Hello from Crete!


Hi all,

Just wanted to say a sunny hello from Crete where I’m enjoying a lovely sunshine break with the family. We first came to Crete about 5 years ago and had such glorious weather we just had to come back – the sunshine this time certainly hasn’t let us down. We are staying in a beautiful resort just outside of Hersonissos and as always I have my Ultrasun products at the ready to protect the whole family including 2 of the 400ml super sizes!

Now I know luggage weight is at a premium and for our flights this year were restricted to 15kg  but I honestly think that Ultrasun is worth its weight in gold in your suitcase. In fact this year, determined not to pay for extra luggage, I took a rucksack as part of our hand luggage allowance and filled it with swimwear and shorts and shoes in order to make sure I could pack all my Ultrasun and  other large toiletries and still make the weight restriction.

I must admit I have become slightly fanatical about sun protection, but I realise that’s because as a teenager there I was sunning myself in Tenerife using nil factor carrot oil!

Of course, we didn’t know then what we know now about the dangers of sun exposure, but I still want come back from holiday with a great tan. So I kind of start slowly with Extreme SPF50 and use the Anti-Pigmentation Face SPF50 for the face.

I then move on to the Family SPF30 and for the last week I use the Glimmer SPF20 alongside the Anti-Ageing Face SPF30 which are my all time hero products from the range. The Face SPF30 is such a beautiful moisturiser it really is skincare and sun-care combined in one product, and as I have dry skin that’s quite a tall order.

The Glimmer SPF20 has to be the most glamorous but serious sun-care cream around. I think serious really is the key. If I’m exposing myself and more importantly my family to the sun, I want the best sun protection out there and Ultrasun are the experts. That’s why when you look at my holiday pic  you can see all of the Ultrasun products that made it into my suitcase. Plus, it doesn’t matter if I don’t use it all this summer as Ultrasun sun-care products have such a long shelf life, and even once opened, I’ll have enough for next year too!

I almost forgot to mention the once-a day-application which not only makes Ultrasun a lot more convenient to use especially where the kids are concerned, it also works out to be excellent value as you use so much less.

Definitely check out our Ultrasun offers online and take a look at the Ultrasun hints and tips to staying safe in the sun. Also if you know someone who doesn’t take sun-care seriously get them to have a look at some of the statistics Ultrasun have on our website regarding skin cancer in the UK, as it’s quite scary.

But here’s to happy holidays, enjoying the sunshine, and having nothing to lose but those winter blues! Bag yourself some sunshine and a cocktail or two, and as they say in Crete,


Jilly x


  1. barbara boosie August 11, 2016 at 11:18 pm -  Reply

    Hope you as a family go to see Knossus. We went with a guide and she was brilliant and made it interesting for our girls who were teenagers at the time. Enjoy your holiday.

  2. Susan August 12, 2016 at 10:24 am -  Reply

    Hi jilly, happy holidays! You’re a lucky duck coz the resort looks stunning, as do you. You always do though! You’re skin is soo glowing as always. I always think you have the most beautiful décolleté. Hope you and the family have a great time and good luck for exam results x

  3. Jean Daly August 23, 2016 at 12:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jilly, I just want to say you have an amazing sun tan. I see that you use ultra sun, do you use any other skin care product before you go on hoiliday. There is a possibility I will be going abroad myself next year and would like to prepare my skin and hopefully get a great tan while at the same time being sensible. Best wishes Jean

    • Jilly August 28, 2016 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

      Hi all, thank you for your messages. I just wanted to let Jean know that for the last few years now I always switch my daily body lotion to a tan accelerator. This year I used the Gatineau one which feels really light on the skin. I start using this daily about 2 weeks before the holiday and the remaining I took with me just to use it up. The other thing I would really recommend is the Ultrasun after sun lotion which really helps the skin recover from the sun exposure it’s had during the day. I hope that helps and enjoy your trip next year! Jillyx

  4. Julie Eyre September 9, 2016 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Hi jilly lovely to hear about you holiday in Crete it’s our favourite place we have stayed in koutouloufari for the past 15 years on and off its such a lovely village with some great restaurants and not too far from hersonnisos if you fancy a day at the beach . As always we always use ultra sun we have four daughters all grown up now but they continue to want to holiday with us ? Lol I’ve passed the ultra sun ethos on to them and they wouldn’t use anything else plus the gatenaeu tan accelerator. Was just wondering wher you stayed if you don’t mind me asking lots of love Julie xx

  5. Marie Campbell September 18, 2016 at 1:25 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jilly, we have just come back from Hersonissos and the beautiful sunshine. We have used Ultrasun the last 3 years after purchasing from QVC and I will not use anything else. Neither my husband or I have burnt and we both love that its one application especially my husband who hates having to apply sun lotion. Will never use anything else. Love watching you Mariex

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