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Posted 16 May 2006 - 10:26 AM

I'm stealing this thread from Dami4n. I thought it would be a good idea to have it here, just for reference and all. Anyway... Here it is:

QUOTE(Dami3n @ Apr 29 2006, 02:32 PM) View Post

Ok now its coming up to summer im sure a lot of the Ukers that have been plunged in grey clouds for the last few months are now starting to worry a little about what sort of sunscreen they can use for the summer months that has some sort of Sun Factor Protection ?

So i started on a hunt for some an i found these products (i wil add to the list the more i find)


http://www.boots.com...39&slmRefer=000
^ Botanics Pore Perfecting Day Moisture Lotion SPF15

http://www.mistrys.c...-15-p-1004.html
^Olay Total Effects Day Moisturiser SPF 15+

http://www.wiggle.co...18848&UberCat=0
^not too sure if that1 is worth a look, never heard of the brand myself but found it neway

http://www.ombrelle....uct_kids30.html
^*update* aparently this version ie 30sfp is non-comedogenic so its all good for this summer!

http://www.boots.com...oductid=1069744
^ SIMPLE SUN LOTION SPF50 (as per real maverick)

http://www.boots.com...oductid=1069737
^ Simple Sun Face Protection Lotion SPF 20 (as per real maverick)

http://www.boots.com...oductid=1069735
^ Simple Sun Face Protection Lotion SPF 30 (as per real maverick)


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Posted 16 May 2006 - 11:15 AM

im personally using :
http://www.boots.com...oductid=1069737
^ Simple Sun Face Protection Lotion SPF 20

and cant fault it

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 01:56 PM

QUOTE(Dami4n @ May 16 2006, 11:15 AM) View Post

im personally using :
http://www.boots.com...oductid=1069737
^ Simple Sun Face Protection Lotion SPF 20

and cant fault it



Hi there i am very interested in purchasing this product but i have pretty oily skin... do you think this would be a bad choice for me!!! would you say it was matte..??

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Posted 16 May 2006 - 02:23 PM

its not either really its just like a moisturiser.
i personally dont find it greasy so i dont think you wil find it a problem

go into boots an have a look around.
but these are all recommended simply because they dont cause/aggrivate acne.
so i would try and get one of the products listed above as it took ages to find them all. and there are a LOT of moisturisers/sunscreens around.

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Posted 17 May 2006 - 03:12 PM

Has anyone tried Ambre Solaire Sheer Protect SPF30 "very high protection 100% non-greasy cream"?

Any opinions on it?

I'm trying to decipher the ingredients list at the moment - it doesn't say it's non-comedogenic, and I think it may be contributing to my current acne outbreak.


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Posted 01 June 2006 - 07:41 AM

FiShY, looks like these protect against burnign UVB rays, what about UVA? Do they protect against those?

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:26 AM

I went into Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Savers, Asda and Sainsbury's which are all toiletry shops aswell as two supermarkets... and I couldn't find a simple sun lotion anywhere! AHHH... they were rather small shops though... so where can I buy? Should I try a bigger boots?

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 06:43 AM

QUOTE(jonny_boy @ Jun 2 2006, 01:26 PM) View Post

I went into Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Savers, Asda and Sainsbury's which are all toiletry shops aswell as two supermarkets... and I couldn't find a simple sun lotion anywhere! AHHH... they were rather small shops though... so where can I buy? Should I try a bigger boots?



order off the boots website
they are fasssssssst!

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 12:09 PM

I can't order online sad.gif

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Posted 18 June 2006 - 08:28 AM

QUOTE(jonny_boy @ Jun 2 2006, 01:26 PM) View Post

I went into Boots, Lloyds Pharmacy, Savers, Asda and Sainsbury's which are all toiletry shops aswell as two supermarkets... and I couldn't find a simple sun lotion anywhere! AHHH... they were rather small shops though... so where can I buy? Should I try a bigger boots?

Try either a bigger boots store, or superdrug. I can never find (or should I more appropriately say, rarely find), decent sunscreens from supermarkets.



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Posted 25 June 2006 - 11:15 PM

was going through the main acne.org site and thought id help out a bit by providing some links for products for the section "outside the US"
mainly for europeans
also this site that ive used to display the products is a MAIN supplier in the UK and europe
www.boots.com
there is a boots in most towns and every city ive ever been to so its a solid supplier.


