Use the tools below to refine your search by only displaying reviews with a certain number of star ratings or to only show reviews from a certain time period. Eg click on '1 star' to just display the reviews we have which received a 1 star rating click or 'Within the last month' to display just reviews posted over the last month.
Written on: 16/05/2011
Went on holiday to Australia last year and on last day visited Fraser Island where i touched a tropical plant then applied Pz factor 50, on way home started to feel itchy and very hot, came out in hives, swollen face, couldnt see - put it down to the fact I had touched the plant - Advance 8 months - last day of holiday in Spain used Piz again (used Nivea rest of hol)and low behold same symptoms again. This has now cleared up but wanted to check that it was Piz that was giving me grief… Read Full Review
Written on: 14/05/2011
I used this for the first time a week ago whilst on a girlie holiday. applied on the Friday, by the Saturday night I came out in a very itchy rash on the areas where I applied the cream. I looked like I had really bad ache again! Now, a week on, more blister type spots have appeared all over my body and the eyes are that swollen I struggle opening them!
I'm surprised to learn I'm not alone and don't understand why Johnson and Johnson don't do anything. I will certainly be writing to… Read Full Review
Written on: 26/04/2011
avoid like the plague
thinking I'd be smart and apply a once a day sun cream before venturing out on a days walking and not get burnt
ended up the next day with a rash on all parts where I'd applied the cream and then my face startd to puff up and swell
quite scary as it got to a point I could not see properly and people were genuinely shocked at the change to may appearance
Glad to know I'm not the only one to have suffered .
AVOID PUIZ BUIN… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2011
I used the day long and factor 15 piz buin last year and broke out in a rash on my arms and legs,eyes and face were swollen had to get injection and precription antihystimines, i had used the products for about 3 days and on 3rd day woke and could barely open my eyes, thought I had been bit by soemthing but the doctor seemed confident it was the suncream, it was only when I came home and researched I realsied alot of people have this reaction, ruined my holiday! The company were not at all… Read Full Review
Written on: 19/04/2011
I used factor 15 Piz Buin with tan accellerator, I am now on steroids due to red lumps all over face and neck, Johnston and Johnston say if there was a serious problem the product would be withdrawn, am waiting for a form from them and product is being returned for testing. If you have had a problem please do complain. I will not be able to attend my usual activities until this improves it is unsightly and uncomfortable. So Glad my Daughter did not use any. I had only applied the cream twice… Read Full Review
Written on: 12/04/2011
I used to use Piz Buin as a child and had no problems. Then i started using it again last year on holiday and developed an unsightly red itchy rash that became like blisters from head to toe. I didn't consider it was piz buin, until i put some on again this weekend with the lovely weather, and only put it on once and the next day am covered again. I just hope it doesnt take weeks like last time to disappear, at least i know before this it ruins this years holiday!
Would NOT recommend!… Read Full Review
Written on: 10/04/2011
Travelled to Bhali last year and used Piz Buin cream....came out in a red itchy rash, my eyes swelled and chest was tight. The lovely people of Bhali came all sorts of antedotes which helped after about 7 days, and they put it down to sea food.
I then went to Portugal and suffered the same thing, i had some tests and they thoughy my sweat glands were blocked causing prickly heat.
I went to Spain a month later and used an organic sun tan cream and experience no problems.
Following the… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/04/2011
Just come back from 3 weeks in Australia after using Piz Buin 1 Day Long suncream. Had to visit the doctor as my arms/lower back are covered in a red rash, really itchy and hot to the touch. My wife is now coming out in a rash on a neck & chest. Never been allergic to suncreams before or indeed anything else. Doc confirmed it was an allergic reaction to something and not prickly heat, recommended anti-histamine tablets and E45 anti-itch cream - seems to be working. I would avoid this product.
