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=Riemann P20 Once A Day Sun Protection SPF 10 Low=
Riemann P20 Once A Day Sun Protection SPF 10 Low
Riemann P20 is the more expensive of Suntan lotions, from memory I recall that this was originally designed for skiers, and as worked its way into the market place.
Originally it was only in Factor P20, but now they also produce a factor 30 and a factor 10, but you have to look very closely at the bottle, as the name of the Product P20 takes the preferential marketing on the label.
Although I like Avon suntan lotions, this is a really impressive brand, and one that I take on holidays.
My daughter and I were going on holiday with some friends, we had planned to go May half term and the week, but as we are in different counties, we just presumed we had the same dates booked, but no they had a week, then we had their 2nd week, then a week just me and my daughter, worked out well.
We had a phone call from our friends, there was a heat wave in Tunisia and make sure we pack plenty of sun tan lotion. So as I had a good array of Avon Suntan lotions, I choose a bottle of the P20, but factor 10 for my last few days.
=Price and Availability=
The price of Riemann P20 does vary from where you purchase it from, it is available Sainsburys, Tescos, Wilkinsons, Home bargains, Duty Free Shops and prices for a 200ml can vary from £10 to £20. So definitely shop around.
The bottle is a small white bottle with a screw top, the label is and white and red stripe, with the writing in black.
The bottle comes in a box, that is similar in design to the bottle.
This has to be one of the most effective sun tan lotions on the market, - it is applied once a day and lasts for 20 hours, that includes, going swimming, towel drying (not rough dry down), and sweating.
You unscrew the lid and put it in your hands, the liquid is a very pale yellow in colour, and does feel a bit sticky when you are applying it. I try the logic approach of working top to tail, I have to get my daughter to help me do my back and shoulders.
If we are going on a trip to the market, then I make sure that both myself and my daughter have been zapped with this, so I know I don't need to carry any lotion with us.
=How much do you need=
I would say a bottle would last at least 10 days, thats applying once a day, and the small size of the bottle saves much needed space and weight allowance in the suitcases.
The lotion is designed to give a gradual tanning process.
There are full instructions within the packaging and it is advisable to read these through, as this does explain more about UVA rays and what to look for.
=Peace of Mind=
To sum up I would say that the Riemans P20 brand does give you peace of mind.
I'm as guilty of this as much as the next person, but have you ever noticed that most people who take sun lotion to the beach or to the pool don't leave in the shade or a cool spot, its left ready to hand, - and what you are actually doing is defeating the object of the sun tan lotion, as the heat is getting to the product and its baking it, - literally making it in effective. So that £15 bottle you brought at duty free en-route to the holiday destination, is now no better than moistening lotion.
I have just come back from a blissful holiday in Provence, where the average daily temperatures topped forty degrees.
As I was taking our three kids, protection from the sun was naturally a priority for me. Last year we went to Menorca during a fierce heatwave, and although we used high factor sun creams none of us escaped without the odd patch of sunburn, and my son was ill for a few days with heatstroke, not fun at all!
I was determined that this time I would find something totally effective so I did some research and found that Riemann P20 came highly recommended. When I asked around, my friend Karen, who regularly visits South Africa told me that she had used it and she didn't burn at all. She has a skin condition and has to be extra careful not to burn. She also confirmed that Riemann P20 was effective all day, only needing to be applied once. This seemed ideal for my family, as they hate being repeatedly ambushed by me with a bottle of lotion when they are going from the pool to the garden etc.
Riemann P20 normally retails at £19.99 for 200ml, but luckily I found it on offer at Sainsburys for half price. I bought two bottles, reasoning that £20 was a fair price to pay if it meant I could relax in the sun.
This product has no fancy packaging. The box is white with the product name in black and a sun pattern in red, orange and yellow on the front. Inside the box, the squat plastic bottle is labelled in the same way. The SPF is 20 (medium) and the blurb states that it gives you 10 hours sun protection, allows gradual tanning, is quick drying and very water resistant.
One important thing to remember is that the lotion takes 15 minutes to become active, so it is best to apply it out of the sun and allow it to dry before sunbathing or swimming. There are comprehensive instructions inside the box and it is wise to read these through before using the product.
Once you have opened the bottle you will realise that it is actually an oil rather than a lotion. Pale yellow in colour and quite runny, it has an odd smell, not entirely pleasant, which is hard to describe, but if I had to try I would say that it reminds me of acetone with an astringent chemical top note but happily, once on the skin the smell mellows a bit.
It is easy to apply and sinks in quickly, leaving a slight sheen on your skin but is not sticky or greasy at all.
The instructions say that one application should provide protection from UVA and UVB rays for 10 hours, however, you must apply it generously and take care not to rub your skin dry after swimming. We used both bottles between five of us over two weeks and it was just enough but what was really impressive was that not one of us got burnt.
At the end of the holiday we were all golden brown and I was happy that I had protected us from the harmful (and ageing) effects of the sun.
It is also worth noting that none of us peeled at any time and my skin felt soft after using it.
The best thing about this product, apart from its obvious high level of protection is that you only need to apply it once and then you can relax, safe in the knowledge that you and your family will not burn. But only if you follow the instructions carefully.
Riemann P20 Once-A-Day Sun Protection SPF 10 Low is non-greasy, non-oily and fragrance free to provide the ultimate coverage, both in and out of the water, for up to 10 hours a day / Once-a-day application: P20 is designed to ensure one application a day is sufficient, keeping the time spent reapplying sun protection to a minimum / Once-a-day application means a little goes a long way, making P20 more economical than other sun preparations that need to be re-applied regularly during the day / Superior water resistance: Riemann P20 Once-A-Day Sun Protection SPF 10 Low is proven to remain effective even after frequent swimming / In fact, P20 has been categorised as 'Very Water Resistant', the highest classification available from Colipa Guidelines for Evaluating Sun Product Water Resistance / UVA and UVB Protection: Offering UVA and UVB protection through highly photostable filters, P20 retains its effectiveness even on extended exposure to the sun / Easy to use: The unique, easy-to-use formulation has a thin consistency, ensuring an even and economic coverage that absorbs rapidly / Stay safe in the sun: Riemann P20 Once-A-Day Sun Protection SPF 10 Low with a SPF of 10, absorbs 90% of the sun's UVB (burning) rays, and offers 10 hours of protection with a single application whilst still allowing you to build a tan / An independent laboratory test using human volunteers proved that P20 provides 10 hours of sun protection / Learn more about the water resistance testing standards on www / colipa / eu / SPF indicates how much longer a person can be in the sun without being burnt if he/she wears sun protection, as compared to unprotected skin / Directions for use: As Riemann P20 Once-A-Day Sun Protection SPF 10 Low is non-oily, non-greasy and fragrance free (once dry), there is no grease or 'shine' as with normal sun preparations so both can be used under make-up and moisturising cream / It is ideal for men and women with fine or thinning hair as it protects the scalp / Just apply 15 minutes before going out into the sun or swimming, to allow a protective film to form on the skin / Apply generously in an even layer, paying particular attention to the vulnerable parts of the body such as nose, ears, scalp, shoulders, chest and feet / For first time users, or for those with fair and sensitive skin, Riemann recommend repeating the application 10 minutes after the first application to ensure that the product is applied adequately and evenly to the skin / This will provide the best possible protection / Full directions must be read carefully before use /