FAQS

Everything You Need to Know

WHAT IS UV RADIATION?

UV radiation is part of the natural energy produced by the sun. On the electromagnetic spectrum, UV light has shorter wavelengths than visible light, so your eyes can’t see UV, but your skin can feel it. Tanning beds also emit UV radiation.

Two types of UV light are proven to contribute to the risk for skin cancer:

  • Ultraviolet A (UVA) has a longer wavelength, and  is associated with skin aging.

  • Ultraviolet B (UVB) has a shorter wavelength and is associated with skin burning.

While UVA and UVB rays differ in how they affect the skin, they both do harm. Unprotected exposure to UVA and UVB damages the DNA in skin cells, producing genetic defects, or mutations, that can lead to skin cancer (as well as premature aging.) These rays can also cause eye damage, including cataracts and eyelid cancers.

-Skincancer.org

WHAT IS SPF?

The SPF number tells you how long the sun’s UV radiation would take to redden your skin when using the product exactly as directed versus the amount of time without any sunscreen. So ideally, with SPF 30 it would take you 30 times longer to burn than if you weren’t wearing sunscreen.

Under ideal conditions (like in a laboratory), a sunscreen with higher SPF protection and broad-spectrum coverage offers more protection against sunburn, UVA damage and DNA damage than comparable products with lower SPF values.

But, real life is not like a lab. In real life, products with very high SPFs often create a false sense of security. People who use them tend to stay out in the sun much longer. They may skip reapplying. And they may think they don’t need to seek shade, wear a hat or cover up with clothing. They end up getting a lot more UV damage, which, of course, defeats the purpose.

-Skincancer.org

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

If you aren't 100% happy with your FACE STUFF, we will take it back no questions asked. Simply send it back and we will credit your account.

IS FACE STUFF SPF RATED?

FACE STUFF is not SPF rated. Here at FACE STUFF we believe that the current methods for testing sunscreen products are both inhumane and inaccurate. We have therefore chosen to not seek FDA approval or SPF ratings.

Furthermore, Dr. Denis Dudley of Cyber Derm suggests that: 

  • The laboratory SPF test with a solar lamp emitting a limited light spectrum compared to sunlight is useless in predicting how a sunscreen performs in Real Life sunlight for many reasons. 

  • Studies confirm  products labeled SPF 50-100 tested in sunlight are actually SPF 10-15. 

  • Professor Brian Diffey – a physicist – showed that based on laws of  biometrics and physics – most sunscreens cannot achieve a SPF above 25. 

  • FDA and Health Canada have been advised by scientists that SPF lab tests and others are accurate for lotion formulations using soluble organic filters, but are erroneous for products containing particulates like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. The tests require modifications to accurately assess the true performance of these and other particulates.

-The Sunscreen Doc

HOW DO YOU GET THIS STUFF OFF?

Due to the natural composition of FACE STUFF, it can and will stain some clothing. If you'd like to get it off of your face, we recommend warm water and soap.