The #ProductEmpties We Loved to the Last Drop
From new finds to longtime favorites, these are beauty products that our editors use until the bitter end (of the tube)
Yes, I know that sunscreen protects my skin, prevents premature aging and wards off skin cancer. Still, it's hard to get jazzed about applying the stuff. The sunblocks of my youth either left my skin slick and smelling like a coconut, or sticky and coated in a white cast that stained my swimsuits. They were a chore to apply -- and then to have to re-slather every two hours? Hard pass.
Thankfully, sunscreen has come a long way in recent years. Case in point: Kiehl's Sun Protector Water-Light Lotion for Face and Body, $29, which isn't just tolerable -- I actually enjoy putting it on. True to its name, this lightweight lotion-like formula absorbs immediately upon touch, leaving my skin feeling soft, never greasy. Between the barely-there texture and fragrance-free formula, it's kind of like wearing nothing at all. And most importantly, it gets the job done: It recently kept me burn-free after a weekend of swimming and pool-lounging in 100-degree weather.
It goes without saying that Kiehls' sunscreen has earned a permanent spot in my beach bag, which I hope is enough to help me atone for my past beauty transgressions. --Mary Squillace
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