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Island Tribe Sun Protection

The Island Tribe brand was launched in 1992 with the aim of providing a waterproof sun protection to surfers and other watersport enthusiasts. The range consisted of one product only, the Island Tribe Clear Gel, which to this day has proven successful. The brand is now distributed in 25 countries worldwide.

Island Tribe sunscreens are researched and developed by leading sunscreen laboratories in both South Africa and Australia, alongside professionals in the industry, to ensure that the formulas that are developed are world class. Contact us for sunscreen certification and results, and our lab will gladly assist you with technical details and information.

Island Tribe is a clinical and heavily researched sun protection brand that specialises in sport and lifestyle sunscreens. We are not talking about any regular sunscreen. Island Tribe formulas are designed with a variety of users in mind, such as outdoor enthusiasts, young and old alike. Tame The Sun™ with Island Tribe’s wide variety, from Daily Use sun protection to After Sun.

Island Tribe sunscreens are designed to give the user maximum protection against both UVA and UVB rays, more than this, the specific formula will stay on your skin for the duration of your activity. We’ve learnt that a water-based sunscreen for water use is not the best way to have a long lasting water-resistant sunscreen, that’s why we have formulated a non-waterbased sunscreen solution that should be applied before and after water sport.

Island Tribe is recognised by the CANSA Organisation as a prevention against skin cancer.