Vitamin D and Sunshine (Video)

Nov 02, 2010 No Comments

Dermatologist Dr. Jaime Davis of Uptown Dermatology talks about the need for vitamin D and the best ways to obtain sufficient levels. Ultraviolet light is not the safest way to get your vitamin D.

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High Altitude Sun Protection

Oct 26, 2010 1 Comment

Height seeking mountain climbers need to be aware of the dangers of UV at higher altitudes. Paul Ridley of Row for Hope shares his Mountaineering experience with us. “In the thin air climbers encounter above 10,000 feet there is often no hope of protection from clouds, and the thin air and reflective snow makes for dangerous sunburns. While climbing I’ve been sunburned on the roof of my mouth, the underside of my nose, and inside my nostrils.”

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The Grand Canyon Peeke Performers

Oct 05, 2010 No Comments

Every year over five million people from all over the world visit the Grand Canyon. Less than 1% of those visitors ever reach the bottom. Of those that actually complete the Rim-to-Rim hike, only 8% are women. These statistics didn’t dissuade eight determined women, including The US Surgeon General, Dr. Regina Benjamin. “The Grand Canyon Peeke Performers” physically and mentally challenged themselves to complete the rigorous Rim-to-Rim hike as a part of their journey of personal fitness and well-being.

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Shield Your Eyes! 4 Simple Sun Protection Tips

Sep 28, 2010 No Comments

Just like our skin, our eyes are susceptible to damage from the sun. Exposure to intense sunlight for even a short period of time can cause eyes to develop a “sun burn”. Both short and long term exposure to UV rays could create vision problems and eye damage, according to the EPA. By following a few simple steps today you can help avoid eye problems tomorrow.

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ZnO SUNTECT Yourself

Sep 21, 2010 1 Comment

It’s been over a year since Coolibar debuted our innovative Zno SUNTECT® fabric – now one of our best selling SUNTECT materials. Due to its overwhelmingly positive response, our merchandising team has used it to create several new garments. And now, we’re turning to you, our valued customers, to ask what you think about this fabric.

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Sun Protective Creativity

Sep 08, 2010 1 Comment

Back to School with Style!

This Pebble Beach, California elementary school wanted to incorporate sun hats to their school uniform. They ordered 250 of the Coolibar Reversible Bucket Hat.

The hats were issued to the entire student body at the start of the school year, with the rule that all students must wear their sun hat while outdoors to protect against the California sun.

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14 Year Melanoma Survivor

Sep 02, 2010 2 Comments

Tim Burriss, Melanoma Survivor and founder of the Stay Out of the Sun Foundation passionately promotes awareness of the dangers of sun exposure and melanoma research. He discusses his work with us.

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Albinism Crisis in Tanzania (Video)

Aug 26, 2010 2 Comments

Recently Coolibar was contacted by ABC’s 20/20 about a story on the persecution of those with albinism in Tanzania. Through this connection Coolibar partnered with a non-profit organization called Under the Same Sun, which provides resources to assist those disadvantaged by disability, discrimination and poverty allowing an increased quality of life. Coolibar donated sun protective clothing and hats to two schools in Tanzania, a safe refuge for children with albinism.

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New Evidence Supports Theory Tanning Beds are Addictive

Aug 18, 2010 No Comments

Are you still using tanning beds? Are you addicted? Our friends at SunAWARE have uncovered additional evidence that tanning beds have addictive qualities. “Repeat tanners may exhibit addictive behaviors similar to those exhibited by people addicted to substances such as alcohol.”

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Peace of Mind

Aug 17, 2010 No Comments

Today we received a letter from a very passionate Coolibar customer, who is appreciative of the quality of the Coolibar Swimwear she ordered. “You have given me such peace of mind that my three babies’ skin is protected.”

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