UVSkinz logo pic for KNK

When I heard the words pre-cancer I walked home in a daze.  I didn’t even take the bus home that day.  At 18 years old  I didn’t think it could happen to me.  I was wrong.  Granted it was ‘pre’ and not full blown cancer, but still, you don’t think it can happen to you or someone you love, until it does happen.  

Unfortunately, I had a doctor that wasn’t skilled at the sewing up part after taking the offending cells out and I have a scar on my back to remind me, but at least it was caught early and taken care of, almost, properly.  

As a teen I had laid out in the sun trying to get a tan, so I could get the pretty skin my siblings have, olive skin. But fair skin is not meant to be brown, olive or tanned.  

On the way home that day from the doctor’s office; I was thinking of all the times I had not been careful about the sun’s rays and literally ‘baked’ my skin at times.  Back then, UV Skinz sun protective clothing wasn’t around, but I am sure glad they are now!

uvskinz-letter-from-president.jpg for KNK

UK skinz was created and began after the creator and CEO, Rhonda Sparks, lost her 32 year old husband, Darren, to melanoma.  Because of this terrible loss, Rhonda is passionate in her daily efforts to raise awareness about the life-saving benefits of protecting oneself and our loved ones from the harmful exposures of UV rays.  

Rhonda has created a UPF 50+ certified sun protective line for the entire family!  From sizes 3 months to 4XL, UV Skinz provides a wide range of sizes in their UV protective clothing line.  UPF clothing for men, women and children alike are available so that you and your loved ones can practice sun safety to LIVE and HAVE FUN outdoors!  

UV Skinz review package pic for KNK

Before I opened the packages containing the Long Sleeve Aloha Sun Shirt and the Board Shorts I received to review; I fully expected some sort of thick material to both protect me from the sun’s rays but also able to be worn while swimming or participating in water related activities.  I was so wrong about the thick material! 

UV Skinz Long Sleeve Aloha Sun and Swim Shirt pic for KNK

The Women’s Long Sleeve, Aloha Sun & Swim Shirt  is breathable, quick drying and lightweight.   That thick fabric I was imagining? Yeah, not even close.  

This UV swim shirt, in the classic Hawaiian print fabric, is so soft and nice against my skin; I wouldn’t need to wear a suit beneath it.  It will pair well with any of UV Skinz solid colored swim wear pieces, such as, skirts, board shorts, capris, etc.  It is certified UPF 50+ and it’s also chlorine and saltwater resistant.  I absolutely love this swim shirt! It’s cute, fun, sun wear that will protect my skin from the UV rays.

UV Skinz Board Shorts pic for KNK review 

These semi-fitted mid-rise board shorts with back elastic and front waistband tab, with drawstring,  are perfect on or off the beach. My board shorts have the Velcro closure at the front with the added stretch fly insert for added comfort.   Other board shorts may have a snap as well.  They are figure flattering with their front pockets and there’s a hidden key pocket at the waist.   There is also a back pocket with a flap.  

The board shorts are a super cute design, with soft Microfibre fabric, quick drying and UPF 50+. They are very comfortable, look cute; and I love them! Seriously, who knew you could look so cute and still be protecting your skin from harmful UV rays?

UV Skinz UV Detector Keychain pic for KNK

Also included in my review package is this handy dandy UV detector key chain.  As you can see from the above picture when I was outside the UV detector was showing that there was a high amount of harmful UV rays at that time.  I think this is terrific to have because I tend to need physical reminders for things and this would remind me when I need to cover up with UV Skinz or get in the shade.

UV Skinz pic for KNK review

UV Skinz has eco-friendly,  sun protective clothing for the whole family.   It’s fun, fashionable and affordable.  As I was looking through the catalog I made a  list of what items to purchase both for myself and my loved ones.  I will be using UV Skinz, now and in the years to come as well.  Check out UV Skinz and have a sun safe day! :)


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I received the products to review.  No other form of compensation was received. All opinions are my own.

45 Thoughts on “UV Skinz ~ Sun Protective Clothing ~ Review & Giveaway

  1. I like the Women’s Ribbon Hat with a 5 Inch Brim.

  2. I love the girls beach hoodie in pink

  3. Anne Taylor on August 29, 2014 at 7:45 pm said:

    I would get the Baby Girl UV Sunzie and the Baby Boy UV Sunzie

  4. I like the Boys Short Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirt in Tie-Dye.

  5. Lisa Davis on August 29, 2014 at 11:15 pm said:

    I would like to get the Girls Reversible Bucket Hat in Pink Mermaid

  6. lorihook@shaw.ca on August 30, 2014 at 12:55 am said:

    Womens Half-Zip Ruched Sun Shirt is what I would love to own

  7. lissa crane on August 30, 2014 at 5:36 am said:

    I would love to have Womens Beach Hoodie in pink! This is perfect for those chilly beach evenings!

