FOR OVER A DECADE...
Vertra has provided the ocean’s best athletes with superior UV protection.
When Vertra was first launched in 2004, it was the first Premium Suncare line to hit the action sports market.
We continue to hold ourselves to the highest standards in quality suncare and in cosmetics. Our goal is to bring to the people a revolutionary and unique suncare line with products that feel amazing and work to protect you to the ends of the earth.
Vertra is committed to creating a premium sunscreen line that is not only reef-safe, Octinoxate & Oxybenzone free,
but also infused with non-nano, mineral UVA/UVB blockers that meet the maximum 80-minute FDA water and sweat resistance ratings.
Our line protects the Earth’s reefs and your skin at the same time.
For over a decade now Vertra has provided the ocean’s best athletes with superior UV protection with our patented processes.
Word of our product’s proven durability, smooth application and ultra comfortable wear has spread outside of the ocean sports realm.
Vertra is now considered the ultimate skincare for anyone who enjoys the outdoors.
Vertra is also the official suncare provider for the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association, the unified voice of Hawaii’s world renowned water safety officers.
We have earned a loyal following from not only professional athletes, but also men and women who want their skin to look and feel its best.
Whether it is surfing, biking, road tripping or sun worshipping, our product helps you to always be in your element and know you are in the best hands when it comes to sun protection.
From our famous face sticks to now our brand new line of lotions, sprays, lip balms and after sun care system Vertra has you covered!
THE VERTRA SYSTEM
PROTECT | CLEANSE | REPAIR | PURIFY
Our skin-care system provides full body coverage in and out of the water, while also offering a post-sun skin regimen for cleansing, repairing and purifying your precious skin.
All Vertra products are designed, formulated and manufactured to the highest sunscreen and cosmetic industry standards. Our sticks are reef safe and paraben free as well.
Vertra uses “physical blockers” that are mineral based, to protect against both UVB and UVA ultraviolet rays from the sun. This results in a broad spectrum range of product with the highest FDA allowable water resistancy rating of 80 minutes.
The Elite & Signature Face stick ranges are derived using cosmetically formulated and specialized manufacturing processes rarely found in the mass sunscreen market. That is what gives our benchmark products the similar weight and feel of even the finest designer cosmetic brand’s SPF offerings. What you are purchasing is essentially a cosmetic foundation with SPF properties and NOT a sunscreen face stick with pigment. There IS a difference.
Vertra is committed to creating a premium line that is not only reef-safe, Octinoxate & Oxybenzone free, but also infused with non-nano, mineral UVA/UVB blockers that meet the maximum 80-minute FDA water and sweat resistance ratings. Our line protects the Earth’s reefs and your skin at the same time.
All Vertra Sunscreen ingredients are Reef Safe. Our sunscreen products do not contain any Oxybenzone or Octinoxate.
Hawaii has set a ground breaking legislative ban on the selling of any sunscreens that contain Oxybenzone and Octinoxate. Key West Florida has now followed with a similar ban.
Optimum “Broad Spectrum” protection against skin damaging UVA rays and skin burning UVB rays.
UVA rays can prematurely age your skin, causing wrinkling and age spots. UVB rays can burn your skin. Too much exposure to UVA or UVB rays can cause skin cancer. Vertra provides Broad Spectrum protection and protects the skin from all UV light.
All Vertra products are tested to the industry maximum.
There are (40 Minutes) and (80 Minutes) “Water Resistant” sunscreens per the FDA and their required testing.
Per the FDA: “People should also be aware that no sunscreens are “waterproof.” All sunscreens eventually wash off.
The SPF number that appears on our products is the SPF protection level AFTER subjects have been exposed to 80 minutes of water immersion or sweating.
ATHLETE DEVELOPED & PROVEN
Developed, tested and proven for over 10 years by an incredible roster of athletes and ambassadors including numerous world champions, olympians, first responders, lifeguards, and government agencies like the Marine Corps, USCG, NOAA and more.
We are the go to sunscreen brand in sports such as surfing, paddling, snowboarding, swimming, water polo, stand up paddling, and numerous others.
Athletes like John John Florence, Mick Fanning, Shane Dorian, Kai Lenny and Monyca Eleogram trust Vertra to protect and to perform in all types of conditions.
HAWAIIAN LIFEGUARD ASSOC.
Vertra is proud to be the Official Suncare Provider for the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association – The unified voice of Hawaii’s elite ocean safety officers.
The Hawaiian Lifeguard Association was organized in 1990, as an offshoot of the former Hawaii Lifesaving Association, a local chapter of the United States Lifesaving Association. The re-organization was focused on educational issues and challenges specific to lifegaurding and ocean safety services in Hawaii’s unique ocean and cultural environment.
The Hawaiian Lifeguard Association seeks to:
• Establish and maintain the highest standards of professional surf and open water lifesaving in an effort to maximize the safety of the public in ocean and coastal waters throughout the State of Hawaii.
• Provide public, professional, and governmental education in the field of ocean safety, particularly in the areas of rescue management, emergency medical care and treatment, and to conduct informational and educational activities designed to prevent aquatic emergencies in Hawaiian waters.
All Vertra Products are Cruelty Free with no animal testing.
ALCOHOL & PARABEN FREE
All Vertra Products with this icon are alcohol free.
All Vertra Products are Paraben Free.
All Vertra Products are mineral based sunscreens with “non-nanotized” zinc oxide or titanium dioxide. Non-nanotized means the ingredients are 100 nanometers in diameter or more. Studies show these larger particles to be safer for coral reefs than their chemical counterparts, which are typically under 100 nanometers. A nanometer reading below 100 is considered microscopic and is more easily absorbed by reef and marine life creating disruption.
Vertra’s non-nano particles allow us to offer the most effective UVA & UVB broad spectrum protection, while still being safe for reef environments.