A specialist sun care brand is born

For 70 years, the PIZ BUIN® brand has been providing sun lovers everywhere with suncare solutions that help them achieve the perfect balance between getting a beautiful tan and the protection they need. In fact, the PIZ BUIN® brand was one of the first to make tanning safer by implementing the Sun Protection Factor (SPF) system in the 1960’s. So wherever there’s sun, whether it’s at the beach, on a mountain or in the city, the PIZ BUIN® brand has been there helping people to enjoy life in the sun, safely.  

After suffering overexposure to the sun while climbing the Piz Buin alpine peak in 1938, chemistry student, Franz Greiter, developed one of the world’s first sun protection products in 1946, the PIZ BUIN® “Gletscher Creme” or Glacier Cream. Working with his wife, Marga, a trained beautician, they developed a specialist sun care brand dedicated to developing cutting edge sun protection with luxurious skincare for anyone who wanted to enjoy life in the sun. For 70 years the PIZ BUIN® brand has been providing sun lovers everywhere with uncompromising protection but that allows them to get that beautiful summer colour they’re after – a colour that has always inspired people to say: “Where Have You Been!®

2016

70 Years – Bloggers

PIZ BUIN® celebrates 70 years of sun care experience by sending five beauty, travel and lifestyle bloggers to explore Costa Rica and share their experiences as the first ever PIZ BUIN® Sun Ambassadors.

Meet the bloggers

Trendy Taste

Fashion Mumblr

Irene's Closet

The Muse And The Ladybug

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2016

Protect & Cool

Introduction of PIZ BUIN PROTECT & COOL® refreshing sun mousse.
Unbelievably Fresh. Instantly Protected.
Feels like you are not wearing sun screen at all!

 

2016

70 Years - Sun Finder

Launch of the PIZ BUIN® Sun Finder - a web app filled with experiences and recommendations about the best places under the sun.

Visit the PIZ BUIN® Sun Finder

 

2015

Introduction of the NEW PIZ BUIN INSTANT GLOW® Skin Illuminating Sun Spray.
Protected and beautiful - Instantly and all summer long.

2014

PIZ BUIN WET SKIN® Transparent Sun Spray summer campaign production in Thailand.

2014

Introducing PIZ BUIN® ULTRA LIGHT Dry Touch Fluids. Effective protection that dries instantly and feels weightless.

2013

PIZ BUIN® shoots the 2013 WET SKIN Transparent Sun Spray summer campaign in the Seychelles.

2013

Introduction of PIZ BUIN WET SKIN® the UK’s first sunscreen that can be applied directly on wet or dry skin.

2012

Launch of PIZ BUIN TAN & PROTECT®. For a faster*, more beautiful tan ... safely.
*Contains a technology that enhances natural tanning

2011

65th anniversary and launch of the NEW Glacier Cream in Europe. Cutting edge technology for the PIZ BUIN® brand’s in sun protection.

2010

PIZ BUIN® MOUNTAIN, with Cold Shield Complex and Edelweiss extract. PIZ BUIN® MOUNTAIN. Specially designed to protect from high altitude sun, cold and wind conditions.

2009

PIZ BUIN® ALLERGY now with Calmanelle® a unique shield complex, proven to help strengthen your skin's resilience*.
*In vitro test

2008

PIZ BUIN® sun care range is upgraded to the new breakthrough sun protection technology Helioplex.

2007

Launch of Tan Intensifier - a range of products with an innovative formulation that facilitates faster natural tanning without compromising on protection.

2000

Deep tanning gives way to a 'sun kissed glow'.

1993

The PIZ BUIN® brand’s first sun care with triple protection technology and vitamin E.

1984

"Sun goddess" visuals strengthen our iconic brand image.

1974

One of the first to introduce water resistant sun care products.

1962

Conducting tests in the Swiss-Austrian Alps.

1962

One of the first to implement the sun protection factor (SPF).

1946

The PIZ BUIN® brand launches its first sun protection product.

1938

Dr. Franz Greiter climbing the Piz Buin mountain.

 

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