… Read Full Review
Written on: 08/03/2011
Created an alergic reaction in both my husband and I. As I didn't use if for more than a few days the rash didn't develop more than a bumpy feel to my skin, however my husband continued to use Piz Buin 1 day long for a few more days and came out in an angry red itchy painful rash from his neck down to his feet (luckyily he didn't use it on his face). He was so uncomfortable we went to the resort nurse who sent him to the doctors, who threw everything at it - prednisilone tablets(steriods)… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/03/2011
Have used this product now for over two years. It is absorbed really easily without leaving lasting residue. I have sensitive skin and do not tan but trust this product to protect me. If sun is really intense I would still apply twice a day, as a precaution more than necessity. Big fan of the 11ml sachets as you can put in bag/pocket just in case… Read Full Review
Written on: 23/02/2011
DON'T USE THIS PRODUCT!!!!!! We've used this product twice - both times on skiing vacations. The first time, my daughter broke out in a rash on her face that ended up in scabs. We thought it was windburn. The dermatologist said it was sunburn and that we should use more sunscreen. The next time we went skiing, we put tons of Piz Buin 50+ sunscreen on my daughter and by the second day, her face was again covered in a rash. We finally figured out the Piz Buin sunscreen was causing the… Read Full Review
Written on: 02/01/2011
I used this product two days ago prior to going into the sun. When I woke up the next day and had a shower I thought I had sunburn but turned out to be hive like lumps all over my arms and legs where I had applied the sunscreen.It became very red , itchy and bumpy. Now my summer has been ruined because I have to cover up this unsightly skin. It's been four days now and it still hasn't gone away. TERRIBLE. DON"T USE THIS PRRODUCT!!!!… Read Full Review
Written on: 30/10/2010 by cotswoldslorl (1 review written)
Used Piz Bruin once a day sun cream in Turkey at beginning of summer and developed a rash all down one arm and leg, and side of face. I put down to prickly heat though I hve never suffered from this before. I am on medication that lowers my immune system and thought that that was probably why. The rash did not disappear until days after I returned home. I avoided the sun at home but enjoyed a few days at the beach and used my friends Nivea sunscreen and I was fine. Back home in the garden I… Read Full Review
Written on: 18/10/2010
Amazing product, i go away for up to 5 weeks through December and January and small holidays throughout the year, never fails me and have used it for as long as i can remember... would not use anything else… Read Full Review
Written on: 11/10/2010
I used this product for the first time in the caribbean, I don't know how they can call it one a day, because after about 1 hour my skin was burning and repeated applications did no good what so ever, in the evening I had sunburn.
I have previously used P20 which is a fantastic product.
NEVER AGAIN PIZ BUIN ( SHOULD BE PIZ RUIN )… Read Full Review
Written on: 09/09/2010
Like the other reviews I have read, I suffered a severe allergic reaction on holiday to this product and ended up in Spanish casualty having an injection of cortisone and then polyamides to fight the awful effect that the cream was having on my face and body. The doctor was particularly worried about my breathing as the swelling under my chin and across my nose was severe and who knows if it may have become effected if I had not had treatment. I have no other allergies to cosmetic products and… Read Full Review
Written on: 07/09/2010
I too had a terrible allergic reaction to this product. I had used it for about 5 years previously and then last year on about day 2 of my holiday woke up with a swollen face and very itchy skin. I took over the counter antihistimine tablets and applied calamine lotion, but still continued to use the product as did not think that could be the cause having used it many times before. By about day 7 of my holiday the rash was so bad, my face was so swollen and I could harly open my eyes. I… Read Full Review
Written on: 05/09/2010
I cannot believe what I am reading- how can PIZ BUIN Suncream still be on the market!!Never ever using this again!I used once and by the evening I was beginning to itch on top of my arms!By the next day, the red,raised and angry rash had spread to my chest and neck then my jaw-line.My ears and nostril swelled slightly!Went to my docs and he diagnosed Polymorphic Light Eruption and prescribed anti-histamine tablets and steroid cream.The rash slowly crusted over and calmed down,then skin was very… Read Full Review
As rated by our community of reviewers
" I have used this product for years " Read More
" Asia spray sun screen factor 30 " Read More
" Burnt all over " Read More
" I am a photo sensitive Dermatitis sufferer " Read More
" Handy Suncare " Read More
Written by SoliDeoGloria