When it comes to summer in the Bay Area, temperatures can range wildly from 50-degree foggy days in S.F. to 90-degree sweltering heat everywhere else. And the warmth meanders well into fall. But one thing is true: no matter where you live, there is a certain magic to summer, which these local brands perfectly capture in their fresh, organic products.
Before hitting the beach, up your sun protection by prepping with Ombra Del Sole by Benedetta in Sonoma. A blend of oils and organic hydrosols, aloe vera and olive juice extract, this oil and water emulsion joins powers with your mineral sunscreen to fight free radicals and protect sensitive skin. $42. Available at the San Francisco Ferry Building or online at www.benedetta.com.