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25 Soothing After-Sun Products

The sun’s warmth can feel great shining down onto our skin but overexposure can cause painful sunburn, dryness, and peeling which can lead to premature aging and even skin cancer. The best line of defense against the ill effects of too much sun is sunscreen and SPF (check out our roundup of the Top Rated Sunscreens for the Entire Family and Highest Rated Makeup Products with SPF) but if you’re outdoors all day, a sunburn or suntan can ensue even if you’re wearing the best products and diligently reapplying. To protect and pamper your skin and hair after a long day in the the sun, be sure to drink lots of water to re-hydrate and invest in an after-sun moisturizer. Formulated specifically to absorb quickly and cool and calm the skin, after-sun products soothe, re-hydrate, and help seal in moisture. Here are 25 of the best after-sun products to treat your face, body, and hair:

 

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    25 Soothing After-Sun Products via @Glamamom for @BabbleEditors

    Click through for 25 of the best after-sun products to soothe and cool your hair, skin & body this summer.

  • NEW St Tropez Aftersun Lotion With A Hint Of Self Tan, $25.50 2 of 26
    St. Tropez

    This new and highly sought-after after-sun formula from the self-tanning expert St Tropez, contains a tan enhancing ingredient that stimulates melanin production. As a result, this gentle and lightweight lotion actively enhances your natural tan while helping to protect the skin from harmful UVA and UVB rays.

    Get it here.

  • Burt’s Bees Aloe & Linden Flower After Sun Soother, $10 3 of 26
    Burts

    One of Burt's Bees bestsellers, this intensely hydrating and quick-absorbing face and body lotion is packed with natural aloe vera and linden extract to soothe skin. A coconut oil, bee pollen, and glycerin blend nourish and help replenish the skin's natural moisture. 

    Get it here.

  • skyn ICELAND Arctic Face Mist, $29 4 of 26
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    Instantly soothe and protect stressed, irritable skin with skyn ICELAND's refreshing toning mist. It has a multivitamin complex to provide anti-aging protection, reduce inflammation, and white willow bark to help prevent breakouts. One of my personal favorite new discoveries. Get it here.

  • Fekkai Summer Hair After Sun Daily Mask, $25 5 of 26
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    Fekkai's "Summer Hair" made Glamamom's Best Summer Beauty Products last year when it debuted because of its incredible smell and lightweight deep conditioning. It revitalizes sun-parched hair and protects from UVA rays and fading without causing frizz or weight hair down. A beach bag staple for sure.

    Get it here.

  • Hawaiian Tropic Shimmer Effect Coconut Papaya After-Sun Moisturizer, $14 6 of 26
    Hawaiian Tropic

    I worked on a campaign with Hawaiian Tropic last summer and fell in love with this delicious-smelling after sun moisturizer with hint of shimmer. The lotion is thick enough to moisturize and protect, and the shimmer is just enough to catch the sun and add a little sparkle without being to youthful or glittery. 

    Get it here.

  • Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel, $23.50 7 of 26
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    A brand favorite of our very own Lauren Hartmann, Korres Yoghurt Cooling Gel is an ultra-cooling cream gel that provides long-lasting freshness and comfort to the face and body. Ideal for after sun exposure, yogurt hydrates the skin, instantly relieving excessive heat and stinging. It's free of all the bad stuff and enriched with active plant extracts.

    Get it here

  • Clinique After Sun Rescue Balm with Aloe, $23 8 of 26
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    This ultra-moisturizing balm with soothing aloe get high marks for it non-acnegenic, oil-free formula suitable for the face as well as the body. Helps minimize peeling and prevents today's sun exposure from becoming tomorrow's visible damage. 

    Get it here.

  • Mustela After Sun Hydrating Spray, $15 9 of 26
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    Mustela After Sun Hydrating Spray restores comfort and hydration to parched skin suffering from irritation due to environmental exposure. Its lightweight, non-greasy texture absorbs quickly into your skin to promote smoothness and elasticity with omega-rich jojoba seed oil. Avocado oil moisturizes and conditions your skin as it reinforces the natural lipid barrier and neutralizes free radicals. Safe for mama and baby! Get it here.

  • Kate Somerville Somerville 360Ã�° Tan Maximizer, $48 10 of 26
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    Apply this specialized peptide-and-lipid complex AM and PM to hydrate the skin and help maintain a sun-kissed look after using self-tanning products or sun exposure. Formula contains black snakeroot to condition, moisturize, and soothe skin for after-sun recovery that prevents peeling and dryness. Its rich natural oils and butters seal in hydration, making it a great year-round moisturizer to maximize and help prolong a healthy-looking tan.

    Get it here.

  • Yes to Cucumbers Natural After-Sun Serum (with Shimmer), $9.99 11 of 26
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    A great budget buy, Yes to Cucumbers Natural After-Sun Serum is formulated with Aloe, Sea Kelp, and Green Tea to soothe and gently nourish skin that has had a bit too much fun in the sun.  This naturally calming serum helps keep sun-kissed skin smooth, protected, and glowy with the power of Mica, a mineral powder that reflects light and add shimmer.

    Get it here.

