We doubt that applying sunscreen is at the top of your list when it comes to beauty rituals, and we’re on a mission to challenge you to equate “sunscreen” with “sexy”- because it is!


By fighting off UVA and UVB rays, we not only prevent premature wrinkles, age spots and discoloration (if drawing you in with vanity doesn’t work, we don’t know what will!) but also the risk of developing more serious (and avoidable) skin cancers. The good news is we can bid adieu to the inconvenient formulas that were once beachside buzz-kills and give warm welcome to the luxuriousm easy to use products of today.


OMBRELLE Ultra Light Advanced SPF 50+ Weightless Body Lotion


Many of us have vivid memories of impossible to blend formulas and unwanted white residue. This need no longer be the case! As a pioneer in sun protection, Ombrelle offers what is easily one of the most user-friendly formulas we’ve ever tested. This truly lightweight formula can be easily applied, is super absorbent, and leaves no residue behind! It’s the next generation of body sunscreen, and we’re more than excited about it!


CHANEL UV Essentiel


This serious innovative dual-protection formula aims to protect skin on both the inside and out.  It contains a unique shielding complex that works to prevent damage within the skin by strengthening the skin’s barrier, while also providing UVA/UVB protection. It aslo guards skin from environmental aggressors, such as pollution, giving you the ultimate defense against the dark forces of aging.



SHISEIDO Ultra Sun Protection Lotion SPF 50 WetForce


Consider our minds blown when we learnt about this first-of-its-kind formula! For those of you inclined to jump in at the pool party or spend the majority of your beach day actually in the ocean (we won’t judge if you prefer to admire the water from the safety of your lounge chair), you’ll likely consider this your holy grail. The formula becomes more effective with water (you read that correctly); perspiration and water activates the strenght of its protective veil technology.



SKINCEUTICALS Physical Eye UV Defense SPF 50


It’s easy to forget this tenny tiny area of the face, but it’s easily susceptible to damage (up to 10% of skin cancers occure in the eye lid area). Since the skin around the eye is particularly sensitive and 10% tinner than in any other areas, finding an effective, yet gentle, product is essential. This mineral-based formula works to improve skin-tone around th eye and provides a great base for makeup.


Phtography: Donat

Fashion Editor: Rebecca Wilkinson

Makeup and Hair: Jessica Lablanche

Model: Jessica Perez at Folio


About The Author

Beauty Contributer

Megan is a Freelance Stylist, self-tanning enthusiast, and a Beauty Contributor here at Dress To Kill Magazine. She's most likely to be found investigating the beauty scene backstage at fashion shows, wearing bathrobes as day wear, or in the tub where she does some of her best work. She believes most success in life can be credited to YSL lipsticks and the ultimate smoky eye.

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