What is SPF
SPF stands for “Sun Protection Factor”, what does this mean? This is the protection rating for UVB or the ultraviolet rays that burn the skin. The sun gives off two ultra violet rays UVB and UVA. UVA rays are the long wave rays that age the skin while the UVB rays are the short range waves that burn the skin. When you hear the term SPF (Sun Protection Factor) this is always referring to the UVB burn rate. For more information on SPF visit our Education page.
Do I need a sunscreen over SPF 30?
This is completely up to the user however we can give you some insight to help you make the right decision, visit our Education page to get some key SPF facts.
What is Broad Spectrum Sunscreen
What is Broad Spectrum Sunscreen and why is it important? The term broad spectrum sunscreen refers to sunscreens that protect from both UVA and UVB ultraviolet rays. For more information on Broad Spectrum Sunscreen visit our Education page.
What do the colors on your tubes stand for?
At Surface we believe assuring we make the correct product for the correct purpose is the most important thing. We make purpose built products with consumer in mind, it is for this reason that we color code our products to make it easy to identify the product purpose. Each color bar represent the USE and each SPF color represents the SPF rating. We believe it is easier for the fans of our products to remember the color product they like rather than the name,we hope it works for you. At Surface we make products that reflect who you are and the lifestyle you live.
What is more important higher SPF or Purpose of Use?
There is no right or wrong answer to this questions however at Surface we believe that given there is only a small percentage of protection difference between and SPF 15 and an SPF 100 (SPF 15 = 93%, SPF 100 = 99%) the most important thing is to make products that are comfortable and work great every time in the environment they are used in. If you are using a sunscreen in an environment that it is not designed to be used in you will have a negative experience with the product even if the SPF is at an adequate level for the environment.
At Surface we make a product that is right for any environment you may use the product in:
DRY TOUCH - Designed to be ultra lightweight and clean feeling; Surface Dry Touch products are the ideal sunscreens for those who live, work and play in the sun. Hypoallergenic and child safe, Surface Dry Touch products are perfect for daily use.
SPORT - The Surface Sport Sunscreen is an active defense product line developed for athletes, participants and fans that want a sunscreen that can handle the different conditions many find themselves in on any given weekend. From land to water the Surface Sport Sunscreen is built to withstand sweat and water while protecting you from the harshest of elements.
WATER SPORT - The Surface Watersport line of products was athlete tested and developed to provide maximum sun protection in the harshest of water environments while using the finest ingredients to maintain a light and clean feeling. From the surf to the lake or the pool this product is perfect for any water use.
Does Surface use Oxybenzone?
Surface does use Oxybenzone in some of our products. Oxybenzone is a commonly used ingredient used in Sunscreen as it is an effective UVA and UVB protectant. Oxybenzone is FDA approved and is recommended by both the FDA and the Skin Cancer foundation.
A Washington based lobbying group called the EWG or Environmental Working Group published articles about a study performed on rodents stating concerns about the toxicity of Oxybenzone. This study suggested Oxybenzone could interact with hormones in the rats when fed to them directly in extremely high doses. There is no evidence that Oxybenzone is harmful to humans or pose any risk to the health of a human.
If you covered your entire body with oxybenzone in the concentrations that are in sunscreens and used it every day, it would take over 30 years to get to the point of what these rats were fed in these studies,” says dermatologist Darrell Rigel, MD, FAAD, who is a clinical professor of dermatology at New York University Langone Medical Center.
If you have doubts we suggest you do your own research, If at that point you still have concerns we suggest you use our products that contain Zinc or Titanium as these do not contain Oxybenzone.
What retail stores carry Surface near me?
Surface is stocked at hundreds of retail stores around the country and is expanding every day. To see if there is a store near you visit our Retailers page; if not make sure you ask your local stores to carry the product.
How do I get sponsored by Surface
At Surface we are a performance driven company and we love our athletes and our ambassadors. We have different level of sponsorship and we are always looking to expand our roster with qualified talent in an array of sports. If you think you have what it takes to join the team simply contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know what you're all about.
How do I get a Surface Sticker?
Thanks for wanting to support the brand. Simply visit our Free Stuff page and give us your info and we will send you a few freebies.
How do I contact Surface?
2905 Oceanside Blvd., #B
Oceanside, CA 92054
- USA Office Phone: (760) 362-8964
USA Office Fax: (800) 878-1075
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