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Are CANSA Seal of Recognition Sunscreens Effective in Reducing Cancer-Risk?

CANSA recommends choosing a sunscreen with UVA and UVB protection and SPF of at least 20 to 50 – and preferably 30 to 50 for fair to very fair skin. As part of our responsibility towards the public and as a cancer Watchdog, we will only release objective and comprehensive information enabling the public to make informed Smart Choices.

As of 1 April 2013, all CANSA’s Seal-bearing sunscreens will adhere to the new COLIPA standards and carry the new SunSmart Seal of Approval  (see logo top right), to show this.

All listed sunscreens also comply with the EU Colipa Standards and/or SANS 1557:2013 Edition 3.2 (incorporating the new ISO standards) and bear the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS).

Disclaimer: Many companies with Colipa-compliant sunscreen available in local retail may choose not to provide their brand | product names for inclusion on the CANSA list and prefer to furbish the consumer with their relevant data by their own means and in their own time. CANSA accepts no responsibility for the latter decision or the impact that non-exhibit on the list may have on said sunscreen brands.

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