What makes Naked Turtle different from other sunscreens?
Naked Turtle isn't only different for what's inside the bottle, but also for what's not inside. Over 35% Aloe content making Aloe the first ingredient, providing the most in hydration! The Naked Turtle formula is undiluted. Our formulas combat free radical damage, help repair skin, and prevent damage by promoting dermal health! It's like food for your skin!
NO. Dr. Gutierrez believes that avoiding toxic ingredients is just as important as feeding your skin healthy ingredients! There are no Chemicals, no Parabens, no Phthalates, no EDTA or DMDM, no Alcohol, no Petroleum, no Synthetic Colors, no Man Made Scents, and no Nano-particles. Please see our list of ingredients for complete information on what is in each bottle.
Is Naked Turtle water proof?
Our sunscreen, like all sunscreens, cannot claim to be water proof, however it is water repellent. We recommend reapplying our chemical free sunscreen after you get out of the water. Per the FDA's recommendations, please apply additional sunscreen every 90 minutes of direct sun exposure or after vigorous activity.
Is Naked Turtle hypoallergenic?
Yes. Our sunscreens are all natural and have no preservatives so they should not affect allergies. Please do not use the product if there is a known allergy to any of it's natural ingredients.
Why are natural sunscreens better than traditional ones?
Natural: Mineral sunscreens work by reflecting the sun's rays off of the skin. They work immediately upon proper application. The most commonly used minerals used in natural sunscreens are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. These are non toxic ingredients. These are also known as Physical sunblocks.
Traditional: Chemical sunscreens are man made chemicals that must be applied thirty minutes in advance of sun exposure in order to prevent a burn. Once the skin has absorbed the product, the sun's rays are then absorbed into the skin and the energy is dispersed. While this prevents sunburns, the free radical damage caused to the skin by this mechanism of action is of high concern to many doctors. 11 of the 14 chemical sunscreens available in the United States today are considered toxic.
Absolutely! What we apply to our skin matters. Our skin is the largest organ of the body and while it acts as a protective barrier for our bodies, it is still permeable. Over 50% of what's applied to our skin becomes absorbed and often reaches our bloodstream. With cancers and other diseases at an all time high, and a cosmetics & personal care industry that's still unregulated, we should all be asking ourselves why we tolerate known carcinogens being used in the brands we trust and rely on! Dr. Gutierrez and Naked Turtle
What’s the difference between UVA and UVB rays?
UVA light penetrates deeply into the skin and is most responsible for long-term skin damage. Medical researchers believe UVA rays may be the main reason for some of the worst types of skin cancer. UVB rays are shorter and responsible for short term damage, tans, and burns. Think "A is for Aging" and "B is for Burning."
What is the best way to apply Naked Turtle sunscreen?
Without realizing it, many natural sunscreen wearers rub in too much, rendering the lotion less effective. The best way to apply sunscreen is to dab a little on your skin then lay it across your skin lightly. Rubbing Naked Turtle on too quickly or too hard could leave you unprotected and/or without the benefit of our nutrient rich formulas.
Why is your highest SPF only 30?
Naked Turtle works differently than chemical sunscreens because it reflects UV rays off of your skin. Our SPF 30 will protect better than chemical sunscreens with much higher SPF numbers. Using our reflective sunscreen is like having a big umbrella for protection in a rainstorm. Using chemical sunscreens is more like having a big sponge. With proper application, SPF 30 provides a protection level of 97% coverage from the sun's rays for the specified amount of time. As the FDA has stated, any additional SPF after this level, would not provide a significant increase in protection.
How much Naked Turtle Sunscreen should I be using?
One ounce is the FDA recommended amount that you should use to cover your entire body in the sun. However, you should adjust the amount according to how much skin you have exposed
*Information and pictures thanks to:
Image Capture Photography & Thomas Gustafson Photography
We DO NOT test on turtles or any animals. We do not use turtles in ANY of our products.