All Vertra Sunscreen ingredients are Reef Safe. Our sunscreen products do not contain any Oxybenzone or Octinoxate.
The Elite & Signature Face stick ranges are derived using cosmetically formulated and specialized manufacturing processes rarely found in the mass sunscreen market. That is what gives our benchmark products the similar weight and feel of even the finest designer cosmetic brand’s SPF offerings. What you are purchasing is essentially a cosmetic foundation with SPF properties and NOT a sunscreen face stick with pigment. There IS a difference.
Vertra is committed to creating a premium line that is not only reef-safe, Octinoxate & Oxybenzone free, but also infused with non-nano, mineral UVA/UVB blockers that meet the maximum 80-minute FDA water and sweat resistance ratings. Our line protects the Earth’s reefs and your skin at the same time.
Hawaii has set a ground breaking legislative ban on the selling of any sunscreens that contain Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Key West Florida has now followed with a similar ban.
Optimum “Broad Spectrum” protection against skin damaging UVA rays and skin burning UVB rays.
UVA rays can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots.
UVB rays can burn your skin. Too much exposure to UVA or UVB rays can cause skin cancer. Vertra provides Broad Spectrum protection and protects the skin from all UV light.
All Vertra products are tested to the industry maximum.
There are (40 Minutes) and (80 Minutes) "Water Resistant" sunscreens per the FDA and their required testing.
Per the FDA: “People should also be aware that no sunscreens are "waterproof.”
All sunscreens eventually wash off.
The SPF number that appears on our products is the SPF protection level AFTER subjects have been exposed to 80 minutes of water immersion or sweating.
Developed, tested and proven for over 10 years by an incredible roster of athletes and ambassadors including numerous world champions, olympians, first responders, lifeguards, and government agencies like the Marine Corps, USCG, NOAA and more.
We are the go to sunscreen brand in sports such as surfing, paddling, snowboarding, swimming, water polo, stand up paddling, and numerous others.
Athletes like John John Florence, Mick Fanning, Shane Dorian, Kai Lenny and Monyca Eleogram trust Vertra to protect and to perform in all types of conditions.