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Review & Give-Away: UV Skinz

May 25, 2011

In honor of Skin Cancer Awareness Month in addition to the annual UV Skinz Save a Baby’s Skin Campaign, Oh Baby O is very pleased to once again be hosting a UV Skinz Review and Give-Away!  (To read last year’s review, please click here.)

If you are unfamiliar with UV Skinz, it is a line of UV protective clothing, hats, and swimwear for the whole family.  UV Skinz swimshirts carry a UPF rating of 50+, blocking over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays.  UV Skinz are effective, easy to use, affordable, and comfortable.

This year, we had the pleasure of reviewing both a short sleeve swimshirt as well as a UV Skinz reversible bucket hat.  The short sleeve swimshirt offers nearly as much coverage as the long sleeve swimshirt.  O’s swimshirt is a size 2 and comes all the way down to his elbows.  It is close-fitting but not constrictive.  O really likes the silky feel of the swimshirt and stays comfortably cool while wearing it.  It is still a bit too chilly for swimming in this part of the US but we have already found plenty of use for the swimshirt on sunny days outside.

The UV Skinz reversible bucket hat is our favorite sunny day hat!  O wears a hat whenever we’re outside, all year long.  In our experience, it has been surprisingly difficult to find a warm weather hat with a good fit.  Many of the hats we’ve tried have been too shallow to really stay on a little one’s head let alone provide any real protection.  O’s reversible bucket hat is the child size (2-5yrs) and it fits perfectly!  The hat feels sturdy in construction, yet light enough not to be hot.  The brim is nice and wide providing some neck protection as well.  I do wish it had chin straps for the smaller sizes as it does blow off occasionally.

Our UV Skinz from last year held up so beautifully that they are now being used to protect O’s younger cousin.  I expect this year’s Skinz will be just as durable.  The UV Skinz line is also wonderfully color-coordinated, making shopping a lot of fun!

Would you like to try UV Skinz for your family?
UV Skinz is generously offering one lucky Oh Baby O reader any single item of your choice from the UV Skinz site!

Required Entry:

Other optional ways to enter:
(Optional entries only count with participation in Required Entry!)

Remember to leave a separate comment for each entry!

This give-away is open world-wide!
Must be 18 years of age to enter.

Winner, to receive one item of choice from UV Skinz, will be posted in two weeks (June 8th, 2011).  Good Luck!
~Carrie

Disclosure:  Please note, although an honest review, this review is based on free product samples provided to the author.  No other compensation has been received for this review.

Thank you to UV Skinz for their help during our review process.

All images courtesy of uvskinz.com.

Winner:  Comment #84:

Lisa L
I read the UV Skinz UV protection info.
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87 Comments
  1. fiolinn permalink
    May 25, 2011 8:05 am

    If I’d be so lucky to win, I’d have the baby sun shirt. My granddad had skincancer so I know it might run in the family. Thanks Carrie, for bringing awareness to this topic, as I think it is very important! :)

  2. Michelle permalink
    May 25, 2011 1:06 pm

    I would definitely choose the Jesse long sleeve in green/blue! This would be so awesome – thanks for bringing awareness to this topic, Carrie!

  3. Michelle permalink
    May 25, 2011 1:06 pm

    I subscribe to Oh Baby O!

  4. Michelle permalink
    May 25, 2011 1:10 pm

    I had no idea that sand and concrete could reflect UV radiation. I figured it was the case with water – but with sand? I had no idea. My son will be wearing his skinz in the sandbox, too, even though ours is covered, in case the sun comes in at an angle!

  5. Tamara Sz permalink
    May 25, 2011 4:03 pm

    I think I’d choose the Olivia Hot Pink/Orange shirt or the Pink Flower S/S Swim Set

  6. Tamara Sz permalink
    May 25, 2011 4:05 pm

    I learned that A garment costs about the same as one or two bottles of sunscreen, but lasts much longer!

  7. Tamara Sz permalink
    May 25, 2011 4:07 pm

    I read the UV Skinz UV protection info.

  8. Tamara Sz permalink
    May 25, 2011 4:07 pm

    I Like Oh Baby O on Facebook.

  9. Tamara Sz permalink
    May 25, 2011 4:08 pm

    I Follow Oh Baby O on Twitter

    ID: @szogediek

  10. Tamara Sz permalink
    May 25, 2011 4:09 pm

    I Follow UV Skinz on Twitter.

    ID: @szogediek

  11. May 25, 2011 9:42 pm

    I love the Flutter-B shirt.

  12. May 25, 2011 9:43 pm

    UV Skinz protect you from 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. Wow!

  13. May 25, 2011 9:44 pm

    I read the UVSkinz Protection Info.

  14. May 25, 2011 9:45 pm

    I follow UVSkinz on twitter (I’m @prizealert)

  15. May 25, 2011 9:45 pm

    I follow you on twitter (I’m @prizealert)

  16. kim mcintosh permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:47 pm

    i would choose the flutter -b butterfly babyskinz
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  17. kim mcintosh permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:47 pm

    subscribe via email
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  18. kim mcintosh permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:48 pm

    like you on fb
    kim mcintosh
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  19. kim mcintosh permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:49 pm

    follow you on twitter
    @mcintoshkim
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  20. kim mcintosh permalink
    May 25, 2011 10:49 pm

    follow uvskinz on twitter
    @mcintoshkim
    mcintosh dot kimberley at gmail dot com

  21. Mary Preston permalink
    May 26, 2011 12:52 am

    I would pick the Kathy Hot Pink Wrap

  22. Aimee E. permalink
    May 26, 2011 7:13 am

    I like their Cameron in Sky Blue/White.

