Sun cream

Now that summer is about, Anyone know some good ones?

16 messages
06/05/2013 at 12:53

I have a many-year-old bottle of spray on lotion that's sticky as hell and gets into my eyes and stings them during runs. Also it doesn't absorb so after washing the offending stuff out of my eyes at a water station I'm burnt to a crisp (Bloody fair skin!)

Does anyone here have a favourite they use or any they'd recommend?


PS: Wasn't sure whether to put this here or in the Gear forum.


06/05/2013 at 13:01

P20.  Is expensive but waterproof (so good for those doing tris or who sweat a lot).  I hate wearing suncream but didn't find ths one too bad

06/05/2013 at 13:22

Another vote for P20. They also do a factor 30 version now.

06/05/2013 at 15:34

The cat tolerates P20 quite well too.  It's quite oily and runny though.

M...eldy    pirate
06/05/2013 at 15:37

+1 for P20

06/05/2013 at 19:16

so... P20 then?

06/05/2013 at 19:24

Once by Boots is good used it before P20 costs a fortune

06/05/2013 at 19:44

That looks a lot cheaper than the rice I saw P20 going for. I think I may give that a go.

06/05/2013 at 19:45

*price dammit!

06/05/2013 at 22:28

P20 £15 in Morrisons at mo for big bottle. Dont think thats expensive for the best stuff really seing as you only need apply all over once a day.

06/05/2013 at 22:54

I've used Once in the past and still have some that is about 5 years old and probably needs throwing out.  I didn't like it because it left me feeling sticky and slimey but it did keep the sunburn at bay

07/05/2013 at 07:40

I'm currently using Prosport Factor 44 (comes in a range of factors) as I suffer from vitiligo and was beginning to find that the bits with no pigment were burning with P20.  I like it as although it's thick it does soak into the sKin easily. I always felt that P20 was really oily on my face - could cope with it on my body.  

Equally expensive but sweatproof, waterproof etc. 

07/05/2013 at 13:07

Bananaboat sport for me.  It is sweat and water resistant and comes in factor 30 and 50.  It doesn't feel too sticky - I hate that.  It can be tricky to find the cream version here now, but you can also get an aerosol version which is handy if you don't have hand washing facilities eg at a race.

07/05/2013 at 13:13

From a Red head, P20 is unbeatable put it on early it seems to rub into skin and stays through everything

07/05/2013 at 13:14

P20 is cheaper now than it used to be, good value

07/05/2013 at 13:56

you can also try Ultrasun - very very similar to P20 in that it's a once a day and is water resistant, but doesn't feel quite as oily as P20.   and yes they're both pricey but as has been said, they work! and


Edited: 07/05/2013 at 13:57

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