Nivea Protect & Bronze

Launched: January 2010
Nivea Sun's latest innovation, Protect & Bronze, protects the wearer from UV rays while enhancing the tanning ability of the skin to give a natural-looking tan.

Protect & Bronze, which comes in SPF 10, 20, 30 and 50 (rsp: £12.55 for 200ml bottle of SPF 10), contains a plant extract called glycyrrhetinic acid, which helps increase the skin's natural production of melanin for an even, longer-lasting, natural looking tan.

Extra light, non-greasy and water-resistant, the product's UVA/UVB protection system also provides a long-term moisturising effect.

Simple Baby Suncare

Launched: summer 2009
Younger skin is more sensitive as it hasn't had time to build up its own natural defences to the sun's harmful rays.

Simple's new Sun Kids and Baby Suncare range of high sun protection products has been formulated with active ingredients to naturally protect against sun damage, and help to prevent sun-induced allergies. These include Sunflower Extract to enhance the skin's natural protection, and Pro-Vitamin B5 to actively restore, soften and smooth the skin.

Simple Baby Sun Sensitive Protecting Suncare SPF 50 cream has an rsp of £7.50 for 75ml.

Garnier Ambre Solaire Velvety Self-Tan Gel
Launched: January 2010
Velvety self-tan gel from Garnier Ambre Solaire (rsp £9.99 for a 150ml bottle) is the brand's first self-tanning gel to contain a naturally derived version of self-tanning agent DHA (dihydroxyacetone), which in this product is derived from plants.

Enriched with apricot extract, the quick drying gel provides a smooth application for streak-free results and a 'just back from holiday' glow, while its transparent velvety texture leaves the skin feeling softer and well moisturised.

Malibu Continuous Spray
Launching: April 2010 Malibu Continuous Spray claims to combat the perspiration or water that corrupts the invisible layer of sun protection and forces regular reapplications of sun protection.

Water-resistant and sweatproof, it is likely to appeal to outdoor active or sporty types and incorporates Avotriplex technology to provide long-lasting UVA and UVB photostable protection. The product is available in factors 6, 15 and 30, and comes as a moisturising dry oil spray with an rsp of £5.99 for a 175ml can.

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