  23. Aimee E. permalink
    May 26, 2011 7:17 am

    I learned that water reflects 100% UV radiation.

  24. May 26, 2011 10:14 am

    I would get the Emma Light Pink for my daughter!

  25. sara permalink
    May 26, 2011 12:53 pm

    I would get the Casey – Navy/Blue and Baby Board Shorts – Blue Plaid.

  26. Sonia permalink
    May 26, 2011 9:16 pm

    I would get a short sleeved UV shirt for my son.

  27. Sonia permalink
    May 26, 2011 9:19 pm

    I read the UV Skinz UV protection info.

  28. Sonia permalink
    May 26, 2011 9:21 pm

    I learned about the differences between UVA rays and UVB rays and that not all sunscreens protect against both.

  29. Kim permalink
    May 27, 2011 8:18 am

    love this Kid Skinz–Caleb-S – Orange/Navy

  30. Kim permalink
    May 27, 2011 8:18 am

    gfc follower

  31. Kim permalink
    May 27, 2011 8:19 am

    twitter follow them -kgail11

  32. Kim permalink
    May 27, 2011 8:22 am

    twitter follow u -kgail11

  33. Kim permalink
    May 27, 2011 1:24 pm

    get their news

  34. JoAnn permalink
    May 27, 2011 3:00 pm

    If I were to win, I’d get my son the Cameron shirt. He looks great in blue!

  35. JoAnn permalink
    May 27, 2011 3:01 pm

    After reading the UV Skins site I learned that water reflects 100% of the UV rays — I din’t realize it reflected at 100%.

  36. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:15 pm

    If I won, I’d choose the Soft Pink “Casey” UV Skinz swim shirt in size 6-12 months. :-)

  37. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:17 pm

    Following Oh Baby O on my Yahoo RSS feed.

  38. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:19 pm

    One thing I learned from the website: the suns rays are more intense at higher altitudes. Just never occurred to me!

  39. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:22 pm

    Read the UV protection info.

  40. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:22 pm

    Like Oh Baby O on Facebook.

  41. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:23 pm

    Like UV Skinz on Facebook

  42. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:24 pm

    Following Oh Baby O on Twitter

  43. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:24 pm

    Following UV Skinz on Twitter (woodlandviolet)

  44. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:26 pm

    Subscribed to the UV Skinz monthly newsletter.

  45. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:33 pm

    Shared on Stumble Upon

  46. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:35 pm

    Tweeted about the giveaway (woodlandviolet)

  47. Tara W. permalink
    May 28, 2011 8:39 pm

    Posted a comment on The Bedtime Routine
    April 4, 2011

  48. May 31, 2011 7:25 pm

    I love that short sleeve caleb swimshirt.

  49. Michelle permalink
    June 1, 2011 7:44 pm

    I like Oh Baby O on Facebook! (Would love it, if I could…)

  50. Michelle permalink
    June 2, 2011 7:59 pm

    I read the UV Skinz UV Protection info. Wow, I never realized how much easier (and safer) it could be to wear UV protectant clothing!

  51. June 7, 2011 7:48 am

    If I won I would pick the baby Navy/Blue Plaid Reversible Bucket Hat

  52. Michelle permalink
    June 7, 2011 10:13 am

    I like UV Skinz on Facebook!

  53. Michelle permalink
    June 7, 2011 10:15 am

    I subscribed to the UV Skinz newsletter!

  54. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:29 am

    I would pick the caleb navy/orange long sleeves baby shirt

  55. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:30 am

    Subscribe to emails

  56. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:31 am

    I learned that it has upf 50 protection

  57. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:32 am

    read the uv protection info

  58. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:32 am

    Like you on facebook (Nina Hi)

  59. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:33 am

    Follow you on twitter (hungrymonkey09)

  60. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:33 am

    Like uv skins on facebook (Nina Hi)

  61. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:33 am

    Follow uv skins on twitter (hungrymonkey09)

  62. Nina permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:34 am

    Subscribed to the UV Skinz monthly newsletter.

  63. Judy B permalink
    June 7, 2011 11:53 am

    I’d get the 3 piece sharky set!

  64. familyo permalink
    June 7, 2011 5:13 pm

    daily tweet: http://twitter.com/#!/prizealert/status/78207946068209664

  65. Laura permalink
    June 7, 2011 7:37 pm

    I’d like to try the hot pink adult womens tee

  66. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:45 pm

    I’d like the cute Baby Bloomers Butterfly for my baby girl

  67. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:46 pm

    I’m a subscriber

  68. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:50 pm

    I learned that water reflects 100% UV radiation. Wow!

  69. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:50 pm

    I read the UV Skinz UV protection info.

  70. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:50 pm

    Likes Oh Baby O on Facebook.

  71. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:51 pm

    Likes UV Skinz on Facebook.

  72. Lisa L permalink
    June 7, 2011 9:51 pm

    Subscribes to the UV Skinz monthly newsletter

  73. June 7, 2011 11:31 pm

    I’d pick the Michael
    Steel Grey for my husband. The color would go with practically any solid color swim trunks.

  74. June 7, 2011 11:34 pm

    Follow UV Skinz on Twitter @dearandrea

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