Don’t forget the Spf
10 Sizzling Summer Scents

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Sure, sunscreen keeps fine lines from creeping in—and prevents any existing ones from further establishing themselves as wrinkles. It also wards off freckles and age spots whilst also moisturising skin. But most importantly it assists in the protection against the too-often overlooked dangers of sunburn. While covering yourself everyday may be a stretch for most men, we all know that sunscreen and summer outings are a package deal. Whether you’re into SPF 15 or SPF 50, creamy lotions or weightless sprays, there’s an option for you here.


Come summer when the exposure time to ultraviolet rays is increased and more intense a face moisturiser with an SPF factor is a convenient solution for day-to-day use providing protection both on the inside and the outside. Hydrating keeps skin healthy and the added sunscreen reduces the UV-induced photo-damage that can lead to skin cancer and premature ageing.

Lab Series BB Tinted Moisturizer SPF 35 is a sheer, lightweight formula with a hint of colour that provides a natural finish and a healthy complexion. (50ml R515.00)
Clinique for Men Super Energizer SPF40 is a sweat and humidity-resistant formula that helps shield against pollution, pollen and dust delivering all-day hydration and powerful antioxidant defense. (48ml R995.00)
Clarins Super Moisture Liquid SPF 20 provides lightweight hydration and invisible UV protection that goes on easily and won’t stick to your beards. (50 ml R475.00)
Eucerin Hyaluron-Filler Anti-Age Day Cream SPF15 + UVA protection effectively helps prevent premature ageing and the deepening of existing wrinkles. (50ml R390.00)


No single method of sun defense can protect you perfectly. Sunscreen is just one vital part of a strategy that should also include staying out of the midday sun, wearing hats, beach umbrellas etc. As well as adhering to the sunscreen rules: you can never apply too much; watch your blind spots like the back of your knees, ears and lips; reapply after two hours as toweling, swimming and sweat all reduce the protection factor.

Nivea Sun Protect & Sensitive Spray SPF50 is free from perfumes, colourants and preservatives, contains Aloe Vera and is dermatologically approved – especially for sensitive skin. (200ml R220.00)
Clarins Sun Care Body Lotion SPF50 is great for all skin types providing high protection and easy application. (150ml R460.00)
Kiehl’s Activated Sun Protector™ Water-Light Lotion For Face & Body provides broad-spectrum SPF protection against UVA and UVB rays along with antioxidant protection. (150ml R730.00)
Elizabeth Arden PREVAGE® City Smart Broad Spectrum SPF 50 PA++++ Hydrating Shield provides protection against pollution and harmful UV rays. (40ml R845.00)


Don’t have someone to rub it on your back? Get a spray for less embarrassing body contortions! They’re also better at ensuring all those hard-to-reach places are protected—and spray your scalp if you’re a bit thin on top and especially men who shave their heads. And don’t forget—sunscreens can (and do) expire. If you’re dusting the beach sand off last year’s bottle, chances are, it’s not quite as effective.

Clarins Sun Care Body Oil SPF30 provides high- protection body care for all skin types and all activities as well as keeping skin hydrated. (150ml R460.00)
Nivea Sun SPF30 Protect & Bronze Spray is a water-resistant SPF spray containing pro-melanin extract, which stimulates the skin’s natural tanning process without impeding its SPF. (200ml R220.00)
Clinique Virtu-Oil Body Mist SPF 30 is a lightweight, oil-free sunscreen formula that sprays on easily, absorbs quickly and delivers high-level UVA/UVB protection, leaving no sticky or greasy after-feel. (144ml R405.00)


These handy-sized sunscreens are perfect for men on-the go. Keep one in your gym bag, beach bag, and workbag at all times. Look for products containing vitamins A, C and E. These antioxidant vitamins help neutralise harmful free-radicals caused by the burning action of the sun.

