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Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Info
Being inspired by altitude has made Rocky Mountain Sunscreen
a superior broad-spectrum product. Our advanced formulas provide the best protection
for every skin type in any outdoor environment. All of our sunscreen products
are broad spectrum UVA/UVB, water resistant (80 minutes), greaseless, gluten
free, PABA Free, fragrance free, and hypoallergenic. Fortified with aloe,
our sunscreen is formulated as a daily moisturizer - safe for daily use on the
face and under women's make-up. All of our ingredients and formulas are approved
by the FDA and have been thoroughly tested for safety by numerous independent
These traits make Rocky Mountain Sunscreen safe and pleasant to use as a daily
moisturizer even on the face. In fact, protecting the face daily from the sun's
ultraviolet rays is imperative. The face is one of the only parts of the body
that is exposed every single time you are outdoors. As a result, the face is the
most common area for skin cancer.
Most sunscreens are film-based. As such, they don't bond properly with the
skin, are greasy, and need to be reapplied more often. Rocky Mountain Sunscreen
features a bonding based formula, which allows skin to breathe
and perspire (more on Bonding-Base below). As a result, the body is able to
keep naturally cool by sweating, which is vital in all outdoor activities. Bonding
base sunscreens work great in the water, offering superior protection while
swimming or sweating profusely.
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There are 3 different types of sunscreen formulas: Wax-Based, Film-Based, and Bonding-Based. The "base", or lotion in
which the UV protectants are mixed, are very important because it will ultimately determine how well the sunscreen will
- Bonding-Based - Bonding-based formulas,
like Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, work the best for people who actually do something
while they are in the sun, because they enable the UV absorbers to interlock
with the skin. RMS formulas tightly interlock with the upper layer of your
skin, won't clog your pores, and allows your skin to breathe and perspire.
This helps keep your body cool naturally, which is vital in all outdoor activities.
Bonding-based formulas do not sweat off, work great in the water because they
don't wash off, and don't tend to rub off on clothing or towels.
- Wax-Based - These formulas completely coat the skin, clogging your pores and preventing your skin from sweating or
"breathing". This can result in an increase in the core body temperature, especially during out door activities.
Wax-based lotions tend to be thick and sticky. On hot days (85+ degrees Fahrenheit), they can actually melt, compromising the
UV protection you receive.
- Film-Based - Most sunscreens are film-based. These
lotions suspend the UV absorbers on the skin's surface instead of "bonding"
to the skin. They are more easily washed off while swimming or sweating, and
can rub off on towels or clothes, making it necessary to re-apply them very
frequently to maintain UV protection.
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We want to hear from you! Please share your RMS experiences,
ideas, and photos via Contact Us or Facebook!
"I just wanted to let your company know that my family and I have been using your
products for years. You guys are doing a fantastic job. If you keep supplying; we will keep on buying. Thank you and have a
- Jason - Hemet, CA - May 2015
"I have Irish blood and I live in the Utah desert.
Since I was a child, I always had to wear sunscreen even if I was only going to be outside for 5 minutes.
Seriously, all it takes for me is 5 minutes in the sun and I'm red as a beet.
I got a job at In-N-Out Burger and one of the positions is to take road-side orders from outside in the sun.
I thought it would be the death of me. Then, my bis got in some RMS and I decided it was better that than nothing.
To my surprise, I was out there for over two hours that day and I didn't burn one bit!
Now I tell everyone to use it because it's the ONLY sunscreen that works!!!"
- Kira - Draper, UT - May 2014
"I live in Florida with my husband and 4 kids ranging in age from 2-11.
I decided to give Rocky Mountain a try 2 summers ago. I have not been disappointed!
It is by far the best and most cost effective product I have used!
I have my friends and family hooked on Rocky Mountain sunscreen too!"
- Brooke - Tampa, FL -May 2014
"This is the ONLY sunscreen that my daughter can use without making her skin conditions worse!
She often complains of headaches when having to use other brands from the scents---but not with Rocky Mountain Sunscreen! thank you!"
- Allison - Aurora, CO - June 2014
"I have sensitive skin and LOVE that I am able to use it on
my face and body without having that chemical-burn feeling. Thank you, thank you, thank you for giving me a healthy option."
- Tamara - Martinez, CA - July 2014
"I have been looking for a quality lip balm with sunscreen for YEARS!!!
I bike, hike, and garden and need the protection of sunscreen. The cool, soothing sensation on my lips are an absolute pleasure!
Finally I found one! Please!!!! Never go out of business!"