Cleansers:

Act Washbar - Quite Drying and Acne Medicated but a good washbar for areas you feel acne isnt bad enough to need constant application of bp. I use the act washbar on my cheeks/forehead/neck and its excellent and a real bargain at £1.79 + p&p price depending on where in europe.
http://www.boots.com...oductid=1032669

Biore Oil Control Cleanser - A cleanser not washbar, i used this anywhere i applied bp to as its very mild and gentle, perfect to prep area before application of bp and doesnt leave area dry etc.
http://www.boots.com...38&slmRefer=000

Boots Tea Tree + Witch Hazel Foaming Face Wash - Another cleanser ive tried, i stil have it altho i dont use now my flatmate does. As i liked the Biore Cleanser Better.
ph balanced, non comedogenic etc.
http://www.boots.com...22&slmRefer=000


Benzoyl Peroxide Products:

note:site used for shipping is my only other online pharmacy i use (boots dont seem to sell BP products online but these do: www.expresschemist.com
they also deliver to europe etc.

Panoxyl Aquagel 2.5 40g - The only 2.5% Bp i know of available in the Uk which is OTC. Some member use but like we all know its known to cause redness, none the less available at most pharmacys etc.
http://www.expressch...el-2-5-40g.html

Brevoxyl Cream 40g - I thought id add this as it was the one i started off with, its a cream bp at 4% not 2.5, however it did its job at the start. I came off once i realised i could get the CSR gel at a good price to the uk and my skin was a lot better once i changed. I do however have sensitive skin so that might have been the problem.
http://www.expressch...-cream-40g.html


Moisturisers:


Eucerin Dry Skin Relief Face Cream with 5% Urea - The only moisturiser id suggest in the UK, id say 95% of UK members use this moisturiser, its EXCELLENT. I used a crappy moisturiser before this one and it was leaving my skin flakey etc. Once i switched it was AMAZING how much difference a quality moisturiser made.
My skin was hardly flakey etc and was 10x better. The only moisturiser i ever suggest to UK members. It is however an AHA moisturiser so id only suggest after a few weeks into the regimen etc etc etc.
http://www.boots.com...oductid=1029095


hope thats it might be helpful as reference or something. smile.gif

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Posted 26 June 2006 - 04:41 AM

Oxy on the spot is another bp product. It has 2.5% bp in it smile.gif

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Posted 23 July 2006 - 11:06 AM

I was at the airport and got some simple face protector spf 20 for £3.65 (it was reduced from £7 something). So far, I'm loving it smile.gif

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Posted 30 July 2006 - 03:55 AM

Quinoderm 5 - %5

I used that for a while was good, till I moved on to CSR gel

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Posted 14 November 2006 - 10:58 AM



I'm from the UK and am having problems finding supplies listed on Dan's website. I have already ordered the panoxyl 2.5% BP, but regarding the other products are the effective in use for the clear skin regimen?

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Posted 17 November 2006 - 06:49 PM

What do you mean ordered it? It's available in most pharmacies in the UK. Costs less than £3 but it's very irritating. You would be far better getting Oxy On The Spot which is also available in most pharmacies but a little bit more expensive, much less irritating though. Everything you need for the regimen is available in Superdrug or Boots, just different brand names.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 10:53 AM

oxy on the spot?

i thought it was neutrogena on-the-spot


or are they different things?

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 11:49 AM

Heyo there! Just feeling a bit confused...I get the impression that uk-ers are using eucerin moisturiser because it contains lactic acid but I can only find one with urea which (if i can remember a-level chemistry) is different...sorry if I'm being dumb but I'm terrified to put anything new on my face as absolutely everything I try seems to make it worse so I want to make sure I choose the right products first time else it will take weeks to undo any damage sad.gif

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:06 AM

QUOTE(greenplastic @ Dec 10 2006, 04:53 PM) View Post
oxy on the spot?

i thought it was neutrogena on-the-spot


or are they different things?



yes! Oxy-on-the-spot is available in the Uk and Ireland, where as Neutrogena - on the -spot is north american.

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Posted 21 January 2007 - 09:08 AM

sounds like it's discontinued