Kiehl’sUltra Light Daily UV Defence SPF 50+’s new and improved formula provides extended protection long UVA rays. Newly-added Rosa Gallica soothes and calms skin. (30ml R730.00)
Clarins Sun Care Face Cream SPF30 provides antioxidant high-protection skincare for any condition suitable for all types of skin, even the most sensitive. (50ml R415.00)
Nivea Sun SPF50 Shine Control Cream not only protects skin from UVA/B rays, but also controls shine, by mattifying skin while keeping it hydrated. (50ml R160.00)
Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour® Cream Sun Defence for Face SPF 50 PA+++ is a lightweight, oil-free lotion that helps protect skin from sun exposure while hydrating for up to 8 hours shielding skin cell damage and premature ageing. (50ml R349.00)


If you are spending time in the sun, whether it be a sporting activity, pool party or a chilled day at the beach it is important to keep your skin properly hydrated and nourished. Make sure you apply a hydrating moisturiser regularly.

Lab Series Age Rescue Face Lotion unleashes the power of ginseng to help save skin from the visible effects of ageing, such as fine lines and wrinkles. (50ml R750.00)
Clinique For Men Maximum Hydrator 72-Hour Auto-Replenishing Hydrator, a refreshing gel-cream, instantly boosts hydration and rehydrates for 72 hours—even after washing your face. (50ml R545.00)
ClarinsMen Supe Moisture Balm is lightweight and non-greasy providing comfort and moisture to stressed and irritated skin. (50ml R475.00)


Even the most conscientious guys end up needing some after-sun maintenance. A moisture-rich hydrating lotion will restore and nourish skin leaving your sun baked body feeling cool and comforted.

Nivea Men Maximum Hydration Body Lotion infused with sea minerals provides intensive nourishment and is easily absorbed. (400ml R68.95)
Clarins Moisture-Rich Body Lotion with Shea Butter—an ingredient rich in moisturising and healing properties—soothes stressed and dehydrated skin. (200ml R540.00)


Just like your wardrobe, colognes are equally seasonal. During the nippy days of autumn and winter we lean toward warmer, heavier scents – think leather, musk and amber. But come the long, balmy days of summer and these notes feel too heavy, like drinking warm beer on the beach in Feb.

Summer scents don’t forgo these classic, masculine smells; they just cool them off. So added to the mix are piquant spices like ginger and pepper, fragrant greens like basil, sage and patchouli, watery aquatic notes and, of course, plenty of zesty citrus.


Fresh lemon caviar combines with warm black pepper and vetiver, elegant grey amber and leathery notes.

(100ml EDT R1,385.00)

Issey Miyake L’EAU D’ISSEY

A masculine and fresh woody-aquatic scent with crisp citrus notes, it transitions easily from day to night.

(75ml EDT R1,075.00 and 125ml R1,315.00)

Yves Saint Laurent KOUROS

Distinctively musky with clean, powdery overtones it’s an enduring and iconic summer fragrance.

(50ml EDT R1,020.00 and 100ml EDT R1,400.00)

Davidoff RUN WILD

Aromatic and spicy notes of ginger and cinnamon softened with a heart of lavender and tonka bean.

(30ml EDP R650.00, 50ml EDP R850.00 and 100ml EDP R1.195.00)

Ermenegildo Zegna UOMO

Zesty orange and lemon combine elegantly with violet and cedar and a sensual base of vetiver.

(50ml EDT R1,110.00 and 100ml EDT R1,395.00)


A fusion of watery and citrus freshness with woody notes create an irresistibly seductive, masculine scent.

(50ml EDP R855.00, 100ml EDP R1,470 and 200ml EDP R2,125.00)


Opens with zesty grapefruit and bergamot, a heart of rosemary and a clean, masculine base of Haitian vetiver.

(75ml R1,150.00 and R125ml EDT R1,440.00)


Sage and sandalwood contrast with fruity pineapple tempered with piquant black pepper and leathery notes.

(60ml EDP R1,090.00 and 100ml R1,480.00))

John Varvatos ARTISAN PURE

Fresh and cool orange and Bergamot combine with fragrant Coffee Tree flowers and sensual sandalwood.

(75ml EDT R1,240.00 and 125ml EDT R1,499.00)

Dunhill Desire BLUE OCEAN

Crisp citrus orange mingles with light and breezy sea accords blended with a base of fragrant patchouli.

(100ml EDT R1,245.00)



Editor | Neil Doveton
Photographer | Ian Engelbrecht / One League
Designer | De Wet van Rensburg / glitch.capetown

*Prices and product availability are subject to change