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yorkygirl's review of Piz Buin 1 Day Long Sun Cream Lotion

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Piz Buin 1 Day Long Sun Cream Lotion

“another one gets the rash”

Written on: 20/05/2012 by yorkygirl (1 review written)

I used to use this before and it was a revelation - put it on when you get up and your okay in the sun all day. but they changed the formula and I'm now another one to get the rash from it. not to be underestimated, it's a killer itch that stops you sleeping and spoils your holiday. luckily I was in gran canaria and the chemists sell a great cortisone mousse, but I needed to use it for a week and a half to get rid of the rash and itching completely. if you're going to try this for your holiday then slather your arm in it at least a week before you go away and see if you react to it. johnson & johnson weren't exactly helpful, all I wanted to know is what has changed since the old formula so I can avoid that ingredient in future, but they wouldn't help out at all.

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Guest's Response to yorkygirl's Review

Written on: 29/05/2012

Hi, I am so relieved to see your comments re: piz buin 1 day long. I did not piece this jigsaw together until yesterday, and wondered tonight am I alone! I used this lotiion last September during a 2 week holiday in Corfu. Have use P20 numerous times in the tropics and caribbean before with no issues and on my very fair skin, have faired ok. chose this product entirely because I was sick of the yellow stains from P20.
cannot tell you when exactly, but within a few days developed a horrific unsightly rash, which in the heat itched a hell of a lot! We also had been advised by our rep, because of the multitude of Mosquitos to use a well named brand of repellent, being told it was the only one which would work! coincided with application of piz buin one day long unfortunately!
I took the mosquito repellant to blame and continued to blame the rash, the itch and the ugly appearance as being from the mosi product.
it was miserable looking like you had German measles!
this weekend past I have put the same piz buin on my arms, neck, upper back as I was out gardening. Did not do my face or legs as I wore 3/4 trousers. fine on the Saturday I did it, but by Sunday tea time, I thought I had prickly heat, which is not me! (apart from the issues in Corfu). By Monday early hours I was like a cat on a hot tin roof itching, and did not know what to do with myself! by Monday morning... omg! My face around my eyes and cheeks were so swollen I looked I had aged 20 years and had facial sagging! My skin was so raised raw looking and itchy to my arms and upper chest and back of neck. (exact places cream was applied to!) I had to go to work as I had a meeting! had to apologise as my eyes felt almost closed at times and I was very self conscious!
As the morning wore on I realised it had to be the piz buin as I had exactly the same reaction as in Corfu. The only difference was the facial swelling issue with my eyes and cheeks! As a nurse I know allergic reactions etc, may present as mild in the first or second instance but a further instance could react in anaphylaxis! Not saying it would for me or you, but just be aware! This product is not good for some people at all! I have just googled to see the range of issues people have had and feel relieved to know other people have had the same issues and commented! Hope this helps someone else too!

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