- Eileen - Pine, CO - July 2014
"I came across this sunscreen while I was at Cape Cod.
It is free for the public to use (in memory of a life guard who died of skin cancer).
They have a big bottle of Rocky Mountain Sunscreen in every restroom at the beaches we went to.
It really caught my eye because it is fragrance free, and it didn't bother my skin at all! Thank you!!!"
- Alexa - Mifflin, PA - August 2014
"Best sunscreen out there for Colorado weather. Love it, used for many years. Not greasy. Don't change it!"
- Barb - Golden, CO - September 2013
"I use the sunscreen as
my whole body moisture lotion. The only kind that does not irritate
- Carrol - Northglenn, CO - September 2013
"I have been using
RMS for years now and this comment is LONG overdue. I've used your sunscreen
in the tropics of Indonesia, mountains of Nepal and Colorado, as well
as numerous trips to Maui and South Carolina beaches...and NEVER been
disappointed! Keep up the great work and product!!!"
- JAE - South Carolina - August 2013
"It is the best because
it is so protective and it is comfortable to wear. As a baby boomer
with fair skin I am at high risk for skin cancer. Before I put on make-up
I put on RMS. If you ever need a spokesperson I'm your gal (I'm also
an RN who works in Oncology)!"
- Margaret - Portland, OR - May 2013
"I noticed your product
in King Soopers and thought that a local, Colorado product would be
the best for the sun conditions in the area. Your sunscreen is all-around
fantastic! It turns out that my grand-daughter's pre-school uses RM
Sunscreen by the gallon, so it must be good. Since I live near Arvada,
is it possible to stop by and stock up, rather than have it shipped?
- Robin - Broomfield, CO - July 2013
"I am in the middle of an Efudex
treatment series, and the top of my head burns & smarts like crazy,
as the Chemo works its magic. No lotion I have tried stopped the painful
sensations. This morning as I headed out to play golf, I tried your
sunscreen, and the top of my head has been just fine, even after I showered
and rubbed in the Efudx. Not sure what is happening, but I have been
fighting skin cancer for 40 years, using Block-Out to start, after my
first basel cell surgery. Anyway, thanks for your product!"
- David - New Mexico - May 2013
"We have been using Rocky
Mountain Sunscreen since my children were infants. On occasion we try
other sunscreens, but we always find the RMS products do a much better
job in the sun and water."
- Sarah - Bend, OR - March 2013
"RMS is the first brand
of sunscreen I've actually hunted for to purchase! I work outside at
Red Rocks and forgot my sunscreen one day (which I hated anyway since
it irritated my skin so much). One of the offices backstage had a huge
gallon of RMS, and since that day I've been meaning to get some for
my bathroom cabinet. Working days in the summer at Red Rocks is fun,
but it's a horror story for my skin! This summer I won't have to begrudgingly
put on a sunscreen that makes me break out or cough from the horrible
smell. RMS is actually a product I LOOK FORWARD to putting on! Thanks!"
- Michael - Arlington, VA - March 2013
"I feel so much at ease going into each summer, knowing that I do not have to deal with my children having reactions to the sunscreen they use. I feel that they are protected from the sun and this suncreen is worth every penny. Thank you Rocky Mountain."
- Miriam - Aurora, IL - February 2013
"I will go out of my way to get your sunscreen for skiing -- it really is the best. Thanks!."
- Michael - Bailey, CO - February 2013
"Best sunscreen I have
ever used and I use a lot after 5 skin cancer surgeries. I like the
smooth, velvety feeling rather than the greasy feeling after use."
- Clyde - New Albany, OH - August 2012
"I live and surf in Hawaii very frequently. I've tried literally every brand of sunscreen at my local store and always got burnt. My boyfriend googled your sunscreen and since then, it's all I use! I've been using SPF 50, but I'm upgrading to the avoguard SPF 70. You can never be too careful with your skin."
- Cassidy - Honolulu, HI - April 2012
"I am allergic to most sunscreens and I was introduced to Rocky Mountain Sunscreen by an esthetician and it is the only sunscreen that I have found that I can use without breaking out in a rash. Thank you!"
- Marie - Hyde Park, UT - October 2011
"My daughter is 31 but when she was 16 I discovered RMS while sponsoring a youth ski trip. Having sensitive skin, I was skeptical but after using it, I was a convinced customer. The first few times I ordered, it was over the phone as the internet was non-existent. I have friends and family using this product and it is easy to recommend a product when you know it will deliver what promised. Love it! Thank you.!"
- Vickie - Midland, TX - August 2011
"You have an amazing customer service department!!"
