Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Style's Must-Have Products for Summer

These summer destination-specific products are the faves and raves of's Summer 2009 Beauty Guide. Let's take a peek at their top picks for the city, the pool, the beach, the country and the park.

Chantecaille Just Skin SPF15 Anti-Smog Tinted Moisturizer
Laced with a mineral sunscreen and free-radical fighting antioxidants, this sheer finish tinted lotion protects skin form both the sun and city smog, while delivering the perfect natural finish for summer makeup. $62 Neiman Marcus, Barney's, SpaceNK

DERMAdoctor Med e Tate
A wipe-down with these individually packaged hyperhidrosis-controlling towelettes promises dryness that rivals the effects of antiperspirant Botox injections. What's more, they can be used virtually anywhere wetness control is required, from underarms to the soles of feet. $48 for 30 towelettes DERMAdoctor

Butter London Stiletto Stick
Nothing ruins the look of a stylish summer sandal faster than dry, cracked heels. A few routine swipes with this moisturizing stick smoothes, softens and otherwise improved the appearance of abused soles without any greasy residue. $30 Butter London, b-glowing

Philip Kingsley Swimcap
A dab of this super-conditioning, strand-protecting treatment prevents chlorine, not to mention sun, saltwater and wind, from discoloring and damaging delicate hair. $35 Philip Kinsgley, SpaceNK

NARS Vintage Nail Polish Collection
In celebration of the brand's 15th anniversary, makeup aritst François Nars reissued five vintage nail enamels, for a limited time only. Two bright shades in particular - Cha Cha Cha, a shimmery tangerine and Blue Lagoon, a blue with specks of gold and silver, both circa 2001 - look fab poolside. $16 each NARS Cosmetics,

Schick Quattro for Women TrimStyle
One side boasts four ultra-thin blades for a super-close shave. The other side features a battery powered trimmer for precise pruning. Together they make this new razor a must-have for anyone summering in a teeny bikini or otherwise this summer. $11 Available at drugstores

EOS Ultra Moisturizing Shave Cream
Thanks to an extra moisturizing aloe, oat and shea butter infused formula, this versatile shaving cream can be used on wet or dry skin with equally impressive results. $3.50 Target

Elemental Herbology Beach Prep
Exfoliating fruit enzymes and sea salt, moisturizing buriti and macadamia nut oils, and brightening Kombuchka and fig extracts make this triple-acting body polish the go-to scrub for skin prepping prior to all sun-tanning (faux tanning, of course). $34 SpaceNK

Rodial Skinny Beach SPF15
A blend of anti-cellulite ingredients and UVA and UVB sunscreen gives this moderate skin protector bonus slimming benefits. $49, DERMAdoctor

SheerinO'kho Outdoor Meetings Summertime
Thanks to a formula that mattifies, reduces irritation and inflammation, and stimulates the skin's regenerative functions, this multipurpose moisturizer is ideal for muggy mountain and lake climes - and the activities that are enjoyed there. $108 SpaceNK

Beekman 1802 Bug Repellant Bars
These goat's milk soap squares are infused with citronella and eucalyptus to thwart the advances of annoying insects. Lather up with one in the a.m. and enjoy a whole bite-free day, or, for more spur-of-the-moment endeavors, rub a square on pulse points; the bug repelling aroma will be released as your skin heats up. $15 for ten squares Green Depot, Beekman 1802

Supergoop 4 Lips Pocket Stick Set
A must-have for your purse, diaper bag, travel bag, or little one's pocket, these lip balm sticks feature a soothing aloe vera base; antioxidant vitamins A, C and E; and a high SPF protection. In Original or Wintemint, a fresh flavor that's guaranteed to make it an easier sell for your kids. $19 for a set of four sticks, Supergoop

Want more fresh ideas for summer beauty finds? Click on over for more top picks from's Summer Beauty Guide 2009.


  1. Thanks so much for including Beekman 1802 among your summer essentials. Seeing our brand up there with all of those others is really somethin'

    The goats will be thrilled

  2. Great list of beauty skin care products that are perfect to use during summer.


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