CANSA Seal of Recognition – Protection Category

CANSA Seal of Recognition – Protection Category

seal-sunscreenCANSA’s Seal of Recognition (CSOR) is also placed on products that offer protection against natural environmental elements that may lead to cancer, such as solar radiation.

CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS) products include sunscreens, UV-protective garments & apparel, sunglasses, shade items, solar and other radiation warning devices.

Requirements for CANSA’s Seal of Recognition

Products that pass the stringent protection requirements, qualify for the CANSA Seal of Recognition, namely the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal (CSSS).


All CANSA’s seal-bearing sunscreens adhere to the new COLIPA standards and 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). Read more…

Download ‘CANSA Seal Requirements for Sunscreens’ document which outlines information regarding product standards (regulation & safety) & product testing procedures.

SunscreenSunscreen Partners:

** Nivea sunscreen is approved by CANSA, however, our SunSmart Seal will not appear on their sunscreen as their product containers / packaging are printed in Basel in Germany – South Africa represents less than 1 % of their annual sunscreen turnover and so it does not warrant printing a separate range with the CANSA Seal, just for South Africa. Nivea sunscreen is also packaged and wrapped on pallets in Basel, from where it is sent directly to the various retail distribution centres in South Africa, which dis-allows the local branch to even apply CANSA stickers. Nivea does however, apply the CANSA SunSmart Choice Seal to their promotion material.

UV-Protective Garments & Apparel

UPF TagsLook out for CANSA’s swing tags (right) & SunSmart Choice logo (top right) on clothing, hats & summer fun accessories.

UV-Protective Garments & Apparel Partners:

  • Baby Brands cc – products: UV-protective hats & garments
  • Cinnamon Designs – products: UV-protective hats
  • Emthunzini Hats (Pty) Ltd – products: High fashion UV-protective hats for all
  • Falke – products: Protective Arm Sleeves
  • Headmasters
  • Kalahari Couture
  • Mr Price Group Ltd – Mr Price Sport – products: UV-protective garments
  • Oggi Clothing (Pty) Ltd – products: UV-protective garments
  • Republic Umbrella Manufacturers – products: UV-protective beach umbrellas
  • Second Skins Manufacturing
  • Sun Sleeves
  • Woolworths Holdings Ltd – products: UV-protective garments

View Video clip: UV-Protective Swimsuits; listen to Radio Spots: Be SunSmart and find more info re SunSmart living here…

Queries CANSA

Lorinda van Dyk (CANSA Seal of Recognition Coordinator)
Tel: 021-689 5347


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