Sun care gets a boost from technology this summer at the Four Seasons Los Angeles at Beverly Hills with its new poolside, full-body sunscreen spray cabana. After selecting the correct height and SPF of choice (15, 30, or 40), the user dons a pair of disposable glasses and stands on the machine’s rotating platform. As the platform turns, small jets spray skin evenly with a mist of sunscreen. Called SnappyScreen, this device solves the problem of overlooking key spots during self-application and offers even head-to-toe coverage.
For those not basking poolside at the Four Seasons, two skincare brands have new sunscreens for manual application. Ideal for sensitive skin types, the Skin Authority Daily Defense Moisturizer ($42 for 4 ounces; skinauthority.com) is a one-step product that offers serious replenishment and SPF 30 sun protection, utilizing such key ingredients as aloe, algae extracts, and vitamins B5 and E. The lightweight moisturizer leaves skin with a smooth powder finish, making it ideal for use under cosmetics. The brand offers personalized skincare coaching with a trained professional via live video-chat sessions through the free My Skin Authority mobile-phone app. Sisley also gives an assist with a two-in-one foundation and sun-protection product. The new tinted Super Soin SPF 30 sunscreen ($170 for 60 ml; sisley-paris.com) goes on matte, has an invigorating rosemary scent, evens out skin tone, and provides subtle cover for blemishes, all while protecting from UVA and UVB rays with mineral oxides. It is water resistant for up to 40 minutes. (fourseasons.com)