EVENT: SunSense x Melanoma Institute Australia launch

SunSense partnered with Chemist Warehouse to celebrate the launch of two new sunscreens just in time for summer, and to also shine a light on the brand's new partnership with Melanoma Institute Australia (MIA).

The exclusive lunch event, held at Pyrmont’s Sala Dining, was hosted by Erin Holland and featured a panel of guest speakers from Ego Pharmaceuticals and MIA.

Dr Fabrzio Spada, Ego scientific affairs manager, gave guests an overview of the science behind sunscreens and how they actually work, as well as how people should apply sunscreen correctly to maximise their protection. 

MIA CEO, Matthew Browne, spoke about the organisation’s partnership with SunSense, which has raised more than $1.3million over seven years to fund vital research to help achieve their goal of zero deaths from melanoma.

In particular, Matthew shared how SunSense’s donations are contributing towards MIA’s Personalised Immunotherapy Platform (PIP) which was developed to ensure advanced melanoma patients receive effective treatment the first time, based on their own genetics and tumour biology.

Rounding out the panel were MIA ambassadors, retired NRL star Luke Lewis and his wife Sonia, who shared their own personal experience with melanoma. Sonia is a melanoma survivor, and the couple spoke about their journey from her diagnosis at age 29 to now, and the importance of early detection and prevention. 

To cap off the event, SunSense officially launched two new products to its range, providing even more options for individuals and families to choose the protection that suits them best. 

SunSense Sensitive Protect SPF50 is specifically formulated for sensitive skin and children six months and up, and also has four hours water resistance.

SunSense Face Ultra Light SPF50+ is a lightweight facial sunscreen that’s enriched with moisturising vitamin B3 and antioxidants, and is non-comedogenic so it won’t clog pores. 

As with all of the SunSense range, both new products are fragrance-free, dermatologically tested, and enriched with vitamin B3 (nicotinamide) to moisturise and visibly improve skin texture. 

With over 30 years of expertise, SunSense is proudly made in Melbourne, by Ego Pharmaceuticals, and is available in pharmacies nationwide.

For more information on the SunSense range, and the partnership with MIA, visit www.sunsense.com.au.

You can view the SunSense brand listing and download hi-res product images, here.