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11 products

67 reviews

74% would repurchase

Recent Australian Gold Reviews

Sunscreen -Australian Gold -Botanical Tinted Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

on 11/20/2018 5:11:00 PM

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I liked everything about this sunscreen except the tint. It has a grayish beige/pink tint to it. I am NC 30 in Mac and I’d wear this and my face would be this beige/pink color and my neck has yellow undertones. It looked like I was wearing a mask. If you are an “NC” in Mac and/or have warm undertones, stay away from this. Try the Cotz tinted spf 40 instead that has more yellow in it.

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Sunscreen -Australian Gold -Botanical Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 30

on 10/6/2018 3:53:00 PM

I heard so many good things about this on YouTube, I was pretty eager to try it. Many claim it looks good under makeup and is an all mineral sunscreen. So yes, it is 3% titanium dioxide and 3% zinc oxide. It goes on and feels like a stiff, silicone primer, so I can understand why it would be good under foundation. The fragrance is absolutely overpowering, and it lingers. The smell is like cheap drugstore shampoo for the masses. It reminds me of Head & Shoulders dandruff shampoo combined with Irish Spring bar soap. GAG. For me, that is enough to make me return this, but it also contains red algae extract, which I am sure will break out my face; at the same time, the consistency of this "lotion" is stiff and dry (just like a primer, really), and I think it would make my arms and legs feel dry. I prefer a rich moisturizing cream for my body, and actually don't mind even a slightly "sticky" moisturized feel on my legs.

PROs:
- non-chemical filters
- works like a face primer if your skin is not irritated by fragrance or algae extract
- contains some good skincare ingredients like squalane, shea butter, panthenol (but there may not be much of these ingredients)
- pretty cheap and you get 5 ounces
- water resistant up to 80 minutes

CONs:
- fragrance is overpowering, lingers all day and does not smell good (think: cheap shampoo from grocery store)
- fragrance is a very "artificial" smell and is not at all like the scents of a "botanical" spa
- alphabetical listing of inactive ingredients makes it difficult to tell whether there is much of any of the good ingredients
- if you can't use this for your face under makeup because the fragrance irritates your skin or the algae extract breaks you out, the texture of this "lotion" is too dry and stiff for use on arms and legs


Self Tanners -Australian Gold -Instant Sunless Tanner

on 8/29/2018 7:58:00 PM

I am a fan of several sunscreens by this brand so I thought to try this self tanner. I currently use St. Tropez mousse and Tan Ceuticals lotion and they both produce a great, fake tan. This lotion feels great but it has an odd scent. It does not smell at all like like DHA but fruity/floral and it is initially strong but luckily does not stick around long. Unfortunately, it does not do much darkening for me and I don't need to be crazy bronze. I am pretty fair so it is easy to see color on me and this does not do much at all. I can't tell if it adds more color than one coat of gradual tanner even. I will try a few coats spread out to see if I can get some payoff but on my initial application, this is a no go.

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Sunscreen -Australian Gold -Botanical Sunscreen Mineral Lotion SPF 50

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OMG... amazing sunscreen and now my HG! I will never buy another body sunscreen again! A few years ago I started trying to phase out chemical laden products, particularly chemical based sunscreens (I.e. avobenzone). While I have found a few decent mineral based sunscreens for the face I hadn’t found any great ones for the body. Everything for the body that I tried was too thick, too pasty white, or too ridiculously expensive. Or still contained some form of chemical sunscreen. Therefore for the last few years I have been reluctantly using Palmer’s cocoa butter moisturizing sunscreen and Hawaiian Tropic sheer sunscreens which are laden with chemicals. Not only are these sunscreens not safe, but like most sunscreens you can feel them on the skin and smell them all day, so I have dreaded putting them on. I ran across Australian Gold Botanicals at Ulta and was stoked to see that these sunscreens contain only zinc and titanium, and also include no other unhealthy ingredients like parabens. At 16 bucks a pop these are definitely at a higher price point than most sunscreens but pretty low for mineral based sunscreens which I have seen run 30.00! The very first thing I noted about the sunscreen was the amazing smell. It does not smell like sunscreen in the slightest. It does have a quite noticeable, tropical fruit type scent that I don’t mind - it is unusual for me to not be bothered by the smell of sunscreen because every single sunscreen I’ve ever used smells like, well, sunscreen. Except for this one. The consistency is light and almost whipped, and spreads on very easily. The cool thing is that within seconds, it dries to a powdery finish. There’s nothing heavy, greasy, or FILMY about this sunscreen (I emphasize filmy because I hate products that make you feel like you’re wearing a mask on the skin - some La Roche Posay sunscreens have made me feel this way and ugh!). It absorbs quickly. The only con is that is does leave the skin feeling a bit dry. However, in my very hot climate, having sticky skin doesn’t feel good either. In short this sunscreen has the trifecta - feels nice, smells nice, and is safe - and I am a customer for life!

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Sunscreen -Australian Gold -Botanical Sunscreen for the face SPF 50

on 6/6/2018 8:31:00 PM

This is a very nice alternative to more expensive face sunscreen and is slightly tinted, which is nice. The color is pale so if you are a darker toned person, it will likely be too light. It is not greasy, does not interact with foundation, and is comfortable to wear. The price is right, $13.99, a little expensive, but it does not sting my eyes if I get sweaty, and is compatible with makeup. I have been using Skinceuticals Matte sunscreen which is VERY expensive. With this one, I feel I am getting better coverage. Definitely one of the best choices out there.

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