Hello, We Are Suncayr
In 2014, three University of Waterloo engineers found passion in sun protection. Sun protection is important because it causes skin cancer - a type of cancer that directly affects their friends and family. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the world and almost 100% preventable. When sunscreen is used properly, skin cancer can be prevented. Unfortunately, people still use less than 50% of the sunscreen needed to avoid a sunburn.
Today, our technology has won over 50 awards including a Dyson Award, grants from Johnson & Johnson, and Buffalo's 43North prize. Our team consists of chemists, engineers, and marketing specialists based in Canada, USA, and Australia driven to simplify sun safety for all.
These are the faces of our friends. They have skin cancer, melanoma, or have lost loved ones to skin cancer. They are why we do what we do. They remind us that this problem is real, that it needs to be fixed, and that there is a way to prevent the majority of skin cancer.
Our mission is to help you understand that overexposure to UV causes sunburn, skin ageing, and skin cancer.
Your skin is the biggest organ you have and protects you from all sorts of bad stuff like bacteria and dehydration. You’ve probably suffered through enough burns to know that the sun isn’t messing around. Without protecting your skin, too much exposure to UV radiation can damage your skin cells, suppress your immune system, age and wrinkle your skin, and eventually lead to skin cancer.
While the sun does have some positive effects, you only need small doses to reap the benefits. So when it comes to skincare and sun protection, it’s okay to overprotect.
After creating SPOTMYUV™, we discovered that, despite the best intentions, most people simply aren’t always doing the right things to protect and care for their skin. Without even realizing it. They don’t know that SPF50 doesn’t really mean SPF50. Why would they? It’s right on the bottle!
That’s why we foundedSuncayr.
The unique spelling of Suncayr comes from our roots as material scientists. We’ve worked with different materials over the years, many of which have similar names. In chemistry, there are “aryl” bonds. As chemists, we liked the pun. We swapped the letters around—ary to ayr—as a nod to our origins, while still being able to pronounce Suncayr like “suncare”.
Meet The Team
Director of Australia and Asia
Chief Executive Officer and Cofounder
Chief Technology Officer and Cofounder
Chief Operating Officer and Cofounder