Four Must-Have Sunscreens

Written by Corbin Chamberlin Category: Health & Fitness Issue: September 2015
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Four Must Have SunscreensIt’s expected that your beauty counter will take on a new look as the high temps of summer fade, but don't skip the sunscreen. Not just for those days at the pool; applying sunscreen should take on the same daily-ritual status as brushing your teeth. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, in the course of a lifetime, one in five Americans will develop skin cancer. Since your life kind of depends on it, you should find a sunscreen that you’re in love with and slap it on every day before you put on a lick of moisturizer or makeup. We’ve done the fieldwork: seeing what sweats into your eyes and what melts like ice cream. Here are the best sunscreens you can buy.

For the Pool: Shiseido’s Ultimate Sun Protection Lotion WetForce $40.00
You can dismiss the agony of waiting to swim after putting on sunscreen with this product from Shiseido – it actually works better on the applied area when exposed to water for 15 minutes. This doesn’t melt into your eyes, and a little goes a long way. Available at Sephora andonline.

For the Luxury-Seeker: La Prairie Sun Protection Emulsion Face Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 $100
The department store beauty counters can be minefields: highly marketed, ridiculously priced products that can fall short of those fountain-of-youth-promises. This product defies all that and is the real deal. Without question, this sunscreen from La Prairie is my all-time favorite. More than just a way to protect from your face from the sun’s death rays, it leaves your skin feeling moisturized and dewy. Avaliable at Neiman Marcus Scottsdale, 6900 E. Camelback Rd, Scottsdale.

For the Kids: Coppertone ultraGUARD Continuous Spray $10.49
Even at 70 SPF, the Coppertone spray sunscreen doesn’t budge or come on greasy. When the excitement of the pool arrives, kids can’t submerge themselves fast enough, which is why the power washer-like effect is excellent. You can spray it on in moments and let them on their way. Avaliable at CVS.

For Your Hair: Nios Shield Whipped Hair Gel SPF 15 $26.00
Scalps often go unnoticed, but the scorn of a sunburn on the top of your head is agonizing. Avoid that with Nios Shield whipped hair gel with SPF 15. You won’t have to sacrifice your stylish mane – this stuff doesn’t go greasy, and saves the day while on the golf course. There’s also a leave-in conditioner that is an excellent addition.