Cult Products – Body & Sun
There are some truly wonderful products in our Australian Cult Products Body & Sun categories, from sunscreens that have protected us since we were little to luscious body products. We’re sure you’ll find something you love in this list – if you do, let us know at the bottom.
Hamilton Active Family Sunscreen SPF 50+
Hamilton has been protecting Australian families since 1932, with their wonderful products. The high performing Hamilton Active Family Lotion Sunscreen is a dry-touch formulation (ie it dries very quickly on your skin), SPF 50+ very high protection sunscreen, with UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection. It has 4 hours water resistance, is fast absorbing, perfect everyday use and all outdoor activities, and suitable for all skin types. It is also Australian owned and made. If all of that doesn’t make it suitable for cult status, we don’t know what does. Available in 3 sizes – 110g RRP $10.95, 250ml RRP $16.95, and 500ml RRP $21.95.
SunSense Daily Face SPF 50+
If you want to slow the signs of ageing, put this on your “wear every day” list. Ego Pharmacueticals (the company behind SunSense), also have a long legacy of caring for Australians (since 1953). SunSense Daily Face SPF 50+ is a light, oil-free moisturising sunscreen with a sheer tint for an invisible matte finish. It is non-comedogenic so it won’t block pores, dermatologically tested and fragrance free to reduce irritancy. It has high SPF 50+ Broad Spectrum UVA and UVB protection. Nicotinamide (vitamin B3), and vitamin E help moisturise your skin, and improve the appearance of skin tone and elasticity, while improving the appearance of age spots and smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Ideal for normal to combination and oily skin types, you can be wear this alone or under make-up. Fragrance-, PABA- and lanolin-free. Available in 2 sizes 75g RRP $14.99, and 200ml RRP $26.95.
La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+
La Roche-Posay products are especially formulated for sensitive skins, so you know they are going to be gentle, yet effective on your skin. The La-Roche-Posay Anthelios XL SPF 50+ range of sunscreens cater for just about all skin types. The entire range provides Broad Spectrum UVA/UVB protection, even for the most sensitive skin, in a light, non-greasy texture, that absorbs quickly and doesn’t leave white marks, and all products are fragrance and paraben free. Available in 5 types, including moisturising Comfort Cream, and BB Tinted Comfort Cream with anti-oxidants to fight free radicals for normal to dry skin, and Ultra-Light Spray, Fluid, and Tinted Fluid, especially for oily to combination and acne prone skin types. Comfort Cream, BB Comfort Cream, Ultra-Light Fluid & Ultra-Light Tinted Fluid 50ml RRP $28.95. Ultra-Light Spray 200ml RRP $35.95.
There’s not much this little bottle of goodness can’t do!! It’s perfect to help minimise the appearance of scars and stretch marks, and improve the appearance of uneven skin tone, and dehydrated skin – Bio-Oil is the ultimate multipurpose skincare item.The breakthrough ingredient PurCellin Oil is highly effective for ageing and dehydrated skin, by supplementing natural oils for smoother skin. The nourishing formula contains Vitamin E to soothe your skin, while Lavender Oil and Calendula Oil can be used to treat sensitive, damaged or sunburnt skin. And with the budget friendly price, can you afford not to have a bottle? Available in 3 sizes 60ml RRP $14.95, 125ml RRP $24.95, and 200ml RRP $34.95.
Cancer Council Face Day Wear Matte SPF 50+
The Cancer Council products are made in Australia, and the sales of their sunscreens help fund cancer research, patient support, and education – win-win we say – your skin is protected, and you are helping others. Designed for your face, this light feel sunscreen is ideal for daily use. At 50ml’s it’s the perfect handbag companion for re-applying during the day too. The sunscreen provides Broad Spectrum UVA + UVB sun protection in a quick drying matte finish, and it can be used alone or worn under makeup. It can be used by most skin types, and with the matte finish, it’s especially suitable for oily or blemish prone skin. 50ml, RRP $14.95.
