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Clair Obscur

Clair Obscur was created to bring sun care out of the dark ages and into the light.

About us

Origin story

We make beautiful, functional sun protection — sunscreen, accessories and apparel — for every day of your journey around the sun.
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We believe sun care should be

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We believe sun care should be

By removing the usual barriers — sticky or drying formulas, white cast, inconvenient packaging, unappealing design — we're making it possible for sun care to become something you actually enjoy.


We designed our revolutionary applicator to be a treasured object — and are currently at work creating covetable UV clothing and accessories.


Our products are rooted in science and research. We will always put your health first — and our products are designed with inclusivity in mind.


Sun protection doesn’t end with sunscreen. Pairing UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) scarves, hats, and leggings with effective SPF will ensure you’re doing the most to ensure a healthy, glowing future.

Coming in 2023: The future of sun care

Our revolutionary products will change the way you protect yourself from the sun.

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Our Mission

You know you should be reapplying your sunscreen. You’ve heard it from your dermatologist, from skinfluencers, from your skincare-obsessed friend. But reapplying sunscreen is hard. Getting your hands greasy and your face and body pasty is not appealing. And it's confusing! (Do you put it over your makeup? Should you wash your face first?)

Clair Obscur products are designed to fit effortlessly into your daily life. Whether you slather or slip them on, you'll find it easy to incorporate them into your life, and you’ll love to show them off and share them with others. (Our revolutionary applicator will even solve that reapplication problem!)

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Our solution

We used to work together, and bonded over our SPF frustrations.

After months spent comparing notes on our failed quest to find that holy grail SPF — Carylyne’s drawer had 100+ sunscreens at one point! — we decided to create Clair Obscur to make it easier and more fun for you to protect your skin properly.

So glad to see you here, embarking on this journey with us.

Carylyne + Emily

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