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Proudly Australian made and owned, Ego Pharmaceuticals has been an industry leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of ground-breaking skincare products based on science for more than 60 years.

Ego Pharmaceuticals was founded in 1953 by Gerald and Rae Oppenheim and remains an independent, family-owned business. Ego has developed to become a leader in the pharmaceutical industry, producing a comprehensive range of skincare that is available in Australia and around the world. Ego has built a reputation worldwide on consistently delivering effective, high-quality and innovative products to meet a diverse range of needs, with a commitment to creating the best possible skin care products for its customers, based on science.

In 1988, Ego Pharmaceuticals demonstrated innovation by developing the world’s first cosmetically acceptable sunscreen, which offered broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection by using physical protection blockers and UV absorbers.

With over 30 years of research and development, we can ensure that our sunscreens are made for real Australian conditions and real Australian lifestyles.

The SunSense range is specifically formulated using high quality ingredients to provide specialised choices for all ages and skin types including sensitive skin and the delicate skin of young children.  All SunSense sunscreens are made in Australia in Braeside, Victoria.