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Once A DayOnce A Day
5
Fantastic for the whole family!"Mary25 Aug 21
Very thick and creamy, but doesn’t feel greasy. Goes along way. I love that it’s only once a day, even in and out the swimming pool. I bought it for my children but I now use it too and I never burn on holiday and still get a great tan! All I know is we never burn and we’ve been to Egypt and turkey at 45 degrees! I love it!
4
Works well"Stephen26 May 21
I've never been brave enough to try using this for the full day while on holiday in sweltering hot sun and have applied sun cream after 6 hours to be on the safe side. For the time I have used it I've not had any problems and my advice to anyone using it is to follow the instructions on how to apply. Really good for when you don't want to be continually applying sun cream all the time.
5
Excellent"Richard17 May 21
I'd used another well known brand of 'once a day' lotion for over 15 years but it was expensive. The Calypso popped up as a suggested alternative when I was searching for the other 'once a day lotion' and at half the price and with decent reviews I thought I'd give it a go. I found the Calypso a lot less greasy than the other one - it didn't feel like I'd varnished myself after applying it. It did the job required in the Canaries sunshine, no sunburn, and once a day was enough. Did what it was meant to do and half the price of the one I'd used for years.
5
My new sunscreen of choice!"Lyd17 May 21
I bought a bottle of this and a bottle of the factor 30. I used the factor 30 in Colombia and it did exactly as advertised - provided non-greasy all day protection from one application. I used the factor 20 for a trip to Greece in April and I didn't burn and ended up with a lovely tan - I've found my preferred brand of sunscreen and can't see that I'll change any time soon!

Once A Day

Sun Protection

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Our Once a Day Sun Protection only needs to be applied to the skin once and protects you all day long. The water resistant formula provides protection against both UVA and UVB rays. The range consists of five products ranging from SPF10 to SPF50+ and we recommend our Once a Day SPF40 for kids as it is suitable for their delicate skin.

You can also try our handy, pocket-size Once a Day Sachets to stay protected while you are on the move.


  • Apply to clean dry skin, preferably after a shower.

  • Apply evenly and generously to all exposed areas 15 minutes before sun exposure, then rub in well to allow the product to bind with the skin and form a protective film against UVA and UVB rays.

  • Avoid contact with eyes. In case of contact, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

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£9.99

£5.00 per 100ml
  • Active in 15 minutes

    Active in 15 minutes

  • UVA

    UVA

  • UVB

    UVB

  • Apply Once Only

    Apply Once Only

  • 8 Hours Protection

    8 Hours Protection

  • Vegan

    Vegan

Questions & Answers

Do I need to apply sun cream when it is not particularly sunny or hot?

Yes, sunscreen is still required. Even when the sky is overcast, UV radiation levels are still at 80% of their normal levels. The temperature can be deceptive - a breeze can keep you cool, but it doesn’t affect UV levels. Look up the UV index for your area to make sure you’re using protection when you need to be.

Are more expensive sunscreens safer?

According to Cancer Research UK, this is not true. They claim: ’Cost is no indication of better protection. You may simply be paying for a brand name. All types are tested and the cheaper brands are just as effective if used properly.’ Calypso Press and Protect Sun Lotion SPF30 was found to be one of the cheapest and most effective sun creams and was chosen by Which? as its “Best Buy Sunscreen” for 2014 and 2015.

Do Once A Day sunscreens really work for the whole day after a single application?

Yes! They keep their effectiveness by binding more strongly to the skin, so they last longer. Our Calypso Once A Day range is rigorously tested to ensure that even after 8 hours of wear, it still offers the SPF on the label. You should be extra careful to apply enough of the product and make sure all exposed skin is covered. However, please remember that even water-resistant Once A Day sunscreens can still be washed off if you spend a long time in the water or if you dry yourself with a towel, so you might need to reapply.

Are your products tested on animals, and are they suitable for vegetarians and vegans?

We’re pleased to say that we don’t test any of our products on animals. What's more, we don’t buy ingredients that have been tested on animals by another manufacturer. So you can buy Calypso confident in the knowledge that your sun care is cruelty-free.
All our products are suitable for vegetarians. However, some contain ingredients like keratin (made from sheep’s wool) or beeswax (made by bees) that vegans may wish to avoid. If you have any questions about animal ingredients, please get in touch.

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Reviews

4.8

(4 Reviews)


  • Mary, UK
    25 Aug 21
    5

    Fantastic for the whole family!
    Very thick and creamy, but doesn’t feel greasy. Goes along way. I love that it’s only once a day, even in and out the swimming pool. I bought it for my children but I now use it too and I never burn on holiday and still get a great tan! All I know is we never burn and we’ve been to Egypt and turkey at 45 degrees! I love it!
    Yes - I would recommend this to a friend

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  • Stephen, United Kingdom
    26 May 21
    4

    Works well
    I've never been brave enough to try using this for the full day while on holiday in sweltering hot sun and have applied sun cream after 6 hours to be on the safe side. For the time I have used it I've not had any problems and my advice to anyone using it is to follow the instructions on how to apply. Really good for when you don't want to be continually applying sun cream all the time.
    Yes - I would recommend this to a friend

    Was this review helpful to you?


  • Richard, United Kingdom
    17 May 21
    5

    Excellent
    I'd used another well known brand of 'once a day' lotion for over 15 years but it was expensive. The Calypso popped up as a suggested alternative when I was searching for the other 'once a day lotion' and at half the price and with decent reviews I thought I'd give it a go. I found the Calypso a lot less greasy than the other one - it didn't feel like I'd varnished myself after applying it. It did the job required in the Canaries sunshine, no sunburn, and once a day was enough. Did what it was meant to do and half the price of the one I'd used for years.
    Yes - I would recommend this to a friend

    Was this review helpful to you?


  • Lyd, United Kingdom
    17 May 21
    5

    My new sunscreen of choice!
    I bought a bottle of this and a bottle of the factor 30. I used the factor 30 in Colombia and it did exactly as advertised - provided non-greasy all day protection from one application. I used the factor 20 for a trip to Greece in April and I didn't burn and ended up with a lovely tan - I've found my preferred brand of sunscreen and can't see that I'll change any time soon!
    Yes - I would recommend this to a friend

    Was this review helpful to you?