FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
The UV rays from the sun stimulate the skin’s pigment cells to form the brown pigment melanin as a defensive measure. Melanin is naturally produced by your body and absorbs UV radiation and fights free radicals. Melanin production is our natural protective response to sunlight. It is important to recognize that the ability to produce a tan or the natural skin color of an individual affects their susceptibility to skin damage.
It is a type of safety testing done to ensure that products are safe for use around the eye area this often includes wearers of contact lenses. A consumer panel tests the product for a few weeks and then are clinically evaluated to make sure there is no irritation.
The sunscreen formula does not contain animal or animal-derived ingredients.
A general rule must be “not to be exposed for a long time to the sun, without adequate sun protection, not only during the summer months but also throughout the year.” e avoid exposure to the sun from 10:00 a.m until 4:00 p.m.
Incorrect use of sunscreen products poses a threat to the health of the skin. Particularly in the summer, sunscreen products should be applied on dry skin, at least 30 minutes before sun exposure and in sufficient quantity. You need to reapply regularly, at least every 2 hours and definitely every time you get out of the water or sweat excessively.
For an adult, the recommended application is 5mL (approximately one teaspoon) for each arm, leg, body front, body back and face (including neck and ears). That equates to a total of 35mL (approximately seven teaspoons) for a full body application.
Without protection, sun exposure is safe only within a specific time limit, which, according to skin type varies from 5 to 30 minutes.
The Sun Protection Factor is the multipliable factor of our skin’s self-protection time limit. The multiplication of a product’s SPF by the skin’s natural sun resistance span (with no protection) produces the total amount of time during which we can safely enjoy the sun.
UV protective filters can be weakened by sun radiation, degrading their protective capabilities and allowing harmful rays to penetrate the skin. It is, consequently, essential for filters tο be “photostable”, in order to provide optimal protection.
All Carroten suncare products contain photostable filters.
Superior spectrum protection means that a sunscreen has the ability to protect against the harmful effects of the largest spectrum of all sun rays, UVB+UVA+VL+IRA.
All Carroten sun protection products provide superior spectrum protection.
“Water Resistant” sunscreens can retain their stated SPF value after a certain time in water. It’s important for a sunscreen to be water resistant, as water protects only from the heat and not the harmful UV radiation.
All Carroten suncare products range from being water resistant to very water resistant.
A sunscreen can only be labelled “very high” protection if it has an SPF of 50+. “High” protection, if it has an SPF between of 30 and 50. “Medium” protection means that the sunscreen has an SPF of 15 to 25. And, “low” protection means its SPF is below 10.
Suncare products must undergo dermatological controls, in order to ensure maximum safety and health to those who use them.
All Carroten suncare products undergo constant dermatological controls. They are also phototoxicity tested, in vivo.
Sandproof means that the sand can be easily brushed off from the skin.
Τime leaves its marks on the skin. Malnutrition, stress, smoking, the environmental pollution, but also, sun over exposure can accelerate the aging process, resulting in the appearance of more wrinkles or skin spots. More specifically, photoaging occurs when the aging process speeds up by the sun’s effect on the skin.
Proper storage conditions provided, all Carroten products remain stable for 36 months. It is important to mention that, once opened, a product must be used within the limit indicated by special signage on the back of the package (inner or outer). This signage comprises of a small container with open lid and a number indicating the months during which the product can be safely used, after opening.
Tanning occurs only if the skin phototype allows it. Should your type be 1 or 2 (very light /sensitive skin, light skin), you will get a tan at very slow pace, as your skin produces melanin in small quantities. In case you don’t use sunscreen, you can only get red, even burned, causing long term cutaneous damage. Although your skin changes colour more slowly when you’re wearing sunscreen, the resulting tan will be better and longer-lasting because the sunscreen will prevent your skin from burning and peeling.
Whether your skin is already tanned or naturally darker, you should never remain unprotected. The increased amount of melanin can protect you from sunburn, but not from other negative consequences of sun exposure, like photoaging or skin cancer.
According to EU COMMISSION RECOMMENDATION of 22 September 2006 on the efficacy of sunscreen products and the claims made relating thereto sun protection:
Factors above 50 do not substantially increase the protection from UV radiation. Therefore, the range of labelled sun protection factors can be made smaller without reducing the choice of different strengths for the consumer.
Consequently SPF50+ is the maximum SPF in EU.
Carrot oil is rich in carrotenoids. The most well known carrotenoid is beta-carotene, which converts to vitamin A, once in contact with the skin. Beta-carotene is a provitamin that nurtures skin. Furthermore, it helps accelerate tanning, contributing to the production of melanin. Last but not least, beta-carotene’s protective action increases skin’s resistance against UV radiation “attacks”.