You all know I love to explore great, eco-friendly kids’ products, and I’ll never bring you a review on anything I wouldn’t use with my own family. But, every once in a while a product comes along that we not only like, but loooove, because it just fits our needs so well. UV Skinz sunblock clothing is definitely one of those lucky finds!
UV Skinz sells uv-protective sunwear for the whole family, from tiny baby sizes to adult and plus sizes. It’s easy, eco-friendly sun protection, with nothing to absorb into your skin or reapply, and no waste. There’s no easier way to enjoy time in the sun while staying protected from sunburns, sun damage, and skin cancer.
Rhonda Sparks, president of UV Skinz, started her company after the loss of her husband to skin cancer at age 32. Yes, thirty-two. It’s a heartbreaking story, but inspiring, too. Rhonda and the whole UV Skinz team now channel their energy into keeping you, your kids, and your whole family safer.
It’s the mission of UV Skinz to get the word out: one less sunburn makes a difference…
We were sent this set of kids’ UV-protective clothing (the Silly Fish combo) including trunks, a swim shirt and a reversible bucket hat. The first and biggest thing I noticed right off the bat was the quality craftsmanship of each product. The fabric felt sturdy and strong, like it would wash beautifully (and it does!), with nice, even stitching and beautiful details. I have no doubt that I will pass these pieces down to our next child, and beyond.
Two added bonuses I didn’t count on:
1. It all dries in NO time on the line (energy-efficient!)
2. The easy-to-spot, bright, bold color pattern. We spent the 4th of July at a river party with dozens of people, and it was so easy to spot my son with a quick glance. What a plus!
So, how does it all work?
The magic is in the material. UV Skinz sun-protective clothing carries a UPF rating of 50+. UPF (ultraviolet protection factor) is the clothing equivalent of SPF, like in sunscreen. 50+ is the highest UPF rating that can be given to clothing.
Why not just use sunscreen?
Sunscreen is a great tool for sun protection, but have you ever tried to apply it to a squirmy baby? It’s not easy. And once you do slather your baby up, you just have to do it again in a few hours or if they go in the water. Some sunscreens also contain toxins or undesirable ingredients that can cause irritation. Once you do find a brand of sunscreen you’re comfortable with the cost of reapplying, and going through tube after tube, can really add up (not to mention the waste of packaging.) With UV Skinz, you’ll still need to use sunscreen on feet, face, etc… but it’s so much more foolproof and convenient when you only have to worry about the smaller parts!
I’m sold on UV Skinz. How ’bout you?
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Good luck, and have a safe and happy summer!