Pick Your Protection
Published: June 2009
By Leesa Chalk Suzman
Whether you're headed to St.-Tropez or Santa Cruz this summer, there's a sunscreen tailor-made for your travel plans
YOUR DESTINATION: A sail to the stylish shores of Monte Carlo.
PACK: Bain de Soleil Luminessence SPF 8 Sunscreen ($9.59). Your skin acquires a subtle wash of shimmer that gives it an inviting, sunlit look.
YOUR DESTINATION: A golf trip to Scottsdale or Maui.
PACK: Jack Black SPF 20 Ultra-Light Sunscreen for Face, Scalp & Body ($14), which prevents a scorched scalp without leaving a sticky residue. Parsol 1789 has been added to shield against harsh UVA rays — the ones often linked to skin cancer.
YOUR DESTINATION: Your vacation home in the country.
PACK: Crabtree & Evelyn Gardeners UV Shield SPF 15 ($12.50). Besides screening out both UVA and UVB rays, it also contains aloe to moisturize and insect repellents to keep bugs at bay.
YOUR DESTINATION: Anywhere from Madagascar to Maine, for an eco-adventure.
PACK: Dr. Hauschka Sunscreen Cream SPF 20 ($20). It blends a veritable health-food store of naturally derived ingredients (such as jojoba, avocado, and almond oils) with titanium dioxide, a potent sunblock that's ideal for sensitive skin.
YOUR DESTINATION: Somewhere alone, from a hike into the Sonoran Desert to a solo bike ride through Burgundy.
PACK: Water-resistant Estée Lauder Oil-Free Sun Spray SPF 15 ($18.50), delivered in a fine mist that lets you cover those hard-to-reach places, like the middle of your back.
YOUR DESTINATION: A spa retreat in the Catskills or the Rockies to shed stress, pounds, years.
PACK: Murad SPF 30 Ageproof, Waterproof Sunblock for Face & Body ($25), with vitamins C and E, grape-seed extract, and pomegranate extract to help slough off dead skin. It's waterproof for up to 80 minutes — a great aqua-aerobics or lap-swimming companion.