Written on: 17/08/2009 by Joannedoc (1 review written)
As has been indicated in other reviews this piz buin product contains helioplex which unfortunately my husband discovered he was allergic to. He does not have sensitive skin and has never had a problem with any other suntan lotion. As other users have described he had the red pin head rash and his ears swelled and were "on fire." In fact he did visit the doctor previous to our 2 week hol abroad as he had used the lotion on a weekend break, and she wasn,t sure of the cause of the rash and gave him steroid cream. Luckily on holiday, I made the connection, as the rash was almost everywhere apart from where the lotion hadn't been applied under swimming shorts. The rash drove him mad and lasted for days after he stopped using the lotion. Myself and my children used Piz Buin lotion and were fine, but if using this for the first time please check for an allergic reaction as it could ruin your holiday.
Have rung Johnson and Johnson to return our last unopened bottle and explained the problem. Their helpful representitive confirmed that it would be the helioplex and that this is in all of their products and is the "new technology" in suncare! They are going to replace it with a different Johnson product. I hope this review saves someone from the nightmare rash this can cause.