Pack your beach bag with these summer essentials
1. Pucker Up
Kiehl’s has long established itself as one of the premier beauty companies, so it’s no surprise its SPF-15 lip balm ($9.50) has gained a strong following. The balm is infused with sweet-almond oil and aloe vera and comes in rose and berry tints. Look stylish and stay protected at the same time. kiehls.com.
2. Oh, Doctor
Founded in 1967, the Dr. Hauschka brand offers holistic products and treatments made with organically grown plant ingredients, including this SPF-30, water-resistant sunscreen cream for children and sensitive skin ($27.95). It’s enriched with macadamia nut and avocado oils to prevent dryness, as well as ice plant to soothe and hydrate skin. drhauschka.com.
3. Best Face Forward
Tarte’s T-Zone Travel Kit ($32) is filled with oil-blotting papers for touchups and a mattifying powder to minimize shine. This stylish and discreet mini-case contains aloe leaf and chamomile extract, which act as antiirritants. tartecosmetics.com.
4. Hair Cares
Your skin isn’t the only thing that needs protection from the summer sun. Don’t forget about your precious tresses, which also require moisture and protection from UVA/UVB rays. Kérastase’s Soleil collection prevents hair breakage and dryness. Crème UV Défense Active ($34) works best for weakened or color-treated hair and has double the UV protection to maintain color radiance. kerastase.com.
5. Good Read
Two-time Booker Prize winner J.M. Coetzee takes you on an emotional journey with Disgrace, the tale of an ousted English professor in the midst of a scandal who retreats to the South African countryside with his daughter. There, they encounter a country in the throes of political turmoil.
6. Tune In
Norwegian musician Sondre Lerche delivers everything from smooth and jazzy tunes to pop tracks while inspiring dreamy, sunny days at the beach. Slip Duper Sessions into your iPod and relax to mellow jazz with a modern edge.