Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion

Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face is rated 4.6 out of 5 by 109.
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The Australian Gold® Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion is more than just powerful sun protection – it’s gentle care for your skin. This non-chemical sunscreen lotion delivers a refreshingly luxurious, powdery-clean feel, while the subtle tint seamlessly blends into any skin tone yet washes away with water. Specially designed for sensitive facial skin, this lotion won’t clog pores and is fragrance free. Rich in vitamins and antioxidants from native Australian botanical ingredients, it allows you to enjoy the sun your way, protected from both UVA and UVB rays, and water resistant for up to 80 minutes.


Discover the non-greasy, non-sticky feel of the Australian Gold Botanical® Line and experience worry-free days in the sun!

  • Mineral Sunscreen: Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide provide a non-chemical sun protection option, with a powder-like matte finish that’s never greasy
  • Australian Botanicals: Kakadu Plum, Eucalyptus and Red Algae form a unique combination of antioxidant rich botanicals

  • Eco Conscious Formulation: Designed to be Oxybenzone Free, Paraben Free, Phthalate Free, PABA Free, Petrolatum Free, SLS (Sulfate) Free, Dye Free and Oil Free. Hypoallergenic. Dermatologist and Pediatrician Tested. Not tested on animals.

  • Fragrance Free for use on even the most delicate skin

Apply liberally 15 minutes before sun exposure. Reapply: After 80 minutes of swimming or sweating, immediately after towel drying, at least every 2 hours. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.

Australian Gold aims to provide complete product information on this website. Please reference the ingredients listed on the product packaging for most accurate, up-to-date information. Ingredients are subject to change in the future.   

Active Ingredients Purpose
Titanium Dioxide 4% Sunscreen
Zinc Oxide 4% Sunscreen


Inactive ingredients 

Alumina, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Caprylyl Glycol, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Disodium EDTA, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Eucalyptus Globulus Leaf Extract, Glycerin, Hexyl Laurate, Iron Oxides, Panthenol, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Phenoxyethanol, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Porphyra Umbilicalis (Red Algae) Extract, Silica, Squalane, Stearic Acid, Terminalia Ferdinandiana (Kakadu Plum) Fruit Extract, Tocopheryl Acetate*, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water

*Vitamin E

The following link contains the testing reports for our Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion. Our products are tested by a third-party, FDA-registered, GMP certified, and ISO 9001 accredited laboratory. That laboratory tests our products for compliance with “Broad Spectrum,” “Water Resistance,” and “SPF 50” standards in accordance with FDA testing requirements.  Also included are the test results for “ISO 24442”, a test that measures UVA protection, which is a required test for products sold in Europe but is not required by the FDA. The attached results show that our Botanical SPF 50 Tinted Face Mineral Lotion has passed each of those tests. For more information, click here!


