This is a quick drying clear, liquid sun protection with photo stable UVA and UVB filters in a unique formulation. The idea of P20 is that you apply it once a day for 10 hour protection. This reminds me of my childhood on holidays. I sat in the shade with P20 on and refused to come home with even an extra freckle. Seeing as I am a red head, a tomato complexion just wouldn’t work. The consistency is light and the product is fast drying so it doesn’t leave an oily residue on the skin. Be careful though as this product can often stain white clothes. I would recommend this product if you are going to be partaking in a lot of swimming activities while away. However, I recommend you apply this product in the morning, then throughout the day using a separate sun cream.
Bioderma Photoderm Bronz SPF 50 – I love this brand and only recently tried their sun product selection. Bioderma is a French brand that launched in Ireland last month and is one not to be missed. I know Sinead recently tried their Sensibio H20 Micellar Water. Bioderma Photoderm Bronz SPF 50 can be used on your face and body. As this product is an oil, it is perfect to use on your scalp. When you are in the sea and relaxing on the beach you do not want a burnt scalp. I would recommend this for our other halves too as they have shorter hair and are exposed more to the sun. This sun cream is non-comedogenic and hypollergenic which means it won’t block your pores and for sensitive skinned girls it is a life saver! Bioderma have a whole range of sun cream so have a look to find what suits you.
€22 – Llyods Pharmacy
Nivea Sun Protect and Bronze SPF30 200ml – A firm favourite of most people. Good old Nivea is a complete reliable when it comes to sun cream. They have a huge selection of products with different textures. I also love that Nivea have travel size products. This is so handy for when you are on your holidays and need to pop some SPF into your handbag. I am going to be bringing this Nivea product with me because I love the spray pump and the sun cream has a really light texture. I also love the smell of Nivea, reminds me of summer holidays with my family (we must have only brought Nivea).
€12 – Boots
PIZ BUIN Allergy Spray SPF 30 200ml– I have sensitive skin and this brand has an allergy section which some of you may not have known about. They have SPF 15-50 with lotions and sprays. I always go for the spray option, a personal choice. The texture is light and non-sticky. With sensitive skin, even minimal exposure to UV rays can cause prickly sensations and blotchiness making it difficult to enjoy the sun. PIZ BUIN Allergy is specially developed under dermatological control to protect sun sensitive skin. It combines Advanced UVA/UVB sun filters and CALMANELLE, a unique shield complex which is proven to reinforce skin cell defence against UV rays and help increase skin cell tolerance to the sun.
€19.99 – Boots
So you are off on your holidays and you want to wear your favourite fake tan for the week, mine is Cocoa Brown by Marissa Carter 1 HOUR TAN MOUSSE. Looking like a bronzed goddess on the beach will be easy, but you still need to protect your skin with SPF. Most sun creams contain oil and this strips tan from the skin. The best way to maintain your glow while also protecting your skin without any unwanted patches is to use an oil-free sun cream. Now with a lot of research I have found some options (there are not many oil-free sun creams out there). Most Oil-Free sun creams are for your face because you don’t want your skin to break out or your pores to block. If we were to use a facial oil-free sun cream we would be going through more bottles than we would fit into our suitcase!
Now it’s time to pack the suitcase and off we jet! Have a fabulous summer and make sure to tweet me if you have any questions @k8_kell. Be sure to follow my holiday adventure on my instagram page @katekellyk and Facebook Pure Irish Sugar Blog.
Thanks Sinead for having me as your guest blogger.
Love Kate x