A sunscreen made in Africa

The deep knowledge of the skin and the reality of the beneficiaries by our team, combined with the experience of the world’s leading chemical company BASF, gave life to the first sunscreen especially thought for the prevention of skin cancer of people with albinism in Africa. The result is a sunscreen with SPF 50 +, highly resistant to water and with a broad spectrum that protects against UVA and UVB radiation.

Tailor-made sunscreen

Formulated with SWOP technology™ has the distinction of being manufactured as oil emulsion in water (O / W) that becomes water in oil (W / O) during the application, combining application advantages of  O / W emulsions with the skin care benefits of  W / O emulsions.

However, a high efficacy is insufficient if the users do not apply the product correctly or do not apply it at all. For this reason, the formulation has been developed taking into account the sensory preferences of consumers – good skin feel after application, pleasant smell – combined with maximum safety -filters with a large molecule size that do not cross the stratum corneum, incorporation of non-allergic perfume- in order to increase acceptance as well as to reduce the risk of non-adherence and improper use.

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A photoprotector designed for them

Formulated with SWOP technology™ has the distinction of being manufactured as oil emulsion in water (O / W) that becomes water in oil (W / O) during the application, combining the advantages of application of the O / W emulsions with the skin care benefits of the W / O emulsions.

However, a high efficiency is insufficient if the users do not apply the product correctly or do not apply it at all. For this reason, the formulation has been developed taking into account the sensory preferences of consumers – good skin feel after application, pleasant smell – combined with a maximum security -filters with a large molecule size that do not cross the stratum corneum, incorporation of non-allergic perfume- in order to increase acceptance and reduce the risk of non-adherence and improper use.

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Technology and efficacy + users preference + context knowledge = BEYOND sun cream

The sunscreen adopts different names depending on the country where it is produced and distributed: Kilimanjaro Suncare (KILISUN) in Tanzania, UMOZI MAX in Malawi. The product is packaged in the local language for better understanding of the user.

Efficacy and safety comparative  between our UMOZI MAX against the current sunscreens distributed in Malawi hospitals, tested much superior results for UMOZI MAX.

Final objective is the local production on the field. For this reason, from the beginning we seek to create a product of quality  and easy production process, without complicated manufacturing methods that could put at risk the sustainability and the scalability of the idea.  In the production units,  where local personnel works,  priority is given to hiring people with albinism.

Our sunscreen formula combines high efficacy and safety. It is adapted to the taste and sensory preferences of users and designed to be manufactured locally in simple installations where people with albinism are hired.

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