Piz Buin Sunscreen 200ml 30SPF 4* UVA £4.99 @ Savers (instore)
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Piz Buin Sunscreen 200ml 30SPF 4* UVA £4.99 @ Savers (instore)

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Found 10th Jun 2013
Just been into Savers and got Piz Buin 30 200ml for £4.99 each

Experts say that 30 SPF blocks out 98% of harmful rays and 50SPF only blocks out an extra 1% (99%) so people argue that there is no need to go above 30. This is also 4 stars out of 5 UVA protection which is just as important to note. you'll find many of the cheaper sun screens are only 2 or 3 star, you should not go below 4 star.
I'm no expert on the matter of sunscreen (or any matter come to think of it) but I have been doing loads of reading so that's a brief summary of what I've found.

Here is what makes this a great deal:

Tesco: £6 each
SemiChem (online): £7 each (2 for £12)
Asda: £7 each (2 for £12)
Boots: £6.24 each
Superdrug: £6.98 each
Sainsburys: £6 each

They also had 10SPF and 15SPF, if you don't see any on the shelves don't be afraid to ask if they have any in the back

Edit: just found out that 3 weigh 0.7kg

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Original Poster

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Edited by: "timber4483" 10th Jun 2013

Have you actually used this sun cream before? Just wondering as I know this brand has been around for some time but have never tried it. You are right about the star rating as well - I saw a doctor on TV on 'This Morning' last year and he was stressing the point about getting a sun cream with a high UVA star rating (which is something I always do now). Would like to know a bit more about the difference between Factor 30 (98% of rays) and Factor 50 (99% of rays), as didn't realise that. I actually thought that it meant that the higher factor enabled you to sunbathe just that bit longer before starting to burn.

hot, just got two, its uva & uvb

Original Poster

I don't know where I found that it blocks 98%, I just googled "difference between SPF 30 and 50" and the consensus seems to be 97%

Here is an article by the New York Times which looks into SPF 70+ because it seems like the manufacturers are trying to outdo each other by saying their product offers more protection but goes on to say that SPF 30 is really the saturation point of SPF to percentage before the difference is negligible
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/fashion/14SKIN.html

I'm please that you have found interest in what I've said, as I said in my OP am no expert and only learned this stuff very recently.


To answer your question, yes I have used this before. I used the SPF20 and SPF10 last year when I was in Turkey and it was great, I used the 20 first week and 10 the second. I bought the 30 this time because i'm off to Egypt where it's going to be 38 degrees some days!

timber4483

I don't know where I found that it blocks 98%, I just googled … I don't know where I found that it blocks 98%, I just googled "difference between SPF 30 and 50" and the consensus seems to be 97% Here is an article by the New York Times which looks into SPF 70+ because it seems like the manufacturers are trying to outdo each other by saying their product offers more protection but goes on to say that SPF 30 is really the saturation point of SPF to percentage before the difference is negligible http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/fashion/14SKIN.htmlI'm please that you have found interest in what I've said, as I said in my OP am no expert and only learned this stuff very recently.To answer your question, yes I have used this before. I used the SPF20 and SPF10 last year when I was in Turkey and it was great, I used the 20 first week and 10 the second. I bought the 30 this time because i'm off to Egypt where it's going to be 38 degrees some days!



Thank you for replying.

purchased loads 2 weeks ago from boots factor 50 {needed it too for Egypt lol } reduced to £1.50 ticket says £3 but goes through tills half price
used this for years highly recommend

timber4483

I don't know where I found that it blocks 98%, I just googled … I don't know where I found that it blocks 98%, I just googled "difference between SPF 30 and 50" and the consensus seems to be 97% Here is an article by the New York Times which looks into SPF 70+ because it seems like the manufacturers are trying to outdo each other by saying their product offers more protection but goes on to say that SPF 30 is really the saturation point of SPF to percentage before the difference is negligible http://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/fashion/14SKIN.htmlI'm please that you have found interest in what I've said, as I said in my OP am no expert and only learned this stuff very recently.To answer your question, yes I have used this before. I used the SPF20 and SPF10 last year when I was in Turkey and it was great, I used the 20 first week and 10 the second. I bought the 30 this time because i'm off to Egypt where it's going to be 38 degrees some days!




I'v just returned from Egypt and it was 43 most days soooo glad to be home in the rain lol but have lovely tan I used factor 20 kids had 50 and come back healthy white

Did you not tan even slightly in that heat on a Factor 20?
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