Protecting your skin from our harsh Australian conditions since 1932
Hamilton is a truly home-grown Australian sunscare brand, claiming expertise in UV protection for dry and sensitive skin. With more than 80 years of protecting our skin from the harsh sun, it’s the brand most Aussie families use and trust.
In the late 1920s, Milton Blake, a young Adelaide chemist experimented with the production of a sunburn cream. He had read about a substance that possessed the property of absorbing the burning ultra-violet rays of the sun.
With the aid of a room heater, saucepans for containers and a pair of old-fashioned hand scales, Milton Blake made many attempts to incorporate this substance in a cream base. Eventually a process was evolved and a sunburn preventative cream was produced. The formula was tested by Professor Kerr Grant at the University of Adelaide and found to offer ultraviolet protection.