Best Beauty Picks for the Beach: Skin
We slathered, spritzed, and sprayed to find the ultimate skin, hair, and makeup products to help you look absolutely gorgeous this summer.
There's no need to tussle with waterproof makeup at day's end. Shake the bottle to mix the water-based conditioning ingredients with the oils for dissolving tenacious mascara; then swipe with a cotton pad. The best part? No greasy residue.
Buy it: $27; lancome-usa.com.
When you're by the shore, who wants to take time out for a facial? This do-it-yourself option based on the signature Bliss Spa facial lets you get one that leaves skin brighter and tighter in five minutes.
Buy it: $52; blissworld.com.
After a few days of fun in the sun, you need a good, concentrated dose of antioxidants; they're known to help prevent or reverse sun damage, and to tackle loss of firmness by boosting collagen production. This workhorse serum also lightens sun spots.
Buy it: $140; isclinical.com.
Elbows, feet, hands, face—dry, irritated skin needs a good dose of this head-to-toe remedy. Great for after sun exposure, it protects with allantoin and oatmeal, and without petrolatum.
Buy it: $28; firstaidbeauty.com.
What could be beachier than cocoa butter? The highly emollient fat gives this rich, thick cream its mega-moisturizing power—and accents that signature beach scent with a fab hint of chocolate. Yum.
Buy it: $8.50; vaseline.us for retailers.
The affordable and easy-to-use pump makes this just right for family and houseguests. Aloe and vitamin E help soothe irritation and sunburn, and extend your tan.
Buy it: $7; bananaboat.com for retailers.