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I use an all day sun lotion and find it's brilliant but I have a naturally olive skin, last year I introduced DH to it as well (blonde hair, fair skin) and he didn't burn either. Up until last summer DH had always used a regular suntan lotion which needed topping up every hour or so but the all day stuff did it's job well.
I like the idea of an all day sun screen. But have been totally unable to find any studies which show that the protection will really last all day on a real, moving, sweating person (especially on bits like back of neck or upper arms where edges of clothes will be rubbing).
I suppose with a DH, something is better than nothing, but with a DC I would always reapply.
I have used p20/ p10 for years . I am very fair and have never had a suntan . I never burn now and even get a tan . They are expensive but I had many years of sunburn before I discovered it and it bloody hurts!! I know it let's something in therefore you ran but I used to burn with normal factor 50 on so it's got to be better!
I've just bought some P20 for DS as his exzema always flares up with sun cream (banana boat baby is my usual one I use on him). Seems to be working and not aggravating his skin. Smells a bit odd though. Like those strange caramel puddings.
Does anyone know if P20 do a higher factor version? Going to Tunisia in August and would rather use say factor 50 on DS but it needs to be suitable for his sensitive, eczema ridden skin.
Fluffycloud he sounds impossible. If his arms are stinging then he has already burnt and serves him right for washing it off. Is he usually such a child about things or is it just the sunscreen issue that he gets lie this over?
We found P20 two years ago and not brought anything else since. I'm fair and burn easily but I plaster it on in the morning and then wait 10 min before putting clothes on (it does sometimes stain white clothes).
When abroad I might apply a bit more in the afternoon but not in this country