Slather, spritz, repeat! That's just what we did with a boatload of products before awarding these summer-worthy choices top marks.
Coconut oil is the secret to the foaming action that cleans deep without stripping skin; shea butter, soy, and hazelnut desensitize
Buy it: $22; clarinsusa.com.
The eco-friendly company known for household products just launched a personal-care line that includes this refreshing body
wash, also in Mandarin, Lavender, and Chamomile.
Buy it: $8; seventhgeneration.com.
Even dry and sensitive complexions will tolerate this alcohol-free toner that removes impurities and refines pores.
Buy it: $20; elizabetharden.com.
Magically rich and oil-free, this gel absorbs quickly to rehydrate and keep moisture in and environmental irritants out.
Buy it: $37 (1.7 oz.); clinique.com.
A sheer veil of broad-spectrum protection and moisturizer in one, it goes on invisibly under your makeup as a liquid, so it's
the perfect SPF for layering.
Buy it: $60; esteelauder.com.
For oily to normal and sensitive skin, this light-as-air lotion packed with antioxidants and cell-rejuvenators controls excess
oil and gives a matte appearance, so it's great for sunny, hot climates.
Buy it: $195; reviveskincare.com.
From the brand known for its crème comes the next generation "soft cream"—super light and luxurious, but packing the same
star ingredient: Miracle Broth infused with sea kelp and other healing ingredients to calm sunburn and other irritation.
Buy it: $150 (1 oz.); lamer.com.
This handy balm-in-a-stick contains argan oil, the rich source of skin-soothers vitamin E and essential fatty acids. Toss
it in your beach bag to use on lips, hands, feet, elbows, or cuticles. It's even great for scars and stretch marks.
Buy it: $22; josiemarancosmetics.com.
The Japanese tradition was to steep botanicals in hot water, infusing a piece of silk with the steam to nourish skin. This
mister goes for the same goal, delivering hydration and antioxidants via Okinawan red algae, green tea, and rice bran extract.
Buy it: $48; tatcha.com.
Here, creamy goodness goes on lightly, quenches skin, and comes in a generously sized tub so you can enjoy using it every
Buy it: $52; moroccanoil.com.
This salve is 20 percent shea butter—rich enough for hands dehydrated by salt water, wind, and sun, but not oily.
Buy it: $28; usa.loccitane.com
These towels exfoliate, give a natural self-tanning glow with vitamin D, firm skin with caffeine, and even minimize shaving
time using the hair-inhibitor Capislow.
Buy it: $45; dgskincare.com.