• 13 Aug - 19 Aug, 2022
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Sun Bum Cool Down Spray

The Sun Bum Cool Down Spray can be a little greasy, to be fair, but it's chockful of enriching ingredients like aloe vera and vitamin E. Vitamin E helps reduce photodamage, which is the changes to cellular DNA after prolonged exposure to the sun, or a sunburn. Essentially, the vitamin E serves as an antioxidant that neutralises free radicals found in the skin, thus preventing premature skin aging. In turn, aloe soothes the skin and provides the intense hydration needed for preventing peels, while the fine mist also moisturises, soothes, and cools down sunburns.

Amara Beauty Aloe Vera Gel

If you happen to have an aloe vera leaf that you can cut and scoop sap out from, amazing. For everyone else, we recommend Amara Beauty's nongreasy Aloe Vera Gel, or any 100 per cent pure aloe product you can find at your local drugstore. The cooling effect of the gel from this cactus plant can speed up the healing of first- and second-degree burns. Just make sure to avoid buying anything that contains alcohol, as it can negate aloe's moisturising and soothing effects.

Cannuka After Sun Care

Unlike most of the products in this roundup, Cannuka's After Sun Care is a cooling gel specifically formulated to soothe sunburnt skin. This has the 'kitchen sink' of skin-calming ingredients. The combination of CBD (derived from hemp), manuka honey, and aloe vera calms and soothes the skin, while hyaluronic acid hydrates peeling skin. Go forth and get some instant relief.

Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm

A multipurpose balm that relieves everything from eczema, cuts, and scrapes to sunburns, the Doctor Rogers Restore Healing Balm is a favourite, thanks to its host of star ingredients. Castor seed oil and glycerin help suppress inflammation. Glycerin also acts as a humectant, pulling moisture to the top layer of your skin to speed up the healing process. This nourishing balm can be rubbed liberally onto the skin without irritating the burns and will soothe itching, too.

Coola Radical Recovery Eco-Cert Organic After Sun Lotion

While Coola is known for its vast collection of sunscreens, the brand has a great product for after-sun care, too. The Radical Recovery Eco-Cert Organic After Sun Lotion is formulated with incredibly calming, effective ingredients that offer tons of moisture, including lavender oil, rosemary extract, and aloe vera.