Sunprotection

Protect your skin with the best waterproof sunscreen for water sports.

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The bright sun is one of the many joys of water sports, but it can also pose a serious threat to your skin. At Whitecaps Products, we have the perfect selection of waterproof sunscreens designed specifically for use in and around the water.

Our sunscreens offer broad UVA and UVB protection and are resistant to sweat and water. These properties make them ideal for all water sports, from surfing to swimming to sailing.

For facial skin, we have special waterproof sunscreens that provide gentle yet effective care. They are rich in nourishing ingredients that care for the skin and protect it from premature aging due to sun exposure.

Finding the best waterproof sunscreen can be a challenge, especially considering how many different products are on the market. At Whitecaps Products, we've simplified the process. All of our sunscreens have passed rigorous testing and are proven to provide effective, long-lasting protection. So you can be sure you're always getting the best protection.

For the adventurous who engage in extreme water sports like surfing, we offer extra waterproof sunscreens. These offer even stronger and longer lasting protection, even in the most demanding conditions.

Remember, a good waterproof sunscreen is only the first step. It's important to reapply it regularly during your time in the water to ensure continued protection.

Sunscreen for kids

When it comes to children and water sports, sun protection is especially important. Children's skin is more sensitive and therefore more susceptible to sunburns and long-term sun damage. At Whitecaps Products, we offer a range of waterproof sunscreens specifically designed for children's sensitive skin.

Our children's sunscreens offer the same high UVA and UVB protection as our adult products, but are even gentler on the skin. They are easy to apply and water-resistant, so they provide effective protection even after swimming or playing in the water.

Whether you or your kids enjoy the sun and water, Whitecaps Products has the waterproof sunscreen you need to stay safe and protected. Here is our category "Sun Protection for Children".

Check out our FAQ list on "Sunscreen and Waterproof Sunscreen" for more valuable answers to your waterproof and water sports sunscreen questions. Link to FAQ page | Read less

Mawaii AfterSun Body Lotion 75 ml
-10%
Outdoor Sport & Surf Sun Care - Anti-Aging. Without preservatives. Without mineral oils and waxes. Without alcohol. Without parabens - Reef Friendly! Ideal travel size. Perfect for water, alpine and endurance sports. (Hand luggage size)
RRP 11,90 EUR
Only 10,69 EUR
14,25 EUR per 100ml
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Mawaii FaceCare Sun Cream SPF 30 - 75 ml
-10%
Outdoor Sport & Surf Sun Care - Anti-Aging. Without preservatives. Without mineral oils and waxes. Without alcohol. Without parabens - Reef Friendly! Ideal travel size. Perfect for water, alpine and endurance sports. (Hand luggage size)
RRP 17,90 EUR
Only 16,09 EUR
21,45 EUR per 100ml
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Suntribe All Natural Sport Zinc Stick SPF 30 30g RETRO RED

Finally, an all-natural zinc sunscreen that provides long-lasting protection both in big waves and during sweaty activities on land. Free of questionable ingredients (safe for coral reefs & co) and guaranteed not to cause sticky fingers or burning eyes. Thanks to nano-free zinc oxide, this reef-safe sports sunscreen forms a protective layer on your skin from the first moment of application.

14,99 EUR
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
Mawaii SunCare & Protection Sport SPF50 - 175ml
-5%
Outdoor Sport & Surf Sun Care - Anti-Aging. Without preservatives. Without mineral oils and waxes. Without alcohol. Without parabens - Reef Friendly! Perfect for water, alpine and endurance sports.
RRP 24,90 EUR
Only 23,49 EUR
13,42 EUR per 100ml
incl. 19% tax excl. Shipping costs
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FAQ about sunscreens and waterproof sunscreen

How to wash off waterproof sunscreen?


Waterproof sunscreen can be washed off with water and soap. Use warm water and a mild soap to thoroughly remove the sunscreen from the skin. Gently massage the soap and rinse it off thoroughly. If needed, you can also use a washcloth or a soft cloth to wipe off the sunscreen. Make sure to remove all residues to ensure optimal cleansing.

How long does waterproof sunscreen last?


The longevity of waterproof sunscreen can vary depending on the brand and formulation. Generally, waterproof sunscreens are resistant to water for a limited time and need to be reapplied after swimming, sweating, or towel drying. Follow the instructions on the packaging of your specific sunscreen to learn about the recommended application time and frequency. It is important to apply waterproof sunscreen regularly and generously to ensure adequate protection against UV rays.

How to remove waterproof sunscreen?


Waterproof sunscreen can be removed with water, soap, or a cleanser. Use warm water and gently massage a mild soap or cleanser into the skin. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all sunscreen residues. If needed, you can also use a washcloth or a soft cloth to wipe off the sunscreen. It is important to cleanse the skin thoroughly to completely remove the sunscreen.

