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The Best Sunscreens for Both of You


Tango enlists a couple to test out different brands of sunscreen.

We know, we know. We could all be a little more conscientious about flossing our teeth, dosing up on antioxidants, calling our grandmothers, and protecting our skin from the sun (every day). In the name of preventative care, can Tango entice these three intrepid couples to make sunscreen a part of their daily routines?

SkinCeuticals Daily Defense, SPF 20; $28 for 3 ounces; for retailers click here or call 800-811-1660.

This moisturizing sunblock contains no PABA, oil, or fragrance, making it suitable for daily use and all skin types.

Michelle Alogna
, human relations manager, and Peter Finn, investment banker. Engaged, May 2006.

Fun fact
It's all in the family. Michelle's twin sister is dating Peter's cousin.

The Double Take
Peter: This face moisturizing product has proven especially effective at moisturizing my face. My skin radiates like the sun.
Michelle: I would recommend it to someone if they were going to be exposed to a lot of sun, but not for everyday use.
Peter: So would I, if my friends asked me for a face moisturizer recommendation—but if they did, they would no longer be my friends.

Neutrogena UltraSheer Dry-Touch Sunblock, SPF 30; $8 for 3 ounces; click here to purchase.

Its ultra-light, non-shiny finish won’t feel like you’re wearing sunscreen, plus it’s enriched with anti-oxidants.

Julie McManus, events coordinator for the Robin Hood Foundation and Scott Werry, financial analyst. Engaged, October 2005.

Fun Fact
We were best friends before we began dating, so we never really had an “official” first date.

The Double Take
Both: We tested this sunscreen at 2 pm on a Sunday while walking through Central Park. It was cold out, but the sun was shining.
Julie: I like that it doesn't feel heavy on my skin and it blends in well (I really hate when sunscreens make you look sickly).
Scott: I squirted the product everywhere when I first opened it and it was gooey [ed: innovative testing procedure not recommended for the timid].
Julie: It's extremely easy to apply and to remove—definitely one of this product’s perks.

Erbaviva Sunscreen, SPF 15; $28 for 4.2 ounces; click here to order.

This lightweight, all-natural sunscreen is so gentle it can be used on babies and sensitive skin.

Tanushree Bose, PhD student at the University of Texas in Austin, and Aravind Hariramasamy, Bio Engineer for Intel.

Fun Fact
Met as volunteers at a non-profit organization for poor children in India.

The Double Take
Aravind: What do they mean by liberally and every few hours? [Ed.: Please begin by squirting the product around you while spinning continuously. Thank you.]
Tanushree: Most sunscreens are oily and make me sweat more or make me look greased.
Aravind: It left a sticky layer on my skin.


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