From the top of your scalp to the tips of your toes, this summer get smart about SPF with the newest ways to slather on the white stuff – that doesn’t involve slathering on the white stuff! From drinkable SPF, dry oil suncreens, formulas that will banish blemishes, give you a matte glow and protect your peepers – and hair – these are the newest innovations that will help you screen all of your parts safely and effectively. Get ready to rethink your daily – and vacation – sunscreen strategy.
DRY OIL SUN PROTECTION
Looking for a gorgeous glow while lounging pool-side, but dont want to compromise your SPF factor? Hawaiian Tropic SPF 30 Dry Oil Clear Spray Sunscreen gives skin the luxurious feel and scent of an oil, with UVA and UVB broad-spectrum protection in an easy-to-use spray format! It’s infused with island botanicals that soothe and pamper, and antioxidants that nourish the skin, too.
I get it – there’s something enticing, sexy and naughty about slathering on oil beach-side. Guess what – go for it! L’Oreal’s Sublime Sun Advanced Sunscreen Oil Spray contains a nourishing blend of vitamin E, argan oil, shea butter oil, grapeseed oil and sunflower oil – and a whopping SPF 50+ UVA/UVB protection. This new technology acts as an invisible shield for the skin for improved water resistance – up to 80 minutes – and a glowy, but quick-dry finish.
COOLING LOTION-TO-WATER FORMULATIONS
Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion features a unique texture that transforms like water on the skin, while providing an immediate cooling effect and advanced sunscreen protection!
HI-TECH SUNSCREEN SENSORS
Don’t know when to call it quits? The silver jewel in Netatmo’s June Bracelet tracks your sun exposure and sends an alert to your phone to remind you to reapply sunscreen. Sunscreen Bands‘ color also changes to let you know when you need to slather s’more on, or get out of the sun all together.
The Avon-Skin-So-Soft you’ve always loved now effectively repels mosquitoes, deer ticks, black flies, sand flies, gnats and more with their Avon Bug Guard Plus SPF 30.
MATTE ABOUT SUNSCREEN
On the flipside – the worst part of SPF – is the perpetual sheen it imparts on the face, that no amount of powder can help subside! Enter IMAGE Skincare Prevention + Daily Matte Moisturizer SPF 32 a new generation, oil-free, broad spectrum UVA/UVB moisturizer that incorporates micro-sponge technology to absorb skin’s surface oils to leave skin with a matte, non greasy, shine-free finish. It also contains potent antioxidant thiotaine, DNA protection complex, Vitamin C as well as free radical scavengers to protect against environmental exposures. It’s way more than just a sunscreen, plus helps you photograph brilliantly.
Imagine drinking your UV protection and achieving the defense comparable or equivalent to an SPF 30 without lotion. Drinkable SPF? Yes, this is the future of holistic health and beauty. Osmosis Skincare’s UV Neutralizer Harmonized Water is non-toxic – in fact it’s simply distilled water imprinted with unique, vibrational messages which isolates out the precise frequencies needed to protect you from UV rays. The frequencies that have been imprinted on water will vibrate on your skin in such a way as to cancel approximately 97% of the UVA and UVB rays. This results in coverage for around 3 hours and approximately 98% of people will be protected by this new vibration frequency technology. Sounds like we’re in a sci-fi movie, huh? UPDATE: A little hard to, ahem, swallow – maybe it is. See here.
SAVE YOUR OWN NECK
Who remembers to slather the white stuff on their neck and chest? Erno Laszlo Luminous Intensive Décolleté Treatment works double-time to repair and illuminate the delicate skin on the décolletage, while broad-spectrum UV protection guards against discoloration and photo-aging.
FEAST YOUR EYES
Runny, watery eyes from your typical SPF? This ophthalmologist-tested sunscreen defends, enhances, and optimizes the entire eye area, including the eye lid. Formulated specifically for the unique structure of the thinner and more sensitive skin around the eye, SkinCeuticals Physical Eye UV Defense provides broad spectrum SPF 50 protection without migrating into and irritating your peepers! A unifying tint enhances skin tone while ceramides nourish, creating a smooth, optimal canvas for makeup application.
Sunscreens are essential daily protection for everyone-especially those with acne-prone skin because sun makes acne worse! Proactiv+ Daily Protection Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 15 is a lightweight, non-comedogenic moisturizer that helps prevent blemishes with just enough salicylic acid to help keep pores clear.
Based out of Miami, Flo., BloqUV is fashion meets instant sun protection – white goop need not apply. They guarantee their clothing offers an Ultraviolet Protection Factor (UPF) of 50 and blocks 98% of harmful UV sun rays. Testing is rigorous, fabrics undergo 40 home launderings and 100 hours of simulated light.