FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

WHAT IS THE SPF?

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.

WHAT DOES “PHOTOSTABLE” UV FILTER MEAN?

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.

WHAT DOES “BROAD SPECTRUM” PROTECTION MEAN?

Advanced protection system UV balance, with high concentration of photostable, broad spectrum UVB+UVA filters for effective protection against sunburn and skin’s long-term harm.

WHAT DOES “WATER RESISTANT” MEAN?

“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.

WHAT DOES “VERY HIGH, HIGH, MEDIUM OR LOW PROTECTION” MEAN?

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.

WHAT DOES “DERMATOLOGICALLY TESTED” MEAN?

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.

WHAT DOES “SANDPROOF” MEAN?

Sandproof means that the sand can be easily brushed off from the skin.

WHAT DOES “PHOTOAGING” MEAN?

Τime leaves its marks on the skin. Malnutrition, stress, smoking, the environmental pollution, but also, sun over exposure can accelerate the ageing process, resulting in the appearance of more wrinkles or skin spots. More specifically, photoaging occurs when the ageing process speeds up by the sun’s effect on the skin.

WHAT IS THE SHELF LIFE OF CARROTEN PRODUCTS?

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 a special illustration on the back of the package (inner or outer). This illustration is of a small container with an open lid and a number indicating the remaining number of months the product can be safely used, after opening.

DOES WEARING SUNSCREEN MEAN NOT GETTING A TAN?

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 a very slow pace, as your skin produces melanin in small quantities. If you don’t use sunscreen, you can only become 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.

DO I HAVE TO WEAR SUNSCREEN EVEN WHEN I’ VE ACHIEVED THE DESIRED TAN?

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.

WHY DOES CARROTEN HAVE CARROT AS ITS BASIC INGREDIENT?

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”.