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The Apothecary Raspect Surf Salvation Sunscreen

The Apothecary Raspect Surf Salvation Sunscreen
The Apothecary Raspect Surf Salvation Sunscreen
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  • 50ml
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The RAspect sunscreen from The Apothecary is created based on four principles; respect for the planet, respect for your body, respect for the power of the sun, and for nature’s power to protect. Ordinary sun creams are loaded with toxic additives, which do no good for your highly absorbent skin – or the delicate ocean ecosystem. RAspect Surf Salvation is made with zinc oxide, which shields your skin from damaging UVA and UVB rays. This rich, skin-loving formula also has plenty of beneficial nutrients, with a blend of beeswax, castor oil, cocoa and coconut oil. It feels good, and smells great!

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  • 50ml
  • Safe, natural, water resistant
  • Handmade in small batches
  • Broad spectrum protection
  • Deflects damaging UVA and UVB rays
  • Safe for the whole family
  • Suitable for sensitive skin
  • Packaged in a reusable tin; no plastic pollutants

What goes into this mineral sunscreen?

  • Coconut oil (organic, sourced from Mozambique): Penetrates the skin for deep protection; has a natural SPF of about 8.
  • Castor oil: Gives the sunscreen its water-resistant properties. Conditions the skin and locks in moisture. Protects against the drying effects of wind, salt and sun, with a natural SPF of about 6.
  • Beeswax(from local Cape beehives): Provides water resistance, protects the skin from the elements. Beeswax has a natural SPF of 15.
  • Cocoa (fair traded): Potent antioxidant content boosts your skin’s natural defences. Cocoa also adds the rich colour and delicious scent.
  • Zinc oxide:Provides safe broad spectrum sunscreen. It creates a physical barrier that blocks UVA and UVB rays before they can damage your skin.This prevents sunburn and premature ageing.
  • Cinnamon oil: Anti-inflammatory, a source of protective antioxidants.
  • Vanilla oil: Packed with protective antioxidants and B-vitamins.


  • Apply liberally to exposed areas before going out in the sun.
  • Reapply after swimming, sweating or towel-drying.


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Overall Rating
4.3 out of 5 stars from 31 reviews

