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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
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edited 30 November -1 at 1:00AM in Overseas Holidays & Travel Planning
Ive always used P20 once a day sun cream, but dont like the oily, greasy texture or when you get hot and it runs into your eyes :mad:



Any other recommendations please for a spf30 or spf50 one a day, that doesnt leave you greasier than chip shop chips?
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  • hollydayshollydays Forumite
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    I don't think once daily suntan lotion is realistic
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    Sorry but it was my understanding that suntan lotion should be regularly applied.

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    hollydays wrote: »
    I don't think once daily suntan lotion is realistic

    That's probably true. I know some people react to P20 and get fewer problems with Ultrasun. But you can't expect the protection to last at a constant high rate over a period of more than a few hours.
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    hollydays wrote: »
    I don't think once daily suntan lotion is realistic
    fatbelly wrote: »
    That's probably true. I know some people react to P20 and get fewer problems with Ultrasun. But you can't expect the protection to last at a constant high rate over a period of more than a few hours.

    I use P20 every time i go somewhere hot and only put it on once in the morning and have never had sun burn. I've even been to a water park where the temperature was 35 degrees and i was there from 10am to 5pm going in and out of the water and queuing up in direct sunlight and didn't even get a tan!.
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    Takmon wrote: »
    I use P20 every time i go somewhere hot and only put it on once in the morning and have never had sun burn. I've even been to a water park where the temperature was 35 degrees and i was there from 10am to 5pm going in and out of the water and queuing up in direct sunlight and didn't even get a tan!.

    OP doesn't like P20 - Any other recommendations?
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    Another vote for Ultrasun. I've got very fair skin and have reacted to some other sun creams.
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    I use boots soltan 8 hour suntan lotion for my kids but they do get cream in the morning then again early afternoon. I don't take the word of all day protection.
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    Takmon wrote: »
    I use P20 every time i go somewhere hot and only put it on once in the morning and have never had sun burn. I've even been to a water park where the temperature was 35 degrees and i was there from 10am to 5pm going in and out of the water and queuing up in direct sunlight and didn't even get a tan!.

    sunscreen is not fully effective against the sun's harmful rays, research by Which? has found.

    It tested four brands which claim that users only need to apply them once during the day.

    It found that after six to eight hours the average Sun Protection Factor (SPF) offered decreased by 74%.

    However the claim was rejected by some of the manufacturers, who said their own testing had different results.

    According to the Which? study , a sunscreen offering an SPF 30 could actually drop to an SPF 8 over the course of a day.

    Claims about "once-a-day" sunscreens are not allowed in Australia, where there are strict regulations about such assertions.

    Anything that leads consumers to believe sunscreens do not need to be frequently re-applied is forbidden.

    Which? believes similar rules should be introduced in the UK.
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    edited 10 June 2019 at 9:47PM
    I'm a melanoma survivor and a grey redhead, I can thoroughly recommend Altruist sunscreen, developed and marketed by a dermatologist who wanted to make sure effective, easy to use, high quality sunscreen was available to everyone, not just those who could afford it. I was very sceptical at first because of the price - I had been paying 3/4 times as much. It's available on Amazon in cream or aerosol (which I use - SO easy to use, no greasy feel, no surface film, no fragrance, haven't tried the cream). 10p from every sale also donated to a charity supporting African children with albinism. I've recommended it to everyone in my family, they are all hooked now.
    It isn't a 'once a day' application, but the spray is so easy to reapply, it doesn't really matter. Available spf 30 or 50
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    fatbelly wrote: »
    OP doesn't like P20 - Any other recommendations?

    I know it doesn't help the OP but i was just giving my experience showing that it does actually work in the real world.
    hollydays wrote: »
    sunscreen is not fully effective against the sun's harmful rays, research by Which? has found.

    It tested four brands which claim that users only need to apply them once during the day.

    It found that after six to eight hours the average Sun Protection Factor (SPF) offered decreased by 74%.

    However the claim was rejected by some of the manufacturers, who said their own testing had different results.

    According to the Which? study , a sunscreen offering an SPF 30 could actually drop to an SPF 8 over the course of a day.

    Claims about "once-a-day" sunscreens are not allowed in Australia, where there are strict regulations about such assertions.

    Anything that leads consumers to believe sunscreens do not need to be frequently re-applied is forbidden.

    Which? believes similar rules should be introduced in the UK.

    You need to be careful when reading studies like that. They started off with SPF 30 (I would never use less than SPF 50+) then they put it on their back put a t-shirt on and rubbed it off for a period of 6 to 8 hours then tested it again. Which is a completely rubbish test because obviously if you rub it off it will be less effective.

    Like i said i have been in an out of a pool and down water slides all day in direct sunlight at the worst point in the day and didn't even get a tan, so that shows it does work.
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