What is the difference between UVA and UVB rays? What does Broad Spectrum mean?

UVA rays make up roughly 90-95% of the rays that reach us and penetrate deep into the skin’s layers.  UVB rays make up 5-10% of the rays that reach us and affect the skin’s outer layer. UVB rays are the primary cause of sunburns. Broad spectrum means that it provides proportional protection against UVA and UVB rays.

Where can I purchase Pure Sun Defense sunscreen?

You can find Pure Sun Defense products in Wal-Mart and Target. Please check back often to see if we have added additional retailers.

How much sunscreen should I apply?

Sunscreen should be applied liberally. At the minimum we recommend at least 1 fl oz per application. However, this may vary depending on your body type and size.

Why can’t I spray directly onto my face?

We recommend spraying onto your hands and then applying to your face to avoid getting product in your eyes. It will also help you avoid inhaling the spray.

What is SPF? How do I know what SPF to use?

The abbreviation SPF stands for “Sun Protection Factor”. This number is a guide to the product’s level of protection, or more directly, it indicates how much longer you can stay exposed to the sun before getting sunburned. For example, it would take 50 times longer to burn with sunscreen SPF 50 than it would without sunscreen. An individual should choose the level of SPF based on skin type, time and length of exposure, time of year, type of surface, and location.

How many times should I reapply?

We recommend applying after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, and at least every 2 hours.

I see these products have a Skin Cancer Foundation Seal of Recommendation, what does this mean?

The Skin Cancer Foundation’s Seal of Recommendation is granted to sun protection products that have been reviewed by and meet the specific criteria of an independent Photobiology Committee. It is a symbol of safe and effective sun protection recognized by consumers worldwide.

Will it sting my eyes if it gets into them?

We recommend keeping product away from eyes and rinsing with water in the event that it does get into your eyes.

What does Pediatrician and Dermatologist “tested” mean?

This means that the product has undergone clinical trials under pediatrician and dermatologist supervision to determine skin tolerance.

What if I’m in the water for more than 80 minutes?

We recommend applying after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, and at least every 2 hours to best protect you from harmful sunrays.

How long before going out into the sun should I apply sunscreen?

We recommend applying liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Do I need to take extra precautions in the sun if I’m taking medication?

Certain medications can increase sun sensitivity. Be sure to discuss any questions or concerns you may have about medications with your doctor.

Is this product sweat proof?

While the product is water resistant, we suggest reapplying after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, and at least every 2 hours.

What makes this suitable for sensitive skin?

This product is Fragrance Free, Hypoallergenic, PABA Free, and Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested.

Are the active ingredients FDA approved?

Our active ingredients are Avobenzone, Homosalate, Octisalate, Octocrylene, and Oxybenzone; which are all FDA approved.

Are these products also considered sunblock?

Sunblock contains physical or inorganic ingredients that physically block the sun (both UVA and UVB rays). Our product is considered sunscreen, which means that it contains ingredients that absorb UV radiation and reducing the amount that reaches your skin.

Was this product tested on animals?

We do not test on animals.