Poolside Essentials You Need This Summer

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Now that we’re in the midst of summer when temperatures are at their peak, our favorite way to stay cool is to relax poolside. From beach towels and body oil to other fun summer-inspired items, we’ve put together a guide to the accessories and must-haves that are essential for any pool party you host or attend.

Alba Botanica Deep Moisturizing Kukui Nut Hawaiian Body Oil ($7.36)

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This nutrient-rich, fast-absorbing body oil features kukui nut, which is high in essential fatty acids and works its magic to nourish, hydrate, and protect from moisture loss. Sweet almond, coconut, flaxseed and sunflower oils douse skin in silky perfection.

amika Bushwick Beach No-Salt Wave Spray Towel ($25)

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The closest you’ll get to replicating that effortless après beach look while summer-ing in the city, this non-drying, multi-phase texture spray instantly delivers piecey, wind-swept beach waves with body, grit, and a touch of hold and shine.

Bare Republic Mineral SPF 30 Sunscreen Mousse ($16.99)

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This chemical-active free sunscreen features a decadent whipped mousse application. The uniquely lightweight formula blends powerful non-nano mineral-active protection with a fast-absorbing and velvety coverage. This airy and breathable sunscreen combines hydrating plant extracts like mangosteen and macadamia nut oil with a natural coconut and vanilla scent.

B.Bungalow in “Bali Beach Night” by Beachwaver Co. ($68)

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Sink into the sunset with this exotic blend of Australian sandalwood, Hawaiian island coconut, and Tahitian vanilla. Unwind next to the fire, reflect on the day and find peace listening to the sounds of the ocean as you watch the tide roll out.

Beachwaver Co. Shubie Surf Beach Spray ($18)

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The ultimate beach spray infused with coconut oil and sea kelp gives you all the texture but none of the dryness of ordinary salt sprays. For beach babes on the go, just spritz and scrunch for major surf-worthy vibes. Adds life to limp locks to help create texture and natural waves while hair is infused with the pleasant fragrance of Caribbean coconut and Mexican vanilla orchids.

Bumble and bumble. Brilliantine ($25)

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This oil-based styling creme gives hair polish, separation, and sheen for languid, lived-in looks. Ingredients include acetylated lanolin alcohol, glycerin, rosemary leaf extract, and sage leaf extract—a scalp stimulant with a pleasant herbal scent. Free from parabens, phthalates, mineral oils, and formaldehyde.

Chanmé Frosé ($19.99 for 4 pouches)

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Make way for ‘Summer In A Pouch’ so you can frosé here, there—everywhere! Made with 100% real California wine, you can sip and cool off while sitting pretty poolside for the ultimate treat.

Coqui Coqui Eau de Parfum in “Coco Coco” ($125)

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The natural tropical scents of the Yucatan region inspire every fragrance of its dedicated collection, as does the landscape, people, culture and lifestyle, in addition to the state’s rich, centuries-old history of perfume production. The dewy coconut scent of Coco Coco is inspired by the palm trees scattered along the white sand beaches of Bora Bora.

DripDrop ORS Electrolyte Powder Sticks ($9.99 for 4 sticks)

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Fight off dehydration after a long day in the summer sun with an Oral Rehydration Solution (ORS) that provides dehydration relief, fast! This precision formula features a combination of vitamins, electrolytes and glucose which has been tested and proven to be as effective in critical medical conditions as it is after an intense workout. The single electrolyte powder stick makes it easy to stay hydrated and combat fatigue, dry mouth, muscle cramps or headaches caused by dehydration anywhere, anytime—just pour one stick in 16 oz. of water and sip.

Eminence Organic Skin Care Stone Crop Contouring Body Cream ($68)

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This hydrating body cream moisturizes and promotes tighter and more resilient skin. It keeps your body smooth and toned for a more defined look. Formulated with caffeine, it boosts circulation to minimize the appearance of dimpled skin. Other ingredients include stone crop, shea butter, jojoba oil, coffee and microalgae extracts.

eos Lychee Martini Stick and Sphere Lip Balm ($5.99)

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Infuse lips with a hydrating balm duo that combines sweet and tangy lychee martini, the tartness of late-summer raspberries, and a juicy splash of passionfruit nectar. It’s basically a love potion for your lips!

Freedom Everywhere Deodorant Spray in Bergamot Mint ($17.50)

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Stay fresh in the heat with this ‘shower in a bottle’ that can be sprayed on your body, yoga mat, beach towel, car—everywhere. Available in multiple fragrances, including Bergamot Mint (pictured).

glo Skin Beauty Moisturizing Tint SPF 30+ ($44)

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This tinted moisturizer with SPF provides lightweight, oil-free coverage. It contains broad spectrum UVA/UVB protection to guard against the sun's damaging rays. A sheer hint of color to softly even skin tone makes it the perfect tinted sunscreen for the face and neck. Available in four shades.

