How do I stay safe in the sun?
The sun is wonderful – and dangerous. So it should be enjoyed with care. Remember the Danish Cancer Society's three simple rules:
Shade: Enjoy life in the shade between noon and 3 pm, when the sun is at its harshest and really showing its full strength.
Sun hat: Remember to wear a sun hat and cover your skin with loose clothing when the sun is at its highest.
Sunscreen: Always wear a good sunscreen – and plenty of it! Protect your skin every day. From the first glimpse of spring to the last autumn morning – and all the days in between when the sun is out. Is your skin sensitive to the sun? Use cream rather than oil.
What are UVA and UVB rays?
The sun's rays contain two types of ultraviolet (UV) rays: UVA and UVB. These are light rays and invisible to the eye. It is important to protect yourself against both types of rays. UVB rays can cause sunburn and sun rash. UVB rays are the rays most likely to cause skin cancer, while UVA rays can damage the skin's DNA and cause premature ageing of the skin. The Danish Cancer Society recommends that you take extra care when the UV index is 3 or above. So seek shade, use a sun hat and sunscreen.
How much sunscreen should I use?
USE PLENTY. A handful for the whole body. The sun protection factor is reduced if you apply too little, and you risk getting burnt. And remember: allow your sunscreen to dry completely before you get dressed – ideally 30 minutes before you go out into the sun.
How often should I apply sunscreen?
Protect yourself once too often rather than once too little – and after every dip, if you have been perspiring or you have dried yourself with a towel.
Can sunscreen stain my clothes and other items?
All sunscreens can stain and rub off on your clothes and other items. Allow the sunscreen to dry completely before you get dressed. If you should get sunscreen on your clothes, we recommend that you apply green soap to the stain and leave overnight. Then wash according to the washing instructions. Repeat the process 2-3 times if necessary. NB: do not use detergent containing optical brighteners, bleach or OXI action stain remover. It can make stains worse and difficult to remove.
What is the difference between Rudolph Sun & Rudolph Sun Kids?
Rudolph Sun is a range developed for adults and contains many active ingredients that nourish and care for the skin in the sun. The range contains natural perfume. In Rudolph Sun Kids we have removed the active ingredients and the perfume. Also, Rudolph Sun Kids is waterproofed and rich in soothing, calming and moisturising ingredients such as cucumber.
What does the Swan symbol mean on Rudolph Sun & Rudolph Sun Kids?
The Swan symbol is the Nordic Ecolabel. The label is your guarantee that special consideration has been given to the environment and to your health and that the quality is good. Strict rules apply to the sunscreens that may be used in Nordic Ecolabelled products. Sunscreens that are on the EU's list of substances suspected of being endocrine disruptors or classified as allergenic must not be used.
Why are Rudolph Sun & Rudolph Sun Kids not labelled with Ecocert?
This is due to the simple reason that we do not agree with Ecocert's sunscreen policy. They only approve physical filters. We have chosen to use 5 effective chemical sunscreen filters that are neither greasy, sticky or leave a white residue while effectively protect against both UVA and UVB. The 5 sunfilters are all approved by the Nordic Ecolabel the Swan. It's your guarantee that you, the environment and your health are taken into account.
Why is Rudolph Sun Kids not labelled with Astma-Allergi Danmark?
Because the sunscreen's texture, spreadability and characteristics are important to us. We have for example added nourishing ingredients such as chamomile and soothing and moisturising cucumber. Unfortunately, Astma-Allergi Danmark doesn't approve these ingredients why we have chosen not to be certified with Astma-Allergi Danmark. Rudolph Sun Kids is certified with the Nordic Ecolabel – your guarantee that special consideration has been given to the environment and to your health. And that the quality is good.
To what degree are Rudolph Sun Rudolph Sun Kids organic?
Rudolph Sun & Rudolph Sun Kids contain between 20 and 25 percent organic ingredients. Under the list of ingredients, we state the organic percentage of the product concerned. 20 and 25 percent ecology may not seem like much, but water for instance counts as a natural ingrediens and not as an organic one. And water is often the main ingredient.
Does Rudolph Sun contain perfume?
Rudolph Sun contains natural perfume made from natural oils without synthetic ingredients. We have chosen a natural perfume that is completely free of the 26 allergenic fragrances that cause the strongest reactions in people and which the EU recommends avoiding.
Does Rudolph Sun Kids contain perfume?
Rudolph Sun Kids doesn't contain perfume.
Is Rudolph Sun Kids waterproofed?
Rudolph Sun Kids is waterproofed, but after bathing and drying, some of the sun protection will be washed off even though it is waterproofed. To get the full protection be sure to apply sunscreen after a dip in the water.
What sun filters do Rudolph Sun & Rudolph Sun Kids contain?
We have chosen to use five chemical sun filters, all of which meet the EU's recommendations for optimum UVA and UVB protection and are approved by the Nordic Ecolabel. When something is chemically produced, it means that it is subject to testing. This way, we can be 100% sure about the content and effect of the finished product. We use only good chemicals in Rudolph Sun and Rudolph Sun Kids and we use various combinations of sun filters, according to the desired sun factor.
The five sunfilters are:
Ethylhexyl Triazone: A chemical UVB filter.
Diethylamino Hydroxybenzoyl Hexyl Benzoate: A chemical UVA filter.
Diethylhexyl Butamido Triazone: A chemical UVB filter.
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine: A chemical UVA filter, which also has a synergistic effect on UVB filters and other UV filters. Oil-soluble filter.
Bis-Ethylhexyloxyphenol Methoxyphenyl Triazine: A chemical UVA filter, which also has a synergistic effect on UVB filters and other UV filters. Water-soluble filter.