SmartSun UV Indicator Wristband

Tuesday, July 14, 2015
If I'm honest, I don't wear SPF even on holiday - I always forget but thankfully some of my makeup does have SPF in it but I definitely need to wear a specific SPF on a daily basis (If you have SPF recommendations for sensitive skin let me know in the comments).

When I do wear SPF on holiday I still can end up with slightly burnt shoulders and especially my scalp and I think the reason for this is because I don't know if or when I should reapply my suncream; well there's a new product that can help with this issue! 

I was sent the *SmartSun UV Indicator Wristbands (£4.99, pack of five) which are fantastic, simple wristbands that tell you when you need to reapply suncream or if you need to stay out of the sun. The wristbands can be worn on holiday, out and about or during outdoor sports; they are fairly discreet and small as well as comfortable to wear. 

Surprisingly skin cancer is one of the most common types of cancer in the UK. More people die in the UK from skin cancer than in Australia which is such an unexpected and alarming fact! Melanoma is now one of the most common cancers in young people aged between 15-34 years in the UK and over 80% of skin cancers are caused by sunbeds and overexposure to the sun so staying safe in the sun is SO important and I'm definitely going to be wearing SPF and staying out of the sun now! 

The SmartSun wristbands are yellow when they are unused and you just apply your suncream as you normally would. They turn beige when you need to reapply suncream and finally they turn pink when you need to stay out of the sun. They are one use wristbands so you can't reuse them the next day even if the band hasn't changed colour. They are great for children and can even be worn in pools and salt water. 

Overall, I'm definitely shocked by the facts and statistics about skin cancer in the UK so I will be stay as safe as I can in the sun from now on and I think these wristbands are a fantastic idea, especially for children and summer holiday in the sun! 

Have you tried the SmartSun wristbands? Do you have any SPF recommendations?


  1. First time hearing about these! Thanks for sharing


  2. I love this idea. Great for staying safe in the sun! : ) xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

  3. Oh these are really cool! I am so bad at remembering to reapply sunscreen. These could come in really handy.

    Aisling | aisybee.

  4. wrist band will tell when to reapply sunscreen , wow

  5. i'm quite obsessive with spf50 everyday on my face, i use the soap&glory but not sure if it suits sensitive skin

  6. WOW! amazing post I love your blog :)
    I have shared :)



  7. Omg these are a GREAT idea! These should be more well known!!


  8. These are such a good idea! x

  9. I work in pharmacy and I see many cases of skin cancer in the UK as there are many people quite white and have not used SPF when they were younger...
    Use SPF on holidays or sunny days in the UK, also many makeup now has SPF :)
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  10. I wear suncream every single day so I wouldn't need these but they're handy for those who worry a lot of it xx

    Gemma |

  11. Thanks for this review and for being so honest. I'm terrible when it comes to suncream, so I really should pick up one of these bracelets. Although I do wear suncream when I'm on holiday and on really sunny days, most of the rest of the time I just don't bother (the cost of suncream is a factor too). Sometimes it seems like often the pressure on women to wear suncream is motivated by vanity (sun damage causes wrinkles, don't you know?) rather than through a genuine concern for health, so it's really refreshing you've focused on skin cancer here.

  12. These are such a clever idea, and ideal for those who constantly forget to reapply.
    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  13. you should always use sunscreen, plus it's a good idea to wear a hat which will protect your scalp and your face, as well as your neck if you pick a style with a big brim. One of my husband's golfing buddies was diagnosed with a melanoma. It had not occurred to him that being outside all day, even on days when there is not much sun, was putting him at risk. He had the melanoma removed and he's now OK but has a noticeable indent in his face where the melanoma was. It's not worth the risk - always use sunscreen.

  14. What an amazing idea, such a simple solution. We should all have one in the sun :)

  15. Good to see British bloggers getting involved in campaigns like this! Brits tend to forget about using sunscreen in the UK when it is needed just as much!

    Mon Petit Billet

  16. This is so neat and would really come in handy!!


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