Best sun creams for children: Altroconsumo 2021 test

Il test di Altroconsumo che rivela le migliori creme solari per bambini

Like every summer Other consumption also released for the 2021 the results of the tests carried out on 28 sun creams on the market in the Italian market, with a particular focus on sun protection for children, for which 7 specific products were analyzed.

At the arrival of the summer, to tell the truth, there are several tests, both in Italy and abroad, which compare the most well-known products on the market, evaluating their effectiveness but also their safety; nevertheless, the results are not always univocal, because often different parameters are examined in the analysis, or there may be a greater or lesser “severity” in the conduct of the test, especially as regards certain ingredients judged to risk to our health.

In the Altroconsumo test that we report here, for example, four main parameters are taken into consideration:

  • laboratory analyzes to evaluate the real protection from UVA and UVB rays.
  • the environmental impact of the product
  • proof of use, i.e. consistency, absorption capacity, effect on the skin, perfume.
  • the completeness and clarity of the label

Compared to the criteria mentioned, the podium for Altroconsumo is conquered by Nivea Sun Protect & Bronze sun spray with melanin activator which, overall, reached a score of 70/100 with a judged quality Great.

First place

NIVEA SUN Maxi Sun Spray Protect & Bronze FP30NIVEA SUN Maxi Sun Spray Protect & Bronze FP30

Bottle of 300 ml

Natural tan – the sunscreen contains Pro-Melanin natural extract, which gives a golden, intense and even tan, without self-tanners.

€ 19 on Amazon


  • According to Altroconsumo, the proof of use is excellent


  • Only two stars for the environmental impact of sunscreens

As for the products designed specifically for children, however, here are the top four in the ranking:

1. Garnier Ambre Solaire Kids advanced sensitive anti-sand spray – 67 points

Garnier Ambre Solaire Protective Anti-Sand Spray IP 50+ Advanced Sensitive KidsGarnier Ambre Solaire Protective Anti-Sand Spray IP 50+ Advanced Sensitive Kids

Very High Protection, Multi-Resistance, 200 ml

Multi-resistant spray sunscreen for children, Suitable for face and body, IP 50+ for high protection from UVB, UVA and long UVA rays, Ideal for fair and sun-sensitive skin

€ 5 on Amazon

17 € you save 12 €


  • According to Altroconsumo it has a very good proof of use with 5 star delivery, absorption, application and consistency


  • According to Altroconsumo, it is poor in terms of environmental impact

2. Aptonia (Decathlon) sport 50+ kids – 67 points

Aptonia DecathlonAptonia Decathlon

Dermatologically tested, non-sticky, resistant to water, it is sold in a travel kit with IP50 + lipstick pencil and after-sun milk

Buy on Amazon


  • 50+ sun protection
  • Waterproof


  • Only the kit is available on Amazon

3. Eucerin Sensitive protect kids sun spray – 65 points

Eucerin Sun Spray Spf 50+Eucerin Sun Spray Spf 50+

200ml bottle

High protection sun cream for children.

13 € on Amazon


  • Good results from laboratory analyzes


  • Only one star for the environmental impact of sunscreens

4. Nivea sun kids sensitive protect & play spray – 63 points

NIVEA SUN Maxi Sun Spray Kids Sensitive Protect & Play FP50 +NIVEA SUN Maxi Sun Spray Kids Sensitive Protect & Play FP50 +

in 300 ml spray bottle

This baby cream effectively protects against sunburn from UVA / UVB rays and cares for the delicate skin of babies

15 € on Amazon


  • Excellent skin color after application


  • Only one star for the environmental impact of sunscreens

These products have been judged by Altroconsumo as being of quality “Good”, while at the bottom of the ranking, with an “average” quality, Bilboa children multi-position solar spray and Uriage Bariésun spray Kids finish with 57 points.

In general, to be guided wisely in our purchases, we always recommend reading the INCI of the products, to get a clear idea of ​​what we are buying. Remembering to have an eye for the little ones, but also for the environment.

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