Everyone’s heard of Hawaiian Tropic brand at one point or another whether it’s the infamous bikini contest or their vast array of trustworthy sun products. This delicious-smelling lotion is the first and only after-sun product with ribbons of gel and lotion intertwined to make your skin feel velvety smooth and reinvigorated. The silk proteins and shea butter moisturizes the skin for up to 24 hours while aloe cools your skin upon contact. This may sound like a super heavy product but the lotion is lightweight and non-greasy with a coconut papaya fragrance to die for.
Clinique is a more upscale brand sold in department stores, known for simple yet refined skin products for years. This ultra-moisturizing balm with soothing aloe is highly rated for it non-acnegenic, oil-free formula suitable for the face as well as the body. Not only does it help prevent sun damage and minimizes any apparent peeling, but the soothing aloe content immediately makes your skin feel refreshed. It’s a little pricier, but definitely worth it.
Burt’s Bees is a favorite drugstore brand, providing lightweight, non-greasy products which moisturize with unique natural elements and their Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother is no different. The intensely rich formula absorbs fast and restores the skin’s natural barrier to prevent moisture loss with coconut oil, bee pollen and glycerin. It calms and cools your skin after a long day in the sun, and also packed with soothing natural aloe vera and linden extract. The result is super soft smooth skin and it’s a bargain at under $10.
Alba is known for its all-natural products which are also 100 percent vegetarian. If this is what you’re looking for and you’re also a fan of natural coffee aroma then this product is for you. Chock full of organic coffee, the natural acids from the bean help stimulate circulation as well as soften skin while the caffeine neutralizes free radicals from sun exposure. There’s also green tea and botanical emollients which hydrate and nourish damaged skin while the exotic coffee aroma is an instant pick-me-up. With a price tag of around $11, it’s a “natural” steal.
Clarins has made a good name for itself with soothing, gentle yet effective skin care products, and this refreshing moisturizer targets a lot of issues arising from sun exposure. Smooth this cooling gel on your body after sun exposure and it will immediately reduce redness caused by heat and the sun. The appearance of fine lines are reduced, your skin is nourished with botanical extracts, and the formula also extends the life of your tan and smoothes your skin texture.