- Ann - Arlington, TX - July 2011
"Only sunscreen my children
can use without having a reaction"
- Miriam - Aurora, IL - May 2011
"We love your sunscreen. It
is is more like lotion so the dirt and grime does not stick to the kids
like it does with traditional sticky/greasy/thick sunscreens. We also
like that it is truly fragrance free! Thank you!"
- Lisa - Denver, CO - May 2011
"Only sunscreen that is not
greasy to the touch, it sinks right into the skin for a comfortable
- Katherine - Littleton, CO - April 2011
"We love the non-greasy feel. It has more staying power in the water than any other sunscreen we've used. We've been using it for years & I'm still amazed that I can use it as a moisturizer on my sensitive skin!"
- Karen - Louisville, CO - March 2011
"Families greatly appreciated that we provide sunscreen for their children rather than their having to bring it in. Additionally, the teachers greatly appreciate having to work with one gallon as opposed to 20 different bottles, one for each child."
- Cristin - March 2011
"I have celiac disease
and dermatitis herpetiformus so I'm VERY sensitive to gluten. I'm very
glad I found your site!"
- Shelly - Skiatook, OK - March 2011
"[SPF 30] Doesnt make you hot and
sweaty - actually cools down skin exposed to sun!"
- Julie - Bellaire, TX - February 2011
"I swear by your product.
I ski over 70 days per year and never sunburn using your product. We
also tour on our motorcycles in the summer, again with great results
- no sunburns."
- Elaine - Ogden, UT - January 2011
"While sking in Breckenridge,
one of our daughters lips became so swollen, red and chapped and would
bleed. She couldn't eat and wouldn't talk. At one of the shops, someone
recommended Alpine Ice after one day of use, her lips looked 180% better.
The whole family loved the soothing feeling. We stocked up before our
travel home. Nothing else compares to Alpine Ice we've tried it all."
- Kimberly - Terry, MS - November 2010
"Love how the SPF 30 Sport Sunscreen
feels on my face. I use it as a daily moisturizer and on cycling & [Mountain
Bike] excursions. Thanks for putting quality into your product."
- Nhung - Santa Ana, CA - November 2010
"I am a fair skinned person,
and burn easily. I picked up your product in the gift shop. I used it
for two days while hiking all day and never burned at all. It is awesome!
You have a customer for life!!"
- Lori - Central Point, OR - August 2010
"Your sunscreen is the
absolute best!! I generously apply the kids spf 30+ to all of my toddlers,
infants, and preschoolers. I have many very fare (red headed or toe
heads) in my care and we have not had ONE burn yet! Not one complaint
about it stinging their face or eyes! We love you and I tell all of
my parents, family and friends about you! Thanks again for all of the
safe summer time fun in COLORADO!"
- Julie - Longmont, CO - June 2010
"My daughter's preschool
teachers have raved about RMS... and that my daughter has been using
it successfully for several weeks is huge. Most sunscreens cause her
to break out!"
- Cori - Alexandria, VA - June 2010
"I've been using the High
exposure sunscreen for a couple of years now. I'm a Wilderness Ranger
in the High Sierra's in the summer and am a ski instructor in Yosemite
in the winter. Both have high sun exposure and I find you product to
be the best!"
- Bayard - Oakhurst, CA - June 2010
"Hands down the best sunscreen
for active athletes. No grease, no burn and stays on all day. It's also
my daily moisturizer all year round."
- Lori - Sante Fe, NM - June 2010
"Great sunscreen, been
using for three years, nothing works better"
- Kyle - Thornton, CO - May 2010
"We spend our summer on
a lake/beach in and out of water. Our friends burn even after re-applying
twice as much as we do. This stuff is like you're not wearing anything
more than a great moisturizer. It is simply the best. We keep quarts
handy in multiple locations."
- Steve - Littleton, CO - May 2010
"This is the best sunscreen
for our extremely fair child! He also has sensitive skin. It works great!"
- William - Dudley, MA -May 2010
"This product is fabulous.
Tried it out for a day in the sun and had no reaction, itches, blotchiness
or burning. Just Fantastic! It is the best sun product I have ever used
as I have very sensitive skin."
- Mary - Havervill, MA - May 2010
"I love the ease and convenience
of the pump and one bottle instead of juggling many...AWESOME STUFF!!"
- Kimberly - Tracy, CA - May 2010
"Im an avid fisherman, and this is the most amazing sunscreen product on the market. It's like using regular moisturizer on your skin with flawless protection. And the customer service is unmatched! Thank you RMS!!!!"
