Unit Product Weight: 0.8 lbs
Features and Benefits
- Retains SPF for up to 80 minutes
- UVA/UVB Broad Spectrum Protection
- Enriched with Aloe and vitamin E
- Helps prevent sunburn
- Recommended for anyone above 6 months of age
There are other natural factors that can increase or decrease this impact:
- Geographic location (closer to equator means more sun)
- Time of year
- Time of day
- Amount of tanning already achieved
- Length of time spent in the sun
This last factor brings us to a review of sun care products. The SPF classification, or number, indicates the level of protection against UVB rays (the cause of sunburn) and helps determine the amount of time a person can stay in the sun without getting a burn.
The higher the SPF number, the more rays blocked and the longer the user can stay out. The FDA classifies sunscreens as those products with SPFs of 2-14; sun blocks have Spa's of 15 and higher.
As an example, let's assume you're at sea level and have no prior tan. From personal experience, you know that after about 15 minutes of sun, you start to burn.
If you plan to be in the sun for an hour, you need protection equivalent to the remaining 45 minutes, so you would use SPF 4 which screens out 75% of UVB rays or 45 minutes worth (75% x 60 minutes = 45 minutes of block).
The SPF to be used is determined by dividing the time a person will be in the sun by the amount of time it takes to start burning (60 minutes divided by 15 minutes = SPF 4).
Other Sun Tips:
Apply sunscreen (SPF 15 or highher) to protect against the damaging effects of the sun's ultraviolet (UV) rays.
Re-apply sunscreen often - at least every 2 hours.
Don't forget the ears, nose and neck as they are extremely vulnurable to sun damange.
Lips need protection too, use an SPF 15 or higher lip balm.
The advantage and difference between Sun & Skin Care Research Inc. and their competitors is the entire Ocean Potion and No-AD product line is produced in-house. From mixing the formulas to packaging the product and stocking the shelves - they do it all! Their unique way of doing things has helped make Ocean Potion one of the fastest growing sun and skin care products in the country with the quality and precision you would expect from this made in the USA brand.
In addition to this, all of Sun & Skin Care Research's products are paraben free and non-toxic meaning that you don't have to worry about any damage being done to your skin over time. Their completely natural formulas allow for a complete moisturizing and conditioning of the skin while giving it the natural ingredients and vitamins that it needs.