  • Kerstin Florian Aloe Gel, $44 12 of 26
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    A nourishing blend of moisturizing aloe vera and allantoin, with organic arnica and algae, provides soothing comfort to chapped, dehydrated or sunburned skin. The fast-absorbing, cooling gel formula leaves skin soft, refreshed and hydrated.

    Get it here.

  • The Mist, by La Mer, $55 13 of 26
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    Indispensable after exposure to sun, wind or other dehydrating conditions, this refreshing mist helps hydrate and rebalance even the driest complexions to energize and revive the skin. It's sold out most places but its still available here.

     

  • AHAVA Mineral Suncare Aftersun Rehydrating Balm, $29 14 of 26
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    This delicate blend of essential minerals, vitamins and natural moisturizers from AHAVA's line of dead sea products instantly restores moisture balance, eliminates irritation and fights against premature aging. Approved for sensitive skin and suitable for children.

    Get it here.

  • La Prairie Soothing After Sun Mist for Face & Body, $85 15 of 26
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    Comforting botanicals provide nourishment and cooling relief via a refreshing mist. Moisturizes the upper layers of the skin for 24 hours with soothing ingredients to help reduce the appearance of skin redness and sensitivity.

    Get it here.

  • La Roche-posay Posthelios Hydrating After-sun Moisturizer, $15.50 16 of 26
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    Apply this creamy lipid restoring agent after bath or shower to encourage repair and hydration and soothe hot sensations. Get it here.

  • Sisley Paris Restorative Fluid Body Cream, $158.00 17 of 26
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    For the Glamazons and Glamamoms: with its fluid quickly absorbed texture enriched with natural botanical extracts (carrot, aloe vera, jioh) and essential oils (geranium, lavender), Restorative Fluid Body Cream is particularly enjoyable after prolonged exposure to the sun. It helps calm irritation and skin reactions, re-hydrates the skin and restores its softness and suppleness, to helps maintain a radiant, perfectly even and much longer-lasting tan. Perhaps the pain from your sunburn will distract from the price!

    Invest in it here.

  • Alba Natural Hawaiian After Sun Lotion Replenishing Kona Coffee, $12 18 of 26
    Alba

    If you're a fan of natural coffee aroma, this exotic and aromatic after-sun lotion is for you. The natural acids in coffee help soften skin and revitalize circulation, while caffeine and green tea help neutralize free radicals incited by sun exposure. Botanical emollients soothe, hydrate and nourish tired skin. 

    Get it here.

  • Declor Aroma Sun Expert High Repair After-Sun Balm, $42 19 of 26
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    Decléor's Aroma Sun Expert is a 100% natural, pure and preservative-free balm that alleviates burning sensations, reduces redness and prevents the appearance of aging while nourishing and repairing the skin.

    Get it here.

  • Aveda Sun Care After-Sun Hair Masque, $26 20 of 26
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    Part of Aveda's three-part defense system, this intensive cream masque that restores sun-exposed hair, moisturizes, and helps defend against free radicals. The light tropical aroma blend with 100% certified-organic essences of neroli, ylang-ylang and cistus will have you smell and feel like you've been island hopping, even if you've only been at the town pool!

     

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  • Aubrey Organics Pure Aloe Vera, $8 21 of 26
    Aubrey

    A lot of drugstore products with "aloe vera" written on the bottle are mostly alcohol and other ingredients with only a small percentage of actual aloe vera. Aubrey Organics is 98% pure, straight-from-the-leaf aloe and claims to be the finest skin hydrator and soothing agent available. Aloe vera also helps soothe minor burns, skin irritations, and dry, rough skin. Store it in the fridge for cool pick-me-up! 

    Get it here.

  • Clarins After Sun Moisturizer Ultra-Hydrating, $35 22 of 26
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    This refreshing gel immediately soothes and comforts as it helps reduce redness and calms that feeling of hot skin after too much sun time. Skin is rehydrated helping reduce the appearance of fine lines while prolonging your tan and helping the skin feel smooth.

    Get it here.

  • dermalogica after sun repair, $32 23 of 26
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    Developed by The International Dermal Institute, this super cooling balm in a lightweight gel helps remedy damage from exposure to UV sunlight and reduce irritation induced by sunburn. It's also great for after waxing to cool and help minimize redness.

    Get it here.

  • Sun Bum ‘Cool Down’ Aloe Spray, $12 24 of 26
    Sun Bum

    A budget choice but no less effective! Enjoy a post-sun spritz with revitalizing aloe, cucumber extract and vitamin E delivered in a dry-touch, continuous-spray formula that provides intense hydration to restore the skin's natural moisture balance.

    Get it here.

  • Hampton Sun After Sun Moisturizer, $32 25 of 26
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    Hampton Sun's After Sun Moisturizer has a pick-me-up scent and nourishing blend of natural ingredients including emblica fruit extract, aloe, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, tea tree oil, green tea, and chamomile to capture the essence of the beachy landscape of the Hamptons.

    Get it here.

  • Eau Thermale Avene After Sun-Care Lotion, $29 26 of 26
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    A light-weight, non-greasy lotion that absorbs quickly to restore the skin's natural barrier and helps prevent moisture loss. Soothing, calming, and cooling, it's a great lotion after sun exposure. Get it here.

 

Did you favorite after-sun product make the list?

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