  8. Lizette on August 30, 2014 at 6:31 am said:

    My daughter loves the sun. I need to try your product!

  9. Cynthia C on August 30, 2014 at 7:32 am said:

    I like the Womens Water Jacket in black.

  10. latanya on August 30, 2014 at 5:47 pm said:

    Womens Short Cover-Up

  11. nickie on August 31, 2014 at 2:19 am said:

    The Womens Maxi Cover-Up – Black

  12. Piroska on August 31, 2014 at 7:30 am said:

    I love the Women’s Beach Hoodie, in Aqua.

  13. Melinda Stephens on August 31, 2014 at 9:11 pm said:

    I’d like the Kids Happy Flap Bucket Hat.

  14. Molomatic on August 31, 2014 at 10:25 pm said:

    I like the women’s rolled rim hats!

  15. D Schmidt on September 1, 2014 at 4:29 pm said:

    Visited the site and I really like Boys Beach Hoodie – Navy

  16. Gina H. on September 1, 2014 at 9:27 pm said:

    Girls Water Shoes – Purple Tie-Dye

  17. beth shepherd on September 2, 2014 at 10:44 am said:

    Girls Short Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirts – Pink Tie-Dye is something my daughter would love.

  18. Tiffany Schmidt on September 2, 2014 at 11:42 am said:

    I love the Womens Active Swim Shorts – Hot Pink and the kids beach hoodies.

  19. Janet W. on September 3, 2014 at 9:09 am said:

    I would love to win the Womens Rolled Brim Hat – Teal – S/M to give me extra protection out in the sun!

  20. I loved the roll brimmed hats!

  21. Jessica Beard on September 3, 2014 at 5:37 pm said:

    Boys Long Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirts – Blue Tie-Dye is my favorite.

  22. Sarah Hayes on September 4, 2014 at 2:34 pm said:

    i like the rolled rim hats for women. they are nice

  23. Jan Lee on September 4, 2014 at 3:29 pm said:

    I’d like to get the Boys Beach Hoodie – Navy for my great nephew :)

  24. Mihaela Day on September 7, 2014 at 11:15 pm said:

    I love the Boys Short Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirt in Tie-Dye. :)

  25. I would love to get the boys beach hoodie for all 3 of my grandsons for sun protection.

  26. Love the Boys Short Sleeve Sun Shirt in Tie Dye

  27. I would like the Womens Warm Skinz .

  28. I love the Womens Swim Jammerz!

  29. Amy Sund on September 11, 2014 at 5:02 am said:

    I would like to win the Mens Half Zip Sun Shirt. With the uv rays today we really need to protect our selves. These are a great way to safely enjoy the sun!

  30. Erica B. on September 11, 2014 at 7:15 am said:

    The Women’s water jacket is nice.

  31. Teresa Thompson on September 11, 2014 at 12:16 pm said:

    I like the Womens V-Neck Sun & Swim Shirt.

  32. Richard Hicks on September 11, 2014 at 4:51 pm said:

    Would like to win the mens Adventure Hat in sand.

  33. christine j on September 11, 2014 at 5:09 pm said:

    i love the womens beach hoodie

  34. I would like the Womens Long Sleeve Sun & Swim Shirt

  35. Karen T Gonyea on September 12, 2014 at 6:21 am said:

    Adore the Women’s Beach Hoodie :)

  36. Denise W on September 12, 2014 at 7:34 am said:

    The aqua Women’s Beach Hoodie is my fave!

  37. I would get the Women’s Beach Hoodie in black!

  38. tina reynolds on September 12, 2014 at 12:29 pm said:

    I like the Mens Warm Skinz for hubby

  39. susan smoaks on September 12, 2014 at 12:40 pm said:

    i want to get the women’s beach hoodie in aqua, i love it!

  40. Carolyn Daley on September 12, 2014 at 7:32 pm said:

    I like the Womens Maxi Cover-Up in blue.

  41. I like the Reversible Resort Hat in chocolate.

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