Editors' Picks: The Beauty Products We Always Pack in Our Beach Bags
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: While some of my coworkers love nothing more than to rock a bold lip on the beach, I prefer something a little more no-fuss. This Kiehl's lip balm that provides my requisite SPF in addition to a little pop of color.
Buy It! Kiehl's Butterstick SPF 25 in Petal, $19.50; neimanmarcus.com
COOLA TINTED SUNSCREEN STICK
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: While you'll typically find me lounging seaside totally makeup-free, some days you need a little more coverage with your sunscreen, and for that I'm all about Coola's tinted sunscreen stick. It provides just the right amount of foundation, while still keeping my skin totally nourished.
Buy It! Coola Mineral Sport Tinted Sunscreen Stick, $26; sephora.com
MARIO BADESCU FACIAL SPRAY
Emily Kirkpatrick, Associate Style News Editor: And for no other reason besides the fact that it feels super glamorous and luxe, there's nothing like busting out the facial spray on a particularly hot day and giving yourself a little refreshing mist.
Buy It! Mario Badescu Facial Spray with Aloe, Herbs, and Rosewater, $7; urbanoutfitters.com
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: I am, as they say, pale AF. So I usually don't leave the house — let alone go to the beach — without anything below SPF 50. This sunscreen goes on super-sheer, has amazing coverage, and smells fantastic.
Buy it! Supergoop antioxidant-infused sunscreen mist SPF 50, $19; nordstrom.com
WET BRUSH SQUIRT
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: I love having actual beach waves IRL, but they aren't the easiest to manage. Keeping this baby brush in my bag and going through my hair every now and then when I get out of the water saves me from a mountain of tangles at the end of the day.
Buy it! The Wet Brush Pro Select Lil' Wet Detangling Brush, $5; target.com
SUN BUM LIP BALM
Lindy Segal, Style Social Editor: As good as I try to be about SPF, one thing I seem to always forget about is my lips, and I get home to a dry, painful pout. This balm is a solid SPF 30, and the coconutty scent keeps me reapplying all day long.
Buy it! Sun Bum SPF 30 lip balm, $4; target.com
DRUNK ELEPHANT TINTED SUNSCREEN
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I am a total sun worshipper/tan-obsessed, but I know the value of a good sunscreen. That's why I love this tinted sunscreen from Drunk Elephant -- the formula is toxin-free, which is fabulous, but it also is tinted, which means I can feel like I'm already getting bronze, all while protecting my skin. It's a total win-win.
Buy It! Drunk Elephant Umbra Tinte™ Physical Daily Defense Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 30, $36; sephora.com
KOPARI COCONUT BALM
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I fell in love with this balm last summer after a few people recommended it to me. And, I gotta say, they weren't wrong: I put the do-everything balm on my hands, arms and decollatage. Not only did it sooth all my sad sunburns, it also left a lovely sheen, all while smelling like delicious coconut. I loved it so much, I kept using it year-round.
Buy It! Kopari Coconut Balm, $32; sephora.com
COOLA LIP SPF IN VANILLA PEPPERMINT
Sharon Kanter, Deputy Style Director: I made the sad mistake of going hiking in the sun without lip SPF and woke up to the worst chapped lips I've ever had in my life. Luckily, the resort where I was staying stocked this amazing product. It definitely helped my lips heal faster, and the peppermint/vanilla combination felt so refreshing. Plus, it has SPF 15 in it, so I happily reapplied over and over again -- so much so that I used the whole thing on one trip!
Buy It! COOLA Liplux SPF 15 - Vanilla Peppermint, $12; sephora.com
LA ROCHE-POSAY ANTHELIOS 30 COOLING WATER-LOTION SUNSCREEN
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: One of the reasons I never considered applying sunscreen at the beach a pleasant experience was due to the greasy, sticky feeling lotions I used left behind. That is, until I discovered this lightweight formula from La Roche-Posay. It's just as protective, but feels like water when you rub it in. It absorbs instantly, feels cooling on the skin, has a fresh scent and even -- dare I say -- makes putting on sunscreen kind of fun.
Buy It! La Roche-Posay Anthelios 30 Cooling Water-Lotion Sunscreen SPF 30, $35.99; dermstore.com
ILIA CUCUMBER WATER STICK
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: This may be marketed as a face primer to use before makeup application, but I like to rub this all over my face when I'm borderline overheating. I've recently became obsessed with sipping on cucumber water too, so its fresh and summery scent makes it even more enjoyable to apply by the ocean, too.
Buy It! ILIA Cucumber Water Stick, $42; sephora.com
RITUALS THE RITUAL OF AYURVEDA HAND BALM
Kaitlyn Frey, Style & Beauty Assistant: I've become the one girl out of group of friends that always supplies the hand cream when everyone's palms get parched. My hands are incessantly dry, and the gritty sand at the beach doesn't help. I need a nourishing hand cream by my side, and this rich formula from Rituals fits the bill. I've gone through so many tubes of it!
Buy It! Rituals The Ritual of Ayurveda Hand Balm, $17; shopspring.com
AUSTRALIAN GOLD BOTANICAL SPF 50 LOTION
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: If I am beach-bound, I always reach for an SPF 50. This mineral lotion sinks into my skin leaving behind a citrusy scent, but no white cast.
