Summer is approaching, and the sun is beating down: Essential summer cosmetics to protect your skin

A woman’s biggest challenge during the summer? Getting an even tan and protecting her skin. Although tanning oil is found virtually everywhere, a good skin cream with SPF included is a little trickier to find.

Here is a list of summer cosmetics that offer the best facial skin protection while allowing you to absorb the Scottsdale sun this summer:


Summer cosmeticsKate Somerville, SPF 55 Serum Sunscreen

Oil-free UV protection that includes all but white residue, greasiness and stickiness. Used daily for all skin types.

Price: $45.00 (2 oz. bottle)
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Sugar Rosé Tinted Lip Treatment by Fresh

For lips that need refreshing, this rose-tinted lip cream is meant for moisturizing and hydrating dry lips with SPF 15.

Price: $22.50 (.15 oz. bottle)
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summer cosmeticsSun Shield Sun & Sport Leave-in Conditioner by Ouidad

Meant to create an incredible good-hair day, this conditioner has UV filters and protects hair from damage caused by sun, wind, salt and chlorine.

Price: $20.00 (8.5 oz. bottle)
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summer cosmeticsYoghurt Cooling Gel by Korres

If you’ve already been exposed to the sun, this cooling gel soothes and provides long-lasting freshness to the face and body. Perfect for the skin if its been stung by the blaring sun.

Price: $23.50
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summer cosmeticsOil-free Daily Hydration SPF 15 by Boscia

For a basic cream that doesn’t grease up the skin, Boscia’s Hydration moisturizer minimizes pores and provides sun protection. Boscia is essential for a daily, outside workout or simply running errands with potential sun exposure.

Price: $36.00
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summer cosmeticsBIENFAIT UV SPF 50+, Super Fluid Facial Sunscreen by Lancôme

Safe for all skin types, this unique formula retains SPF after 40 minutes of water activity. Bienfait is also useful to prevent premature skin aging.

Price: $35.00 (1.7 oz. bottle)
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summer cosmeticsPrep + Prime Face Protect, SPF 50 by MAC

Suitable for all skin types, MAC primer can be applied under makeup to prevent sun damage. MAC allows the best of both worlds at the beach — protected and dolled up.

Price: $30.00 (1 oz. bottle)
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