11 Summer Essentials to Protect Your Skin, Hair and Eyes
We love outdoor activities. (Beaches! Barbecues! Concerts!) But all that sun can take a toll on our skin. Here, 11 helpful products—beyond good ole SPF—that will keep you glowing and protected.
Clarins UV Plus Anti-Pollution Sunscreen Tint SPF 50
Start things off right with a foundation that not only blocks UV rays but also protects against free radicals, smog and pollution to preserve your summer glow year-round.
Christophe Robin Moisturizing Hair Oil with Lavender SPF 6
Don’t forget your ’do. Apply a dollop of oil to your strands before leaving the house to give dry ends a boost of shine and protect your color from fading.
Christophe Robin ($47)
SUNFORGETTABLE LOOSE MINERAL SUNSCREEN SPF 50
This powder makes it easy to keep your SPF intact, thanks to its retractable brush that dispenses sheer mineral sunscreen onto your skin in a few passes. Plus, it won’t mess up your makeup.
IS CLINICAL HYDRA-COOL SERUM
Hyaluronic acid and soothing menthol work together to give skin a refreshing overnight boost. Think of it as an instant pick-me-up after all that sun time.
iS Clinical ($90)
Korres After Sun Greek Yoghurt Cooling Gel
Made with actual Greek yogurt, this soothing lotion-gel hybrid is ideal after sun exposure. For extra benefits, keep yours in the fridge.
Deborah Lippmann Rich Girl Hand Cream SPF 25
Most of us forget to apply sunscreen to our hands before driving, which leads to some awkward tan lines (and sun spots as we age). Luckily, this lush cream is as protective as it is hydrating and doesn’t feel too slick.
Deborah Lippmann ($28)
HANDSDERMA SKINCOOL ICE ROLLER
Store it in the freezer and pass it over your face and neck on particularly rough mornings (or sticky afternoons). It reduces puffiness and inflammation better than any bag of frozen peas.
Sephora Collection Rouge Balm SPF 20
Who said sun protection had to be basic? This triple-threat lipstick gives your pout a pretty pop of color, while also moisturizing and blocking UV rays. It comes in eight shades (though we’re partial to this rosé pink).
YES TO CUCUMBERS COOLING HYDRATING MIST
Feels like you’re standing in front of a fan, and looks like you just applied highlighter. Win-win.
Yes to Cucumbers ($10)
BAREMINERALS 5-IN-1 BB ADVANCED PERFORMANCE CREAM EYESHADOW SPF 15
Unless you’re Anna Wintour, rocking sunglasses 24-7 isn’t a realistic game plan for protecting the delicate skin around your eyes. Give your lids a swipe of this luminous cream shadow and blend with your fingertips to stay safe and look fly.
KATE SOMERVILLE UNCOMPLIKATED SPF 50 SOFT FOCUS MAKEUP SETTING SPRAY
Use this UV-blocking mist as a finishing step to keep your makeup from melting and your skin from burning. Reapply throughout the day without having to worry about messing up the cat eye that took you four tries to perfect.
Kate Somerville ($38)