Sunscreen, sunscreen, sunscreen.
The newest technologies to keep you covered 24-7.
Sunscreen situ “I’d prefer all natural.” Dream screens Unfortunately, you probably can’t find a plant to protect you from the sun. (Sitting under a palm tree doesn’t count.) A lot of sunscreens presented as “natural” contain a physical blocker: minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide that bounce rays back. (The alternative, chemical blockers, soak up rays like a sponge.) Physical blockers are best for people with sensitive skin, but they can leave a chalky residue. Try Live Clean Sport Mineral Sunscreen Lotion SPF 45 ($17) or Kiss My Face Everyday Sunscreen Mineral Moisturizer SPF 15 ($15).
Sunscreen situ “I’m interning, which means the only sun I’ll see is from my cube.” Dream screens Even if you work in a nightclub, wearing sunscreen on the face is a must. If you don’t want to smell like a beach, try Coppertone Clearly Sheer Spray Sunscreen SPF 30 ($10). Fragrance houses, enlisted by the brand, came up with the spray’s “fresh, clean scent.” Or try Eau Thermale Avène High Protection Emulsion SPF 50+ ($25).
Sunscreen situ “I’ll be on the festival circuit.” Dream screens Sunscreen is as essential to Osheaga as a flower crown and fringe. New stick formulas allow for hands-free application and ensure that your Fendi backpack stays spill-free. Try Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face & Body Stick Sunscreen SPF 50+ (from $14) and Sun Bum Original Face Stick SPF 30 ($13).
SunScreen situ “I’ll be in the water more than a pre-Prince Eric Little Mermaid.” Dream screens Savvy sunscreen companies are embracing water. The Wet Force technology in Shiseido Ultra Sun Protection Lotion S Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ ($49) gets stronger when skin is wet. It has a mineral sensor with negative ions that are attracted to positive ions in water and sweat. Vichy Laboratoires Idéal Soleil Sheer Lotion Bare Skin Feel SPF 60 ($29.95) contains water-soluble UV protector Mexoryl SX. “Water soluble” means that it attaches itself to the water in skin, providing more uniform coverage. Garnier Ombrelle Sport Endurance Water/Sweat Resistant Lotion SPF 50+ ($20) is also water based, so feel free to apply post-dip. For details, see Shopping Guide.