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Cancer Council Sunscreen Tube

Cancer Council Sunscreen Tube

4.1 from 7 reviews · View Statistics



7 reviews
  • Value for Money
    5.0 (1)
  • Causes Irritation Yes (0) · No (1)
  • Ease of Application
    5.0 (1)
  • Smell
    4.0 (1)
Pilgrim11Sydney, NSW
  • 13 reviews

Excellent and safe mineral sunscreen


Love this sunscreen. My family has been using it for years because it's the only one I found that is affordable and that my 5 children/teens and now adult children can use without an allergic reaction. Could not find it at the local stores/Priceline/chemists and worried that they no longer manufactured it, but finally found it at The Reject Shop. Very pleased and bought a few tubes to stock up. Please note that as recommended by dermatologists, people need to apply ENOUGH sunscreen to prevent burning. 1/4 teaspoon for face and 1/4 for neck. Do not skimp on sunscreen.

Purchased in October 2019 at The Reject Shop for $7.00.

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Peter B.
  • 9 reviews

Don't skimp when using sunscreen.


This is one of my favourite sunscreens because of the benign active ingredients that are in it. It doesn't cause any prickly heating sensations like some of the others. I have been actively involved in sunscreens for many years & the one thing that always became evident when people complained about getting burnt was that 99% failed to apply sufficient sunscreen. Approx. 1 teaspoon per limb which is about 25ml. This therefore means a 125g tube should be empty after 3-4 hours. Don't forget that whenever you towel down after a swim, you will no doubt have to reapply the sunscreen.

Good ingredients but not quick drying.


Bottom line: Took about 30 mins on a 20C day for the application on my skin to go from a greasy mess to reasonably dry. This is impractical for work use for me. I can't hang around for 30 mins just waiting for this to dry when getting ready for work. It also leaves a white smudge on stuff that it comes in contact with (eg clothing, car interior and furniture).

Cancer Council please get the manufacturer to put the ingredients in a quick drying (5 minutes) dry-touch medium. The smell is bearable and not strong but not wonderful either. No smell would be best.

This could be an amazing sunscreen but needs more work on the grease factor.

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This is a great sunscreen. My kids have never been burnt using it. Very thick but definitely worth the effort applying it. Smells like the sunscreens of the 80's!! Highly recommend it!

Worst sunscreen ever!!


Applied the cream went to the beach for 2 hours got home and my 5 year old had 3rd degree burns after 2 hours!!! Ment to be 3 hours water resistant!! Worst sunscreen invented!! So many other burns stories about this sunscreen. The sunscreen was in date didn't expire untill 2014. And he had a rash vest on for the first hour so only in sun for 1 hour


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  • 39 reviews



I love this sunscreen, it has to be on of my favourites since it does not leave a greasy film over my skin after using, and it doesn't use nanotechnology either which is a huge plus. Great for everyday use, and I use this mostly as a face sun screen. I have this in the Classic tube, and plan on trying out their tinted version also as I can use it on hot days where I just don't feel like foundation.
Excellent sunscreen, non greasy, good protection, does not 'ghost', reasonably priced.
I do not dislike anything about this product

west3030vic, 3030
  • 117 reviews



I use the classic one with zinc and have found it to be really effective and long lasting. Especially when I go to the the beach it stays on after I have a swim.
it has a high protection rating. Is made is Australia and proceeds go to the Cancer Council research which is a worth while cause.
Is a bit more expensive than other brands. Mine tends to leave a little bit of a white coat after rubbing it in which I guess it is good because you can see where you have applied and know that it is still there.

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CategorySunscreen & Sun Protection Products
Release dateOct 2007
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