A baby girl’s face was covered in red blisters after she suffered an allergic reaction to Cancer Council sunscreen.

Yet another case of severe sunscreen reaction. Little Chloe’s nose and cheeks peeled several days after the Kids 50+ product had been applied to her face.

Her Sydney mother, Sarah Wallace, described the horror as her daughter became the latest victim of the Cancer Council’s products.

‘Her face looked like a piece of bacon,’ she told 7 News on Wednesday.

‘There was no doubt in my mind that it was directly from the product itself.’

The Cancer Council said only one in 125 people were likely to be affected.

‘Baby skin is particularly sensitive. It’s also thinner than adult skin so the ability to get a reaction is much higher,’ chief executive Sanchia Aranda told 7 News.

The charity has re-tested its sunscreens and had found nothing wrong.

Last month, a three-month old baby boy in Queensland was hospitalised for severe burns and rashes after SPF50+ sunscreen was applied to his skin. Read that story here.

Experts are encouraging parents to do a patch-test before use.

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  • Too many variables, is it sensitive skin? Was it stored correctly- not in the car getting hot ? They need to be stored below certain temp.
    Either way – poor kid….
    nothing beats solid shade, hat and good clothing..


  • Could this be more a case of babies with super sensitive skin then faulty sun screen products? It seems people are trying to blame the product and it might not be to blame


  • my youngest has had reactions to the cancer council sunscreen with the peppa pig character on it – I think maybe the cancer council should have an independent tester run tests and then show the actual report!


  • Poor little girl. This is horrific!! :-(


  • I always use sunscreen for sensitive skin because I too have had a reaction to regular sunscreen in the past.


  • Are the parents using the ones made specifically for babies and older young children. Maybe SPF 50+ ingredients are too strong. I wonder who the actual manufacturer is. Some have had reactions to Banana Boat Kids 30+ too, but not to that extent–even if the child decided against going in the sun at all, not even “broken” shade.


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