Sunblocks with a broad spectrum of uses
It may be August, but there are still plenty of beautiful beach days to be had. Rather than avert the sun's harmful rays with dated sarongs and wide-brimmed hats, we'll be covering up with these top-notch sunblocks:
The Active Block Ball by Own ($15) covers areas we often forget to slather (nape of the neck, small of the back) via a nifty roller ball. A zinc formula protects skin from UV rays while antioxidants like raspberry oil prevent damage and aging. The light-as-air texture won't result in greasy skin, so you can go from sand to soiree without a hitch.
Neutrogena's Wet Skin Sunblock Spray ($12) is ideal for post-swim applications (no toweling-off required). The first sunblock designed with fresh-from-the-pool skin in mind, this sheer, subtly scented sunscreen cuts through water and immediately blends in--leaving no streaky, white mess behind.
For the ultimate in sunscreen convenience, try Shady Wipes ($14). Safe for sensitive skin, these no-fuss cloths--individually pre-loaded with SPF 30--contain vitamin E, rejuvenating mango extract and soothing aloe. Keep a stash in your handbag for spontaneous lunches in the park.