Reviewed: P20, the protector of active people in the sun

P20 – Possibly the original once a day sun protector and our choice of lotion for a number of years now.

The first time you use it, you can’t help but worry about whether or not it actually works. Well, worry no more, because for us, it does it exactly what it says on the packaging.

When you first use it, it feels very lightweight in consistency as it’s watery, almost clear, and almost fragrance free but it packs a punch at the suns harmful rays and should protect you most of the day from the effects of the sun, as long as you follow the instructions.

As the P20 website says, ‘Put it on in the morning. Enjoy your day. It’s that simple’….and that’s true!

Needless to say with our holidays coming up soon, we headed in to Gordons Chemists to get stocked up!

The good news is that it’s reduced in price at the minute, and for the remainder of July, 50p from every purchase is being donated to Action Cancer.

Gordons Chemists and Action Cancer have partnered with the sun protection brand, to assist the charity in vital fundraising.

Richard Barnes, Gordons Chemists, said: “Our customers love the P20 range, it’s a great value brand known as the brand for active people in the sun! When they approached us to ask if they could donate proceeds from sales to our nominated charity, we welcomed the idea as it ties in perfectly with our annual Safe Sun Roadshows. Many skin cancers can be prevented and we want to get the message out to as many people as possible with these roadshows. Education is key to assisting in prevention of the disease among adults and children.”

Teams from Action Cancer have been on the road this summer providing information on keeping safe in the sun and how to detect skin cancer early.

Frances Dowds, Health Promotion Manager at Action Cancer commented: “Skin cancer is on the increase in Northern Ireland but there are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk. Seek shade especially between 11am and 3pm, cover up with clothing, including a broad brimmed hat and sunglasses, use a sunscreen with an SPF of 15 or higher every day and remember to reapply every two hours. Do not use sunbeds and remember prevention is best so examine your skin head-to-toe every month.”

Skin cancer is the most common type of cancer in Northern Ireland. Out of the 3,300 people diagnosed annually around 250 develop the most serious type of skin cancer, known as malignant melanoma, and nearly 70 people die from the disease in Northern Ireland every year.

Gordons Chemists is proud to be proactively supporting this campaign with sun protection sample products and advice, in an effort to educate children and parents about the need for sun protection.

Further information can be obtained at or from leading independent pharmacy chain Gordons Chemists,, and @gordonschemists.20140717-091920-33560241.jpg

Post Author: Belfast Times

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