Water Sport Environments.
Surf, swim, kiteboard, kayak, wakeboard, dive, sail.

Water resistance. Dunking yourself in water all day requires long term durability against abrasive salt water and chemically treated pool water.

UV multipliers. Tropical latitudes and reflective surfaces power-up the UV radiation. UV Reflection off water and sand can be as high as 80%. Broad Spectrum (UVA & UBV) protection helps prevent long-term sun damage. Very effective UV-blocking agents required.

Skin drying conditions. Long term wind and water exposure leads to drying skin, chapping and irritation.

Mountain Sport Environments
Hike, climb, ski, board, mountain bike.

High altitude. UV intensity increases 4-5% for every 1000’ of elevation. At 10,000’ (like skiing in Breckenridge CO), you can be exposed to 50% more UV. Add reflection off snow and you’ve got serious protection needs. Broad Spectrum (UVA & UBV) protection helps prevent long-term sun damage.

Active Durability. With added UV intensity, mountain sports athletes need sunscreen formulations that won’t fade in harsh conditions. Chemical sunscreens expire after UV exposure; mineral oxide sunscreens do not. Careful choice of sunscreen active ingredients is essential.

High and Dry. Higher elevations have very dry air. Your skin needs extra protection against moisture loss.

Sweat Resistance. Running around the mountains can work up a heck of a sweat, even in the winter. If your sunscreen melts like snow in the Mojave you’ve got eye-sting and sunburn.

Multi-sport, Cross training.
Run, cycle, hike, hot tub.

A day like a triathalon. If you plan your Saturdays to get the most out of your playtime, you need a product that stay with you through a run, a ride and a dip in the pool.

Sweat and water Resistance. Perspiration breaks down most sunscreens causing eye-sting and sunburn. You need a product that stays put and protects.

Comfortable use. If you are going to be playing all day, you need a light, non-greasy lotion that doesn’t coat your skin like a fresh bottle of coconut oil.

Protection. You need broad-spectrum (UVA & UBV) protection that helps prevent long term sun damage. Efficient use of active ingredients maximizes UV absorbing power, and reduces unneeded chemicals on the skin

Young Active Athletes
Your kids and ours.

Wiggle resistance. Sunscreen should be visible when applied (so you don’t miss a spot), plus quick to spread and absorb. We all know that the wiggle response increases the longer a kid tries to stand still.

Sweat and Water Resistance. Kids sweat just as much as adults. They just do it all day long. Very water and sweat resistant emulsions keep sunscreens on the skin where it belongs

Non-Stinging. Lotions that drain into young eyes after a quick run through the sprinkler can mean pain and irritation. Low chemical, non-stinging formulations are must-have here.

Broad-spectrum protection. Young skin is more sensitive to UV and has a low skin barrier function. UVA-UVB protection is an absolute necessity. Protective emollients aid the skins natural defense against irritants

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