UV Skinz Swimshirts – Review and Giveaway

I know it’s “winter time” but here in South Florida it’s never really winter. And we swim most of the year. My son has always worn a shirt while swimming. I’m not sure if he’s self conscious about his body or just prefers a shirt. I always put sunscreen on him as well, because, well because I’m supposed too. But I never put it on under his shirt. I just assumed he was protected with the shirt on.

Well, he’s not. The sun’s rays can go right through his t-shirt! I kinda knew this,but never really paid it much attention. I mean he has to be protected a little bit. But do I really only want him protected a little? No! We live in Florida. There is a lot of sun!

I came across a company that makes swimsuits and swimshirts that are UV protected. Their clothing carries a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks out over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. Plus the suits do not contain any harmful chemicals or lotions.

A little bit about owner and president Rhonda Sparks:

I started UV Skinz after losing my 32-year-old husband to melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer. It was this experience and having to raise our three little boys on my own that gave me the drive and determination to educate consumers about the importance of proper sun protection any chance I can get, while still not losing site of how valuable it is to PLAY and HAVE FUN outdoors!

From the website:

UV Skinz sun protective swimshirts are stylish and carry a UPF rating of 50+, which blocks out over 98% of the sun’s harmful rays, protecting delicate skin from damaging sunburns. Sunscreen isn’t always enough, is often not used correctly and some folks have skin allergies or sensitivities to chemicals that sunscreens can contain. UV Skinz are sun shirts that are not made with any chemicals or lotions. The UV protection is in the tight weave of the fabric. Wearing UV protective clothing, such as our fun, cool UV Skinz sun protective swim shirts, is an important step in preventing sunburns, premature aging of the skin and skin cancer.

UV Skinz sent a shirt for Hunter to try and review. I picked the Devin in navy. He loves it. It’s comfortable and not too tight. I washed it twice with no problems. (I hang it up to dry)

UV Skinz has offered one Mommy Has to Work reader an item of their choice form their website!

To enter visit the website, wwwuvskinz.com and tell me what you would pick.

Bonus entries are to sign up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter and/or following UV Skinz on Twitter.

Additional entries are as follows:
2. Follow this blog.
3. Subscribe to my newsletter. ( you will need to activate your subscription in order for entry to be valid)
4. Grab my button and place on your blog.
5. Post this giveaway on your blog or website, or tweet about it. Please leave a link to post. You can tweet once a day, just leave a comment for each one.
6. Email a friend about this giveaway and CC mommyhastowork@aol.com
7. Follow me on www.twitter.com/mommyhastoworkand/or
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Contest ends December 7th at 9:00pm EST. Winner will chosen by Random.org and will have 48 hours to respond. I was not paid to do this review, however I did receive a free shirt, which did not alter my opinion.


I'm a mother of 2 who likes to get involved in too much! Besides writing here I started a non-profit, I'm on the PTO board, very active in my community and volunteer in the school. I enjoy music, reading, cooking, traveling and spending time with my family. We just adopted our 3rd cat and love them all!

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  1. I would get the Shark Camo/Navy for my Son.


  2. I follow your blog.


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  5. Naomi de la Torre says:

    Cute blog! This is a great post on UV protection. I found you on MBC and am following you now. Will definitely be back to visit again soon! Have a super Thanksgiving and hope to see you stop by at my bloggie sometime for a visit:)


  6. I would get the Robyn kids shirt or the Luci.
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  7. I am a subscriber.

  8. I like the Flutter – L – Butterfly/Light Pink size 8

  9. Love the Cheryl – Long-Sleeve Sky Blue Full-Zip! What an awesome company, cool to see that they have ALL sizes too! My daughter and husband have darker skin so don't burn fast or need a really high SPF. I on the other hand burn so fast and have to put SPF 80 on every 30 mins. It would be great to have some coverage and not have to worry as much!

  10. signed up for the UV Skinz monthly newsletter


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  14. Skargyle – Pink/Black Argyle for my 7yo daughter when she knee boards to protect her arms.

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  16. I would choose the Men's Long Sleeve Darren in Navy shirt. Thanks!

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  21. hollowsins says:

    I would pick the Blue Aloha Collection

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    I am a follower

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    I subscribe via email

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  28. I would choose the skyblue XL Jen for myself. I spend more time at poolside then anyone in the family. Love the looser fit

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  35. Erica DeStio says:

    I would choose the black & white koi for my hubby!

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  37. The Adventure hat for women…love it

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  41. I'd choose the Purple – Girls Board Shorts. Thanks.

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  45. So many great items…but i would get the camo one for my son…he is 11 now and sunscreen seems to be uncool at this age

  46. I love the celia in the baby section

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    I live in Florida and we could use this all year

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  51. I would pick the flutter B shirt.

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  53. I'd love to get the Sport Hat in cream

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  54. ddebbieaj says:

    I love the bubble blast!

  55. I love the Cheryl – Long-Sleeve – Black Full-Zip. It's coming up on baseball season and this would be the perfect shirt to watch my son play baseball in. At the park he plays at all the fans have to sit in direct sunlight

  56. I am a follower!

  57. I am a facebook fan!

  58. I would choose a butterfly kids shirt
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    Amy B.

  59. I'm a follower
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  60. I'm an e-mail subscriber
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  62. Anonymous says:

    I like the Seth blue tie-dye.

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  64. I would pick the Ethan Navy long sleeve baby skinz.

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  67. I like the Jaden – Red/Navy shirt

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  68. I'd like the Renee – Sky Blue for me.

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  74. Over Thirty Mommy says:

    I would pick the Baby Sarah – Hibiscus/Black top

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  76. Jen A.- gin1379@aol.com says:

    I would get the UV short sleeve skin in blue tie dye, size 8 for my son!
    Jen A.

  77. Maggie M.- maggiebugjuice@aol.com says:

    I would get the UV short sleeve skin in navy for my nephew, thanks!
    Maggie M.