Why SETT?

SETT Skincare

Natural, high-performance skincare; designed for surfers, suitable for everyone

SETT's products are a cut above everyone else and the images below explain why.

You probably already know that cheap chemical based sunscreen can be dangerous for you and the environment, but to help you make up your own mind we have answered some of your key questions below too.

Read on to find out how & why SETT is superior to low quality, cheaper, chemical based alternatives and why you should never cut corners with your skincare.

 

 

WHY NATURAL?

Much of what goes on our skin will be absorbed into the bloodstream, and some will end up in the environment around us. As such, SETT insists on not using ingredients that may cause harm to human health or the environment but rather natural & certified organic ingredients as much as possible.

For example, in our SPF products, we use a mineral blocker Zinc Oxide (non-nano particle, of course) which sits on top of your skin to reflect the sun’s rays off of your skin entirely. This is markedly different to chemical blockers that sit inside your skin, and absorb the harsh sunlight as it enters your body. There is evidence of harm from these chemical blockers, like Oxybenzone which may cause hormone disruption in humans, and is also known to bleach coral reefs. SETT’s policy is to avoid these ingredients if there might be a risk.

What's more, our SPF 30 sunscreen lotion is preservative free too.

For more information on sunscreen chemicals and the dangers to human health, we recommend The Environmental Working Group's summary, here.

WHY HIGH PERFORMANCE?

As surfers, the sun is just one element that batters our skin — our largest and most exposed organ — often on a daily basis. So not only do SETT’s products need to protect but they need to do so in the toughest conditions; this is a non-negotiable. It is a scary thought that skin cancer is one of the most common, yet also most preventable diseases of today.

SPF30 provides ‘High Protection’ the strongest protection wording allowed by European Union regulation and will stop 97% of harmful UVB rays, while SPF 50 will stop 98%. SETT's non-nano Zinc blockers ensure broad spectrum cover from both UVB and UVA rays.

Whats more, our water resistance has been tested up to four hours to still provide adequate protection, but it is recommended to reapply at least every two hours, especially if you are in the water, sweating or toweling off. 

No more stinging eyes. No more hard, thick coloured paste on your face. Just reliable skincare that feels, smells, and looks good.

SUITABLE FOR EVERYONE

Whilst designed for surfers, this is the perfect skincare for everyone including children, those with sensitive skin and anyone wanting to look after their largest organ. Any why wouldn’t you? During development and testing SETT’s products not only needed to be effective, and high performing but also an absolute pleasure to use.

Enjoy it for yourself.

HOW DO I KNOW IT IS SAFE?

Sun protection factor (SPF) products must undergo rigorous and comprehensive testing before it can be sold to consumers. Australia is known for having the most demanding requirements on the effectiveness of sun protection, and the EU has the most demanding requirements on other ingredients that may harm human health (preservatives, emulsifiers etc). SETT is proud to meet the world’s toughest regulation across Australia and the EU, so provide you with products you can trust. 

HOW MUCH SHOULD I USE?

SETT's formulas are thick & substantial. So while a little goes a long way, you should always apply plenty, and reapply often. Most people don’t use enough sunscreen in order to achieve the full level of protection; Industry bodies recommend using 6 shot glasses worth to cover an entire grown adult’s body. Also make sure you reapply at least every two hours, or more often if you are in the water, sweating or toweling off.

For our After Surf and Surf Rash Cream products, you will know when your skin needs more - if it soaks in super fast, your body is asking you for more of the natural goodness to help it stay in prime condition.