- Ron - Frisco, TX - March 2010
"I started using your
sunscreen in the gallon jug about 4 years ago. I am outside here in
Florida, playing tennis and kayaking year round. It was worth every
penny...I use it everyday April through November and as needed the rest
of the year. It is easily the best product of it's kind. I have used
them all, over a period of 60 years. We have come a long way since I
used to mix iodine and baby oil!!!!, when a youth. Absolutely does not
sting your eyes when sweating. Great texture and easily applied, very
smooth....no stickiness at all."
- Daryl - Florida - April 2009
"About 8 years ago I was at a Boy
Scout Ranch for Adult leader training and bought the kiwi lip balm.
Loved it and used it all, even scrapping out the last little bits. After
that I found you on the internet and purchased more lip balm along with
your sunscreen. We have loved it ever since and order yearly. It was
the first sunscreen I could get my kids to wear without a fuss. Doesn't
clog the pores, your skin can still breathe and sweat. In Texas heat
that is a must. Our Dermatologist has recommended other brands with
"higher" spf levels. Once on vacation we had left our bottle of RMSuncreen
at a friends house when we were out on a day trip. So we grabbed a bottle
of the dermatologist recommended brand to tide us over. My daughter
and I both ended up with sunburns with less time in the sun. Needless
to say we keep telling EVERYONE about your product! We love it. Won't
go a year without it. Thank you sooooo much!"
- Julieanne - Austin, TX - April 2009
years ago, I found Rocky Mountain Sunscreen in an outdoor shop in Moab,
UT while rockclimbing. Since then, I have used Rocky Mountain Sunscreen
products while climbing the high points of the United States; skiing,
hiking, fishing, and climbing the 14ers in Colorado; bicycling across
Iowa; and whitewater rafting the Gauley, New and Colorado Rivers. Recently,
I took Rocky Mountain Sunscreen to Peru and hiked the Inca Trail to
Machu Picchu. I spent several days above 11,000 feet and never experienced
even a hint of sunburn. When I pack my backpack for adventure, Rocky
Mountain Sunscreen is at the top of my gear list!"
- Lisa P. - Denver, CO - November 2008
"First, let me tell you I'm a redhead. I am so grateful to have discovered
your product. I just spent 3 weeks in Mexico and didn't get an inch of sunburn because I faithfully used your SPF30 high
activity sunscreen everyday. Thank you thank you thank you! Finally I can enjoy our Minnesota summers and Mexican winters
- Wendy - Minnesota - April 2008
"I want you to know your product is the BEST! I was at the Denver Zoo with my
son one day and realized, to my horror,I hadn't brought along any sunscreen. (I wear sunscreen religiously, whether I'm
indoors or outdoors, it doesn't matter). Fortunately I found a kiosk that sold your product,
and I bought a small tube. Within days I threw all the sunscreen I had at home away, because yours tops all of them. All the
others claimed to have a clean, non-greasy feel but this wasn't the case. Yours is the only sunscreen I've found that is what
it claims to be. Just wanted to say thanks for a great product."
- Wendi B., November 2007
"Thank you again for years of fun in the sun on behalf of my family. My son has many allergies (peanuts, sage, soy) and your products are FANTASTIC! When he was a baby we found out the hard way he was allergic to sunscreen. The fair child would not stand a chance. I found you guys online about 8 years ago & we have used nothing but RMS. I have very sensative skin & use it as a daily moisturizer. I thank you also for making an outstanding effort to provide a product that is cost effective. Just awesome!"
"I was visiting friends in Pagosa Springs, CO and we went to The Springs Resort to soak in the hot mineral pools. I wasn't carrying any sunscreen, so I bought your SPF 30+ Sport Sunscreen in the gift shop to try & protect my face and shoulders from the strong sun. What an amazing find!! My skin can sunburn just driving my car for an hour - so being at the Springs for over 2 1/2 hours without one spot of sunburn is nothing short of a miracle! Since my skin is also sensitive and blemish-prone, I'm so pleased that I can use Rocky Mountain Sunscreen all day every day without any breakouts or irritation. Very grateful to have found your product, and I'm so glad I found you online! "
- Sally - Nashville, TN
"I just had to take a moment today to tell you how incredibly thrilled I am
with your product! I have always tanned easily on my body, but my face is extremely sensitive. I have tried many products on
my face, including dermatologist recommended brands, and today was my first experience with your face product. With normal
product use, I always experience burning, both from the sun and from the product. I had almost given up. I have a 12 year old
son who loves to spend afternoons in the pool, and I like to be in the water as well. I used your face product today for the
first time, and I had no burning from the product, no burning from the sun, and I was left with incredibly soft skin! It is
like a dream come true. My son also seems to have a milder form of my problem (I am constantly putting SPF 45 on his cheeks
every hour) and I can't wait to use the product on him. I can't thank you enough."
