Harken Derm: Revolutionizing Sun Protection for Sailors

Our founder Dave Smith sat down with the Harken Derm team in Miami at the Hempel World Cup Series last week. While the Harken brand is usually recognized for designing, engineering and manufacturing some of the world’s best sailing hardware, there is another side to this family name that may not be so well known. 

So what is Harken Derm? Peter Harken’s wife, Dr. Edit Olasz Harken, MD, PhD, FAAD recently created a skin care product company focusing on sunscreen and related skin care products designed specifically for sailors: Harken Derm.  

Edit is a dermatologist and high risk skin cancer specialist. After seeing and treating many cases of skin cancer in sailors, daughter and Harken Derm co-founder Aliz, told Dave that her mom felt it was her mission to create a superior sunscreen for sailors, educate sailors on sunscreens and saving our skin, while simultaneously saving our planet. Edit is uniquely qualified to produce a sunscreen specifically for sailors as she herself is a sailor.

Last week we had members of the British Sailing Team, Hannah Diamond, Hannah Mills and Chris Grube, test the products for themselves and, not surprisingly, they loved them!

Harken Derm products aren’t just Harken add on novelty items trading on the Harken name, they are high performance, quality, eco-conscience products that are thriving on their own. If you're intersted in learning more about the product, their mission or their dedication to protecting coral reefs worldwide visit their website and follow them on Instagram and Facebook!