Beauty and the Beach

Bergenites tell us what essentials they keep in their bags.

Rodan + Fields Essentials Body Sunscreen

“Unlike many sunscreens, this one is non-greasy and contains vitamin C, vitamin E and dimethicone, which protects your skin’s delicate natural moisture barrier and safeguards it against the elements. I always feel safe when using this product, and my skin always feels moisturized.” —Ilene Vaughan, River Vale

Burt's Bees Facial Cleansing Towelettes

“I’ll use these facial cleansing towelettes periodically throughout the day at the beach to remove salt, sweat and old suntan lotion from my face before I reapply lotion. An added bonus: These towelettes are infused with white tea extract, and cucumber and aloe to soothe your skin and decrease inflammation from the sun.” —Danielle Gallo, Oakland 

Omorovicza Queen of Hungary Mist

“It’s the perfect product to spritz on throughout the day because it keeps my skin hydrated and refreshed, even over makeup. Made of orange blossom, rose and sage waters, it purifies and restores suppleness to my skin, while providing a relaxing, aromatic scent. I love using it as a pick-me-up to beat the heat!” —Yvonne Marki, Harrington Park 

Get Moxified Beach Bound Salt Spray 

“This salt-infused spray is ideal for creating volume and texture plus it works well on both damp and dry hair. You can spray it in your hair before a blowout for natural-looking beachy waves or you can spray it in while your hair is already dry to enhance the waves you already have.” —Lisa Sigona, owner of Moxie Blowdry & Beauty Bar, Montvale 

Guinot Huile Mirific Dry Oil

“I’ll admit that I was a lotion lover, but tried a dry oil on a trip abroad and was hooked. So after a day of sun and surf, I spray on this dry oil, which not only is immediately absorbed into my skin but leaves a satin finish that makes it look supple. Plus the subtle floral fragrance—passion fruit flower and orange blossom—is lovely.” —Rita Guarna, editor in chief of BERGEN, Montvale

Did you know?

Many dermatologists don’t recommend spray sunscreen because “you’re unlikely to get a thorough application,” warns Michael Wiederkehr, M.D., of Dermatology & Skin Surgery in Paramus. “If a child says spray or nothing, of course use a spray, but a lotion is safer because you can get a good application.”

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