The Araya Difference

We are Araya, a company founded by two moms from Southern California, who found themselves in a bit of a predicament. We loved being outside in nature with our kids, but we also knew that one serious sun burn in childhood can double your risk of developing melanoma. For adults, UV radiation is responsible for 80% of wrinkles, weakens skin elasticity, causes hyper pigmentation or sun spots, and can lead to skin cancer. Woman who are pregnant are at risk for developing cholasma of the skin, a darkening around the cheeks, upper lip, and eyes, due to the heightened levels of hormones. The sun can be a great source of Vitamin D, but how could we get the benefits of Mother Nature without the downsides?


To solve this question, we created Araya, a company committed to finding ways to provide protection for our and our little ones skin, so that we didn't have to hide from the sun. That's the best of both worlds! 


Our sun shields are tested and approved according to the ANSI, American National Standards Institute, Z80.3 standards. They carry a certified UPF 50+ rating, provide maximum sun protection, and block 98-100% UVA/UVB rays. We regularly test our UVA/UVB transmission using a 3rd party testing facility, Solar Light. Click here to view report. 
Our visors are shipped in 100% recycled kraft corrugated cardboard. Even our packing tape is made from eco-friendly kraft paper, which means the box is actually recyclable, unlike most packaging tape! Our shipments are made carbon-neutral by Offset and used to restore the ecology of American farms and ranches through Grassroots Org. Araya visors are heat-resistant, scratch-resistant, and available in 5 unique and stylish custom colors. We offer three sizes and two band options. Our visors improve skin health by blocking 98+% of UVA/UBV rays, preventing formation of sun sports or melasma, and combatting premature aging. Our visors offer eye health by shielding the cornea and retina from UV radiation, combating cataracts and ocular melanoma, and wrapping around the eye to ensure no glare can filter in. All of our full sized visors improve germ health by shielding your eyes, nose, and mouth from viral droplets, providing an extra shield of protection, and keeping you from touching your face.