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Anyone tried this?

http://www.boots.com/soltan-protect-...200ml-10213251

Any good?

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Ideal for albino Scots for 6 days of the year
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Ideal for albino Scots for 6 days of the year
Well, the thing is, after many many years of not bothering with sunscreen, I am now getting basal cell carcinomas dug out of me every year or so. Every dermatologist I have seen says the same thing... if you are spending the day outdoors in this country, between April and September, wear sunscreen.

So, with that as a prerequisite, there are those days when midge repellent is also a necessity. Be good if you could kill two birds with one stone.
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Default Re: Combined sunscreen and midge repellent...

I used some many years ago before Boots came out with their Soltan range. It was by Boots and I found it okay as both sunscreen and midge repellent, not brilliant but okay. This was before the UV ratings came out.
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Very mixed reviews as a sunscreen and a repellent. Google Sunsect for a product that definitely works (although you will have to purchase from overseas)
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Does any of this react with my current prescribed medication?

Ingredients

Aqua, C12-15 alkyl benzoate, Octocrylene, Butyl methoxydibenzoylmethane, Butylene glycol, Ethylhexyl salicylate, Polyglyceryl-3 methylglucose distearate, Bis-ethylhexyloxyphenol methoxyphenyl triazine, Hydroxyethyl isobutyl piperidine carboxylate, PVP/eicosene copolymer, Adipic acid/diglycol crosspolymer, Methylene bis-benzotriazolyl tetramethylbutylphenol (nano), Tribehenin, Diethylhexyl butamido triazone, Phenoxyethanol, Potassium cetyl phosphate, Caprylyl glycol, Methylparaben, Parfum, Decyl glucoside, Acrylates/C10-30 alkyl acrylate crosspolymer, Ethylparaben, Ethylhexylglycerin, Vitis vinifera seed oil, Tocopheryl acetate, Dipropylene glycol, Glycerin, Tetrasodium EDTA, Potassium hydroxide, Propylene glycol, Sodium ascorbyl phosphate, Panax ginseng extract, Xanthan gum

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a daily dose of Vit B complex keeps the bugs away from me and I work in some pretty swampy places. If you do go the chemical route Picaridin won't destroy everything it comes into contact with unlike Deet
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I've never felt the need to apply sunscreen and midge repellent at the same time, what with midges coming out at dusk.
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I've never felt the need to apply sunscreen and midge repellent at the same time, what with midges coming out at dusk.
You want to try fishing the likes of the Uists, Sutherland and Ardnamurchan. Midges will attack you 24/7. All it needs is very little breeze and they are there. I've seen us out in the boat on Loch Bharp, and they came out across the water and attacked us in the middle of the day.

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