Summer may be over, but that doesn’t mean that smelling like a coconut daquiri and protecting your skin is over too!
I’ve recently stumbled onto some divine sun care products that will keep me Summer-ific even in the Autumn! (Yeeeeess USA readers, I know you call it Fall! We’re weird in Australia, I know).
Sexy skin specialists, Le Tan have a collection of sun care products inspired by the tropical coconut oils that people slathered all over themselves back in the day to get a tan (If you do this now, you are VERY silly!). Since I’m fair and freckly this kind of thing was never my style, and really, the low sun protection on that stuff is just a nightmare waiting to happen. But I LOVE the smell of the stuff, and for those people who are also fans of that sweet Summer scent, these products may be the answer. You can protect your skin and still imagine you’re on a Hawaiian island getaway.
My faves are the Le Tan Coconut SPF 30+ Mist Spray and the Le Tan Coconut Sunscreen Oil SPF30+
Formula wise, the difference between these two is simple. One is a traditional light-weight sunscreen (the spray) and the other is an oil, much more like the coconut oil of the old days. Both of them have the same light coconut chocolately scent that is noticable, but still delicate, so if you want to you can still wear perfume as well. I find that it teams well with woody or oriental type perfumes, I’m loving the sunscreen layered with Kate Walsh’s signature scent Boyfriend.
The coconut spray is in a handy spritz bottle that aids application, it’s also four hours water resistant and won’t leave you covered in a white slimy film like some other sunscreens tend to do. The oil however IS an oil so it will leave a residue on the skin, but this is lovely for dryer skin or if you’re looking to add a nice (translucent) glow, while still being sun-safe. Both the products nourish the skin so you can skip the lotion and slip, slop, slap instead!
For my Aussie readers out there, SPF 30+ is a MUST HAVE all year round. I wear sunscreen every day, and once you get used it it, it’s just like slapping on the deoderant (which hopefully most of you do daily!). Your skin will thank you one day – trust me… leaving the house without some kind of sun protection every day will most likely result in a pruney complexion when you’re a grandma, at best. We should all be familiar with the more serious risks involved when you don’t protect your skin.
Skin cancer, no thanks! Coconut scented loveliness? Yes please!
You can pick up the spray formula for $16.99 for 250ml or grab the oil for only $10.99, but it’s a smaller size at 125ml. The coconut scented sun care is also available in a straight lotion formula if you’re not into spray bottles. You can find LeTan at all the regular places… KMart, supermarkets, Priceline. Check out their website here for more info.
Embrace the summer, even when it’s raining outside. (I’m totally sick of all this rain we’ve been having in NSW btw!)
Have your say on sun protection beauties! Do you wear a sunscreen every day? Have you tried the Le Tan coconut products?