Protect yourself from the wear and tear of the sun’s harsh UV rays with these innovative products.
Now you can combine washing your face and that easy-to-forget application of sunscreen. With Freeze 24-7 Ice Shield, a protective facial cleanser containing sunscreen, all you have to do is lather up once — the revolutionary product binds sunscreen to the skin while sweeping away impurities. $48 at Nordstrom, or visit www.freeze247.com.
Wipe It On
Loaded with botanicals, these mango-scented Shady Day sunscreen wipes, created by two moms and backed by a dermatologist, are perfect for sun lovers on the go. Packaged like baby wipes (or individually wrapped), they store neatly in a tote bag, leave minimal residue, take only seconds to apply, and contain a unique broad-spectrum sunscreen. Two-pack of 15 wipes each, $34 at Saks Fifth Avenue, or visit www.shadydayinc.com.
Feel the Power
Beyond Coastal Active Daily Sunscreen SPF 30 provides you with defense and nourishment. Packed with four proven sunscreen ingredients, this is the big daddy protector for all you athletes. Supplemental antioxidants such as algae, aloe, green tea, vitamins, and yerba maté feed the skin the natural way. $14. Visit www.beyondcoastal.com for retailers in your area.
Brush It On
A celebrity favorite, Colorescience Sunforgettable SPF powder comes in a tube and utilizes the refractive and reflective properties of zinc oxide and micronized titanium dioxide to shoo away the sun. Available in four shades (translucent, pale, tan, and sparkle), it shields the skin instantly, doing away with that irritating 20-minute wait. From $45 at fine spas and dermatologist offices. Visit www.colorescience.com for a list of retailers.
Tan Your Hide
Take your sun indoors with True Blue Spa Glow and Steady moisturizer and self-tanner. This faux-tanning cream protects with an SPF 15 and darkens the skin slowly but surely. Though it smells like a Creamsicle, there’s nothing orangey about the tan you’ll get with this product. $15 at Bath & Body Works, or visit www.bathandbodyworks.com.
Young at Heart
Not just for kids, California Baby sunscreen products bring organic, odor-free, nut-free, and tear-free protection to all those sensitive-skin types battling the rays. The nonirritating formula glides on smoothly and can improves skin conditions like eczema with regular use. From $4 at Target, Whole Foods Market, or www.californiababy.com.
Dress Your Tresses
Save your hair from the effects of the sun with Davines Su Gel Sun Protective Moisturizing Gel. Apply the hydrating formula before outdoor exposure to prevent damage from the sun, the sea, and chlorine. Made with Abyssinian crambe oil and walnut extract, the gel creates a wet look that works especially well on those who sport short hair. $20. Visit davines.com for a salon near you.