How to avoid sunscreen stains?


To avoid sunscreen stains, here are some tips to consider:

1. Apply sunscreen approximately 15-30 minutes before putting on your clothes to allow sufficient time for it to absorb.

2. Use an adequate amount of sunscreen and apply it evenly. Gently massage the sunscreen into the skin to ensure thorough coverage.

3. Avoid excessive application of sunscreen as it can lead to an excess that may stain your clothes.

4. Wait for the sunscreen to fully absorb into the skin before getting dressed.

5. Avoid contact with delicate fabrics or light-colored clothing as some ingredients in sunscreen can cause stains.

6. If sunscreen stains accidentally occur on your clothes, treat them immediately. Rinse the stain with cold water and use a mild detergent or stain remover if necessary.

By following these precautions, you can reduce the risk of sunscreen stains. However, it is always advisable to read the instructions on the sunscreen packaging and follow the care instructions for your clothing.

Which sunscreen is the best SPF 50?


The selection of the best SPF 50 sunscreen depends on personal preferences and individual needs. There are many good sunscreen brands that offer sun protection products with SPF 50. When choosing a sunscreen with SPF 50, consider the following factors:

1. Broad-spectrum protection: Choose a sunscreen that provides broad UVA and UVB protection to guard against harmful sun rays.

2. Water resistance: If you prefer waterproof sunscreen, look for a sunscreen with high water resistance that offers reliable protection even during swimming or sweating.

3. Skin compatibility: Look for sunscreens that are hypoallergenic and suitable for sensitive skin. If you tend to have skin reactions, choose a sunscreen without irritating ingredients.

4. Application type: There are different types of sunscreens available, such as lotions, creams, gels, sprays, or sticks. Choose the type of sunscreen that you prefer and find easy to apply.

5. Additional features: Some sunscreens offer additional benefits like moisturizing ingredients, antioxidant properties, or special formulations for specific skin types. Consider your individual needs and preferences.

It is also helpful to read customer reviews and recommendations to gather information about the effectiveness and compatibility of different sunscreens. Every skin type and preference may have different preferences, so it's important to find the sunscreen that suits you best.

Is waterproof sunscreen really waterproof?


Waterproof sunscreen provides some protection against water wash-off, but no sunscreen is completely waterproof. The term "waterproof" means that the sunscreen offers some protection when in contact with water after application and absorption. However, it is recommended to reapply waterproof sunscreen regularly and generously, especially after swimming, sweating, or towel drying. These measures help maintain sun protection and ensure the effectiveness against UV rays. It is important to follow the instructions on the packaging and apply sunscreen accordingly to ensure effective protection.

How does waterproof sunscreen work?


Waterproof sunscreen contains special ingredients that provide some water resistance. These ingredients help the sunscreen stay on the skin's surface for a longer period, even when in contact with water. They form a protective film on the skin, allowing the UV filters and other active ingredients in the sunscreen to maintain their effectiveness. However, this does not mean that waterproof sunscreen is permanently waterproof. The protection can diminish over time or be compromised by activities such as swimming or sweating. It is recommended to regularly apply and reapply waterproof sunscreen as needed to ensure adequate protection.

How to remove waterproof sunscreen?


To remove waterproof sunscreen, you can use warm water and mild soap or a cleanser. Apply the soap or cleanser to the skin and gently massage it. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all sunscreen residues. If needed, you can also use a washcloth or a soft cloth to wipe off the sunscreen. It is important to clean all areas where sunscreen was applied. It may take slightly longer to remove waterproof sunscreen compared to non-waterproof sunscreens. If necessary, you can also use specific cleansing products designed for waterproof sunscreen.

How long does waterproof sunscreen need to absorb?


The absorption time of waterproof sunscreen can vary depending on the brand and formulation. Generally, it is recommended to apply sunscreen approximately 15-30 minutes before sun exposure or water activities to allow sufficient time for absorption. During this absorption time, the sunscreen can penetrate the skin and create a protective barrier. It is important to read the instructions on the sunscreen packaging, as some may have specific guidelines regarding absorption time. If you are unsure about how long to wait before exposing yourself to the sun or water, you can consult a doctor or pharmacist for advice.

How to wash off waterproof sunscreen?


To wash off waterproof sunscreen, you can use warm water and mild soap or a cleanser. Apply the soap or cleanser to the skin and gently massage it. Rinse thoroughly with water to remove all sunscreen residues. If needed, you can also use a washcloth or a soft cloth to wipe off the sunscreen. Make sure to clean all areas thoroughly where sunscreen was applied.