It’s in the bag: Summer essentials for staying hot in the heat


Don’t take sand to the beach. Fill that tote with these critical carry-alongs to stay cool and captivating.


Manufactured in San Diego using solar power, Coola’s organic SPF 30 scented sprays — available in fragrances including tropical coconut, guava mango, piña colada, citrus mimosa and fresh cucumber — help sunblock double as perfume.

From $32,

Hue betcha

When ditching makeup isn’t an option, consider applying one of Colorescience’s foundations with broad-spectrum sunscreen protection. Headquartered in Carlsbad, Colorescience creates all-in-one products, combining suncare, skincare and color. Its best-selling Loose Mineral Foundation Brush SPF 20 is portable and easy to reapply. For more coverage, try the Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 compact powder or Tint du Soleil SPF 30 UV Protective Foundation cream.

From $54,

Face time

Kiehl’s Ultra Facial Cream is designed to keep skin hydrated in extreme environments without leaving a greasy residue. Also available in a sunscreen formula, it absorbs moisture from the air to keep skin soft and healthy-looking. Use it before, during and after a beach trip to keep from drying out.

From $18,

Look on the bright side

Founded by North Park resident Noel Churchill, Rainbow OPTX offers sunglasses that shield eyes (with UV 400 protection) and improve moods. Available in five styles, the shades come with lenses in 10 different colors, each corresponding to a different chakra - think indigo for the third eye, and rose for the heart - brightening days with attitude-boosting color therapy. From $29.97,

A Head of the game

Keep things covered with a hat from Mother Trucker & Co., offering mesh backings for breathability. The brand’s Locals Only collection includes an Instagrammable hashtag (#SD) and isn’t available for purchase by Zonies. Tip of the hat to the two SoCal moms behind this trendy headwear line, which is becoming popular among celebrities.

From $25,

Do the do

If hair isn’t stuffed into a baseball cap, it needs another line of defense. Sun Bum’s Beach Formula UV-Protecting 3 in 1 Leave In spray (available at the Sun Bum concept store in Encinitas) detangles and conditions hair while controlling frizz and slowing color fade. The company’s lightweight Sea Spray protects locks from the elements while enabling enviable beachy waves. For extra softness, try the deep-conditioning masque to restore hair’s hydration and resilience.

From $14.99,

Getting a round

Secure a circular spot on the sand with a beach towel by Slippa. Designed in San Diego, the five-foot-diameter towels are made with soft cotton velour. Artists from around the world contributed the hand-drawn designs, while the towel carriers are made from repurposed leather salvaged from airplanes at San Diego International Airport.

From $50,

Water wise

Fill up a S’well metal water bottle to stay hydrated and help keep the ocean free of plastic. The triple-wall feature keeps drinks cold for 24 hours or hot for 12, while The Resort Collection’s tropical-beachscape designs set the mood for a day of play.

From $25,


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