At some point during the spa boy’s Sunday 20-minute workout, the thought struck me that not only was I just 3 minutes into it and very likely suffering from a mild heart attack but also that sunscreen sucks. Our Sunday morning saga consisted of mountain biking straight up a ridiculous incline on a desolate desert road with no cell phone reception.
I was perspiring so profusely that sunscreen-drenched sweat was dripping into my eyes and mouth at every desperate gulp for air. As the chemicals stung my eyes and I began hallucinating a spa oasis in the distance, I cried out for mercy and a decent sun protection formulation that didn’t sting and taste so horrid. Solution: Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Facial Cream with SPF 30. The all-natural formulation contains watermelon extract, which is rich in vitamins and repairs the UV-stressed immune system and prevents photoaging. Plus, it doesn’t take like death should you be fighting for your life on a deserted desert road in the middle of nowhere.
Available at sephora.com. Wish me luck next Sunday. I’m praying for 4 minutes. Photo: Korres Watermelon Sunscreen Face Cream SPF 30, $28.