Best Beauty Picks for the Beach: Sun Protection

We slathered, spritzed, and sprayed to find the ultimate skin, hair, and makeup products to help you look absolutely gorgeous this summer.

La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion

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Ultra Light: La Roche-Posay Anthelios Ultra Light Sunscreen Lotion

Sprays are convenient, but the alcohol in most aerosol sprays is a downside. This one's alcohol-free, and you can use it even upside down to reach everywhere without inhaling what's meant for your skin. The broad-spectrum protection with antioxidants comes in SPF 30 and 60.

Buy it: $35.50; laroche-posay.us for retailers.

L'Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield for Face SPF 50+

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Face: L'Oréal Paris Sublime Sun Liquid Silk Sunshield for Face SPF 50+

Oil-free and ultra-lightweight, this sheer liquid leaves no chalkiness and doesn't spoil your makeup. The sleek little tube fits easily in your handbag. No excuses for a sunburn during that alfresco lunch!

Buy it: $11; loreal.com for retailers.

Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 36

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Lips: Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 36

Lips can't take the sun. Some balms offer SPF 15, but for those days by the pool, on a boat, or at the beach, give them more TLC with this SPF 36 that delivers soothing hydration, too. Wears well under lip color.

Buy it: $20; shiseido.com.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30

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Wet Skin: Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunblock SPF 30

You can't ask more from a broad-spectrum sunscreen: It's oil-free, hypoallergenic, water-resistant, and designed to adhere to skin when it's wet, sweaty, or dry, so you can count on protection. Also comes in SPF 50 and 85.

Buy it: $9.50; neutrogena.com.

NIOXIN Scalp Shield Sunscreen Spray SPF 20

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Scalp: NIOXIN Scalp Shield Sunscreen Spray SPF 20

Don't forget your scalp, especially if you have fine or light hair. There's a reason dermatologists always examine your head and ears during an annual mole check to rule out skin cancer. The nozzle allows you to apply this non-greasy, non-staining lotion just where you need it.

Buy it: $13; nioxin.com.

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