Four months after moving to sunny Colorado, I discovered sun damage on the backs of my 32-year-old hands. My hands looked like my granny’s. I prefer to avoid chemical sunscreen and it requires re-application. Unlike sunscreen, the right fabric can reliably protect you from more than 98 percent of both UVA and UVB rays. I needed something for hiking and driving and sun sleeves didn’t exist—so I made my own.
Fast forward several years and Eclipse Sun Products, the company I founded, now makes a line of sun protective accessories and clothing to comfortably cover you up. In fact, the technical fabric provides both unparalleled UPF sun protection as well as producing a significant cooling effect. The matching gloves, sleeves for arms and hands, and shawls are designed for the active lifestyle, sized to fit, and ideal for golfing, driving, gardening, hiking, boating or travel.
Clothing is the best sun protection according to the Skin Cancer Foundation. The strategies for avoiding skin cancer and protecting oneself are rather simple. It’s a matter of getting into the habit of being sun-smart. Once it’s part of your routine, it’s easy!
Eclipse Sun Products are recommended by dermatologists. Our mission is to eliminate skin cancer. Basal cell carcinoma is the most common cancer in people of Chinese and Japanese descent. In fact, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Eclipse’s entire focus is on helping people protect their skin so they can be carefree in the sun. All Eclipse clothing is stretchy and light so you will want to wear your Eclipse everyday!
Just because we are strangers doesn't mean we shouldn't care about one another. We are family. It's called humanity. Recently I (Elise Champe Founder of Eclipse Sun Products) met a gem of a cab driver. As he drove me from the airport to my hotel I got to know an off-the-charts articulate young man with ambition. [...]
Did you know that fabric is attributed a UPF rating which is based on both UVA and UVB protection whereas a sunscreen's SPF rating only tests protection against UVB rays? This is a very important distinction. When you wear Eclipse Sun Sleeves you can rest easy knowing you are protected from both UVA and UVB [...]
Colorado-based Company Carries an Innovative Line of Sun Wear That Protects Against Harmful UV Rays Without Any Risky Side EffectsLongmont, COSometimes “solutions” can just cause more problems then there were to begin with. Take sun, skin cancer, and sunscreen for example. While skin cancer is a serious issue that should not be taken lightly by any means, it [...]
"Keep tanning, you look great in leather" This phrase comes from The Skin Cancer Foundation's campaign to discourage tanning. Fact is, when you tan you increase your chances of developing skin cancer. Many people now understand that sunburns are a bad idea. But there are still folks out there tanning.Per the Skin Cancer foundation, up to 90 percent of visible skin [...]
by Blake Marleau SnyderMD Candidate - Class of 2018, University of Colorado School of MedicineMost skin cancers are a direct result of exposure to the ultraviolet (UV) rays in sunlight. Both basal cell and squamous cell cancer (the most common types of skin cancer) as well as melanoma (a more serious and deadly skin cancer) [...]
Jackman, who also starred in the movie musical "Les Miserables," has, in the past, attributed his condition to not having used sunscreen while growing up in Australia.He now gets checkups every three months, and has launched a range of sunscreens for children.Basal cell carcinoma is the most common form of skin cancer, afflicting more than [...]
UV filtering chemical is killing off baby coral around tourist resorts, particularly in the Caribbean and HawaiiA common ingredient found in sunscreen is toxic to coral and contributing to the decline of reefs around the world, according to new research.Oxybenzone, a UV-filtering chemical compound found in 3,500 brands of sunscreen worldwide, can be fatal to [...]
No matter when it happens, a skin cancer diagnosis can be a major wakeup call for anyone — of course, the earlier you catch it, the better, which is why regular skin monitoring and checkups are so important. Since almost half of Americans will be diagnosed with some form of skin cancer by age 65, according to Everyday Health, this [...]