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The sunscreen we use is Rocky Mountain Sunscreen for Children

Properties:

- Sweat resistant
- SPF 30
- Hypoallergenic
- Non-comedogenic (doesn't block pores)
- PABA free
- Gluten free
- Nut-oil free
- Broad Spectrum (UVA and UVB)
- Meets FDA 2012 guidelines
- Greaseless
- Moisturizing
- Fragrance free
- Contains no carbohydrates, casein, corn products, sugars, or soy
- Coral Reef Friendly (not that there are any coral reefs on the playa, but good to know ;)


Q&A from the Rocky Mountain Sunscreen website:

Question: What does SPF mean when talking about sunscreen?

Answer: SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. It is the measure of UVB protection offered by a product and can range anywhere from 2 to 80. The number indicates how much longer you can be exposed to the sun while wearing sunscreen before you begin to burn as opposed to how long it would take you to burn without sunscreen. The time it takes for someone’s skin to burn varies greatly with every individual, therefore, it is important to remember that sunscreen is not a one size fits all science.

Question: How much sunscreen should I apply? Is it true that most people don’t apply enough sunscreen?

Answer: Be generous with sunscreen. Apply liberally to cool, dry skin at least 15 minutes before sun exposure. In order to liberally cover all exposed parts of an adult body, it would take about 1 ounce of sunscreen (enough to fill a shot glass). To achieve optimum protection, allow for 20-30 minutes of set up time.

It is true that people really do not apply enough sunscreen which results in decreased UVA/UVB protection. A thin application could reduce a sunscreen's SPF from 30 to 15! Another common problem is missed spots. Almost everyone who has used a sunscreen has at one time or another missed spots and received a sunburn. Often large parts of the body are missed. Frequent applications normally don’t help because the same application pattern that missed the spots the first time is repeated again and again.