Safari sunscreen is made for the South African sun and helps protect you from UVA and UVB rays, as well as keeping your skin moisturised.
In my twenties two things occurred which lead me to wearing sunblock every day of my life on my face. The one was surgical, and the other was when I hit the windscreen of a car. My Doctor advised me that I should never let my face get sun burnt. This was to ensure that the scars I have would not get worse. A few years on from this my cousin died from melanoma and I ensured that I wore sunscreen whenever I planned to be outdoors. But since developing contact dermatitis I have made sure to wear sunblock every day, as I know that 80% of my exposure to the sun is accidental.
I recently attended the launch of Safari sunscreen where Dr. Hardie de Beer spoke to us. This is his product and forms part of the Cremè Classique range of skin care creams. He emphasized how we should stay out of the sun between 10am and 3pm and explained that 95% of skin cancer is caused by previous exposure to the sun. This I know as the spots burnt off my face and hands each year are from sun damage from my youth. What was most interesting is that the higher you are above sea level, the greater at risk you are to sun damage.
We were sent home with a nice range of Safari Sunscreen products, and I tested them continuously for 2 weeks before writing this review. I used the SPF 40 moisturising sunscreen in place of my regular cream that I use for the areas where I am extremely dry. My skin fared fairly well, but was not as moist as when I use the specific cream recommended by my Doctor. I am also using the sunscreen on my hands when I drive. This is something that is a habit with me as I wash my hands frequently. I have also used the SPF 50 outdoor and sport sunscreen and did not feel the need to reapply it during the day. I have used this on my face without any adverse reactions.
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The product has been listed with major retailers but is not at present available off the shelf. Using the same retailer for a price comparison, the Safari Sunscreen SPF 50 is R119.95 for 100mls. The product range I have been using for over 20 years costs R159.95 for 200mls of their SPF 50. Personally I am not a huge fan of cream based sunscreen. I much prefer a spray as I do not like the white residue the cream leaves on my skin.
Disclosure: I was invited to the launch without being required to write a blog post, or a positive review. This post is in line with my blogging policy.
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