The Australian Gold Sunscreen Buying Guide for Summer
Choosing the best sunscreen for you and your family is an important choice. You want a product that’s effective, natural, affordable, and if you’ve got little ones, you’ll want a sunscreen specifically formulated for their sensitive skin.
We’re here to help. Discover our Australian Gold sunscreens to assist you in making the choice that’s right for you.
WHAT TYPE AND LEVEL OF PROTECTION SHOULD YOU USE?
SPF (sun protection factor) measures the length of time a product protects your skin against skin reddening from UVB, compared to how long the skin takes to burn without it. For example, if it takes twenty minutes to begin reddening without protection, using an SPF 15 sunscreen theoretically prevents it for up to fifteen times longer – about five hours. To maintain the SPF, make sure to reapply sunscreen every two hours and right after swimming.
The Canadian Cancer Society recommends using an SPF of at least 15 – or at least 30 if you are going to be outside for a full day, are sun sensitive, have previously had skin cancer, or have a high risk of developing skin cancer. An SPF of 15 blocks 93% of UVB rays and one of 30 or higher blocks 97%.
Broad-spectrum protection: This means that a product shields against UVA as well as UVB rays. Most broad-spectrum sunscreens and sunblocks with an SPF of 15 or higher do a good job against UVB and short UVA rays; if they also contain avobenzone, zinc oxide, or titanium dioxide, they should be effective against the entire UVA spectrum.
Even with the ideal sunscreen, some UV rays can get through to your skin and cause damage. The Canadian Cancer Society states that “…sunscreens are not meant to be used so that you can stay out in the sun longer. They are meant to increase your protection when you have to be outside. Use sunscreen along with shade, clothing and hats, not instead of them.”
So now that you’re a sunscreen expert, it’s time to decide which sunscreen is best for you and your family! Read on to see some of our top picks for every skin type and situation.
FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY
When you’re buying sunscreen for the whole family, look for formulas that are gentle and safe for sensitive-skin. Bonus points if they’re easy to apply! Here’s our top pick:
WHY? Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Mineral Lotion
The Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Mineral Lotion is more than just powerful sun protection – it’s gentle care for your skin. This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers non-whitening protection with a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel.
FOR YOUR FACE
Sunscreen doesn’t stop at your body! To be really sun-safe, make sure you’re not forgetting to protect the delicate skin on your face from the sun’s harsh rays. Here’s our top pick:
WHY? Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion
This natural sunscreen lotion was formulated for sensitive facial skin, so it’s fragrance-free. It’s also non-greasy, non-sticky, and water resistant for worry-free days in the sun!
FOR EVERYDAY USE
You worked hard for your tan all summer long, now keep it! Here’s our top pick:
WHY? Australian Gold Forever After All Day Moisturizer
This intensely moisturizing lotion features a triple action anti-wrinkle, firming and slimming complex and Hemp Seed Extract for unparalleled results and a warm, creamy vanilla fragrance to entice your senses.
FOR OUTDOOR ENTHUSIASTS
If you’re going to be active this summer (think hiking, swimming, running!), look for broad spectrum sunscreens with high SPF and water-resistance. Here’s our top pick:
WHY? Australian Gold SPF 50 Continuous Spray
New from Australian Gold, this continuous spray format was developed to be quick drying, and sweat and water resistant, so it’s perfect for all your summer activities.
FOR A SUNLESS GLOW
If you haven’t already, start wearing sunscreen every day to protect your skin. Here’s our top pick:
WHY? Australian Gold Instant Sunless Lotion
This sunless lotion is perfect for when you want instant bronze colour. The lotion goes on streak-free, and is buildable so you can control your bronze hue.
AFTER SUN CARE
Got too much sun? It happens to the best of us. Be ready this summer and stock up on after-sun must haves to soothe, heal, and nourish skin. Here’s our top pick:
WHY? Australian Gold Soothing Aloe Gel
This non-oily Aloe Gel formula brings soothing relief to skin that has been exposed to wind or sun. This exclusive formula contains natural extracts and skin conditioning agents to soothe skin irritations so you look and feel your best every sunny day!