Skin cancer often has its roots in too much sun exposure. Use these fun, simple color changing UV wristbands to remind everyone to protect themselves from over exposure to the sun.
New from SupportStore! Wear this wristband out into the sun and it quickly, "magically" changes color from soft white to purple. The color change and the message If purple - PROTECT - Prevent Skin Cancer is a reminder to the wearer that when purple you are exposed to strong UV rays.
Steps to protect might include
sun screen lotion
a wide brimmed hat
clothing that covers more of your skin
staying in the shade
This SupportStore designed wristband is made of UV sensitive 100% silicon rubber, so you can wear it on the beach or in the pool. The color change effect will last for many months, if you keep your wristband out of the sun when not being worn.
The "Purple - PROTECT" wristband comes in both adult and youth sizes, and is individually bagged. Buy them for your family, or skin care clinics and dermatologists may make them available to clients as a reminder. Order 3,000 or more and customize this product.
Enjoy the outdoors, but please be sun smart!
Debossed (indented) message that gives a 3d effect and lasts for the life of the rubber wristband
Band is a stretchy but sturdy 2 mm thick and 12 mm wide
Seamless 100% Silicone Rubber
Packaged in a reclosable individual clear polybag
Exposure to the sun's UV rays causes a color change to light or deeper purple depending on the intensity of the light. (The light sensitivity and color change feature has a useful life of several months to a year, if kept out of strong light when not in use).
Useful reminder to apply sunscreen and protect against sun exposure. Not intended to act as an indicator of when to get out of the sun.
Wear when you expect to be spending some time outdoors
Put the "If Purple - PROTECT" wristband anywhere it will receive the same sunlight as your skin
Store this color changing wristband out of sunlight to prolong the color changing capability
Wear on your wrist
Attach to a key ring
Stretch around a water bottle or beverage container
Wear two or three at the same time
Made from 100% quality Silicone Rubber for years of use and promotion of your cause.
You may wear this item 24 hours a day including in the shower, at the health club, work, or school.
To clean simply wash with soap and water, our durable inks will not fade easily.
How to select the correct size
Most adults find the "Adult 8" size is best. The "Youth 7" size is best for children up to about age 13 or adults with very small wrists.
An adult with very large wrists may find the Adult 8" is still too small, they will have to find another way to express their support of this cause - or use the wristband in a keychain or around a beverage container.
Adult Size 8" in circumference or exactly 202 mm
Youth Size 7" in circumference or exactly 180 mm
If you're the type that likes to make absolutely sure about things, download our printable sizing guide, and "try one on."
Open this sizing guide PDF, print the page at 100% scale, follow the instructions and you will have a paper version you can try out in minutes.
well made. size it correct. Good reminder when it changes colors BUT, the second the sun hits it, it changes. So it's not real accurate. PS, if you wash your hands in warm water, it'll change too.
Merchant Response:Thank you for your review. We would like to make sure we clarify how the wristbands work and what their intended purpose is. Simply said, the wristbands will turn purple when you walk out into the sun as a reminder to apply sunscreen. They are NOT intended to change with the intensity of the sun or act as an indicator of when to get out of the sun. We hope you enjoy the wristbands and continue to promote the importance of safety in the sun and how to help prevent skin cancer.
March 23, 2018
These are awesome!!!
I a melanoma survivor and I use these when I speak to High School students and they love them... I am very passionate educating young adults on the importance of sun safety!!!! Great product!!
Best UsesAnytime anywhere!!
By John McGinty
San Antonio, Texas
March 5, 2018
I love the concept of the bracelet! However, no instructions or information came with them to determine what to do when does the color purple gets brighter and brighter. I would have hoped there would have been some explanation and possibly what to do or what to avoid when this occurs. It turns purple almost immediately in the Sun and this has me worried with no knowledge other than applying sunscreen to do. Is anything available???
