1. In the Lab


Find out how you can assess the UV radiation in your environment in real time.
Pavise UV Indicator Card on gray background

What you need to know

Sun protection and photoaging prevention is neither seasonal nor situational—it's a daily health practice that has multiple meaningful long-term benefits.

For a limited time, receive a complimentary UV Indicator Card with every purchase.

The UV Indicator Card is a real-time indicator of the intensity of the UV radiation in your environment.

For a limited time, every Pavise purchase includes a complimentary UV Indicator Card. This card has been UV-treated, meaning it’s been coated with a substance that changes color when exposed to UV radiation. Here’s why that matters to you and why this is one gift you shouldn’t immediately toss.

You’re in the car, at work, or at home. Perhaps you’re wondering when or how often to reapply Dynamic Age Defense SPF. You might be curious about how far away from the window to sit to avoid UV exposure (yes, UVA rays penetrate glass and clouds). You may still be unconvinced that sunscreen is still needed in the winter and on cloudy days. Maybe you’re wondering which windows to position your house plants in front of for optimal UV exposure. A Pavise UV Indicator Card stashed in your wallet or purse can solve all of these and other peripherally relevant dilemmas.

How it works

Pavise UV Indicator Cards are coated with a substance that reacts to the presence of UV radiation. When there is no UV radiation present, the UV card remains white. When UV radiation is present, however, the UV rays turn the UV card various shades of purple. The intensity and darkness of the purple color is directly related to how intense the present UV radiation is. If the card is light purple, there is some UV radiation present but not an excessive amount. If the card turns a vibrant, deep shade of purple, then UV rays are direct, abundant, and intense. The purple scale that runs across the middle of the card can help to determine the level of intensity.

When to use it

Here is a non-exhaustive list of when to use your UV Indicator Card.

  1. During routine commutes, i.e. on your car ride to and from work
  2. When lounging in common spaces in your home
  3. On days you spend a lot of time outdoors
  4. On days you spend a lot of time indoors
  5. Seasonally, to see how UV radiation intensity changes throughout the year
  6. On cloudy and rainy days
  7. On particularly sunny days
  8. When determining when sunscreen reapplication is necessary
  9. When in high-UV exposure areas—near snow, near large bodies of water
  10. When on a plane—UV radiation is more intense in the air
  11. When you’ve forgotten to apply sunscreen and are deciding where best to hide and cower from the sun
  12. When your skin is particularly sensitive to UV exposure—after a sunburn, after cosmetic procedures like laser treatments or microneedling, after an acne breakout
  13. When flying to outer space
  14. When at a party to demonstrate how much smarter you are than everyone present
  15. During an awkward conversation to fill space

As demonstrated, the UV Indicator Card is useful in a number of different situations. Sun protection and photoaging prevention is neither seasonal nor situational—it's a daily health practice that has multiple meaningful long-term benefits. Give one to a friend. Stash the Pavise UV Indicator Card in your wallet, favorite bag, or jacket so that you’re prepared at a moment’s notice and remember to always wear protection. Don't miss your chance to receive this gift with any purchase.

By Claudia Teng - Updated May 05, 2023

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