Australian Gold Sunscreen: Review and Giveaway

sunscreen About two months ago, my son suffered a second degree sunburn.  It was one of the most horrible experiences EVER.  The events that led to it aren’t important (he was not with Mom or Dad at the time) but in the long run, after two doctor visits to treat his terribly blistered skin, two medications, and 5 nights of sleeping in bandages, he learned a valuable lesson:  DON’T EVER GO WITHOUT SUNSCREEN.  EVER.

We are very fair and I am the sunscreen queen when it comes to the whole family.  So, when I heard about NEW Australian Gold Sunscreen, I knew I would have plenty of opportunity to try it out.  With a Sun Protection Factor of up to 30, water resistance, and a great smell, Australian Gold is the perfect sunscreen to have on hand whenever your family’s skin will be enduring the sun’s rays.  Australian Gold offers a wide variety of skin care products, including self-tanners and after-sun lotions to soothe your skin after exposure.  See some of Sydney’s Sun Tips here. Even if you aren’t lily-white like my family, you should always think about sunscreen when you are going to be outside for a prolonged period of time.  I like being tanned too, don’t get me wrong, but I keep reminding myself that protecting my skin now means I won’t look like someone’s leather handbag later.

Em says it's cool to protect your skin!

School is FINALLY out (hooray!) so I just got the chance to pack up the kids for a full day at our local waterpark.  I applied Australian Gold Moisture Max SPF 30 to both kids before we ventured out.  I found that it rubbed in easily, covered well, and smelled great.  No complaints from the kiddos about it feeling “slimy” as they say with other sunscreens was an added bonus.  We were out in the sun for a full day, so of course I reapplied a few times, but at the end of the day, both kids had some cute tan lines and no red-lobster skin anywhere to be found!  I will definitely be hanging on to my Australian Gold all summer long!

Australian Gold Sun Products are available at many retailers nationwide.  You can also shop via their website or find them on Facebook!  Don’t let your skin suffer this summer!  Australian Gold makes it easy to enjoy the outdoors and stay protected!


Keep your family protected!  Three winners will receive one bottle of SPF 15 Australian Gold Sunscreen!

How to Enter:

1. Tell me how you keep your family protected from the sun’s rays during the summer!

Additional entries:

1. Blog about this giveaway and link to The Not-So-Blog and Australian Gold (10 extra entries).

2. Follow me (@BridgetteLA) on Twitter and Tweet this giveaway. Every time you tweet you get an additional entry! Limited to 10 a day, please. (You must have over 50 Twitter followers to qualify for unlimited entries!)

3. Subscribe to my blog.

4. Become a Fan of The Not-So-Blog and Australian Gold on Facebook.

5. Place my blog button on your sidebar.

Contest ends at 11:59pm CST on June 13th.  Prizes not claimed in 72 hours will be forfeited. Open to U.S. Residents only.

This review is the opinion Jennifer of The Experimental Mommy. Other may have a different experience with the product. Thank you to Australian Gold for supplying the product for review.  All opinions remain 100% mine.


  1. At our house we apply sunscreen liberally and wear wide-brim hats. We limit sun exposure between the hours of 10:00 am and 3:00 pm.

  2. Linda Kish says:

    Generally, we stay inside between 10 am and 3 pm when the sun’s rays are the strongest. Otherwise, we wear sunscreen. I also wear a billed cap to walk my dog.

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  4. My daughters are teens, and I’ve stressed to them the importance of protecting their skin. Whenever they are going to be outside, they apply sunscreen. If we are at the beach, they reapply, and will sometimes where a coverup over their bathing suits. Thanks for the review and giveaway. (What happened to your son sounds so scarey.)
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  6. We always use lots of sunscreen.

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  9. Anne Loyd says:

    I like the continuous spray.

  10. Anne Loyd says:

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  11. Anne Loyd says:

    I like Austrailan Gold on FB as Anne Loyd.

  12. meagain2 says:

    we not only wear sunscreen but chapstick with sun protectant

  13. Allison L says:

    We use sunscreen and wear hats & coverups whenever we can.

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  18. PrairieReen says:

    We avoid the harsh sun between 11-3pm and where sunscreen as well as a rash guard while doing any water sports. 🙂
    I will mention this blog on facebook, thanks so much!

  19. kathy dunaway says:

    We always use sunscreen and try to stay inside during the hottest part of the day.We also wear our sun hats.Thanks for the giveaway:)

  20. We always make sure to wear sunscreen as my gf burns very easy.

  21. I like Australian Gold and you on facebook- Jake Bray

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  23. Karen Gonyea says:

    Apply Sunscreen – every couple of hours !!!!

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  26. Tamara B. says:

    I smother them with lots of sunscreen and keep them hydrated.

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  29. Cindy Merrill says:

    we stay indoors during the peak times- from 11 am until 2 pm. I try to schedule other things to do indoors during this time.

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  31. we use sunblock and UV clothing

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  35. Christine says:

    lots of sunscreen

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  38. crystle tellerday says:

    a big patio umbrella

  39. wear sun screen and don’t forget spf chap stick and sunglasses.. we focus on that ALOT

  40. I lather us up with Sunscreen, and we try to stay out of the sun till after 2, which the kids are never happy about! But, as I tell them when they complain, would they rather be stuck inside with a nasty sunburn for days, instead of waiting a few hours!

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  44. amy deeter says:


  45. BY trying to stay out of the sun

  46. Heather M says:

    My daughter wears the UV protectant rash guards and we use an SPF 30 sunscreen CONSTANTLY

  47. I wear plenty of sunscreen. If only I could get my red-headed husband to wear it more often!

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  49. Kerri R says:

    we use sunscreen

  50. Kerri Renner says:

    email subscriber

  51. Protective clothes and hats.

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  53. Sunscreen most definitely! Also I put on rash guards on my kids when they go swimming and a hat too.

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  56. Amy Wels says:

    My daughter has my fair skin, so we stay inside most of the time.