Sunblock Information


The purpose of a sunblock is to give you the freedom to enjoy being outdoors while being protected from the dangers of too much sun exposure. Bonding Base sunblocks give you more freedom than traditional sunblocks because they lock into your skin and last longer through a wide variety of activities.

There are several factors that can change the effectiveness of even the same sunblock. Among these are the season of the year, altitudes, time of day, humidity/moisture in the air, and even your skin temperature at time of application.

The following guidelines will help you get the most out of your sunblock -

How to apply sunblock for best results:

Choose the correct SPF level – fairer skin, lengthy outdoor exposure or extreme sun conditions require a higher SPF level. However, if applied properly only those with the fairest of skin should need a sunblock above SPF 30.

SPF levels are based on the FDA guideline of a very liberal application: 1-1/4 ounce per body per application. Because of the way the chemistry works, sunblock SPFs are divisible but not additive. Putting on less, as most people do yields less protection. Applying half as much SPF 30 as the FDA guidelines require results in protection of only about SPF 15. Put on twice as much and you still get only SPF 30.

Bonding Base formula sunblocks lock into the skin leaving a non-greasy feel. Be willing to apply more liberally and wait out the 5-minute absorption period for best protection.

Apply to cool dry skin - and re-apply if exposed to extreme conditions *.

Bonding Base formula sunblocks work best when they can lock into cool dry skin. Apply early in the day, before you go out, go into the water or begin to perspire. Once locked in, bonding base sunblocks stay on.

Apply liberally, at a rate equal to 1-1/4 ounce per full body. Allow 5 to 8 minutes to soak in before applying makeup or exposing to water or sweat. If applying after a shower, allow your skin 10 minutes to dry thoroughly.

Under normal conditions Bonding Base sunblocks can provide all day protection when applied properly.

Under one or more of the extreme conditions listed below you should re-apply to areas of thinner skin which the sun hits directly such as shoulders, face, top of feet, ears, and bald spots.

*Extreme Conditions Indicators

1.         8 hours (or more) of sun including exposure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

2.         Skin sensitive due to sunburn from previous exposure.

3.         Sun exposure during peak solar season: May through July in the Northern Hemisphere, December through February in the Southern Hemisphere.

4.         Sun exposure within 20 degrees latitude of the equator.

5.         Sun exposure above 7,000 feet altitude.

If you are exposed to two or more of the above or one of the below environments you should definitely re-apply your Bonding Base sunblock every 3 to 4 hours, and a nonbonding base sunblock even more frequently. You may wish to consider using a higher SPF sunblock.

6.         Exposure to heavy flushing or rubbing motions such as water skiing or frequent towel drying

7.         Exposure above 10.000 feet altitude