Hello sunshine! Isn’t EVERYTHING so much better when the sun’s out? But the annoying (and grossly unfair) fact is that sun damage is the number one cause of premature ageing.
Fake tan is certainly the safest way to bronzed skin, but use high quality sun protection packed with moisturising ingredients and your skin can achieve a safe, healthy glow.
WHY OUR BODIES NEED SUNSHINE
Vitamin D, which is made by our bodies through the action of the sun’s UVB rays on our skin is essential for absorbing calcium, keeping our bones healthy – Professor Michael Holick
Australian Gold® established over 25 years ago, is known for its supreme tanning and sun care ranges with unique formulas that are best sellers around the world.
Australian Gold® offers the whole range of skin care products, from spf sun cream to tanning lotions to aftersuns.
AUSTRALIAN GOLD PREMIUM COVERAGE CONTINIOUS SPRAY WITH INFUSED BRONZERS
Achieve an instant sun-kissed glow with Kona Coffee Infused Bronzers while protecting skin with broad spectrum sunscreen protection. InvisiDry Technology absorbs quickly with no sticky feeling. Convenient 360 degree spray makes application quick and easy.
- Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB Protection
- Revolutionary InvisiDry Technology for fast drying and absorbing
- Oil-Free Formula
- Water Resistant 80 minutes
- Australian Gold signature fragrance
This is high protection skin care combined with a subtle fake tan. When I shook the can, I thought the product was solid inside – come to think of it, it might be, which is why it isn’t at all runny.
There’s a sturdy, lockable fixed top you twist on and off, so it will travel well and not leak all over the place (oh, I’ve been there).
I was expecting the scent to be much stronger, because of the fake tan, but actually, it’s subtle and tropical, rather than coffee scented.
The spray comes out as very fine mist. It’s coloured so you can see where you’re putting it. Unlike a lot of ‘quick dry’ formulas, you do have enough time to blend it first.
Australian Gold Premium Coverage SPF 50 Continuous Spray With Infused Bronzers 177ml £15.00 Cyrano
AUSTRALIAN GOLD SPF 50 LOTION
Not just for kids, this ultra high protection lotion is especially suitable for very sensitive skin or parts of the skin that cannot be exposed to the sun, such as scars, tattoos or wounds.
The high level of SPF is also suitable for elderly people who need the physical and psychological benefits of the sun. It would be ideal to moisturise and protect their thin and delicate skin.
The bottle with the cap at the bottom is easy to use and comes in 3 variants: 15, 30 and 50. The special mix of ingredients means the lotion stays put, even with water or perspiration.
- Tea Tree Oil
- Olive Fruit Oil
- Vitamin E
- Aloe Vera
Australian Gold SPF 50 Lotion £11.99 Cyrano
AUSTRALIAN GOLD SOOTHING ALOE AFTER SUN GEL
Nourishing non-oily Aloe Gel antioxidant formula, with native Australian acacia extract to soothe and hydrate skin that has been exposed to wind or sun.
Australian Gold’s exclusive formula contains skin conditioning agents to soften and revitalise minor burns, skin irritations, sunburns and dry, rough skin. May be used as a daily moisturiser for sensitive skin.
- Green Tea
- Acacia Extract
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin E
While it’s certainly ideal for soothing sore, sunburnt skin, it’s really excellent as a cooling gel for tired legs! Nevermind a day in the sun, this is superb after hours of shopping and sightseeing.
A lot of leg gels are a bit greasy, this gel cools, but absorbs quickly without leaving behind any residue.
The tropical Australian Gold signature fragrance is fairly strong, but as it reeks of I’M ON HOLIDAY! That’s fine by me.