About Invisible Zinc sunscreen

In 2015, Invisible Zinc received a five-star review from consumers for effectiveness in our annual sunscreen ratings.

The story behind the brand

Invisible Zinc was founded in 2003 to change the way Australians used sunscreen – not just at the beach, but every day.

Remember in primary school when you used to line your cheeks with bright white, pink or yellow stripes of zinc at Sports Carnival Day? These days, new technology means it’s much easier to produce a zinc product that looks like normal sunscreen – hence the “invisible” in Invisible Zinc.

What’s on offer from Invisible Zinc?

Invisible Zinc is the only sunscreen brand in Australia to use naturally-sourced Zinc Oxide as the only active ingredient. All of its products use Zinc Oxide to create high-SPF protection, by creating a physical mineral barrier on your skin that reflects UVA and UVB rays.

Invisible Zinc’s sun care range at the time of writing encompasses the following products. All of these products include zinc oxide.

  • 4-Hour Water Resistant SPF50+ UVA + UVB Sunscreen
  • 4-Hour Water Resistant SPF30 UVA + UVB Sunscreen
  • Facial Moisturiser SPF30 UVA + UVB Sunscreen
  • Tinted Daywear SPF30 UVA + UVB Sunscreen
  • Face and Body SPF30 UVA + UVB Sunscreen
  • Junior Clip-On SPF30 UVA + UVB Sunscreen

What our survey respondents said about Invisible Zinc sunscreen

Canstar Blue’s most recent survey of consumers who have purchased and used sunscreen in the last six months garnered the following comments, among many others, from those who bought Invisible Zinc sunscreen.

Very good sunscreen – I’m allergic to others so I use this product solely. (Water Resistant SPF50+). Consistency is very thick, making it hard to rub into larger area of skin and this causes bits to be missed. (Water Resistant SPF50+).
Great packing and a great product. (Junior). Expensive. (Junior).
It is very high protection. (Tinted Daywear). Very greasy and sticky on your face. (Tinted Daywear).
Natural, and doesn’t give me pimples. (Face and Body). Too thick. (Face and Body).
Great coverage and protection from the sun, plus it doesn’t run into my eyes when surfing so my eyes are very happy about that. (Water Resistant SPF50+). Leaves the skin feeling a little greasy but I can live with that. (Water Resistant SPF50+).

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:

  • SunSense
  • ALDI Brands
  • SunSense
  • Banana Boat
  • Cancer Council
  • Hamilton
  • Le Tan
  • Neutrogena
  • Nivea
  • Coles
  • Woolworths Homebrand
  • Woolworths Select

You can view the full results of our sunscreens survey here.

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