Warm-weather beauty has come a long way.
Formerly the domain of stinky chlorine-cleansing shampoos and greasy body oil, the average outdoor prep routine was more about getting a burn than getting great skin. But that’s all changed as science, lifestyles, and design-savvy have pushed products into the realm of the real useful.
It helps that some of our favorite brands—like Fekkai, Clinique, and Redken—have released new lines this year intended to cope with the added stresses of summer. Add to that a handful of recently-launched brands coming out with products we can’t believe we’ve lived without—like Permission shave cream, Shobha ingrown hair lotion, and Jao Goe body oil—and you’ve got a sun-blocking, chlorine-stopping beauty arsenal ready to fight just about anything.
With skin protected and hair in check, you’ll have more time to focus on the important things, like America’s Next Top Model
marathons and outdoor BBQs.
REBECCA WILLA DAVISClick on the gallery below to see our eight favorite products for summer.