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How is Pro-Tect® different from Coppertone® and Banana Boat®?

How is Pro-Tect® different from Coppertone® and Banana Boat®?

Pro-Tect® Sunscreens are formulated with the wearer’s best interests in mind. While other brands are often made from cold, water-soluble emulsions that float away in water, our lotions are waterproof the instant they are applied and won’t come off no matter how much water you run over them. We use only hot-process emulsion systems that are so stable you can leave a bottle of our sunscreen in your car at 185°F or higher for days or weeks and it will be just fine. You would have to boil our sunscreens to get them to separate.

We never use Avobenzone or other water-soluble active ingredients in our formulas. What good is an active ingredient that rinses off as soon as you get wet? Instead, we use our exclusive Pro-Spectrum™ Process to get each of our active ingredients to lay down on your skin in such a way as to convert the UV light into harmless bluish-green light. It works like this…

The first active ingredient absorbs the high-energy UV light and steals a little energy from it stretching the wavelength. Then it dumps the UV to the next active ingredient which does the same thing. Repeat the process and the UV loses just enough energy to lower its frequency from UV to a harmless bluish-green. DNA does not absorb bluish-green light, so you won’t suffer DNA damage from the light that is modified in this way. This is all done without white particles like zinc or titanium.

We don’t use particles like zinc oxide or titanium dioxide, both of which are toxic and both of which allow the reflected UV light to remain high-energy damaging UV instead of being modified by our exclusive Pro-Spectrum™ Process. There are other reasons we don’t use particles.. Zinc is toxic and has been detected in the kidneys and livers of patients who have used particle sunscreens. The effects of Titanium are not fully understood, but it is a heavy metal similar to Zinc and may have some associated toxicity.