4 Must-Have Sun Protection Products to Keep You Glowing This Summer

When mid-summer sun exposure wreaks havoc on skin and lips, toss these sun protection products into your beach tote or handbag.

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It’s that time of year, when mid-summer sun exposure begins wreaking havoc with delicate skin and lips. Good thing these four serious sun protection products are ready to be tossed into your beach tote or handbag. Your face, neck, lips and hands will thank you.

1. Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment
Kiehl's Lip Treatment

Beach day? Kiehl’s Butterstick Lip Treatment is a coconut oil-infused lip treatment that hydrates for up to 12 hours. The formula, made with coconut oil, instantly melts onto lips, providing a cushion of moisture. With antioxidants, including lemon butter, combined with broad-spectrum SPF 25 sunscreen, this lip treatment provides year-round sun protection. Pucker up with softer, smoother lips that will stay hydrated for up to 12 hours after application. Available in untinted, pink, rose and berry shades, it’s formulated with 100-percent natural ingredients. $19.50 at kiehls.com.

2. Specific Beauty Daily Brightening Essentials Kit

Specific Beauty skincareMulti-cultural skincare products are especially hot right now. Because the skin’s melanin is responsible for a kaleidoscope of gorgeous skin tones, but is also highly reactive, some people are more susceptible to hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone. The folks at Specific Beauty are addressing the needs of this growing sector by developing a clinically studied skincare line to deliver sun protection for an even skin tone. Their clinical research reveals that melanin-rich skin tones can now achieve a brighter complexion. Each Specific Beauty skincare system product uses the brand’s signature Melatone Therapy, a synergistic blend of botanical brighteners, gentle exfoliators and skin-calming agents to help reverse the appearance of dark marks, brighten and even skin tone as it calms and protects skin from future discoloration. Specific Beauty products are free of parabens, lanolin, alcohol, artificial color and fragrance. Check out specificbeauty.com to purchase individual products or the entire system.

3. eos Active Lip Balm

eos active lip balmSmart lip care is always in style, whether you’re at the Shore, skiing in high-altitude sunshine or enjoying a hot-yoga session. The eos Active Lip Balms delivers sun protection and is also water resistant and sweat proof for up to 80 minutes. Splashes and sunshine are no match against these lip balms that offer simple sun protection and soothing post-sun relief. Nourishing shea butter, moisturizing jojoba oil and anti-oxidant vitamin E leave behind smooth, supple lips. A highly effective UVB and UVA broadband protection – optimized with SPF 15 or SPF 30 – protects delicate lip skin from the sun. The eos Active spheres are available in Lemon Twist (SPF 15), Grapefruit (SPF 30) and Active with Aloe (SPF 30). At a mere $3.99 each at CVS, grab a handful for yourself and your beach buddies.

4. Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Mineral Brush-On Shield SPF 50

ColorscienceThe original mineral brush-on sunscreen, Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Mineral Brush On-Shield SPF 50 provides total sun protection from UVA/UVB rays, pollution, blue light and infrared radiation, alongside moisturizing hyaluronic acid in one easy, on-the-go application. Available in four shades for all skin tones, the new hydrating and antioxidant-rich formula provides natural-looking coverage in a portable, self-dispensing brush with antimicrobial bristles. Patented technology and hyaluronic acid infused mineral powder help protect against free radical damage. Awarded the Skin Cancer Foundation seal of approval and dermatologist-endorsed, Sunforgettable products offer 100% mineral sun protection that is water-resistant and sweat-resistant for all skin types, including sensitive skin. It can be applied alone or over makeup regularly, every two hours; $65 at colorscience.com.

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