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Chase the Sun Without Limits Chase the Sun Without Limits

Chase the Sun Without Limits Chase the Sun Without Limits

Oars + Alps is on a mission to prevent skin cancers caused by sun damage.

Find your perfect sunscreen using our interactive quiz:

It All Starts With The sun


When Oars + Alps founders Mia + Laura sought to create a new skincare brand for active guys, better sun protection was par for the course.

According to Mia, "These people are traveling a lot and working out even more. They are up against the elements: sun, wind, pollution. They approach skin care through the lens of a healthy life and not through vanity" (Rank & Style).

Mia’s husband is one of those active guys who are also concerned about skin health due to his family history. ‘His grandfather passed away and had skin cancer, his father currently has skin cancer, and my husband is at risk’, says Mia. ‘I started Oars + Alps with my co-founder, Laura (whose husband also had skin issues) because we didn’t want our husbands to be statistics’ (Rank & Style).

The statistics of skin cancer are sobering. Mia and Laura learned that men are increasingly at risk for skin cancer due to poor sun protection protocol. According to the American Academy of Dermatology, 1 in 27 men will be diagnosed with melanoma—the deadliest form of skin cancer—within their lifetime, compared to 1 in 40 women (AAD). Unfortunately, less than 13% of men wear sunscreen on sunny days compared to 29% of women (CDC).  Both men and women have a long way to go to increase their consistency in sun protection.

"My mission was and is to reduce the mortality rate of skin cancer among men and to educate men about this very important way that they should be taking care of themselves." -Oars + Alps Co-Founder Mia Duchnowski

Beyond the Finger-Wagging

Rather than shaming those who don’t wear sunscreen, Mia & Laura sought to understand why they don't. It turns out, there is a lot not to like about most sun protection:

  • Sticky or greasy feel on the skin
  • White residue
  • Smelling like a banana
  • Formulas that sting your eyes
  • Difficult to reapply on the go
  • Irritating & endocrine disrupting ingredients like phthalates and parabens
  • Non-Greasy and Won't Leave White Residue

  • No Octinoxate or Oxybenzone

  • Hands-Free and Travel-Friendly Options

  • Hydrating Formulas That Won't Dry You Out

  • No Heavy Fragrances

  • Air-powered: No Butane or HFCs

The Oars + Alps Sunscreen Difference

All of our sunscreens are meticulously formulated to address pain points that keep people from using sunscreen as part of their daily skin care routine. From non-greasy daily moisturizers and lotions to portable, hands-free sprays and sticks, our everyday SPF formats are designed to be convenient and easy to use. We offer a range of ingredient formulations, including fragrance-free SPF and mineral actives, so you can find those that match your preferences. Whether in your work, gym, or golf bag, our variety of daily sunscreens for men means you can find products that let you chase the sun without limits.

For more information about skin cancer in men and the best tips for preventing harmful UV damage to your skin, check out our Skin Cancer Awareness Month blog.

Not sure where to start?  Find your perfect sunscreen using our interactive quiz. Not sure where to start? Find your perfect sunscreen using our interactive quiz.