunscreen SPF50+ 100mL 57846 Batch Code: 88889, EXP 31.10.2021 Ultra Sport Variant.
Your sample was sent to an external testing laboratory for testing and met specifications. Additionally, our supplier undertook laboratory testing o...f their retention samples of the same batch of your sample (B8889 EXP Oct 2021, expiry located on the crimp of the top of the tube) and found all testing complies with product specifications and standards. We wish to advise that after the investigation was completed our supplier has provided the following information:
Scalded with this despite heaviest application and reapplication
Scalded with this for the second time..first time I thought I didn’t use enough and blamed lack of reapplying
Covered myself and partner head to toe in this today, extra thick layer, went to beach for 2-3 hours and came back burnt +++ despite reapplying.
Very stingy on the eyes too when you go in the sea.
The only nice thing is that it dries in and doesn’t look greasy..but the pro is completely outweighed by the fact that it doesn’t do it’s job at protecting against the sun..it’s almost like it, as others suggest, acts like an oil and encourages burning! Had bought 2 tins of this and had to dump to prevent future burns
A magnifying glass would have better SPF protection than this crap.
I bought a bottle of this for a friend. She's very pale, very Redhead. It should have worked for her. She applied it regularly, heavily, and still burnt to a crisp. It didn't provide any kind of protection at all, and she's currently immobilized in severe pain, needing medical treatment.
I applied this product to myself, my partner and my children and we all ended up with severe sunburn. I reapplied it several times during the course of our time at the beach. This product should be removed from the shelves. I have quite olive skin and have never been burnt yet using this product was basically like oiling a roast pork for crackling. My children can’t sleep, they have severe blisters, swelling and are in constant pain. I am totally disgusted that this can pass as being 50plys sunscreen, it should be more appropriately named basting oil.
Great. I recommend it.
I’ve been using this sunscreen for the past several months. It feels good on your skin and I haven’t burnt after spending up to three hours swimming sea water. I recommend it. I recently switched to the fragrance free variety and it’s great as I hate the smell of sunscreen.
OMG NEVER EVER USE !!!!!!
I rarely ever wear sunscreen as I do not burn but I did this one day and I burnt severely ! My eldest daughter and I were the only ones who wore it and we were the only ones who burnt to a crisp ! I never burn with no sunscreen and after wearing this for 2 hours I was bright red and peeled badly to the point I couldn't even swim it was so sore ! This sunscreen should be illegal!!!
Best sun protection ever!
I've used this Sunblock for a few years now, I've used anti cancer council Sunblock and I still get burnt (however I only apply once a day), I work on a farm and am in the sun all day, this Sunblock even though I only apply once a day, I do not get burnt even if I've been in the sun for a full ten hours. I see lots of negative reviews here, but my personal experience it has incredible sun protection. Maybe my skin is not as sensitive as others, but I've never had any reactions to it (obviously with basically any sunscreen if you get it in your ...eyes it will Sting. At first it does seem like it doesn't rub in very well, but you apply it to an area roughly, then apply to another area, come back to the first area and it will rub in fairly quickly then once it has started to dry slightly.
Worst product ever! I can’t believe Aldi would stock something so poor. Stings eyes like hell, wish i can upload photos to show you chemical burn this cream created to me. My whole family got sunburned after 3h spent at the beach and reapplied twice! Hope this product goes of the market forever
A fine cheap sunscreen
it's a lot thicker than cancer council sunscreens so it does take more work to rub in but true to it's word it doesn't feel greasy and I can't detect and fragrance. As with all sunscreens do make sure you do a patch test to see if you have a reaction to the ingredients but if you apply it properly it works just as well as more expensive products. I wouldn't recommend this one for swimming however as it does sting a bit more than others I have tried if it gets in your eyes, so it's more suitable for just everyday wear.
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Questions & Answers
Could you please forward on to me a list of the ingredients in Ombra Sport 50SPF sunscreen lotion. I see it doesn't have the ingredients listed on the bottle which make me a little suspicious. I thought a list of ingredients was compulsory in Australia.
Why after all the horrendous reviews stating how burnt everyone gets using this cream, has nothing been done about it???? Thank God I was only in the sun for an hour or I might've ended up in hospital. I can't imagine how parents of children would feel, seriously?
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