Rated 5 out of 5 by from This could be a hg product This is an incredible feeling and performing sunscreen. I have dry skin so I have to prep with my winter skincare routine so it doesn't matte down too much. It doesn't settle into my neck lines. It feels so luxurious. BUT I am also very pale and this is way to dark for me. I have tried mixing it with a non tinted spf fifty and it does change the feel and performance some. If you have a medium skin tone this is the most perfect sunscreen ever. I literally grieve over not being able to use this. I tried the botanical body spf fifty because they have almost the same ingredient deck. It has a similar wonderful feel but it has a very overpowering smell that does not dissipate. So my search continues. Australian gold if you read your reviews please make a couple more shade options for this and other wish list wants....keep fragrance free and for dry skin.
Date published: 2017-09-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from generally like it but won't repurchase I really like this tinted sunscreen. The consistency is easy to apply and it has just enough tint to counteract the white tint that you get with mineral sunscreens. However this sunscreen has alumina as the first ingredient and while I realize that the verdict is still out on the link between aluminum oxide and alzheimer's, I'm not willing to put something on the largest organ of my body (skin) that is linked to alzheimer's disease (especially since I put this on my face). If the product were reformulated without the alumina, I would definitely reconsider purchasing it.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect! I used this for the first time today and absolutely loved the texture! I’m very active throughout the day so this being easy to reapply and water resistant without feeling heavy is a dream. I also loved the tint and high spf. The only downside is that I have sensitive skin and am concerned about the plum and eucalyptus extracts being irritating. If those two ingredients were removed I would probably never stop using this. I am light so luckily the color works for me but I also wish there was a range of shades inclusive of other skin tones. Overall this is a very good sunscreen but tweaking the ingredients just a little would make it great!
Date published: 2019-08-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful finish This is a great sunscreen that's actually affordable for everyday use. I almost bought the Cotz brand instead, but that one is more expensive for less product. The ingredients, tint, application are awesome. Thanks for making it affordable!
Date published: 2017-05-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from THIS DOUBLES AS A PRIMER! I'm never buying another primer, and I've tried them all, drugstore to high end. This keeps my makeup looking great all day and night. Since finding this product I haven't even skipped a cloudy indoor day (yes, I now know that you are supposed to wear sunscreen everyday and indoors, and I didn't until I found this (always too greasy, tacky or white). This is tinted just enough to not make me look like a clown, and blurs imperfections slightly. Absolutely no stinging, and I put it around my eyes. I bought 2 more backup tubes for fear that I will be without, even though I can't imagine going through one tube anytime soon!
Date published: 2019-09-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful matte finish This stuff is what I've been looking for forever. A non-chemical waterproof sunscreen that spreads easily, with a very slight tint to compensate for the zinc so you don't look white. No shine. I use this every day as a stand alone product on my face. No makeup or other moisturizer required. It is almost invisible.
Date published: 2017-05-23
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect! If this came in an un-tinted variety I would be a customer for life. This is an amazing affordable facial sunscreen that has everything I could possibly want with the exception of the color. I'm pale skinned so I *can* wear this but I'm not a makeup/foundation person so for me I feel like I'm wearing a face full of makeup. I will continue to wear it until I find a suitable non-tinted substitute. I do feel that this is a little drying which is a super minor complaint I can live with because I wear it over my usual moisturizer. Please please please make a version of this product but without the tint!
Date published: 2018-03-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Eucalyptus stings skin I never expected a 100% mineral sunscreen to sting. I literally checked all ingredients, and are good or great except eucalyptus leaf extract. OMG , it stings and turns my face red for the first drew seconds. So much it hurts that I dread application and have to take a deep breath. I know this is not good for my skin. In all other respects, the formulas is just perfect. Please get rid of eucalyptus! I don't know what to do, i was so excited i purchased 5 tubes!!!!! I would return if i could
Date published: 2018-05-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best physical face sunscreen! Love, love, love this! I usually wear chemical sunscreens on my face because physical ones always end up making my skin filmy and flakey and dry even with moisturizer.Well not this one! It has shea butter listed in it and some lovely natural ingredients. It blends so well and the tint counteracts any whiteness unlike alot of other physical sunblocks. It's velvety and just wonderful! This is the only physical sunblock I can wear on my face. I apply a light layer of moisturizer followed by this. A definite keeper!
Date published: 2018-05-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Turns me orange I had been using the Botanical Lotion on both face and body, but I didn't like the fragrance so I decided to try the Face version. It turns orange on my skin, much worse than the minimal white cast from the Body version, and broke me out besides. I don't know what ingredient is in the face version that isn't in the body version, but I'm stuck with a nearly full tube I can't use.
Date published: 2017-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Finally! I have been searching, for years, for the perfect facial sun protection for my extremely sensitive and rosacea prone skin. Feels comfortable, nice finish and no "hot flashes" or breakouts. This is second to none and, believe me, I have tried them all. Thank you Australian Gold!
Date published: 2017-06-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best facial sunscreen I've ever used! This is the best! Has a little color to it and works great alone or under makeup! Will definitely be a forever user!
Date published: 2017-06-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The search is over!! This stuff is fantastic. Works well on it's own and is the BEST primer for under any makeup. I am 57 and don't mess around with inferior sunscreens. I have very dry skin so I do use a moisturizer under this but this has caused no problems for me.
Date published: 2017-06-02
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Cost Effective Face Sunscreen To begin, I have acne prone sensitive skin with some dry areas.This product has helped prevented me from breaking out due to the fact that it is a mineral sunscreen and has gentler ingredients. I love that it is at such an affordable price point and you can find it at CVS or Amazon if you live in the United States. It is also high in SPF so you know that your skin will be protected from the sun. I have not gotten sunburnt from this at all! I would recommend applying a hydrating facial cream then the Australian Gold face sunscreen since using the sunscreen on its own does leave my skin feeling dry. This is considered a tinted moisturizer, but it does not leave my skin looking like another color. Simply, it makes my skin look smoother and gives me a glow. I have used this sunscreen EVERYDAY since May of last year and I still have a decent amount left. It will probably last me another month or so! I also travel during the year and the 3 ounce bottle is perfect to pack as a carry on item. Although 3 ounces sounds like a small amount, a little bit of this stuff goes a long way! The company’s mission in creating an environmentally conscience product that is affordable along with its formula geared toward those with sensitive skin are reasons why I decided to give this product a try to begin with. I have already gotten another bottle since this stuff is like GOLD!
