Meet Laura & Kelli

Meet Laura & Kelli, the creators of the Solar Buddies. They were inspired to design a product that enabled children to apply sunscreen easily and mess free.


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What's great about Solar Buddies?

The Solar Buddies applicators are unique because they have been designed specifically for use by children.

The shape of the bottle is chunky so it is easier for children to grip; the roller ball controls the flow of the lotion that is stored in the head of the applicator, whilst the sponge helps children to rub the lotion in.

The bottle is refillable so parents can choose a product most suitable for their child.

  • Having lost my own brother to skin cancer, I know only too well how important the sun safe message is. Anything we as a society can do to help protect and educate our children on the dangers of exposure to the sun is vital, and that’s why I support Solar Buddies. Kelli and Laura’s passion and drive to invent this product which allows children to apply sunscreen independently is wonderful and I wish them every success with the Solar Buddies.

    Pauline Latham OBE MP for Mid Derbyshire and Chair of the Melanoma Taskforce
  • "It’s a smart solution for a problem that all parents face - trying to get your kids to wear sun lotion."

    Second to a healthy diet, protecting your children’s skin against skin cancer is up there as one of the important parenting responsibilities today. Laura and kelli have created a great product in solar buddies that answers parents’ concerns for protecting their kids skin in the playground and on the way/way home from school.

    Iestyn Thomas Former Wales International player
  • “The Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund is proud to be partnered with Solar Buddies. Their child friendly applicators are a brilliant invention, which not only encourage children to apply sun protection, but also develop good habits at the right time. The Solar Buddies team has also joined us to help Blow the Whistle on Sunburn, by using our guidelines to educate school children on the importance of sun protection.”

    Harry Townsend Founder of Myfanwy Townsend Melanoma Research Fund
  • Gill Nuttall, founder of Melanoma UK said "This is an excellent idea and one which we are very happy to support.  It has always been a big concern to us, that children might be unable to apply their own suncream during lunchtime sessions and outdoor play lessons.  Solar Buddies can give parents some comfort, knowing their child will be adequately protected."  

    Gillian Nuttall Founder of Melanoma UK

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