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Avoid at all costs
After using this sunscreen for the first time both my partner and myself developed an angry red rash that broke out on our necks whenever we sweat. This rash persisted for weeks after first use. It took me a while to figure out the link. It finally dawned on me several weeks after I stopped using the sunscreen. My husband continued to use the sunscreen and continued to suffer with this heat rash on his neck while mine had cleared up.
Also, we both still got sun burnt while wearing this sunscreen.
Dangerous. Do not use
I bought this sunscreen as I was going outside for a bbq today. I've never felt burned before from sunscreen but this stuff sure did it. People mentioned how red my face was. Even where I had my hat on! Red blotches and it felt hot as well. Give this stuff as a gift to your enemy.
Absolutely Awful. Will NEVER use again
Coles sunscreen was applied to myself, my children and my friend. We all came out burnt worse than even putting sunscreen on at all. I have complained to Coles and the cancer council. They should not be allowed to sell it. Sunscreen should contain zinc and titanium, coles sunscreen has neither so it has NO PROTECTION! DO NOT BUY!
Avoid avoid avoid!!!
Extremely disappointed! Applied to my 10 year old daughter three times and allowed each to soak in. Very liberal application. After two hours, I reapplied very liberally again. Spent 1 more hour in the sun and she’s burned to a crisp. This is dangerous and should be pulled off the shelves. Do not use this, it’s not worth any cost saving.
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Worst sunscreen I've ever used (usual brands : invisible zinc, banana boat, neutrogena)
Terrible sunscreen, I've been going to the beach every summer for many years now and never got burnt (in the last ten years) when I apply twenty minutes before sun exposure and evenly. The only time I really got burnt was still a trip to a water park, and I think I didn't wait twenty minutes as wag pretty young and stupid about sun care at the time. I spent two hours in the sun at the beach with this sunscreen and got badly burnt. Also, used this an earlier time and got rashes on my face from it. Hopefully coles will refund as its clear there's something wrong with this product.
Irritates skin, nasty rashes
My daughters preschool just started using the newly rebranded coles 50+ approx 70% of the children all had reactions and skin irritations, most parents have brought in their own cancer council one which works great, once the rashes on my daughters face disappeared they’ve not come back.. will not recommend coles branded sunscreen
I applied 2-3 layers of the 50+ sunscreen at a time, waiting for it to set in before going into the water, I reapplied every 2 hours. I am so severely burnt all over, I have patches where I had no sunscreen that didn’t get burnt, I got more burnt where I had sunscreen. Do not recommend at all!
Questions & Answers
Hi we visited australia couple if years ago, the sun screen from coles had been the best we have had even for our children. We would like to order some more now that we are back in England but how do we go about it? Thank you
Hi Nicola, I wish I could help you with this one. I've done a quick search online but I can't find any forwarding services from Australia to the UK. Do you have any friends or family in Australia that could purchase the product for you and send it via post? The Coles Suncare range is only available in Coles supermarkets in Australia and while they do have a delivery service, it's only to certain areas within Australia.
Hi Nicola, I bought Coles 50+ large pump bottle of sunscreen when we were in Aus last year (2016) and I used it all through the summer here in UK and am just finishing off the bottle now. I thought it was great as it really stopped me burning and went on smoothly - no white gunk! I also thought I would try to buy more online, with no success, but having read all the terrible reviews from people whose skin has been damaged by the stuff I think I'll give it a miss for the moment! I was, however, glad to see that somebody else thought it was as good as I did!! (I would still give it another try when we go back to Aus though!)
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