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Sunscreen buying guide: How to choose branded sunscreen for giveaways

Sunscreen buying guide: How to choose branded sunscreen for giveaways

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is. Sunscreen is always vital for travelers!

If you’re looking for custom or blank sunscreen bottles to hand out at your resort, cruise ship or travel agency, this guide will help you find the perfect ones. Your guests will appreciate complimentary sunscreen during their vacation.

Read on to learn more about how to choose the most fantastic promotional sunscreen for your business! We’ll cover everything from ingredients to sun protection factor (SPF).

Which personalized sunscreen is best?

The best sunscreen simultaneously meets your customers’ needs and strengthens your relationship with them. Check out our top sunscreen picks to show clients your thoughtfulness:

7 protective sunscreens for appreciation gifts

We have many brand-name and customizable skin-protecting products you will be proud to give away. Each is made with quality ingredients that meet FDA requirements.

1. 2 oz. SPF 30 Square Sunscreen

custom 2 oz. SPF 30 square sunscreen for businesses

This promotional sunscreen has a delightful tropical scent and your logo on the front! The non-greasy formula feels pleasant when applied.

2. Sun Bum® 3 oz. SPF 50 Sunscreen Lotion

Sun Bum® 3 oz. spf 50 sunscreen lotion

Check out our branded, blank sunscreen for quality you can trust. It meets FDA requirements, blocks UVA (ultraviolet A) and UVB (ultraviolet B) rays and is oxybenzone-free. This sunscreen even has a low minimum order quantity of 50.

3. 1 oz. SPF 30 Collapsible Sunscreen

1 oz. spf 30 collapsible sunscreen personalized

This unique bottle will fit easily into bags and backpacks. If vacationers run out of room, they can hook them to the outside of a beach bag or backpack with the included carabiner. They will be happy to reapply it with its light vanilla scent.

4. SPF 30 Credit Card Sunscreen

customized spf 30 credit card sunscreen for tennis club

This is the sunscreen your guests can slip in their wallets to bring almost anywhere! Many people prefer this spray-on style sunscreen because it is easy to apply. Factor in the low cost and this product is a no-brainer!

5. Sun Bum® 3 oz. SPF 50 Sunscreen Roller

Sun Bum® 3 oz. SPF 50 sunscreen roller

If your hotel has a pool, this is the sunscreen to leave in every room for arriving guests! The formula is water-resistant for up to 80 minutes. Clients can roll the product on and reduce sunburn risk while having fun in the sun.

6. 2-in-1 Lightly Scented Sanitizer and SPF 30 Sunscreen

personalized 2-in-1 lightly scented sanitizer and spf 30 sunscreen

This dual-purpose sprayer is great for vacationers. They receive the benefits of sanitizer and sunscreen in one, while traveling and upon arrival. The sunscreen protects from UVA and UVB rays.

7. SPF 30 Sunscreen Face Stick

customized spf 30 sunscreen face stick

These personalized sticks make it effortless to get even coverage on the curved surfaces of faces. The formula doesn’t leave a greasy residue as it glides on. The stick design keeps everyone’s hands mess-free!

Other sun products to consider

Want to help your customers out when they already have a burn? Our Sun Bum® 3 oz. Cool Down Lotion contains aloe to help them cool off and heal. Even people with sensitive skin can give it a try because it is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic.

Another product to consider using is lip balm with sunscreen. Lips are skin that need coverage, too!

Using SPF lip balm is more pleasant than applying regular sunscreen. Bring on-the-go SPF lip coverage with our SPF 15 Lip Balm in Silicone Holder.

What is the best sunscreen ingredient?

All 16 FDA-approved active ingredients for sunscreen do an excellent job protecting skin. Eight of them are commonly used, sometimes in tandem, by sunscreen manufacturers. They are oxybenzone, octocrylene, zinc oxide, homosalate, octisalate, titanium dioxide, avobenzone and octinoxate.

Our skin needs protection from two different types of rays, UVA and UVB. Sunscreen typically contains 10 to 30 percent of active ingredients that prevent these rays from damaging skin. The rest of the ingredients include cosmetic improvements, stabilizers and other extras.

What are the types of sunscreens?

young girl holding personalized sunscreen

The two types of sunscreen are called mineral sunscreen and chemical sunscreen.

Mineral sunscreens are made of zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. They make a physical barrier that reflects harmful rays at the surface.

Chemical sunscreens are made with the other 14 FDA-approved materials. They absorb into your skin. When the rays enter your skin, the chemicals turn the light into heat energy that can then be released. This reaction is why some people feel warmer after applying this type of sunscreen.

Both sunscreens have their own advantages. Chemical sunscreens need fewer applications and mineral sunscreens can be applied on top of other products.

Which spectrum sunscreen is best?

Broad-spectrum sunscreen is the best choice for most circumstances. When you see broad-spectrum noted on the label it means the sunscreen blocks UVA and UVB rays. The harmful rays cause adverse side effects that make skin protection essential.

What is the best SPF for everyday use?

Experts recommended that you choose a moderate level of SPF for daily sunscreen. SPF only reflects UVB protection. The protective ingredients for UVA decrease in efficiency with more UVB protection.

The best daily SPF depends on how much time your clients spend outside and their own skin sensitivity to the sun. SPF 15 is ideal for moderate amounts of time outdoors such as taking walks. SPF 30 and higher is recommended for extended time spent outside for activities like hiking or sports.

What is reef-safe sunscreen?

Reef-safe sunscreen doesn’t have the chemicals oxybenzone and octinoxate because scientists believe they harm marine life. Hawaii has banned sunscreens with these two chemicals.

Other sunscreen considerations

customized sunscreen with a beach towel

Choose personalized sunscreen with water resistance if your business has a pool or outdoor sports facilities. Sweat can also determine the effectiveness of sunscreen.

Travelers must follow all TSA guidelines for liquids when planning flights. Most only allow small containers of liquids such as sunscreen. Thankfully, Totally Promotional offers travel-size sunscreens. 

Show customers you care about their health

Summer and sunny days may be over in some parts of the world but it will be back before we know it. Yay! But that doesn’t mean people can forget about sunscreen.

In fact, sun protection can be more important than ever in fall and winter. Rays can sneak through cloud cover and be even harsher when bouncing off snow. Ensure your guests always have protection from skin cancer, sunburns and premature aging!

It’s always a good time to order blank and customized sunscreen from Totally Promotional! Our bulk pricing makes it easy for you to stock up on sunscreen for all your outdoor fun.

Sources: Chemical & Engineering News, The Skin Cancer Foundation and Insider Inc.

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