Screen Gems: Advanced Sun Care Products
Hate the stickiness of sunscreen? Try washing with a product that uses ionic technology to place positively charged sunscreen particles on your negatively charged skin, even after you rinse. For face, try Freeze 24-7 Ice Shield Facial Cleanser with Sunscreen SPF 15, $48, freeze247.com. For body, check out By142 Moisturizing Body Wash with SPF 15, $35, by142.com.Firming Sunscreen
MD Firming Body Lotion with Vitamin C SPF 8, $42, mdskincare.com, contains green tea extracts that energize the skin while antioxidants protect against anti-aging free radicals.Organic Sunscreen
Looking for something natural and new yet powerful? BareMinerals Natural Sunscreen SPF 30, $28, bareescentuals.com, gives skin a boost of vitamins A, C, and E without clogging the pores. Plus, it's available in different skin shades to warm up your natural complexion while protecting it from the sun.Invisible Spray-On Protection
Our favorite new light, clear spray formula is Clarins Sunscreen Spray Oil-Free Lotion Progressive Tanning SPF 15, $30, amazon.com, which mists on, sealing moisture into skin for a silky-smooth, un-sunscreen-like feel.Anti-Aging Power
Mexoryl SX offers the highest protection available against short UVA waves, the rays that cause visible signs of aging, like wrinkles and brown spots. Find it in La Roche-Posay Anthelios SX Daily Moisturizing Cream SPF 15, $29, cvs.com.Longer-Lasting Protection
The newest high-SPF formulas last longer than ever. Coppertone Sport Continuous Spray Sunscreen SPF 50, $8.99, drugstore.com, contains silicone to repel perspiration and provide a no-slip grip for sports; Hawaiian Tropic Ozone Sport Sunscreen SPF 45+ and Zone Guard Spot Protection SPF 65+ Duo Pack, $8.99, drugstore.com, has an attached jar, perfect for reapplications; Banana Boat Sun Wear Daily Sunblock Lotion SPF 50, $9.49, drugstore.com, absorbs oil.Portable Packettes
Toss these towelettes into your beach or gym bag for on-the-go protection. MD Skincare Sun Protection SPF 30 Sunscreen Packettes, $42 for 60 packettes, mdskincare.com, contain an antioxidant cocktail of vitamin C, lycopene, and green tea.
Originally published in FITNESS magazine, May 2007.
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