If you’ve turned into a vampire during quarantine, your skin could use some of the sun’s most nourishing benefits. However, it’s easy to overdo it and come back a boiled lobster rather than a golden goddess. With restrictions lifted and residential pools and community beaches reopened, you’ll be eager to get sun-soaked, but extra caution is needed this summer.
These beneficial products which do everything from protect your skin (and the oceans) from harm and hydrate you on-the-go to keeping sand from creeping into every corner – so don’t sunbathe without them.
The Hair Hero
Get beach-beautiful locks with Nuxe’s ‘Moisturising Protective Milky Oil for Hair’, which essentially covers all the bases. Containing a combination of three sunscreens and rice-protein extract, it protects the hair and scalp from the harmful effects of the sun and seawater without drying it out. Enriched with coconut oil, it helps repair the hair fiber and nourishes locks from the inside out thanks to Kau Pe flowers. Both alcohol-free and water-resistant, it smells like a tropical holiday in a bottle, which we love. Simply spray before you step into the sun, and your locks will feel loved all day long.
Nuxe Sun ‘Moisturizing Protective Milky Oil for Hair’
Bath & Unwind
Normal sunscreens contain oxybenzone, which leach into the water and are absorbed by coral reefs, which is really harmful to them. Now you can protect your skin from harmful rays and save the environment. Ixora‘s new certified-organic sunscreen is oxybenzone-free. Its rich formulation is also completely absorbent, making it ideal for every skin tone because it doesn’t leave behind a chalky, streaky residue.
Ixora Organic Sunscreen
The Tan Booster
Nothing beats the gorgeous glow that a beach vacation brings, so give yours a boost with these must-have drops. Helping to prepare skin before sun exposure, they also deepen and extend your natural tan thanks to their “melanin activator complex”. They also prevent peeling and leave skin silky soft thanks to nourishing ingredients such as raspberry extract and aloe vera. Simply mix a few drops into your face cream or body lotion, and let it work its magic.
Tan-Luxe ‘The Body’ Tan Booser
The Skin Soother
Whether your skin is in need of a refreshing pick-me-up because of the heat or some TLC after a day in the sun, this amazing mist does it all. Alcohol-free and infused with coconut water and fruit extracts, the new Huda Beauty ‘Glow Coco’ hydrating mist quenches parched skin and calms it throughout the day. In addition to hydrating and refreshing skin, it also acts as a primer and setting spray, so tuck this in your beach bag or make it a part of your regular beauty routine.
Huda Beauty ‘Glow Coco’ Mist
The Lip Lover
One thing many of us are guilty of is neglecting our smiles on the sand, so be sure to invest in a lip-loving protector, too, like this offering from Kiehl’s. It boasts UVA and UVB filters, SPF30 protection, and coconut oils o nourish and hydrate your pout to perfection. The added beauty bonus? It’s slightly tinted in a sublime shade of rose to give your lips a natural-looking boost.
Kiehl’s ‘Simply Rose’ Lip Treatment
The Face Mask
Soothe post-sun skin with this five-star cooling mask from Ole Henriksen. Inspired by the Scandinavian “cold plunge”, this mask feels incredible, and works the magic of reducing pores, controlling oil, and detoxifying your skin from anything harmful you might have picked up along your day in the sun.
Ole Henriksen ‘Cold Plunge Pore Mask’
Whether you need to get sand off your feet, smudged makeup off your eyes, or sea water off your skin, these wipes do it all – and more. Infused with vitamin B5, biotin, and antioxidant-rich folic acid, they can be used from top to toe to cleanse, refresh, and nourish the skin.
Patchology ‘Clean AF’ Wipes
The After-Sun Savior
If you overdid it – hey, it happens to the best of us – you’ll need extra nourishment to prevent long term damage. Ixora’s new ‘After Sun Lotion’ was formulated with natural anti-inflammatory ingredients like shea butter, and packed with black oats to lock in hydration and prevent peeling. You can also feel extra good about your purchase because it’s vegan, organic, GMO and cruelty-free, and made with recycled packaging.
Ixora ‘After Sun Lotion’