eclisse, The Story
eclisse founder, Wendee Saunders, started her commitment to sun protection at the age of 19 when she received her first education and advice on how critical sun protection is to anti-aging. Wendee has made sun protection a priority in her beauty regimen for decades.
“I learned early on in life that the sun is one of the number one things that damages and accelerates the age of your skin.” ~ Wendee
The conversation around adamant strict sun protection came up again when she had Open Heart Surgery and wanted to minimize the appearance of her scar.
Consulting with her best esthetician about her scar she was instructed on a product routine that included a ‘no matter what’ she could not get sun on her scar for one year, not even through a shirt. Sunscreen, SPF, would not be enough to diminish the pigmentation of her scar. She was told she needed to wear sun protective clothing with UPF.
“It was through my struggle to find fashionable Sun Protective Clothing that eclisse was born. I wanted to wear things that protected my skin from the sun but didn’t want to compromise fashion. All I could find were things that were either very basic or so thick and tight that I felt like I was wearing a rash guard. I hated that I had to compromise my style in order to protect my skin.” ~ Wendee