Once Again, “The Big C” Puts Skin Cancer in the Spotlight

Jun 21, 2011 2 Comments

It’s back, a new season of “The Big C”, starting on Monday, June 27, 2011 on Showtime. “The Big C” tells the story of Cathy Jamison, played by Laura Linney, a wife and mother diagnosed with Stage IV melanoma. Her cancer forces her to shake up her life and find hope and humor in spite of her grim situation. The show may not always accurately portray the life of someone battling skin cancer; however, it brings the topic to the center stage without scaring off viewers due to its morose background.

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FDA Updates Sunscreen Regulations

Jun 16, 2011 1 Comment

The FDA recently announced new guidelines that sunscreen manufacturers will be required to follow for over-the-counter sunscreen labeling. Now in order to earn a “broad spectrum” designation, sunscreens must protect from both UVB (burning) rays and UVA (aging) rays. Read on for a summary of improvements as well as how Coolibar can help ease confusion.

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3D dri SUNTECT – Coolibar’s “Coolest” New Fabric

Jun 14, 2011 No Comments

3D dri SUNTECT®, one of Coolibar’s latest innovative fabrics, does more than offer UPF 50+ sun protection. It’s a performance fabric that uses tiny grid patterns to prevent this lightweight polyester fabric from sticking to the skin, enhancing breathability and moisture-wicking effectiveness. Read boating enthusiast Scott’s testimonial.

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Vacation Without the Burn

Jun 09, 2011 No Comments

Vacation without sunburn? Yeah, it could happen. To anyone who has taken a sunny vacation, baked on the beach, got a sunburn, and then spent the remainder of the vacation nursing ruby red skin, this is for you.

Jennifer recently traveled to Hawaii to get some rest and relaxation. She also avoided bringing back a flamboyant red tone as a souvenir.

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Make Sure Dad is Covered This Father’s Day

Jun 07, 2011 No Comments

If dad loves to spend time outdoors, you may want to consider giving him the gift of sun protective clothing this Father’s Day.

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What is Your Coolibar Beach Style?

Jun 03, 2011 No Comments

Summer is officially here, and as the days grow hotter and sunnier, you’ll need a beach ready ensemble that matches your unique tastes in fashion. Take our Beach Style quiz to determine just the right look to fit your sun-safe lifestyle.

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The Importance of SKIN CHECKS (Video)

May 31, 2011 No Comments

Today, on the last day of Skin Cancer Awareness Month, Coolibar would like to remind you to GET A SKIN CHECK! Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology in Minneapolis, MN discusses the importance of skin checks and looking for the ABCD’s of Melanoma. Skin Cancer is treatable when caught early so, check your skin.

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Stay Out of the Sun Run 2011

May 27, 2011 No Comments

On May 20, 2011, the Stay Out of the Sun Run (SOSR) Foundation held their annual walk/race in Rochester, MN that promotes awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and supports melanoma research and education. All proceeds from the SOSR are donated to the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center for melanoma research and education. Coolibar was there to participate in this event for the 5th year in a row.

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Cindy Combats Basal Cell Carcinoma

May 24, 2011 No Comments

The fourth story in our series on Skin Cancer Survivors for Melanoma Month. Our survivors have shared their personal stories to remind us of the importance of being SunAWARE. Cindy was 48 when she found a suspicious spot of skin on her nose. It was diagnosed as that ended up being Basal Cell Carcinoma, the most common form of skin cancer, affecting approximately two million Americans each year.

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Total Block and Cotz Sunscreen FAQ

May 20, 2011 6 Comments

Sunscreen expert Kirk Minster from Fallene, Ltd., the maker of Total Block and Cotz Sunscreen, passes his wealth of sunscreen knowledge onto you – our reader.

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