One nation. One sun.

Did you know that South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world?1

The Tribe

UVA
UVB

The sun in South Africa

Did you know that South Africa has one of the highest monitored ultraviolet (UV) levels in the world?1 This is as a result of a hole in the ozone layer, which is supposed to absorb UV radiation and protect us from excessive exposure2,3

There are two types of UV rays that damage our skin:2

  • UVB rays are responsible for tanning and sunburn, that can ultimately lead to skin cancer
  • UVA rays penetrate deeper into the skin and can damage skin cells, causing ageing. UVA rays are also the cause of another form of skin cancer called malignant melanoma

The effects of sun exposure

Although exposure to the sun has beneficial effects, such as stimulating the synthesis of vitamin D in our skin, excessive exposure causes sunburn, which can ultimately lead to skin cancer4

Sunburn

Sunburn is acute inflammation of the skin that follows excessive exposure to UV radiation

Skin cancer

Did you know that South Africa has the second highest incidence of skin cancer in the world?1

How quickly do you burn in the sun?

The Fitzpatrick chart classifies skin into 6 different types, depending on your tendency to tan, burn or both4

Our products

Although exposure to the sun has beneficial effects, such as stimulating the synthesis of vitamin D in our skin,
excessive exposure causes sunburn, which can ultimately lead to skin cancer4

Light lotions

Light feeling, suitable for everyday outdoor and beach use

Invisible sprays

Light feeling, suitable for everyday outdoor and beach use

Anti-ageing face cream

Suitable as an everyday anti-ageing face cream

Gels

Suitable for sports and water-based activities

Lip balm

Suitable for everyday use to soothe and protect lips

After sun gel

Formulated with aloe vera

Kids range

Range of formulations suitable for everyday outdoor and beach use