Protexgloves offer relief to people who suffer from sun sensitivity and chronic skin and hand conditions. Protexgloves are durable, lightweight grip-friendly gloves with 50+ UVA and UVB sun protection knit into the cutting edge fabric. Protexgloves prevent simple, everyday tasks from becoming painful ordeals. You get the protection you need and the comfort you desire. Now you can safeguard your hands in style without sacrificing dexterity.

Made with a unique blend of Supplex® nylon and Lycra® elastane, Protexgloves are form fitting and lightweight enough to do most small-motor tasks, but durable enough to endure rugged and prolonged use. They are also available with small pliable silicone ovals integrated seamlessly into the palm side to provide users with a secure grip. All Protexgloves can be machine washed and dried for easy care.

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Protexgloves are also available in these countries:
Europe and U.K.

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A portion of all sales are donated to this organization.

DISCLAIMER: Protexgloves are a dermal hand aid, not a cure for any dermal affliction. They are not necessarily suitable for all persons. Because the manifestations and severity of conditions vary among individuals, personalized medical management is essential. Therefore, it is strongly recommended that all treatments be discussed with a physician for proper evaluation and treatment.

People Love Protexgloves...

"My daughter has xeroderma pigmentosum (XP) that prevents her skin from repairing damage from the sun. Protexgloves are perfect for protecting her and being fashionable. The fine fit means she has dexterity and they last her a good while."
Susan, Manhattan Beach, CA

"I use Protexgloves for water aerobics, bathing, washing my hair, neuropathy is a symptom of MS, but anyone with chemotherapy or diabetes should know about Protexgloves. I have tried everything else. Nothing is as comforting as Protexgloves."
Mary, Tallahassee, FL

"I have scleroderma and often get painful ulcerations on my fingers and knuckles. I needed something lightweight, breathable and with grip so my hands don’t slip when driving or grabbing things. Protexgloves are it."
Jane, Chicago, IL



Chronic Conditions


There are over 100 different types of arthritis. By definition, arthritis means "joint inflammation," and it’s used to describe diseases and conditions that affect joints, the tissues that surround joints, and other connective tissue. Arthritis can affect people differently and it affects people of all ages, races, and ethnic groups.

Arthritis is the most common chronic illness in the United States and the main cause of disability among people over fifty-five years of age in industrialized countries. Arthritis affects the musculoskeletal system, specifically the joints. Inflammation of the joints from arthritis is characterized by joint stiffness and swelling.

Some people with arthritis may experience a loss of the ability to grip things well or get around like they used to. Protexgloves provide gentle support, snug fit and soothing comfort for aching hands. The silicone grip ovals on the palm will help to provide a secure grip when opening jars, driving the car or holding a handbag, suitcase or tool.

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"Thanks so much for sending the new Protexgloves so promptly. I use them all day for my aching arthritic hands. In fact, I’m going to tell the Arthritis Foundation about Protexgloves. Ever since I got my first pair, I’ve found no use for my specialized arthritis gloves. Foxgloves are better, more comfortable and versatile. They are like a second skin."

Contact Dermatitis

Inflammation of the skin due to allergies or irritant contact that results in a red, itchy rash that isn’t contagious but can be very uncomfortable. Causes range from soaps, cosmetics and fragrances to plants such as poison ivy or poison oak. Successful contact dermatitis treatment consists of identifying the cause and avoiding the offending agent.

Avoiding all substances that can trigger a flare-up can be difficult. Dermatologists suggest using a barrier cream or wearing gloves. Protexgloves do not absorb plant oils and can aid in the prevention of contact dermatitis.

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"I have very sensitive skin and Protexgloves are perfect for protecting me from the irritation caused by exposure to any number of plants and the sun."


Eczema is a general term for many types of skin inflammation (dermatitis). There are many different forms of eczema. Symptoms include itchy, reddened, dry skin. The common causes for this type of skin irritation may include dryness, soaps or detergents, cleaning products, rubber gloves and even some lotions. Those with hand eczema can experience symptom relief by avoiding scratching, use plenty of moisturizer, and limiting exposure by wearing protective gloves.

Protexgloves limit exposure to irritants while allowing the skin to breathe. They can be worn after applying moisturizer as the nylon fabric is not absorptive like cotton. Protexgloves can be machine washed and dried for easy care.

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"My fingers were all cracked under the nail and I had a rash of eczema on my left hand. It was awful and painful. Of course I needed some medical attention and the cream doctors gave me was good, but what sealed the deal was the Protexgloves. I bought 2 pairs, one with grip and one pair without grip. I started wearing my gloves every day for computer time, filing, dealing with paper, for almost every daily task. They kept my hands moist, although very breathable, and since then, my hands are all cured and beautiful."

Peripheral Neuropathy

Peripheral neuropathy often causes numbness and pain in your hands and feet. People typically describe the pain of peripheral neuropathy as tingling or burning. Peripheral neuropathy is caused by nerve damage. One of the most common causes is diabetes.

