P20 and other sun lotions

errrr advice basically!

15 messages
13/06/2003 at 17:00
Is anyone as sad as me and has to put tanning lotion/cream on their body the day before a race or event of any kind??

cougie    pirate
13/06/2003 at 17:55
False tan Daz ?
13/06/2003 at 18:21
Hi EP,

Yes, my family have used it in the past. It does quite definitely work and I would definitely recommend it. You need to put it on and let it soak in for about an hour before you go in the sun. It is then sweat and water resistant. Because its only a once-a-day, I think its definitely worth the money - plus peace of mind.

In the past, if you got it on your clothes you would get yellow staining, but I think they have changed the formula in recent years.

Some of my family are allergic to normal sunscreens and so use another make called UltraSun (available online at ultrasun.com) - they do a factor 20 and a non-allergenic factor 17.

Enjoy the sunny weekend all!

13/06/2003 at 21:32

Thanks for the link re ultrasun - as I am allergic to a lot of cosmetics and I am also doing TW and marathon with EP I will have a look at this.
13/06/2003 at 22:21
I didn't realise I had Pix?!

13/06/2003 at 22:36
Seems to do the job ok Evil Pixie and you can offset the expense against the once-a-day thing. The only concern I had is that it only refers to one type of UV (a or b - can't remember) from memory and it uses some chemical that other sunscreens proudly claim not to use!

That said i have used it windsurfing in the Med where you are getting v.v.exposed all day long + have sun reflected off the water and i have been fine. It's also totally non-greasy which is the best bit.
14/06/2003 at 18:20
there are waterproof and sports orientated sunscreens pix, think of the stripes that cricketers have - i think that may be sunblock - so if u are really worried may be worth getting some for mouth, nose etc - try outdoor sports shops particularly for the overseas trekking stuff as peeps who do that will be in same boat as u trailwalkers !
14/06/2003 at 21:41

Are you still thinking of travelling down to either watch or be in our support team.

Pixie I have changed the subject - SORRY!!!!!!!!!!!
15/06/2003 at 22:21
Im interested in this subject
I am bright red today
15/06/2003 at 22:33
ta pix
Will look for it
27/06/2003 at 11:05
Tried P20 about 3 times. each time I've got burnt. Not overly impressed with it.
27/06/2003 at 11:19
P20 was used by some guys in the MDS last year with no ill effects. SD, did you apply 45 mins before going into the sun?
27/06/2003 at 11:24
Egypt, Thailand and even Windsor 2 weeks ago. Always applied at least 1 hour before, but got burnt each time.
27/06/2003 at 11:29
My boyfriend burns easy. He used P20 in Sri Lanka. Its good stuff.
It did however leave yellow staines on his white t-shirts.
27/06/2003 at 21:41
EP -thanks for this thread - I have typical Celtic freckly skin that burns SO easily -

because of this I tried P20 before the Blackpool halfmarathon - it was an extreme challenge -

90 degree sun, no shade, wind -

P20, used as directed, protected me 100% - enough said, I'm convinced.

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