Why Sun Protection
It’s like effortless sunscreen you wear.
Sunscreen on exposed skin is essential, but clothing doesn’t rinse off, isn’t applied too thin or incorrectly and doesn’t need to be reapplied. Coolibar sun protective clothing is a physical barrier between your skin and the sun, blocking 98% of all harmful UVA and UVB rays that cause or contribute to skin cancer and directly to aging (brown spots, skin sagging and wrinkles).
Incidence of skin cancer is on the rise.
Over the past three decades, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined with nearly 5 million cases treated each year; Coolibar is dedicated to changing these statistics. This year, one in five people will receive a skin cancer diagnosis, and we believe Coolibar is an integral part of the solution, as clothing is “the single most effective form of sun protection” according to The Skin Cancer Foundation. With technology designed to keep you cool on a hot day, Coolibar provides maximum UV protection to match your outside living. Coolibar apparel is effortless sun protection you wear, because wherever our clothing covers your skin, you’re UV protected.
Start young for a lifetime of safety.
Since UV damage is cumulative and irreversible, starting kids and teens with UPF clothing is a smart health habit. With super soft fabrics like our proprietary ZnO, they can fall in love with Coolibar tee-shirts that keep them safe year-round, on the playground or at recess. By using proper UPF 50+ tennis and golf clothing on the court and course, they can spend hours practicing and playing while protecting their skin. Even the pool becomes a safe haven for swim lessons when kids wearing UV swim suits, like Coolibar UPF 50+ swim shirts, rash guards or swim shorts. With proper sun protection, skin cancer is also one of the most preventable cancers.
Sources: The Skin Cancer Foundation, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, webMD LLC, CDC, American Skin Association