Buy It! Australian Gold Botanical SPF 50 Lotion, $14.99; ulta.com
YUNI SHOWER SHEETS
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: If there’s a downside to a day at the ocean, it’s that sticky, icky feeling on your skin you feel the minute you step off the sand. But since I discovered these handy wipes I can go right from a beach chair to a restaurant chair without a proper shower.
Buy It! Yuni Shower Sheets, $15; sephora.com
SACHAJUAN HAIR IN THE SUN
Jackie Fields, Beauty Editor: Intense sun sucks the hydration out of my hair, so I keep this cream nearby to moisturize – and protect my coif (the formula also contains a UV filter).
Buy It! Sachajuan Hair in the Sun, $32; sephora.com
BROOKLYN BEACH HAIR SEA SALT SPRAY
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: Before throwing my hair up after a dip in the ocean or pool, I spray it with this sea salt and jojoba oil spray to give me perfect beach waves.
Buy It! Brooklyn Beach Summer Scent 4oz; brooklyn-beach.com
NEUTROGENA TRAVEL SIZE MAKEUP REMOVER CLEANSING TOWLETTES
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: There's nothing worse than when you're laying out on the beach and you don't have anything to wipe your face with. I carry this travel size pack of makeup wipes with me -- it's a nice refresh and also helps cleany up any leftover makeup that's melting off my face.
Buy It! Neutrogena Makeup Remover Cleansing Towlettes & Wipes Travel Size, $1.47; target.com
HAMPTON SUN AGE-DEFYING MINERAL CRÉME SUNSCREE
Sarah Ball, Fashion Market Editor: My biggest issue with wearing sunscreen everyday was how oily and messy it is, but then I tried this age-defying mineral créme sunscreen from Hampton Sun. It's super lightweight and makes your skin feel like satin.
Buy It! Hampton Sun Age-Defying Mineral Crème Sunscreen for Face 50 SPF 50, $52; neimanmarcus.com
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: When I finally have a day at the beach or the pool, I always make the most of it by lounging in the water the entire time. So because I know how important it is to reapply sunscreen, I opt for Neutrogena's wet skin spray. I get full coverage without having to miss a moment in the water to dry off.
Buy It! Neutrogena wet skin sunblock spray, $12.99; walgreens.com
FRESH 'SUGAR' SPORT SUNSCREEN
Colleen Kratofil, Style Wrtier-Reporter: I'm all about easy application, which is why I love this wide-stick glide-on suncreen from Fresh. It's designed to protect your face, lips and eyes and it allows me to keep my sandy (unclean!) hands at the beach from touching my face.
Buy It! Fresh Sugar sport treatment sunscreen SPF 30, $25; nordstrom.com
HERBIVORE BOTANICALS AFTER SUN MIST
Colleen Kratofil, Style Writer-Reporter: I never understood the point of after sun products until I finally tried one. This aloe mist really does soothe my skin after a long day outside.
Buy It! Herbivore Botanicals after sun skin soothing aloe mist, $20; nordstrom.com
YES TO CUCUMBERS MIST
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: I love the beach, but I'm not huge on swimming in the ocean, which is why I love to keep a cooling mist (bonus points for the soothing aloe in this one!) in my bag for moments when an instant refresh is necessary.
Buy It! Yes to Cucumbers Cooling Hydrating Mist, $10.99; target.com
BUMBLE AND BUMBLE PRIMER
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: In order to protect my hair color from fading, I douse my strands in a UV protecting primer before stepping foot in the sun. It maintains my highlights and acts as an amazing de-tangler after a dip in the pool.
Buy It! Bumble and Bumble Hairdresser's Invisible Oil Primer, $28; sephora.com
EMI JAY NEOPRENE HAIR TIES
Jillian Ruffo, Associate Beauty Editor: Without fail, every time I need a hair tie, there's not a single one in sight. So I keep these bright, summery ones in my bag in order to make sure I'm never stuck without one. The best part? They're made out of neoprene (wetsuit material), which means they stay put and dry fast.
Buy It! Emi Jay Flexx Pink Sand Beach 3-Pack, $8; emijay.com
COLORIST CURE HAIR TREATMENT
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: I spend hours in colorist Maggie Castellanos' chair so she can make my hair look like I spent hours in a beach chair. And to keep the actual sun from messing with my "sun-kissed" highlights, I apply this treatment as soon as my toes touch the sand.
Buy It! Colorist Cure Hair Treatment, $55 for four packets; marierobinsonsalon.com
SUN BUM SPF 50 ORIGINAL SUNSCREEN LOTION
Andrea Lavinthal, Style and Beauty Director: Like the rest of the PeopleStyle team, I'm diligent about applying (and reapplying) sunscreen. I've tested tons of formulas over the years and this lightweight moisturizing one is my absolute favorite. One whiff of the "vacation in a bottle" scent and I guarantee you'll be hooked too.
Buy It! Sun Bum SPF 50 Original Sunscreen Lotion, $15.99; dermstore.com