- A customer for life, Donna
"Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, My name
is HM3 Brandon B. I am enlisted in the United States Navy. Currently
I am over in Iraq for the second time in two years. It has been a tough
tour of duty, yet satisfying. I've written to thank you for your product.
Your sunscreen has helped with my Marines' success during the unbearable
heat. As you know, the sun can cause many medical problems such as heatstroke,
dehydration, exhaustion, etc. A case of your product was donated to
my unit. It has made my job much easier. Since handing out your sunscreen,
I've seen a 40% decrease of sunburns. I just wanted to say thank
you and keep up the good work."
- HM3 Brandon B., United States Navy
"I just placed an order with your company this morning, and I have to say, I
am ecstatic! My daughter is getting married in Grand Cayman in May, and I have been searching for some sunscreen items to
place in the favor gift bags for our guests. I have been extremely disappointed with the quality and price of the items I
have found to date. Then, I found your website! I cannot express how glad I am that I have found a product that is from my
home state of Colorado, as well as being one of the best deals on the internet! Your product will make a great addition for
our guests and I can't wait to receive it. Once again, I just thought I would let you know how glad I am that I found
"Dear Rocky Mountain Sunscreen Co.,
Recently I placed an order with your company for 5 tubes of your "Faces" sunscreen spf 50+. I just wanted to
write you a short letter to let you know that your product is absolutely wonderful! I happened to stumble across your website
while in search of the "perfect facial sunscreen." I have to admit that I was a bit skeptical of your products
because to tell you the truth, before stumbling across your website, I had never heard of your company. How good could they
be, right? I read some of your testimonials and I thought "what the heck. Lets give them a try." I am so glad that
I did! I have a slight skin pigment problem that requires me to wear high spf sunscreen on my face every day. I also have
extremely sensitive skin. Over the years I have tried all the top names, all the top brands and all the top dollar products.
I have not been happy with any of them. Every one of them either broke me out, or looked greasy, or made my skin burn. I
really thought that I was just going to have to live with it. Sunscreen and my face just did not get along! Your product is
the most wonderful thing that I have had the good fortune to stumble across. I can slather it on and it disappears! It's
wonderful under my makeup and the best part is that I can slather it on and my skin says "Thank You!" No burning,
No rashes and No greasy look! After years of sunscreen unhappiness I have finally found "the perfect facial
sunscreen"! Thanks so much for your wonderful product!"
- A new loyal customer, Tennessee
"I'm very excited about the sunscreen, its the best I've ever used and being
an active red head I've used plenty and the quart size, what a blessing."
- GeorgeAnne, Alaska
"As an avid cyclist and triathlete, your product is just fantastic. It goes on and soaks right in. With all the hours on the bicycle there are no tears and no burns most important. We spend a lot of time cycling and skiing and your product is just fantastic."
- John & Dee, Connecticut
"...here are my observations on your SPF 50 sunscreen: I love the fact that
it is unscented! So far it has provided excellent protection. This is certainly the best SPF 50 sunscreen I've tried, and it
is allowing me a measure of normal outside activity in spite of being on doxycycline. It goes on very smoothly and evenly.
One of the things I like about it too, is that once it is on, I don't feel as if I am wearing goo. I can tell it is there,
but it is very comfortable on the skin. I've already placed my order for a quart...the next time someone wonders where to get
good SPF 50 sunscreen, I'll tell them to check your company out!"
- Dayle Ann, Vermont
"I feel compelled to share with you how truly happy I am
with your product and the customer satisfaction I experience every
time I have contacted your company...your representatives were courteous,
imformative, and helpful. All my questions about sun protection, small
children, and your product were answered in caring, concerned manner.
The sales team in the office has never given me anthing but total
customer satisfaction from orders placed, delivery in an effective
manner, and follow up phone calls. The pump applicator makes it so
convenient for staff and parents. We are certain the students are
properly protected on a daily basis by placing a gallon by each "sign-in"
station. Parents have been thrilled with the product as well as the
pro-active stance our school is taking with sun protection.
It is so easy to let people know when things go wrong as a consumer.
I thought you might like to hear from one of many customers that believe
in your philosopy, product and the t.l.c we have received from Rocky
Mountain Sunscreen. "
- Tammy, Preschool & Child Care Center Director
- Stockton, CA
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