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Due to Coolibar being a UPF 50+ sun-protection-only company, we’ve recently qualified for a Critical Sector worker exemption under Executive Order 20-20 from the State of Minnesota. We are honored to be given the opportunity to provide sun-protection during this unique time, when so many people are more active outdoors.
Our warehouse is now shipping with new safety protocols and a limited team. Our online store remains open to provide you with the opportunity to shop our UPF 50+ options to keep you sun safe! Please keep in mind that shipping may be delayed during this uncertain time.
To stay up to date, we suggest signing up for our email list and following us on our social media—maybe even share a photo of you and your loved ones enjoying the outdoors in your favorite Coolibar!
Thank you for your trust, loyalty and understanding as we continue to navigate this time together. We look forward to serving you again soon. To a healthy, happy life in the sun,
The Coolibar Team
Selecting and Using Sunscreens
For five years running, these sunscreens have ranked highly in our annual face-to-face survey of almost 1,000 dermatologists from across the U.S. Badger, Coola, MDSolarSciences, Vanicream, CoTZ, Thinksport and Blue Lizard Sunscreen have consistently been the most frequently recommended brands from over 50 different sunscreens and sunblock products identified in our annual survey. Blue Lizard and Vanicream sunscreens have also been reviewed and recommended by Coolibar's Medical Advisory Board. We believe these sunscreens and sunblocks offer the best sun protection available in America today.
SPF is a rating for sunscreens and stands for Sun Protection Factor.
A SPF of 30 means you can stay in the sun 30 times as long as you could without the sunscreen or sunblock with the same degree of sunburn. And remember that SPF only measures UVB protection, not UVA which can also be harmful. Remember these three important things about sunscreens:
1. Apply sunscreen 20 minutes before going outside
2. Reapply it every 1 to 2 hours
3. Use the recommended amount (1 shotglass; or 2 ounces ; per adult per application)
Select sunscreens with an SPF of 30 and that provides broad spectrum protection; UVB and UVA - such as CoTZ, Blue Lizard or Vanicream. For the best protection, use with sun protective clothing, sun hats and sun protective swimwear that has an excellent UPF rating.
Sunscreen and Sunblock for Sun Protection
Coolibar offers sunscreen and sunblock with SPF 30 or higher ratings for UVA and UVB sun protection. All our sunscreens are PABA free. UVA protection is typically achieved through the action of physical UV blockers, such as zinc oxide sunscreen or titanium dioxide sunscreen, or UV absorbers such as avobenzone/Parsol 1789.
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