April 11th, 2013
Have you checked out our Deal of the Month for April? It’s the SPF 30 Jumbo Sunscreen Tube.
The weather in April is fickle. If you’re down in the South like we are, Mother Nature seemed to forget spring entirely and jumped from winter straight into summer with temps jumping from the 40 and 50s to the 80s with nothing in-between! However, I know that some of you are still dealing with hail and snow so thoughts of summer rays are far from your mind.
But even if you’re dealing with a winter that just won’t quit, we’re well into spring and days spent outside at the pool or lake are closer than you think. This sunscreen is perfect for sticking into your purse or bag so you can put it on when you need. Since it comes in a tube and isn’t liquid-y, there’s no danger of it spilling. Because there’s nothing more fun than reaching into your purse for some change and pulling out a glob of sunscreen-covered money, right? (That needs the sarcasm font.) With a tropical or coconut breeze scent, just the smell will remind you of being in your happy, sun-drenched place, wherever that may be. (And for those of you who prefer your happy place to be scent-free, there’s that option too.)
Do you follow Pinnacle on Facebook? If not, you should because not only do we post links to new items, sales and general fun stuff, but we also do giveaways from time to time and last week, we gave away 20 of these sunscreens to our Facebook fans. For our giveaway, we asked where they would use their promotional sunscreen and here are some of the answers we received:
• For the beach rays
• At the beach/lake/pool
• Sitting in [the] yard enjoying the sun
• At the bleach (we hope this meant beach!!)
Where would you use your promotional sunscreen? Aside from the beach, I’d use mine at a festival, concert, baseball game and road race. Pretty much anytime I’m outside, this sunscreen is going to come in handy. Lucky for me, I have one in my purse.
June 16th, 2011
How many times have you found yourself in a drug store spending hours comparing each and every sunscreen product on the shelf? Well, by next summer, you’ll be able to reclaim those lost hours of blank staring. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration are forcing sunscreen producers to change their product labels. With the change in effect, consumers will know exactly what they are getting, no more false claims.
Currently, SPF ratings depict the amount of time the product protects the body against harmful UVB rays, the rays that cause sunburn, but your sunscreen should protect you from both UVB and UVA rays. However, only sunscreen labeled, “broad spectrum,” actually protects the body from both UVB and UVA rays; and both rays contribute to skin cancer and premature aging. What is really startling is, currently a sunscreen can be labeled “broad spectrum” but have minimal UVA protection. Under the current policies, consumers have no way of knowing how much full protection they are receiving from their “broad spectrum” sunscreens.
The new regulations target this issue. Sunscreens that do not offer adequate UVB and UVA protection will be required to prominently display a warning label stating, “these products have not been shown to prevent skin cancer.” Products that do meet the new “broad spectrum” qualifications and have a SPF rating of 15 or higher will have a label clearly affirming that the product reduces the risk of skin cancer and premature aging.
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May 26th, 2011
People often connect Memorial Day with trips to the beach, family barbecues, boat rides, and festivals. And, what do all of these events have in common? People are outside…all day!
As a way to promote National Skin Cancer Awareness Month and sun safety, the National Council on Skin Cancer Prevention created “Don’t Fry Day.” On Friday, May 27th, they hope to help consumers remember the importance of protecting their skin from the sun and sunless tanning booth’s harmful UV rays. And, by distributing promotional sunscreen you can do your part in spreading their message.
Before your co-workers part for the holiday weekend, consider handing out promotional sunscreen and an educational fact about sun protection. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, exposure to the sun’s UV radiation is associated with 90% of non-melanoma skin cancers and 65% of melanomas. By simply distributing promotional sunscreen, you can help your colleagues significantly reduce their risk of developing the deadliest form of skin cancer.
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April 16th, 2010
There is nothing I like better than the all two brief weeks before and after summer, when the weather is just right to enjoy the sunny afternoon outside. With numerous outdoor festivals, concerts and events going on each weekend, it’s easy to find an excuse to get outside.
When planning for your spring and summer events and promotions, consider bringing a little of the outdoors into your campaigns. Promotional sunscreen and other outdoor related products are an inexpensive and thoughtful way to reach out to your employees and clients during the spring and summer seasons.