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The SunSafe Shade Bandana Dakine - W's UV/UPF/SPF Drift S/S Alex and Me - Speedo - W's UV AQT Boardshorts
The SunSafe UV/UPF
Shade Bandana

Our Price: $19.99
Sale Price: $15.99
Womens
Color: White Only
Scarf
UV fashionable
Sun Protection Factor(SPF): UPF50+

Women's
Short Sleeve
Rashguard / Swimshirt
More Colors Available
Sun Protection Factor(SPF): SPF50+




Women's
Short-Short Style
UPF Swim Shorts
Comes in two colors
Sun Protection Factor(SPF): UPF50+

The SunSafe Beautiful Bucket Hat O'Neill's W's Skins Crew Short Sleeve Girls4Sport - W's Full Short
The SunSafe UV/UPF
Beautiful Bucket Hat

Our Price: $38.00
Sale Price: $29.99
Womens
Color: Only Floral Left
UPF Hats
UV fashionable
Sun Protection Factor(SPF): UPF50+

Womens
Short Sleeve
Rashguard / Swimshirt
More Colors Available
Sun Protection Factor(SPF): UPF50+


Womens
Full Short Style
More colors available
Sun Protection Factor(SPF): UPF50+


   
 

Since 1997, The Alex & Me Company has offered many different types of women's sun protective UV swimwear, sun protective UV clothing, and sun protective UV hats & accessories.  Our SPF/UPF sun protective apparel is fashionable, cool, comfortable, lightweight and recommended by thousands of dermatologists for their SPF/UPF protection.

The Alex & Me Company began as a sun protective UV swimwear company in 1997 and was one of the first companies to import sun protective UV swimwear from Australia.  Since then we have grown to where we not only carry quality sun protective women's UV swimwear from all over the world, but we now have the largest brand selection of sun protective women's uv swimwear, sun protective uv clothing and sun protective uv hats on the internet. All our women's UV fabrics have been tested to prevent the sun’s harmful UVA/UVB rays from damaging the skin and our sun protective UV swimwear items are highly resistant to chlorine and salt water damage. As with all of our sun protective women's UV swimwear and sun protective women's UV clothing....... no sacrifices are made when it comes to their designs and styles. Remember, the Alex & Me Company has the largest selection of sun protective women's UV swimwear and sun protective women's uv clothing on the Internet! Alex & Me takes great pride in carrying only the best in sun protective women's UV swimwear and sun protective uv clothing including: sun protective women's uv swim suits, sun protective women's uv swim shirts, sun protective women's uv swim shorts, sun protective women's uv hats, sun protective women's uv sarongs, and sun protective women's uv jackets.

 




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Your Quick Guide for Sun Protective Clothing and Swimwear:


SPF is for Sunscreen; UPF is for Clothing & Swimwear


SPF stands for Sun Protection Factor. Some manufacturers and even some websites describe their clothing as SPF protective.  However, as we all know, SPF was designed for and describes a sunscreen's protectiveness and not clothing. However......

UPF stands for Ultraviolet Protection Factor. To help the consumer better determine the unique protection a garment has, a UPF rating system has been developed. The UPF rating system was first developed by the Australian Government to inform and protect their citizens from the sun's very harmful rays in the Land-Down-Under. Shoppers should only consider buying a UV garment that as a UPF rating (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) and moreover, from a reputable company and/or manufacturer that promotes the UPF rating system. Such great and widely know companies as Patagonia, Marmot, Columbia, Speedo, Sportif, and RailRiders only use the UPF rating system. Alex & Me Company was the first multi-brand UV Retail store in the US and to this end, we only carry such brands that use the UPF System to ensure our thousands of loyal customers that they are only getting the very best protection from their UV sun protective apparel item.

Below is the Australian/New Zealand Standard for Sun Protective Clothing and Swimwear, which is now considered the industry standard in rating such sun protective clothing:

UPF Ratings and Protection Categories

UPF Rating

Protection Category

% UV radiation Blocked

UPF 15 – 24

Good

93.3 - 95.9

UPF 25 – 39

Very Good

96.0 - 97.4

UPF 40 and over

Excellent

97.5 or more

UPF50+

Considered the Ultimate in UV Sun Protection


Health Note: UPF Sun Protective Clothing and UPF Sun Protective Swimwear is specifically designed to block the sun’s harmful UV radiation from damaging the skin (widely known as UVA/UVB/UVC rays).  Exposure to such UV radiation can not only cause sunburn, but also long lasting damage resulting in premature skin aging and/or skin cancer. To help the consumer better determine the protection a garment has, a UPF rating system has been developed.