Summer Camp Sun Protection 101: Why the Cotton Shirt Your Kid Swims in Just Won’t Do

Jun 18, 2013 No Comments by

Summer camp is jam-packed with activities from sunrise to sunset. Counselors and camp staff make it a priority to ensure safety of all campers; however, with the rigorous reapplication routine sunscreen requires, sometimes sun protection is overlooked in all the commotion. Sunburn and skin damage are easily preventable. Educating and equipping children with good sun protection habits prior to the start of camp is essential.

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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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Win Sun Protective Hats for Your School

May 01, 2013 2 Comments by

Coolibar’s school sun hat contest is now open for entries! If you have a child in school or are a teacher, enter to win up to 50 kids hats for your classroom! We’ll be drawing the names of five lucky winners.

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History buffs: Do you know the orgin of the Panama Hat?

Nov 08, 2012 No Comments by

A Panama Hat is a reference to the straw material it is made from, not the country of Panama. The hat is made from the carludovica palmate plant, which grows in the coastal lowlands of Western South America. Ecuador began producing the Panama hat as early as 1630! During the California Gold Rush, individuals traveled [...]

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Trend Alert: Pinks, Purples and Prints

Oct 30, 2012 No Comments by

It’s time to start planning for your tropical vacation to escape the chill and daily-grind. We at Coolibar take pride in our ability to not only provide stylish sun protective options for days by the water and more, but to help you pack more efficiently by offering versatile pieces. Take a look at our resort 2012 sunwear, this year’s “in” pieces are pinks, purples and prints!

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Innovative sun hats from Escaping the Sun in Style

Oct 11, 2012 No Comments by

Finding a stylish sun hat can prove challenging. Additionally, many sun hats on the market today do not protect your neck, cheeks, nose, and mouth from the sun’s UV rays. Devra Wathen, founder and CEO of Escaping the Sun In Style™ (ETSIS), an innovative hat company based out of Hawaii offers a smart and sophisticated option. Devra shares her thoughts on her company that’s changing the way people view sun protection.

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Equipment Fit for the Coolibar Athlete

Sep 27, 2012 No Comments by

Run, hike, bike, ski, golf, swim and surf in the same equipment Coolibar athletes use to reach new heights! Check out their gear collages.

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UPF 50+ Outfit Makeover

Sep 20, 2012 No Comments by

Helen Vong, skin care guru at theskiny.com, came to us with a brilliant SunAWARE idea. “Let’s do a Coolibar UPF 50+ outfit makeover to show how easy it is to be protected from the sun.” Who are we to argue?

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Choosing the Perfect Sun Hat

Jul 20, 2012 11 Comments by

With so many sun hats to choose from, how do you narrow it down to the perfect one? The three most important factors to consider are: brim size and shape, material, and the activity for use.

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Overwhelmed by too many sun protection options?

Jul 13, 2012 No Comments by

The Huffington Post recently published a great article titled “Sun Protection: Products to Keep Your Skin Safe This Summer”. The slideshow goes through all of the essential sun protection accessories anyone would need when spending time outdoors this summer. However, with so many options to choose from, the search to find quality sun protection can be overwhelming. Don’t get confused by an overwhelming amount of sun protection information. We’ll take your through what to look for in sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, shade, and sun protective clothing.

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