The New Australian Self-Tanner

Your safer alternative to sun-kissed skin.

The best at-home tanning solution

So, what is Sontse?

Sontse is the Ukrainian word for Sun, a word that beautifully captures the essence of the brand and its beaming nature of shining a light on sun safety. Also, a nostalgic, nod to the owner's cultural family roots, Sontse. isn't just a brand name, it's a legacy that invites all to stand for something more when it comes to living and purchasing with intention.


At Sontse., we’re here to provide a safer alternative to sun-kissed skin: a natural-looking, vegan-friendly, sunless tanning solution coupled with our best pearls of sun safety wisdom for a golden glow you can feel proud about.

Our Ethos / Mission

Helping you become a glowing ambassador for sun safety.

Our mission at Sontse. is to empower you to ‘glow for life’ by shining the (UV- free) light on sun safety and changing the stigma around sporting a sunless tan.

Did you know

Australia has one of the highest rates of skin cancer in the world. Each year, almost 2,000 Australians die from this almost entirely preventable disease.* How you choose to glow spreads a powerful message that can help save lives. Through Sontse., we’re all about bottling up the solution to sunny-looking skin that’s completely UV-damage free.

Source: Cancer Council Australia

Aint no sunshine in these babies!

Sunless tanning just got a whole lot more sophisticated

  • Australian made and owned

  • Scientifically formulated

  • Paraben & sulfate free

  • 100% PETA certified, vegan & cruelty-free

  • Violet-based formula for a more European-inspired tone

  • Floral rose and coconut scents laced with a body positive sun-safe message

  • Infused with natural and organic ingredients

  • Consciously chosen, eco-friendly packaging


The woman behind the best self-tanner in Australia

Created by Australian woman and beauty enthusiast Jayde Houndalas, the Sontse. range was mindfully formulated in response to her own journey of understanding and education on the importance of sun safety.

Unfortunately, most of us have seen the effects of cancer and Jayde is no exception. She has seen multiple family members affected by different types of cancers. Skin cancer is one that she is passionate about and feels she can help shine a light on and hopefully see Australians make safer decisions around their skin safety. 

Today, Jayde is a self-professed sunless tan lover who admits to regrettably spending some of her younger years naively chasing the sun. Jayde is passionate about empowering all generations with the knowledge, confidence and pep talk they need to celebrate the powerful message that it spreads to opt for a sunless tan. 

Vegan-friendly, scientifically formulated, made with more natural ingredients, and boasting a luxurious rose and coconut scent, the collection of Australian-made self-tanner products has been years in the making, ensuring to uphold today's expected fundamentals of a premium sunless tanning solution, with the added value centred promise to stand for something more.

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