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Sunscreen stain test

Do you know to what extent your sunscreen deposits stains - and if it's easy to get get rid of again? Here you see Wraptrack's spot test of sunscreens.

Note: Sunscreens have many properties that can be tested. How does it protect against the sun - and for how long? Are there any problematic ingredients in the lotion? Can it be used at chiildren and so on.

This test is only focusing on one single property: How visible are stains of the sunscreen at fabric after wash?

How we did

The test included two types of stains:

  • Stain directly: Sun lotion applied directly to the fabric

  • Wipe-off stain: A stain obtained by sun lotion applied to skin and after 10 min wiped up by the fabric

We made test at to types of fabrics:

  • White fabric: White cotton canvas, washed before test

  • Grey fabric: Dark grey cotton canvas, washed before test

All stains was dry before we handled them this way:

  • Delicate wash: The stain was applied to liquid detergent and left overnight. Was then washed in machine at 30 degrees.

  • Normal wash: Was first treated as described at 'delegate wash' and then wash in machine at 60 degree

Calculation of test result:

  • The above gives for each sunscreen 8 fabric samples with stains. Each of the 8 samles was assigned a value from 0-3 where 3 is best. A value related to delegate wash counts 1,5 because we find it valuable if stains can be removed at 30 degress instead of 60. The 8 values are added to give the final test result for the sunscreen.


Factor 50 & 50+


A-Derma Protect Kids Lotion SPF 50+

Test score: 9.5


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Webapoteket

250 ml

219.5 kr

0.88 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

Semi-vague white and dark strain

Normal wash

No stain

Vague white and dark stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Children Lotion SPF 50+

Test score: 9.5


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Apopro

100 ml

138.5 kr

1.39 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

Semi-vague white stain

Normal wash

No stain

Vague white stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain


A-Derma Protect Kids Spray SPF 50+

Test score: 9


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Apopro

200 ml

199.5 kr

1.00 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain

Normal wash

Vague yellow stain

Vague white and dark stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague white and dark stain


Avène Sun Spray Kids SPF 50+

Test score: 8.5


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Apopro

200 ml

167.6 kr

0.84 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

Semi-vague white stain

Normal wash

No stain

Semi-vague white stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain


La Roche-Posay Anthelios Baby Lotion SPF 50+

Test score: 8


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Webapoteket

50 ml

124.2 kr

2.48 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

Clear white strain

Normal wash

No stain

Vague white stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain


Avène Sun Lotion Kids SPF 50+

Test score: 4.5


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Webapoteket

250 ml

186.55 kr

0.75 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Semi vague yellow stain

Clear white strain

Normal wash

Vague yellow stain

Semi-vague white stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain


Vichy Capital Idéal Soleil Sollotion SPF 50

Test score: 4.5


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Apopro

300 ml

182.1 kr

0.61 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Semi-vague white stain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague white stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Semi-vague white stain


Rudolph Care Sun Lotion Kids SPF 50

Test score: 1


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Apopro

200 ml

208.25 kr

1.04 kr/ml

Apopro

75 ml

114.75 kr

1.53 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Semi-vague dark strain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear white and dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear dark strain


Factor 30


Apotekets Solspray SPF 30

Test score: 18


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Webapoteket

250 ml

99 kr

0.40 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

No stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Semi-vague dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Rudolph Care Sun Lotion Kids SPF 30

Test score: 15


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Webapoteket

75 ml

92 kr

1.23 kr/ml

Webapoteket

200 ml

180 kr

0.90 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Semi vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

No stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Matas Sollotion SPF 30

Test score: 14


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Matas

200 ml

99.95 kr

0.50 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Semi vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Matas Sollotion SPF 30 uden parfume

Test score: 11


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Matas

80 ml

34.95 kr

0.44 kr/ml

Matas

200 ml

99.95 kr

0.50 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague dark stain

Normal wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Matas Kokos Sollotion SPF 30

Test score: 9


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Matas

200 ml

99.95 kr

0.50 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague dark stain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Matas Kids Sollotion SPF 30

Test score: 6.5


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Matas

80 ml

34.95 kr

0.44 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Semi-vague dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Clear dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague dark stain


Factor 20 & 15


Fresh Sunscreen SPF 20

Test score: 25.5


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Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

No stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

Vague white stain

Normal wash

No stain

No stain


Matas Sollotion SPF 15

Test score: 20


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Matas

200 ml

79.95 kr

0.40 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Matas Sollotion SPF 15 uden parfume

Test score: 16


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Matas

200 ml

39.95 kr

0.20 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Semi vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

Semi vague yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague dark stain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

No stain


Matas Kids Sollotion SPF 15

Test score: 9.5


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Matas

80 ml

34.95 kr

0.44 kr/ml

Wipe-off stain

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Semi vague yellow stain

No stain

Normal wash

Vague yellow stain

No stain



Stain directly

White fabric

Grey fabric

Delicate wash

Clear yellow stain

Semi-vague dark strain

Normal wash

Clear yellow stain

Vague dark stain