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Beauty & Beyond: New Fun-in-the-Sun Products

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I'm packing up for our big beach vacation, so I thought I might share a few sun beauty items I've found along the way. First off, let me just freak out about how much I adore and am obsessed with Shiseido's Urban Environment Oil-Free UV Protector. Can't say enough about this. And of course the new UPF50+ sun protection clothing by Coolibar (look for an upcoming review on it). I even told a woman on the subway the other day about their line. I have no idea why. I'm generous with information like that.

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Let's take care of the little ones, shall we? Mustela just launched its new Ready to Face the Sun kit with all the essentials to protect and comfort your baby's skin during a day out. The High Protection Sun Lotion SPF 50 is 100% mineral sunscreen that's fragrance-free and water-resistant. Refresh your little one's sweaty rosy cheeks with the gentle Facial Cleansing Cloths, then keep their delicate skin soft with the Hydra Bebe Facial Cream. It also comes with a fantastic mini-towel that we use to wrap around our daughter'??s head a la mommy when she comes out of her bath. Everything comes in a carry-around sturdy travel bag perfect for on-the-go.

Mustela'??s Ready to Face the Sun kit is available for $32 at UTLA, Amazon.com, Babies R Us, and Nordstrom.

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Usually you don'??t want them to turn a different color when your kids go out in the sun. If they turn red, that means sunburn on the horizon. No, let'??s keep them the cute pink that they started off, shall we? How about bubble gum pink...or perhaps sky blue? Those are the fun colors of the new Kiss My Face Kids Sun Sticks. They provide mineral sunblock for lips, nose, cheeks and ears with a convenient stick application of a 100% natural orange-scented formula. Their parts will stay pink or blue when you smooth it on. It's time to re-apply when the colors gone. Color me impressed.

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Kiss My Face Sun Sticks are available for $10.99 at Whole Foods.

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Got a bit too much sun? Korres to the rescue. I'??ve been loving on this line from Greece for years. They just seem so..."with it" in terms of using fresh products to their highest potential. So it only makes sense that Korres is the first company in the world to use edible yogurt in a costmetic formula. It'??s a natural source of lactose, proteins, minerals and vitamins that instantly hydrate and heal dry and scorched skin. When I told my Greek friend Esther this, she looked bored and said, "Duh. My yaya has been rubbing yogurt on our sunburns for years." OK, lady...well, your yaya was right.

Korres' Yoghurt Body Butter is divine but its Yoghurt After Sun Cooling Gel is in our packs for the beach trip. It'??s an ultra-cooling cream-gel that gives you comfort for when you'??ve been a little too sun-smooched. The edible yogurt instantly relieves UV-induced redness and burning, while the fennel extracts are great for anti-inflammatory properties, helping sun-harassed skin chill out.

Now that you're armed with the best, get out there and have some fun in the sun. But not too much. Or Esther's yaya will be pissed.

Cheryl Fenton is a Boston-based freelance writer, who writes beauty, fashion and fitness for Boston Common, Stuff and Glamour magazines, as well as her own EasyPeasyBlog.com.'?¨

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