The Australian Gold Botanical SPF 30 Mineral Lotion promises that it is “more than just powerful sun protection – it’s also gentle care for your skin.” This non-chemical sunscreen offers non-whitening protection with a “refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel.” Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it protects skin from both UVA and UVB rays, and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
The main ingredients are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide. Other ingredients include Australian botanicals, such as kakadu plum, eucalyptus, and red algae. The formula is oxybenzone free, paraben free, phthalate free, PABA free, petrolatum free, SLS (sulfate) free, dye free, and oil free. It’s hypoallergenic, not tested on animals, and also dermatologist and pediatrician tested!
For several days I used this as the first product after I’d washed my face. Although it comes out as pearly white from the tube, it immediately blends in and did indeed form a powder-like matte finish that wasn’t greasy, but did provide a good base for makeup. I also appreciated the light, citrus scent, which was subtle and refreshing. This is a great product, offering excellent sun protection at a very good price.
The Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Natural Spray promises that it is “powerful sun protection” as well as “gentle care for your skin.” This natural sunscreen spray delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel in a convenient continuous mist. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants, it protects against both UVA and UVB rays and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes. Kakadu plum, eucalyptus, and red algae are among the botanical ingredients this product contains.
This product is simply terrific – so light, fresh, and easy to apply. I used it on my arms, hands, and decollatage – several fragrant, citrus-infused sprays followed by a few quick swipes and I was done. It wasn’t sticky or greasy at all. It felt like I had nothing on my skin! I love having easy-to-use sun protection because such a product ensures that I will really use it, even when I’m in a hurry to get out the door.
Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Lotion is a “non-chemical sunscreen lotion” that claims to “deliver a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel.” It is fragrance free and designed for sensitive facial skin. This lotion claims it won’t clog pores and is also rich in vitamins and antioxidants. It also protects from UVA and UVB rays, and is water resistant for up to 80 minutes.
I used this product first thing post AM cleanse. Like the others in this line, it went on easily and the subtle tint (it claims to “seamlessly blend” into any skin color) gave just a hint of coverage and nicely smoothed out my skin tone. True to its claims, it gave me a grease-free matte finish and at the end of the day, it washed off easily too. A product that is easy to apply, delivers excellent sun protection, functions as a foundation, and is so well priced? I feel like I’ve hit the beauty jackpot!
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– Yona McDonough, Editor
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