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All of my life I have been prone to sunburn. I put this down to a combination of two things: the first is that I have very pale skin, with freckles and moles; the second is that I did not have my first holiday abroad until I was 18.
Year after year, I would go on holiday and always burn terribly. I tried everything, but to no avail. I could usually only stay in the sun for 30 minutes without burning.
One of my friends used to always come back with a golden tan and she told me about P20. I decided to check it out myself, but I must admit that the price deterred me then, and it wasn't until a few years later that I did decide to buy some for myself. Listed below are my positive and negative comments regarding P20.
You only need one application and it lasts for a whole day. There is no need to re-apply after swimming.
The P20 sinks into your skin very quickly after application.
You are able to stay in the sun much longer than normal as it has a Factor 20. However, despite the high protection, the P20 has a special formula which means that you still tan.
It really does what it promises - a lovely tan!
It is pricey - there are two sizes, a minute bottle (sorry, I do not know the actual weight) - which costs £12.00 in Superdrug. I always bought the larger bottle (about 3 times the size) at the airport duty free, and paid approximately £18.00. So I would suggest doing the same and purchasing the P20 at your departure airport.
It doesn't smell very nice, although this is definitely not a deterrent.
If you do not allow the lotion to dry properly (about 10 minutes), it does stain your clothes.
Because the lotion does sink into your skin quickly, I found that I needed to apply more of the product than other brands. I would say that the larger bottle would just about last a 2 week holiday.
So, to summarise, although the negatives seem to be longer than the positives, I would not be without this product on my summer holiday. Believe me, if you have ever suffered the embarassment of returning home whiter than you left, invest in some P20 - You won't regret it!