27 out of 31 people would recommend this product

30/12/2020, By Lisa
I would definitely recommend using this. It’s thick but not hard to apply. I wouldn’t use it as a full body application but I use it as tattoo sun protection or for my face.
05/12/2020, By Theuns
Excellent product
27/10/2020, By Aliyah
Great Product
29/08/2020, By Brenda
26/08/2020, By Ana
I like the fact that the ingredient list is not full of chemicals. It's a great product if you go to the ocean, to reduce the amount of nasty organic chemicals most sunscreens have! So far this is the only product I found in SA with such a clean list of ingredients.
It is hard to apply tho. You have to be patient to apply (but most sunscreens with mineral sunscreens, which are the best to use in the beach, also have this issue).
Don't forget to reapply sunscreen during the day people!
26/08/2020, By T
09/02/2020, By PK
I have a sensitive skin, this product is the best I have used to date.
Protects my skin and keeps it moisturised.
Only problem is that it is difficult to apply due to the product being very hard.
31/12/2019, By Kris
Rock solid, so it’s impossible to apply in quick manner. And then after my 2 hour surf session my face was scorched. Do not recommend. Sorry.
12/10/2019, By Elena
Easy to apply and stays on for ages! Not recommended if you want to wear incognito sunscreen, as there is a visible darkish beige colour. Best for face and ears, not too easy to spread around the whole body.
10/09/2019, By Dee
Raspect is the salvation to my sunscreen dreams.
Works wonderfully and lasts really long! I will definitely buy again. feels good to have respect for the ocean and my skin. Oh, it also smells incredible! Winning.
26/08/2019, By Leandri
Bought this for my sister as a Christmas gift - she's a surfer - she is absolutely inlove with it.
07/06/2019, By Olivia
I was concerned about the quality of the product as I am very pale but this has protected me wonderfully from the sun. The smell is magnificent and it isn't sticky on my face. It goes well over a moisturizer and under foundation. My only concern is that it takes a long time to use it all over my body as it comes in a little pot - I am getting used to not using a squeezy tube. All in all, I will definitely continue to use this product.
15/02/2019, By Valerie
This product is rock solid, so almost impossible to apply. It takes ages to get it from the tin and onto the skin. If you were just going to use it on your face and didn't mind spending 5 minutes on the job it would be ok but it is useless for me when trying to cover 3 wriggly kids who will not sit still to be sunblocked.
03/02/2019, By ChristineQ
I love this product! Not only is it natural but waste free as well and it smells delicious. It takes a bit of getting used to because the paste is hard and needs some melting between your fingers while applying but it seems to do the job! I went to Mauritius with it and all I came back with was a beautiful tan and no sunburn.
11/01/2019, By Jessica
what an awesome product bruh
13/11/2018, By Sandy
Works very well
20/10/2018, By Sands
I used this product for the first time on an 8 day traverse across the Hex and Kwadous mountains. Exposure to sun, heat and wind was intense. My face is very sensitive and intolerant of most sunscreens especially when exercising hard. RaSpect worked well to keep my skin hydrated and protected. My face tanned more than I expected but didnt burn. It was difficult to spread when cold but once warmed, went on well. Im not a fan of the ash brown colour ... but loved it otherwise.
18/09/2018, By Amy
This sunscreen takes a bit of rubbing to get it on properly, but works super well on my very fair skin. It smells wonderful and comes in an easy-to-transport tin. I would however not advise wearing it with white/light clothes as it leaves a bit of residue.
27/07/2018, By Chanel
Love this stuff, you just have to put a thin layer on every few hours... if you put too much it gives you a grey look but it completely unnecessary
26/07/2018, By Ilse
Due to a skin condition I have to protect my face against the sun. Raspect is easy to put on, and is absorbed quickly, so it does not leave my skin shiny. Although I have light skin, the brownish tinge of Raspect disappears when rubbed in. It is more than just a brilliant sunscreen for me since the oils and zinc are helping with the healing process.
28/06/2018, By Jemma
Works for my pale skin, I have not been burnt on my face while using it as yet. Also love the smell
23/04/2018, By Anneke
Smells lovely and is easy to apply, but stains like mad - all my collars ended up with brownish stains. Would probably keep it for outdoorsy activities, but unfortunately it is not suitable for daily wear.
07/04/2018, By Claire
On our second tub already! Can’t rate this stuff enough. Gold!!!!
13/02/2018, By sini
I get peri oral dermatitis if I use sunscreen with SLS. I play a lot of golf and need sunscreen of my face. RAspect saved me!
11/02/2018, By Dave
I use the product for the first time while doing a surfing day trip on the West Coast. Afraid that it might not protect as much as the non organic product I apply this sunblock often and thoroughly. Yet by the end of the day my face was very seriously burned, my brother, who used "normal/toxic" product, ended the day completely fine. I definitely wouldn't recommend this sunscreen for 2h long surf session or an entire day under the sun
23/01/2018, By Ronel
A sunscreen that truly protects very well. But it feels very sticky on our skins and leaves this weird grey film over our skins. This is definitely not a sunscreen to wear under your make up, but will be great for surfing.
23/01/2018, By Yeti
Wonderful product. My daughter is a surf maniac with a fair skin and this worked perfectly for her. She has tried other Zn Oxide sunscreens and found them heavy & sticky. This one's her favorite.
10/01/2018, By Claire
Excellent sunscreen! Honestly blown away at how well it works. We live in a very hot place (Botswana) and sunscreen is a daily necessity. Used it both on myself and my 7 year old daughter over the December holiday as most days were spent in the pool. Was a little time consuming to apply but Well worth it. My daughter didn’t burn at all when using Raspect. She instead turned a nice golden brown. The one day I forgot to apply she burnt red on her face so I’m genuinely satisfied with this’s product. It also smells really good and my daughter loves it. Won’t be buying any other sunblock in future!
01/06/2017, By Nicky
Love this sunscreen! Great to find a product with all the good stuff and none of the nasties, love the smell too. It is firm when it's cold outside, but it softens with the heat from your fingers and does an excellent job.
27/02/2017, By Alexandra
I use this sunblock on our whole family every day. It works really well and the children love the idea of chocolate sun cream. :)
14/02/2017, By Robyn
My husband and I both surf and so I can guarantee that weve pretty much tried every natural sunblock available and this one is top of our list. It is tinted but soft enough to sink into our skin well - does not leave skin with a white matt tint or a greasy layer. Awesome stuff, recommend and will buy again for sure.

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