Whether you’re driving to the beach or stepping out your backdoor to lounge by the pool, lathering up judiciously is key for a sun-kissed glow and a smooth tan. Newly launched organic brand, Soleil Organique, uses only 100% mineral and marine based ingredients with absolutely no chemical additives to provide broad spectrum UVA and UVB protection. As an added bonus their creams – available in iterations of SPF 15, 20, and 45 ($32-$70) – simultaneously target fine lines, wrinkles, hyperpigmentation, uneven texture, loss of elasticity, and dryness. In between sunscreen application, there’s nothing quite as refreshing as a cooling facial mist. To that end, NYR Organic’s White Tea Facial Mist ($18), is infused with the antioxidant benefits of white tea, calming organic aloe vera, aromatherapeutic organic essential oils, and soothing Bach Flower Remedies.
In the unfortunate circumstance that you do end up sunburned however, pack Mario Badescu’s Aloe Vera Toner ($15). Specifically formulated for the most sensitive, dry skin it will sooth irritation and remove pore-clogging debris. With sunburns top of mind, a safe and enviable tan can easily be achieved with Dr. Hauschka’s Translucent Bronze Concentrate ($39.95), which is designed to be blended with any facial moisturizer, body moisturizer, or sunscreen for a faux sun-kissed glow. Ideal for all skin types, you can add as little or as much concentrate to customize your tan. Alternatively, St. Tropez has just launched a slew of new products including Perfect Legs Spray ($18), which applies evenly and easily with 360° aerosol spray technology and their Self Tan Gel ($35) – simply exfoliate and apply the lightweight gel in a circular motion.
When it comes to makeup, it should be kept to a minimum to avoid clogging pores. Make a statement with a lightweight opaque gloss like one of Tom Ford’s Ultra Shine Lip Glosses (available in variety of colors, $45 each), and give nails a pop with Deborah Lippmann Run the World (Girls) Set ($45). The set of mini nail lacquers features fun, yet wearable neon shades that have a demi matte finish. You can keep the texture as is with a matte topcoat or top the colors with Lippman’s On A Clear Day ($18) to add gloss. As for skin, keep things simple with NARS’ The Multiple (available in a variety of shades, $39), an all-in-one, cream-to-powder, multipurpose makeup stick that can be used to highlights eyes, cheeks, lips, and body.
No matter what color products you opt for keep them intact with Simple’s Cleansing Facial Wipes ($5.99) and Almay’s Oil-Free Makeup Eraser Sticks ($5.49). The best selling facial skincare product in the U.K., the gentle wipes are ideal for touching-up beach-tarnished makeup and swiping away dirt, oil, and other grime, while the portable sticks allow you to easily remove makeup with minimal (if any) greasy residue and they’re particularly great for hard-to-reach areas like under your bottom lashes. Tatcha’s Japanese Blotting Papers ($12) meanwhile have already attracted a cult-like following here on the East End. The fragrance free and all natural leaflets, made from 100% abaca leaf – known for its absorbency and softness – will help absorb excess oil to prevent clogged pores and breakouts.
When it comes to hair, it may be tempting to relegate your mane to a hat or tightly cinched bun, but there’s no need to fear summertime frizz with Frederic Fekkai’s Smooth Sailing Anti-Frizz Cream ($25) – a lightweight formula that fights frizz while imparting shine – and the brand’s Beach Waves ($25), a lightweight styling spray that, when applied to damp or dry hair, creates instant tousled, touchable, windswept texture. If you’re running low on time between sun and dinner time, reach for Keratin Complex’s Volumizing Dry Shampoo ($35), which will absorb grease and sweat with a no-mess brush applicator.
Tie everything together with Rodial’s backside tightening Bum Lift ($78) cream and their stomach soothing Tummy Tuck ($138), for an extra confidence boost and spritz on the made-for-summer scent, Beach ($67.50), from Bobbi Brown, and you’ll be all set for a weekend of fun in the sun, Hamptons style.