Le Tan is best known for its self-tanning products, but the brand also provides sun protection for those who like to avoid actually getting sunburnt.
The story behind the brand
Le Tan is an Australian-owned and operated company founded in 1977. At first, it produced low-SPF sunscreens, but once the dangers of UV tanning became widely known, it switched to higher-SPF sunscreens and self-tanning lotions for those who wanted a safer bronze look.
Australian consumers like Le Tan’s Tanning Tips guide. It’s a handy reminder that self-tanning products do not protect you from UV rays, so you still need to wear sunscreen even if you’re bronzed and beautiful!
Le Tan is advertised as the number one tanning brand in Australia, with one Le Tan in Le Can sold every two minutes. It adds coconut oil to many of its sunscreens and tanning lotions, which is just delightful since coconut oil is a wonderful natural moisturiser, wound soother, insect repellent, antioxidant, antibacterial and anti-fungal agent.
Le Tan regularly offers promotions and competitions so its fans can win cash, Le Tan products or other merchandise. To stay in the loop, your best bet is to follow Le Tan on social media – its on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest.
What’s on offer from Le Tan?
Le Tan’s sun protection range includes:
- Classic Sunscreen SPF30
- Daily Face BB Cream with Sunscreen SPF50
- Coconut Sunscreen SPF8 – SPF50+
- Sunscreen Oils SPF4 – SPF30+
- Zinc Sticks SPF50+
- After Sun Aloe Vera Gel Mist Spray
Le Tan is available in Australia from supermarkets and chemists.
What our survey respondents said about Le Tan sunscreen
Canstar Blue’s most recent survey of consumers, who have purchased and used sunscreen in the last six months, garnered the following comments from those who bought Le Tan branded sunscreen.
|I really like how easy it is to apply – it rubs in straight away, is not greasy and offers good protection. The family pack is great value too – it has lasted us for a really long time. (Le Tan Lotion SPF30+ Family Pack).||Nothing. (Le Tan Lotion SPF30+ Family Pack).|
|Light and non-greasy sunscreen, suitable, with good sun protection. (Classic SPF15 lotion).||Not always available. (Classic lotion).|
|Renowned, proven protection from sun’s rays. (SPF50+ coconut lotion).||Too expensive. (SPF50+ coconut lotion).|
|Nice scent, applies evenly. (SPF50+ coconut lotion).||The sunscreen comes out of the bottle too easily, it seems to give a burning sensation on sensitive skin when applied. (SPF50+ coconut lotion).|
|The smell is the reason I buy it, but I also like that it is 50+ and gives me added moisturiser. (SPF50+ coconut lotion).||Expires before I use it all. (SPF50+ coconut lotion).|
Sunscreen brands we rated
Canstar Blue commissions Colmar Brunton to regularly survey 3,000 Australian consumers across a range of categories to measure and track customer satisfaction. The outcomes reported are the results from customers within the survey group who have purchased and used sunscreen in the last six months – in this case, 1,749 Australians.
The other sunscreen brands in this year’s ratings were:
- ALDI Brands
- Banana Boat
- Cancer Council
- Invisible Zinc
- Woolworths Homebrand
- Woolworths Select