Here are my picks for the must-have items (most new, some tried-and-true) that should find a place in your tote before you hit the sun and sand. (Need a tote? I love this stupidly expensive yet ridiculously cute Jil Sander silk twill style with a detachable pink strap.) Isn’t it to die for? 😉
Neutrogena Wet Skin Sunblock Spray SPF 85: New for the brand this year, it’s a chemical (vs. physical) sunscreen that somehow magically penetrates through moisture on your wet skin to cover and protect. . $10.99
Maybelline Volum’ Express One by One Waterproof Mascara: A waterproof mascara that gives you really full lashes without gimmicks. And it’s super-affordable, for when you accidentally dump out your bag and it gets buried in the sand and is lost forever. $5.49
Tocca Sunscreen Towelettes SPF 30: Whether you need a touch-up, or want to quickly cover your face and neck, these are super convenient. And no mess! $28 for 8 wipes
Lanolips Lip Ointment SPF 15: The Aussies know sheep (the source of lanolin) and suncare. So I was excited to try Lanolips, a lanolin-based lip ointment that is launching here in the US. They come in a range of soft colors and pack an SPF 15. Best of all? This thicker ointment stays put and isn’t sticky.
Paul MItchell Awapuhi Wild Ginger Texturizing Sea Spray: Yes, Bumble and Bumble makes the gold standard in sea spray, but this new offering from Paul Mitchell is a great alternative. Yummy smell and perfect tousled hair. $16.99
Skyn Iceland Glacial Cleansing Cloths: Have you ever been to the beach, packed up, got in the car and realized your face is a sticky disaster? These cloths are cooling, cleansing, and contain ingredients that calm inflammation and irritation. And again–no mess! $15 for 30 cloths
Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence: After sunscreen, wind, sand, and sun are done with your skin, it can be a dry, irritated disaster. We are addicted to Tata Harper’s spray, which provides a light layer of cooling moisture and smells so good that I want to bathe in it. $65