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Concluding African American History Month – Or Not

Feb 27, 2014 No Comments by

All this month we’ve been reminding people that African Americans (and others with naturally dark skin) can get skin cancer, too. As African American History Month concludes, we at Coolibar would like to ensure that the flow of information about cancer and skin of color does not.

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Warm Winter Olympics All the Better for Sun Protection

Feb 20, 2014 No Comments by

We’ve been keeping a close eye on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, and we’re reminded once again how important it is to protect ourselves from the sun year round. In fact, sun protection is much easier to overlook during winter. UVA and UVB rays are always a danger for unprotected skin regardless of the temperature or time of year.

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What History Tells Us About Skin Cancer and African Americans

Feb 04, 2014 No Comments by

February is African American History Month. Among much else, it can serve as a fitting reminder about a myth that has persisted for too long: African Americans (and those with darker skin tones) can’t get skin cancer. In fact, among the African American population, melanoma – the most serious kind of skin cancer – is much more deadly than among Caucasians.

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Sun Protection in Winter? Ask an Olympian

Jan 16, 2014 No Comments by

As the Winter Olympics in Sochi approach, we’re reminded that protection from UVA and UVB rays is just as important in winter. Olympic skier Julia Mancuso shares tips for sun protection.

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FDA Sunscreen Label Changes – Let’s Clear it Up

Jan 08, 2014 No Comments by

All sunscreens are not created equal. To help consumers better understand what they are buying, and to help protect them from unwanted excessive UV ray exposure, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced new sunscreen labeling requirements. We’ve compiled a list of those changes and what to look for on labels.

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American Dermatologists Reveal Top 10 Sunscreen Brands

Jul 01, 2013 No Comments by

Coolibar, the nation’s leading sun protective clothing manufacturer, conducted a survey to reveal the top 10 dermatologist recommended sunscreen brands. The survey was conducted at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Dermatology. Find out if your sunscreen made the list.

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Study confirms regular sunscreen use prevents photo-aging

Jun 04, 2013 No Comments by

Even though dermatologists currently recommend sunscreen to patients for wrinkle, age spot and skin cancer prevention, a new Australia based study provides the most extensive evidence of sunscreen’s anti-aging effectiveness to-date.

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Sunscreen Talk: CoTZ and Total Block Explained

May 31, 2013 No Comments by

Two of our favorite sunscreens at Coolibar, CōTZ and Total Block, provide excellent UVA and UVB protection; however, there are some differences you should know about. We invited Justin Dannecker of Fallene to answer some of the most common questions we get from customers regarding these sunscreens.

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“Cool”ibar on Earth Day

Apr 22, 2013 No Comments by

As a Coolibar sun protective clothing fan, you can not only feel good about protecting your skin, but protecting a bit of the earth as well.

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Don’t be fooled by sunscreen labels any longer!

Apr 01, 2013 No Comments by

This April Fools, we’re not fooling around – at least about sunscreen. Almost two years after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced their new sunscreen labeling requirements (first announced June 14, 2011), we’re now seeing both small and large sunscreen vendors roll-out new labeling, packaging, and in some cases, improved products. These changes will allow consumers to better understand a sunscreen’s ability to protect against UVA and UVB sun damage, skin cancer and skin aging.

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