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Skin Cancer Foundation Recommended learn more
No White Residue Water Resistant Broad Spectrum CocoaPlex™ Technology Sun Protection Factor (SPF) Cocoa Butter Shea Butter Coconut Oil
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No white Residue

Highly concentrated in natural fat that melts at body temperature, it is readily absorbed into the skin without leaving any white film or residue

In our development research we found that one of the biggest complaints that kept coming up amongst women of color was that the sunscreens on the market left a white or greyish film on their skin. So Palmer’s® chemists worked to make sure that all of our products absorbed quickly and gave skin a radiant, healthy looking glow without any white residue.

water resistant

The FDA recognizes two water resistance claims: Water Resistant (40 min) or Water Resistant (80 min). Terms like “waterproof ” and“Sweat-proof” are no longer allowable on suncare packaging as it was seen as misleading consumer communication. Water resistant suncreens must pass testing that the product will retain its stated sun protection factor (ie SPF 30) after either 40 minutes or 80 minutes of water exposure (including sweating). After that period of time, the SPF level will start to degrade, which is why it is always recommended that you reapply every two hours after water exposure. Palmer’s® Eventone® Suncare Body Lotion, Sheer Spray, Sunscreen Balm and Stick have all been tested independently and provide 80 minute water resistance.

broad spectrum

Originally sunscreens were designed to protect against UVB rays only- which cause sunburn, but only account for a small portion of the full UV spectrum. Products that contain the claim “Broad Spectrum” are tested to cover you from the full range of UVA and UVB waves. All of Palmer’s® Suncare products have all been tested for and provide full Broad Spectrum protection. The Skin Cancer Foundation recommends Palmer’s® Eventone® Suncare as an effective broad spectrum sunscreen.

CocoaPlex™ Technology

CocoaPlex™ Technology is a proprietary formulation technique which optimizes the skin-friendly properties of Palmer’s® Cocoa Butter while enhancing the sunscreen emulsification. Used in each Palmer’s® Eventone® Suncare product, this technology provides these unique benefits:

MAINTAIN EVEN SKIN TONE: Helps keep skin tone balanced and free of dark spots, age spots or marks that can perceivably make you look older

SUPERIOR MOISTURE: Creates a natural, breathable barrier between skin and the environment to retain moisture and prevent skin dehydration

ANTI-AGING PROTECTION: Contains Cocoa Mass Polyphenols (CMPs) that provide antioxidant protection against age-accelerating free radicals, keeping skin more youthful in appearance

Sun protection factor

SPF: The Sun Protection Factor (SPF) rating system was introduced in 1962 to measure a sunscreen’s effect against UVB rays, the particular UV wave that causes sunburn, sun damage and can contribute to skin cancer.
So what does the number mean?
Let’s say your skin, with no sunscreen, would typically burn after 10 minutes of sun exposure. An SPF 15 simply means that you can now multiple that time (10 minutes) x 15 (for a sun factor product of SPF 15)= 150 minutes of sun protection without burning. This of course is subject to variables such as the intensity of the sun, your skin type and complete coverage during application. Most dermatologists recommend using a SPF 15 or 30 as the higher SPF levels don’t necessarily provde much more protection:

cocoa butter

Palmer’s uses prime-pressed, unrefined cocoa butter, obtained by hydraulic pressing instead of heat and solvent extraction to retain the purity and preserve all the natural skin care benefits of the ingredient. 43% of the world’s cocoa butter is sourced in Africa where it is used to care for sun-exposed skin. The high fat content in cocoa butter mimics the natural protective layer of the skin, and even has the same melting point as body temperature, making it an important skin moisturizer and protectant. Cocoa butter is also rich in antioxidants, most notably mass polyphenols which help combat free radical damage-the main culprit of premature aging.

shea butter

Palmer’s Shea Butter is ethically and sustainably sourced in Burkina Faso, West Africa. Inherently a superior skin moisturizer, Shea butter is loaded with vitamins and antioxidants and even provides some of its own natural sun protection. Shea Butter helps to nourish and protect skin as well as improving skin’s tone and texture.

coconut oil

Coconut oil is no stranger to the sun care category, historically used in tanning oils and tan extending products. More recently coconut oil has been rediscovered and repurposed for sun protection. Rich in lauric acid as well as poly and mono saturated fats, coconut oil is deeply hydrating and has the added benefit of giving skin a natural glow, helping to improve absorption and counteracting off any white, pasty residue left by traditional sunscreens.


One person dies of melanoma every hour1 and each year in the US nearly 5 million people are treated for skin cancer2. Over the past three decades more people have had skin cancer than all over cancers combined and the numbers continue to grow each year3. And while the statistical incidence of melanoma is less frequent in African Americans, the fatality rate is much higher. The overall 5 year melanoma survival rate for African Americans is only 77% vs 91% for Caucasians4. Palmer’s is committed to consumer education on the importance of using of sunscreens amongst all ethnicities. All of our products have been verified and certified with the Skin Cancer Foundation as effective broad spectrum sunscreens. The Skin Cancer foundation classifies products in separate categories to help consumers make their purchasing decisions based on their intended use:

“Daily Use” products are intended to protect consumers from incidental sun exposure that occurs in short periods of time. In order to qualify a product must be at least SPF 15, and provide UVA testing, contact irritancy testing and phototoxicity testing. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Sunscreen Balm and Face Lotion are both certified for “daily use”.

“Active” products should protect consumers from extended sun exposure, or during recreational activities. In order to qualify a product must be at least SPF 30, have a water resistance of 40 minutes or 80 minutes, and provide UVA testing, contact irritancy testing and phototoxicity testing. Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Eventone Sunscreen Lotion, Spray and Stick all are certified for active use and contain the highest allowable water resistance of 80 minutes.

For more information and statistics we encourage everyone to visit the Skin Cancer Foundation’s website www.skincancer.org or go to http://www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts

1 American Cancer Society. Cancer Facts & Figures 2014. http://www.cancer.org/acs/groups/content/@research/documents/webcontent/acspc-042151.pdf. Accessed June 2, 2014.

2 Guy GP, Machlin SR, Ekwueme DU, Yabroff KR. Prevalence and costs of skin cancer treatment in the U.S., 2002-2006 and 2007-2011. Am J Prev Med 2014; 104(4):e69-e74. DOI: dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.amepre.2014.08.036

3 Stern, RS. Prevalence of a history of skin cancer in 2007: results of an incidence-based model. Arch Dermatol 2010; 146(3):279-282.

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