Date published: 2018-04-12
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good but... First impression was great, no greasy feeling, no cast. Unfortunately it ended up being very drying and difficult to rinse.
Date published: 2019-01-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Way to Go! I have used many Australian Gold products over the years as they have evolved, but this by far is my favorite for a few reasons! I love the slight tint, it goes on smooth and is non greasy, and, it offers awesome protection so I don’t burn! I love love love ❤️ it! Thank you Australian Gold for an awesome product!
Date published: 2018-03-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from So nice, but too dark for fair skin. I bought this a couple weeks ago and it is a lovely facial sunscreen. It applies smoothly and evenly, it dries down to a soft matte finish, it feels good on my skin, but unfortunately, it is just too dark a tint for my fair-to-light skin. I would love to make this my daily sunscreen, but it won't work for me a) because of the color, and b)because of the eucalyptus extract (which is a skin sensitizer.) I really hope the company will make this in a lighter tint for fair skin, and drop the eucalyptus extract. because it's otherwise a great product at an excellent price.
Date published: 2019-07-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect for florida Finally a sunscreen with no compromise. No smell, no white cast, mattifies my skin so it looks beautiful under my makeup. Doesn't clog my pores either. I'm a Florida girl so i really put sunscreen to the test. Glad I ordered 2 because it's hard to find in stores. This is a must have for face
Date published: 2017-07-05
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful facial sunscreen! I have rosacea and extremely sensitive fair complected combination skin. I was using a mineral sunscreen that my personal dermatologist manufactured, and had been happily using it for years. I went to buy it and was told they no longer made it! I was in a quandary as most facial sunscreens were too greasy or just made my face sting and turn red. I read an article titled "Best Mineral Sunscreens for Sensitive Skin" and this one was mentioned. I thought, what do I have to lose? I ordered the tinted mineral sunscreen in June 2017, and have literally used it every single day since. Yes, it's tinted but it looks as great on me midwinter as it did midsummer. It dries powdery, but not tight. I love it, and with my sensitive skin, that is really saying something! If you have sensitive skin, you have to try this product.
Date published: 2018-03-25
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Nothing To Write Home About When reading other reviews I thought this was some miracle product. It is really nothing special & is expensive. The tint does not give any color to my skin and I actually broke out after using for 2 days.
Date published: 2017-07-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No more searching I found this last summer at Bed Bath & Beyond and couldn’t believe my luck! Ordered two tubes this year from this site. It’s my favorite sunscreen ever. Goes on sooo smoothly. Gives my pale skin some color without looking orange. Very natural. I don’t just use it on my face, I use it everywhere. No whiteness, no lines. Also, it doesn’t have that usual sunscreen smell. Please do not discontinue or change the formula! Thank you!
Date published: 2019-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is an excellent facial sunscreen This is awesome!. It has just enough tint to make your skin look nice, the coverage is matte and stays on all day. I love the high spf 50.
Date published: 2017-09-22
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Almost perfect - just needs more color options Tried a lot of sunscreens and this one has the best texture, hands down. It doesn't settle into fine lines like a lot of physical sunscreens. You don't have to wait forever for it to dry. I could stop looking for different sunscreens if this one came in a lighter color, with a cool undertone. This product actually makes my face and neck darker and more yellow than the rest of my body... so it was almost perfect.
Date published: 2018-05-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Smoothes Over Pores! This sunscreen is simply the best. I like to layer sunscreen so I use this as a top coat. It plays very well on top of my other sunscreen. I was afraid that the tint would be too dark however the formula completely disappears. It even smoothes the appearance of fine lines and diminishes the size of my pores. I have combination skin and it does not make me look oily. Never discontinue this sunscreen, please.
Date published: 2017-12-09
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Darker tones please! I am tan and would love to use this sunscreen in a color that matches me ! Please please make a darker tint PLEASE
Date published: 2019-02-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from LOVE this sunscreen!! My husband and I went on a cruise, and while I was unpacking I realized I forgot my face sunscreen. The AG Botanical was available in the gift shop, so I bought it. I am still using this sunscreen every day - no more foundation or other goopy face products. I put this on over my moisturizer and it makes my skin look wonderful. I am actually really happy that I forgot my other sunscreen (which I promptly dumped when I got home) because this makes my skin feel so soft, and I no longer worry if my makeup sunscreen is strong enough.
Date published: 2019-04-01
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Not crazy about it I bought this as my normal favorite face sunscreen had changed its formula. The Australian Gold protects fine from the sun, but it is hard to wash off and makes my skin very dry. You wouldn't think so based on the ingredients listed. I'll stick with my old favorite even though the formula is a bit different.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great product Been using the Botanical SPF 50 tinted sunscreen for about a month. I use about a 1/4-1/2 teaspoon everyday. It works great under my makeup and has worked well. I just returned from a cruise and while I wasn't sun bathing, I was in the sun and I'm happy to report no sunburned nose. A plus is it covers minor redness. I'm very happy with the sunscreen.
Date published: 2019-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The perfect sunscreen! I have vitiligo and need to wear a physical spf 50 daily. After trying about 12 different brands this is my favorite, hands down! It's not greasy, it's not irritating and I know it's effective because with other sunscreens my patches of vitiligo burn and turn pink. Not so with this one, I feel confident again because of this amazing sunscreen.
Date published: 2018-09-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No breakouts! I love this sunscreen! My holy grail, go-to SPF. It goes on smooth, blends in natural looking (no white pasty look like with most suncreens) and dries to a semi matte finish. Stayed on for 2 hours of swimming, but came off completely with my face cleanser. Normally sunscreen breaks me out...but I experienced no breakouts with this product.
Date published: 2017-08-11
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