Ego pharmaceuticals was founded when a young chemist, Gerald Oppenheim, and his wife, Rae, a nurse, saw a need for products to restore and maintain healthy skin way back in the 1950’s. In the laundry of their suburban Melbourne home they developed Ego Pine Tar Bath Solution, later called Pinetarsol. Still one of Australia’s most widely used inflammation treatments, Pinetarsol helps to relieve itching and inflammation associated with a range of skin conditions, such as dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, chicken pox, nappy rash, sunburn, prickly heat, hives, and insect bites, breaking the itch-scratch cycle. Pinetarsol gently cleanses without irritating inflamed skin like soap can, and is pH-balanced to maintain your skin’s natural protection. Available in 3 sizes, 100ml RRP $7.48, 200ml RRP $11.79, and 500ml RRP $20.37. Also available in bar, gel, and bath oil format.
MOR Marshmallow Body Cream
MOR has so many fabulous body products, it was hard to pick a cult, however the Marshmallow Body Cream really is sensational. The silky whipped cream formula melts instantly into your skin, and the marshmallow fragrance is just divine (and not overly sweet when applied). The formula contains emollient fruit and marshmallow extracts to soothe and protect dry skin, and the scent really does linger all day (we can’t stop applying this at Beauty Over 40 – sometimes we open the lid just to smell the lush scent). 250ml RRP $39.95.
Jurlique Rose Hand Cream
The perfect partner products to the Jurlique Rosewater Balancing Mist (featured in the Skincare Cult Products), the Jurlique Rose Hand Cream is a rich, protective hand cream with the relaxing scent of rose to restore smoothness and keep your hands looking youthful. The natural anti-oxidant rich formula provides long-lasting hydration that leaves your hands feeling soft and supple for hours. Available in 2 sizes, handy purse and travel size 40ml RRP $29.00, and 125ml RRP $59.00.
Ella Bache Great SPF 50+ Sportsbloc Active
Made for the rigors of the Australian sun, Ella Bache Great SPF 50+ Sportsbloc Active is a 4 hour water resistant cream for face and body that provides broad spectrum balanced UVA/UVB protection. The rich, creamy formula is enriched with lanolin, macadamia nut oil and squalane from olive oil to keep skin soft, moist and hydrated. A super-fruit antioxidant fruit complex of pomegranate, cranberry, grape seed and vitamin e enhances your skin’s protective barrier. Specially developed for sports, particularly water sports, which is great for our Australian summer, the sunscreen is water resistant for four hours. 130ml RRP $44.00.
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion
This has to be one of the most iconic body products in Australia. The original multi-award winning Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Body Lotion product, with a worldwide, cult following. Palmer’s cocoa butter lotion is developed with pure cocoa butter which melts on contact with the skin, helping to hydrate immediately, with antioxidants, as well as act as an emollient to lock in moisture and protect skin from the harsh elements of the environment. The formula also has vitamin E so not only does it moisturise, but it helps to keep your skin soft healthy and smooth. Rich, luxe and the very best in moisturising. Available in 3 sizes, a handbag and travel handy 50ml RRP $2.49, 250ml RRP $7.39, and 400ml RRP $9.99.
Dove Beauty Bar
The iconic Dove Beauty Bar was a revelation when it first launched – a bar that actually nourished your skin whilst it cleansed. For this reason, Dove steered away from calling the Bar a Soap, and introduced the term Beauty Bar instead. While ordinary soaps can strip skin of essential nutrients, Dove beauty bar has mild cleansers to care for skin as it cleans. With the ¼ moisturising cream, Dove Beauty Bar leaves your body (and face) feeling soft, smooth, and more radiant than ordinary soap. Available in 4 different types – Original Dove Beauty Cream Bar for all skin types, Sensitive Beauty Cream Bar for skin that’s easily irritated, Shea Butter Beauty Cream Bar for a touch of pampering, or Gentle Exfoliating Beauty Cream Bar to reveal fresh, glowing new skin. 2 Pack x 100g each, RRP $3.80. Also available in 4 Pack x 100g RRP $7.99, and 6 Pack x 100g RRP $8.00 .
What is your favourite cult body/sun product – is it on this list? Leave your comment below – we’d love to hear your feedback.