WHAT IS SPF?

SPF, or Sun Protection Factor, is a measure/guide of how well a product will protect skin from the suns UV rays, the kind of radiation that causes sunburn, this is a guide that depends on skin type, intensity of sunlight and amount of product used.

SPF is a measure of protection from the amount of UV exposure and it is not meant to help you determine duration of exposure. The most important thing is to reapply your SPF product frequently especially after swimming or heavy perspiration.

WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN SPF 6, SPF 15, SPF 30 & SPF 50?

It is often assumed that SPF 30 protects twice as much as SPF 15, however that is not the case. On average SPF 30 only protects you 3% more than an SPF 15.

– SPF 6 protects your skin from about 83% of the suns UV rays.

– SPF 15 protects your skin from about 93% of the suns UV rays.

– SPF 30 protects your skin from about 97% of the sun’s UV rays.

– SPF 50 protects your skin from about 98% of the sun’s UV rays.

WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN OIL & WATER BASED SPF PRODUCTS?

COCOOIL only uses 100% Natural Botanical Oils which are more effective for producing a uniform and long-lasting film of sun protection on the skin, and their emollient properties protect & hydrate the skin against the drying effects of the sun, keeping your skin silky smooth.

Nearly all sunscreens are predominantly water-based and can quickly evaporate, leaving behind a film of sunscreen ingredients which can dry out your skin leading to premature aging and sun damage.

HOW CAN WE BE SUN SAFE?

  • Choose cosmetics that offer UV protection
  • Wear sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Wear wide-brimmed straw hats & that new nautical shirt.
  • Avoid being out in the sun from 11 am- 3 pm but be sun smart if you do want to have fun in the sun.

HOW DOES COCOOIL TEST SPF PRODUCTS?

All COCOOIL’S SPF Products undergo stringent testing to the following Australian/New Zealand, FDA, EU & International standards and are approved in order to make a sun protection claim.

All COCOOIL’S SPF testing is conducted in Australia in a controlled highly skilled laboratory.

We do not test on our animal friends. “CRUELTY FREE POLICY”

Does the COCOOIL Tanning Oil wash off?

COCOOIL Tanning Oil SPF6 is an oil based sunscreen as opposed to a self-tanning product so won’t wash off.

Does it turn you orange?

No.

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Does the COCOOIL Tanning Oil act as an accelerator like the browning lotion?

The product has a lower SPF factor (83% SPF) which allows more of the sun’s rays to be absorbed into the skin and enables the skin to tan. That’s what people love about this product – you tan but are still protecting your skin i.e. tan and protect.

Is it greasy on the skin?

The product is non-greasy and easily absorbed.

What does it smell like?

Coconut.

Are COCOOIL products waterproof?

COCOOIL SPF30 Topical Sunscreen has been tested for water resistance and provides 60 minutes of water resistance. As with any sunscreens, reapplication of the product is paramount.

Can I use COCOOIL products on my face?

Yes, excluding COCOOIL Ocean Spray – our hair texturizer – all COCOOIL products can be used on the face.

I have allergies and/or sensitive skin. Can I still use COCOOIL products?

It depends on the allergies and we would recommend checking each product’s ingredients on our website. COCOOIL products are able to be used on sensitive skin however as each individual’s skin is different, we would recommend patch testing a small area first.

Are COCOOIL products tested on animals?

No. COCOOIL products are cruelty free.

Where are COCOOIL products made?

Made in Australia.