Gray Malin The Bora Bora Beach Towel ($59)

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Transport yourself to Bora Bora with this oversized artist edition towel featuring Gray Malin's signature aerial photography—the perfect beach or poolside accessory. Dimensions: 64"x 36." Material: 100% cotton & 400 GSM. Super soft to the touch.

Homesick Candles Poolside Pina ($29.95)

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Part of the Summer Cocktails Collection, this candle features a fun piña colada scent.

  • Top Notes: Coconut Waters, Lemon Blossom, Lime

  • Mid Notes: Orange Rind, Tonka Bean, Pineapple Halves

  • Bottom Notes: Misted Musk, Coconut Milk, Tiare Flower

IGK Beach Club Texture Spray ($29)

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For the ultimate beachy hair, this breakthrough salt-free aerosol delivers that salty, windswept look in seconds without heaviness, stickiness, or drying. Gentle enough to use daily and on color-treated hair, this product is color-safe with UV protection, vegan, cruelty-free, and formulated without mineral oil, petroleum, and gluten. Beach Club’s fragrance features lush, vibrant notes of guava, coconut water, pink lotus, midnight violet, and vanilla.

LALICIOUS Sugar Kiss Travel Set ($42)

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Travel in style and keep skin nourished and glowing with your favorite LALICIOUS body essentials. Each travel set includes TSA-approved sizes of cult faves, all in a plush velour cosmetic bag. Comes with 2 oz. Extraordinary Whipped Sugar Scrub, 2 oz. Shower Oil & Bubble Bath, 2 oz. Hydrating Body Butter, and 10 ml. The Oil.

Oribe Supershine Moisturizing Cream ($52)

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A luxe reinvention of leave-in conditioner, this supreme cream satisfies the thirstiest hair, calming frizz, elevating shine and restoring hair to supernatural softness. Ingredients include Oribe Signature Complex (watermelon, lychee and edelweiss flower extracts), soy protein biopolymer, wheat amino acids, moringa seed extract, keratin and hydrolyzed keratin, and glycerin for volume, moisture and shine.

Petite Amie Hydrating “Maverick” Eye Mask ($5)

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Featuring a fun aviator sunglasses design, the Maverick Hydrating Eye Mask is an effective solution for dryness and rough skin texture. Ingredients include Hydrolyzed Rice Protein, Hydrolyzed Collagen, and Hyaluronic Acid. Leave on for 10 minutes then remove for brighter and more refreshed eyes!

Phytomer Lotion P5 ($115)

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This targeted curve concentrate introduces effective marine ingredients to visibly refine the silhouette. Its texture combines the effective properties of OLIGOMER®, an exclusive seawater concentrate used in a very high concentration, with the slimming power of a cocktail of four extracts of algae. The proof is in the results. Day after day, hips and thighs are refined.

R+Co Moon Landing Anti-Humidity Spray ($32)

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This lightweight spray coats strands to calm frizz and effectively repel moisture. The aerosol spray absorbs instantly, leaving a controlled satin finish and flexible hold. Tames flyaways and is designed to work in the toughest humidity.

Salt by Hendrix Body Glow in “Shining Star” ($49)

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This body oil offers your skin hydration and an abundance of vitamins and minerals whilst leaving it golden, glowing and radiant. Suitable for day and night. Look like you’re on vacation year-round!

Smith & Cult Nail Polish in “Fade the Sun” ($18)

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This vacation-ready nail polish shade in a metallic papaya hue delivers chip-resistant coverage and brilliant shine for the ultimate summer state of mind. All Smith & Cult nail polishes are vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free, and 8-free.

Sol de Janeiro Bum Bum Sol Oil SPF 30 ($38)

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This illuminating, non-greasy dry oil worships the body with SPF 30 sun protection, nourishing moisture, and a luxurious touch of Rio radiance. Ingredients include Cupuaçu butter, Açaí oil, and coconut oil for optimum conditioning and softness.

South Beach Glitter Inflatable Cornhole Pool Float Game ($14.99)

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Enjoy this classic game in the pool with your friends and family with glittery style.

Sugarfina Lychee Mojito Cocktail Kit ($20)

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Mix things up with this limited-edition set that includes refreshing lychee gummies, cocktail syrup, and recipe card with instructions for creating the perfect adult beverage (complete with gummy garnish). A super-fun hostess gift, this sweet set guarantees good vibes, one sip at a time.

SunnyLife Coconut Sipper ($16)

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Keep drinks cool and stay hydrated in the heat with this cute coconut sipper that includes a curvy umbrella straw.

SunnyLife Inflatable Flamingo Ring Toss ($25)

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Bring the fun to any pool party with this inflatable ring toss game that floats on water!

SunnyLife Pineapple Beach Fan ($17)

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Stay cool in style with this super cute pineapple fan that is perfect for the pool or beach.

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Kamala Kirk is a University of Southern California graduate and has been an editor/writer for more than a decade. She has written for E! Online, Total Beauty, TravelAge West, Malibu Times Magazine, and many more. She resides in Los Angeles and is a proud pug mom. Follow her on Instagram: @kamalakirk