Coolibar Can Help Prevent Skin Cancer

Coolibar stands for the best in sun proof clothes. It's all we do. We offer quality products that block UV and help prevent basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma. Our products include sun protective clothing for women and men, hats, sun protective swimwear, shade structures, sunglasses and multispectrum sunscreens and sunblocks. Every Coolibar product is tested and rated for its UV protection level.

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Here are quotes from some of our customers:

This is my second purchase with Coolibar for my parents. My dad has skin cancer and my mom had melanoma removed several years ago. They absolutely love the sun protection clothes and they are also very cool in the hot Florida sun." Michelle from New York

It was great to find a product so highly recommended by my dermatologist to prevent sun damage." Anita from Maryland

Wondeful! Super lightweight and cool and I just spent two entire days in the sun, from sunup to sundown...I can't say enough great things about this company and their product...I am thrilled to have an option for life because of their sun protective clothing. Maybe my vampire days are over and I can see the light of day once again!" Juanita from California

Endorsements of Coolibar

Coolibar has received excellent endorsements from a number of independent organizations.

Coolibar is the first company in America to produce sun protective clothing that is recommended by The Skin Cancer Foundation. The Skin Cancer Foundation is an independent non-profit organization based in New York, New York dedicated solely to the prevention and detection of the world?s most common cancer. Each Coolibar product that has received a Seal of Recommendation from The Skin Cancer Foundation displays a special icon - both on our web site and in our catalog. These products also carry a hang tag that includes the icon. Each product displaying this icon has had test data reviewed by the Foundation's Photobiology Committee, which is chaired by Madhukar Pathak, MB, MS, PhD, Dermatology Research Professor Harvard Medical School.

Coolibar was rated the "Best Overall" company in America for sun protective swimwear by the Wall Street Journal in June 2004.

Sun protection and the role of sun protective clothing products such as those offered by Coolibar in the prevention of life threatening skin cancers was discussed in an excellent and authoritative journal article. This article was written by some of the recognized authorities in sun protection including plastic surgeons, an ophthalmologist, an otolaryngologist (ear, nose and throat specialist) and head and neck surgeon, trauma surgeons, and a leader in health education.

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    Skin Cancer Prevention

    Skin cancer, including basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma and melanoma, affects a total of 10 million Americans. The best approach to skin cancer prevention is a program of early and continued sun protection by those at risk. We use the acronym AWARE.

    Avoid unprotected exposure by seeking shade during the peak UV hours between 10am and 4pm.
    Wear sun protective clothing including a shirt, a hat with a 3-inch brim and sunglasses. If possible, stay out of direct sunlight.
    Apply broad-spectrum sunscreen with a SPF 30 or higher to all unprotected skin and reapply every two hours while in the sun.
    Routinely check for and report suspicious changes to a physician.
    Express the need for sun protection to your family and community.

    More About Skin Cancer
    Skin cancer typically arises when people with fair skin receive significant sun exposure. There are 3 main types of skin cancer:

    • Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer with approximately 800,000 people being diagnosed in America in 2004. It is typically treated via a relatively minor office based surgical procedure;
    • Squamous cell carcinoma was diagnosed in 200,000 Americans in 2004. It is also typically treated via a relatively minor surgical procedure. However, if left untreated squamous cell carcinoma can spread (metastasize) and become fatal;
    • Melanoma is a deadly form of skin cancer. Approximately 50,000 people were diagnosed with maligant melanoma in the U.S. in 2004 and one American dies from the disease every hour. Early detection and treatment of melanoma is critical.