Merchant Response:Thank you for your review. Simply said, the wristbands will turn purple when you walk out into the sun as a reminder to apply sunscreen. They are NOT intended to change with the intensity of the sun or act as an indicator of when to get out of the sun. We mention these tips above: Wear this wristband out into the sun and it quickly, "magically" changes color from soft white to purple. The color change and the message, "If purple - PROTECT - Prevent Skin Cancer" is a reminder to the wearer that when purple you are exposed to strong UV rays. Steps to protect might include: sun screen lotion, a wide brimmed hat, clothing that covers more of your skin, staying in the shade, going inside. Hopefully this information helps, and you enjoy wearing the wristbands and sharing the message they represent to protect your skin and prevent skin cancer.
August 16, 2017
Works great. Turns purple in the sun. Very helpful to know if there are UV rays around you. I also use it to test the windows in my home and car to see how much UV rays they let in.
Best UsesUV detection
Mississauga Ontario Canada
December 23, 2016
U V wrist band
We have enjoyed this wrist band, we love that it changes color (purpil) with UV rays.
Best UsesWe wear these all the times and wished we had ordered more.
May 27, 2015
just a reminder band
These even turn color in a vehicle. They can't tell between UVB and UVA. UVA does pass through windows, so use a broad spectrum sunscreen to protect against both UVB and UVA.
Merchant Response:Thanks for taking the time to write. The wristbands are intended to be a simple reminder to wear sunscreen when you're exposed to the sun and are not intended to tell the difference between the different types of ultraviolet light. We hope everyone remembers to protect their skin to help prevent skin cancer.
Best UsesUse only as a reminder for kids to wear sunscreen.
May 20, 2015
Very cool especially as a reminder for kids
May 8, 2015
Our Company Absolutely Loved Them
They change color as soonas you hit UV rays...my practice was a sponsor for a walk/fun run and we all wore these in support of Melanoma and skin cancer research and awareness - they were such a hit! Even people at Starbucks were asking about them. Great purchase and highly recommended.
April 12, 2015
A Vampire's dream!
After removal of a melanoma I bought 6 of these bracelets. I put one on, put on high factor sunscreen (my dermatologist and oncologist recommended) and went out in the sun at 8.30am to walk my dogs. The bracelet immediately turned a dark purple. No lavender, just straight to dark within 1 minute of being outside. I hadn't even walked to the end of my drive. I continued to wear the bracelet with sunscreen over the next week and it continued to immediately turn dark purple within minutes of being outside, even at 7.30am and 7.30pm. I have given up on this product now. The premise was good - lavender reminds you to renew sunscreen and dark purple tells you to get out of the sun. If it worked it would be a great idea. It just doesn't work - it is too sensitive! I wouldn't recommend this product or buy it again.
Merchant Response:Thanks for taking the time to write. I want to make sure we clarify how the wristbands work and what their intended purpose is.
Simply said, the wristbands will turn purple when you walk out into the sun as a reminder to apply sunscreen.
They are NOT intended to change with the intensity of the sun or act as an indicator of when to get out of the sun.
We hope you enjoy the wristbands and continue to promote the importance of safety in the sun and how to help prevent skin cancer.
Best UsesFor Vampires so they can avoid 100% of the sun's rays!
March 20, 2015
I carry these around with me everyday and give one to everyone I can, especially when they ask me about the one I am wearing!!
PRACTICE SAFE SUN!!!! :)
March 12, 2015
protectig made simple
My dad has stage 4M melanoma cancer and I bough these for family and friends. Makes it very simple when you should apply sunscreen. All are very happy to wear the braclets and are more aware when they should protect. As melanoma is such an aggressive disease and effect so many younger people I think these are a must and the cheapest way to let you know how awful the sun is. So be aware and everyone protect yourself from another awful form of dreaded cancer
February 12, 2015
a simple reminder to people to take the proper protection
Best Usesto show support for my beloved brave friend
December 1, 2014
I have a friend with Melanoma & wanted to help the family. I ordered these wristbands for only $.99 & sold them for $3 & all the money went to the family. I received them within 2 days of ordering & the price was great so I could actually raise some money for them. Thank you Support Store for the discounted price & speedy delivery!!