People experiencing Peripheral neuropathy often complain of pain associated with common everyday actions like water or air flowing over the skin. Protexgloves provides a perfect barrier to prevent the pain of these simple everyday tasks.

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"Even though I am not a gardener, I am very grateful for my Protexgloves. Because my hands are extremely sensitive to touch, vibration, and even the flow of water across the skin, I use my Protexgloves for water aerobics, bathing, washing my hair, driving, and a multitude of other purposes. My neuropathy is a symptom of Multiple Sclerosis, but I know that many others suffer from neuropathy as a result of chemotherapy or diabetes...I would like them to know about Protexgloves...Please get the word out!"

Raynaud’s Syndrome

Raynaud’s syndrome causes periods of severely restricted blood flow to the fingers and toes. Raynaud’s syndrome is closely associated with scleroderma. Raynaud’s affects the arteries that carry blood from the heart to different parts of the body.

Mild or brief changes in temperature can cause Raynaud’s attacks. For example, taking something out of the freezer or being exposed to temperatures below 60 degrees Fahrenheit can cause your fingers to turn blue.

Protexgloves offer excellent protection against mild changes in temperature. During the summer months the breathable knit fabric offers light weight warmth and provides excellent dexterity. In colder climates or during winter months Protexgloves are great as a liner under heavier gloves.

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"My hands don’t get enough circulation and can’t stay warm in the cool and cold months. Protexgloves work great – I can do any indoor work, including typing. I am never without them!"


Scleroderma is a connective tissue disease that involves changes in the skin, blood vessels, muscles, and internal organs. The cause of scleroderma is not clearly known. Some types of scleroderma affect only the skin, while other affect the whole body. Localized scleroderma usually affects only the skin on the hands and face. The disease usually affects people 30 to 50 years old. Women get scleroderma more often than men.

Symptoms include joint pain, numbness and pain in the feet, stiffness and swelling of fingers and joints, wrist pain and sores on fingertips.

Protexgloves are soft and comfortable, protect the fingertips, and support the hand and wrist. The grip style provides secure holding power for people who suffer from compromised hand strength.

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 Thanks for your fast response! I need gloves like yours for a specific medical condition. It is called scleroderma & often causes painful ulcerations to fingers and knuckles. I have painful, swollen knuckles that are very susceptible to this & they need an added layer of protection. I need something lightweight, breathable & with "grip" so they don't slip when driving or grabbing things. Protexgloves are it."

Sun Protection

Exposure to the harmful rays of the sun can cause skin cancer (melanoma). Skin cancer is the most common form of cancer in the United States. Each year there are more new cases of skin cancer than the combined incidence of cancers of the breast, prostate, lung and colon. One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in the course of a lifetime.

Over the past 31 years, more people have had skin cancer than all other cancers combined. Sunscreens effectively block the ultraviolet B radiation that causes sunburn but they don’t all shield the skin from potentially harmful ultraviolet A rays. Sunscreen alone is not enough to protect against melanoma. People need to wear protective clothing. Our fabric has been tested by an independent lab and received a rating of 50+ for excellent sun protection. In other words, the fabric blocks 98% of the UV radiation. Since hands are exposed most of the time, wearing Protexgloves will help guard against harmful radiation.

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"I wanted to let you know how happy we are with your gloves. My daughter has a very rare genetic condition (Xeroderma Pigmentosum) that keeps her skin from repairing damage from the sun. It’s imperative that she be completely covered up when outside. Protexgloves are perfect for her. The longer length allows us to tuck her sleeves easily and the flexibility and softness allow her greater dexterity. All I can say it thank you from the bottom of my heart!"


Vitiligo is a chronic, unpredictable disease causing a loss of skin color in patches. People of all ages and from all ethnic backgrounds can develop the disease. People who develop vitiligo usually first notice white patches (depigmentation) on their skin. These patches are more commonly found on sun-exposed areas of the body, including the hands, feet, arms, face, and lips. People who have vitiligo, particularly those with fair skin, are encouraged to minimize sun exposure and use a sunscreen that provides protection from both UVA and UVB rays. Sunscreen helps protect the skin from sunburn and long-term damage.

Protexgloves fabric has been tested and received a UPF (Ultraviolet Protection Factor) of 50+, the highest rating for clothing. This means that Protexgloves will block 98% of the UV radiation reducing your exposure to only 2%. The form fit of Protexgloves allows for complete dexterity enabling you to do almost anything you could do with a bare hand.

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Xeroderma Pigmentosum or XP is characterized by sun sensitivity. It is a genetic disorder in which the ability to repair damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) light is deficient. In extreme cases all exposure to sunlight must be avoided. Severe sunburn can result from just a short exposure. The most obvious and often important part of treatment is avoiding exposure to sunlight. People with XP must wear sun protective clothing. Protexgloves with a UPF rating of 50+ block 98% of the harmful UV radiation. Since Protexgloves are form fitting they allow complete dexterity so you can do just about anything you could do barehanded. They offer the protection you need and the versatility you desire.

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