Most of the time, I am so good. I avoid the sun and bury myself in wide-brimmed hats, breezy cover-ups, and cabanas the size of a small house. Key words: most of the time. Hell, it’s the summer, I’m finally at Laguna Beach after braving typhoons and viruses in Asia, and I need a little Vitamin D! Plus, it takes approximately a hundred years for my legs to get as tan as the rest of my body, which is exactly where I’ll be applying this lotion.
I’ll admit, at first, it was the campy title and vintage-style label that got my attention. Then I learned that Hawaii’s Maui Babe Browning Lotion is a longstanding cult favorite made from a “secret family formula.” Well, it’s not so secret anymore. Made with Light Mineral Oil, Kukui Nut oil, antioxidants, and Kona Coffee Plant extract, and Aloe Vera, among other natural ingredients, it’s all of the earth, so it’s relatively guilt-free, and it can be layered with your sunscreen. It also smells like coffee, in a good-enough-to-eat kind of way. Hey, I may be alabaster most of the year, but we should all feel like Maui babes at least once before fall strikes! On Drugstore.com for $16.99.