About the tribe

Every one of us needs protection from the harsh African sun.


About the tribe

We are members of the Rainbow Nation: we come from diverse backgrounds and cultures, speak a multitude of languages and come in every shape, size and colour under the sun. But underneath it all we are part of the same human tribe. No matter our colour or ethnicity, we are all made of the same stuff. Every one of us needs protection from the harsh African sun.

At Island Tribe we know that as a South African you need a sunscreen as diverse and resilient as you are, and one that can keep up with your lifestyle. Whether you’re a weekend warrior or a full time adventurer, we’ve got you covered. Because South Africans care about our earth, we’ve also made sure that Island Tribe products will not harm our sea life.

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Island Tribe Sun Protection

The Island Tribe brand was launched in 1992 with the aim of providing waterproof sun protection to surfers and other water sport enthusiasts. The range consisted of one product only, the Island Tribe Clear Gel, which to this day has proved 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 effective protection against both UVA and UVB rays. 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-water-based 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.