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Frequently Asked Questions

sunscreen FAQ

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how often and when should I reapply hint® sunscreen?

the American Cancer Society advises that sunscreen be applied early, regularly, and generously. to give the skin time to absorb sunscreen, ACS advises applying it 30 minutes before going outside. since sunscreen is broken down over time by the sun, it should be reapplied at least every two hours.

we advise that hint® sunscreen be reapplied after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating and immediately after towel drying, since all of these activities can remove sunscreen.


is hint® sunscreen appropriate for use on children?

children are more vulnerable to damage caused by the sun, and infants under six months need special protection as they may not yet have protective melanin proteins. consult your doctor to see if hint® sunscreen is appropriate for your child.


how long does hint® sunscreen last?

the shelf life of hint® sunscreen is about two years. review the expiration date of each hint® sunscreen stamped on the bottom of the container. store the sunscreen in a cool place, since heat can gradually break down the formulation.


where can I store hint® sunscreen?

hint® sunscreen is flammable, so do not store at temperatures above 120° F. hint® sunscreen should be stored in a cool place, since heat can gradually break it down.


how do you remove hint® sunscreen?

our sunscreen should wash off with a bit of warm soapy water—and elbow grease!


what is SPF?

SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. it is the standard that indicates how much sun protection a sunscreen contains.


is hint® sunscreen recyclable?

although all the individual components are recyclable, whether the container can be recycled in your area depends on your local recycling company's capabilities. this is because the can, even with no product in it, still has some pressure (although a small amount). some recycling facilities can handle this and some can’t. contact your local recycling company to learn local requirements. the can will have between 20-30 psi even without product in it.


does hint® sunscreen contain allergens?

although our products do not contain any "class 1" allergens (such as soy, peanuts, nuts, shellfish), it is impossible to make an allergy-free product. this product contains natural fragrances, and some people can be allergic to fragrance. as with any product, if you’re worried about allergic reactions, test the product on a small area first and/or consult a physician before applying over larger areas.

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