One of the more common filters in sunscreen is oxybenzone. This active ingredient can be used throughout Australia in line with TGA approved standards. Its purpose is to help filter harmful UVA and UVB radiation. Exposure to solar UV radiation is a major contributor to skin cancer, so sunscreen filters like oxybenzone are designed to help prevent potentially life-threatening skin cancers.

Some of our SunSense products contain these ingredients within the approved concentration levels, therefore our customers should feel reassured that our products are safe.  At SunSense, helping to maintain the skin health of our customers is our main priority.  We have a range of products specially formulated for individual skin types including sensitive, oily and dry skin that offer the highest SPF protection in Australia.


Sunscreen is only one part of sun protection. Follow the below steps in the sun all year round.

Cover Up: Covering up is just as important as sunscreen. Clothing, hats and glasses help protect us from dangerous sun exposure. Finding some shade during the hottest parts of the day is also a great way to avoid the sun.

Apply 20 minutes before going out: Applying sunscreen 20 minutes prior to going out gives the sunscreen time to start working and helps to keep you protected from sun exposure.

The 7 Teaspoon Rule: When applying sunscreen, follow the 7-teaspoon rule. Apply a teaspoon worth of sunscreen to each arm and each leg, one on your chest and one on your back. Don’t forget half of teaspoon worth of sunscreen on your face and another half on your neck.

Re-apply after 2 hours: Make sure to apply sunscreen every 2 hours after exercising, swimming and towelling dry to help maintain sun protection.

Remember to be sun aware this summer, and visit our FAQ page for any questions about our products at SunSense.

Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear to further reduce risk. Frequent re-application is required.