FAQ

What is the (SPF) Sun Protection Factor ?

SPF describes the increased allowable time of sun exposure before your particular skin type will start to burn. For example, SPF 10 means you can stay in the sun for ten times longer than it takes you to burn. If a fair-skinned, blond headed person burns in five minutes under the noon day sun, an SPF 10 would enable her to remain outside for fifty minutes before burning, ten times longer than without sunscreen. An individual with a darker skin who may take 20 minutes to burn without sunscreen could stay out for 200 minutes


What are UVA rays?

This wave is the longest wave in the UV band and is not blocked by the ozone layer. UVA rays penetrate the inner layer of the skin (dermis) where it can damage blood vessels and contribute to premature ageing and wrinkles.


What are UVB rays?

Although UVB rays are blocked by the ozone layer and are less abundant, they are far more damaging than UVA rays. UVB rays are more common during the summer months and affect only the outer layer of the skin (epidermis). They are more aggressive than UVA rays and cause sunburn faster. These rays are the major cause of skin cancer.


When should I wear sunscreen?

You should be wearing a protective sunscreen ALL year round. The sun’s harmful UVA rays that contribute towards premature ageing and cause wrinkles are consistently intensive even during the winter months, as well as on overcast and cloudy days. Don’t leave home without your sunscreen! The sun’s harmful UVA and UVB rays burn through your everyday clothes and still damages the skin on a daily basis. By using a body lotion with a high SPF you will be able to protect your skin and keep it healthy and moisturised.


What is Monoi Tahitian Coconut Oil?

Monoi Tahitian Coconut Oil, or Monoi de Tahiti, is light brown, scented oil known for its tan accelerating and deeply moisturizing properties. The scent comes from Tahitian Gardenia or Tiare blossoms being soaked in the coconut oil for a period of 2 weeks. Tropitone enriches most of its products with this luxurious oil for improved tanning and long-lasting moisture.


What is an anti-oxidant?

An antioxidant is an enzyme or organic molecule that counteracts the damaging effects that free radicals cause, particularly with regard to premature ageing.