If you’ve ever watched Bravo’s reality series Below Deck—a very inside look at the world of super yachts and sailing charters—more than a few pressing questions might have crossed your mind: How is it possible to churn out 10-course dinners in such a tiny galley kitchen? How do they function on so little sleep (in a bunk bed, no less)? And what is the crew’s sun-protection of choice when sailing?
According to derm-trusted sun-care line CōTZ, chief stew and fan favorite Daisy Kelliher—who currently appears on Below Deck Sailing Yacht Season 4—counts the brand’s sheer-finish Mineral Sun Stick ($24) as a must. The non-greasy, lightweight formula comes in a convenient stick format, while seamlessly delivering a water-resistant formula and broad-spectrum SPF coverage.
“I LOVE the sun and I definitely took advantage of the sun with my life on the sea,” says the yachtie, who is also an ambassador for the brand. “I never paid too much attention to sun damage until I turned 30 and my attitude rapidly changed. Like everyone at some point in his or her life, they take things more seriously and this was the moment I took sun care seriously, both for my health and for my vanity! I saw my skin change: more freckles, my moles changing, pigmentation and sunspots on my face. It was crazy how quickly it changed seemingly overnight.”
These days, Kelliher says, she’s set on taking a solid approach to sun-safety: “I now regularly get my moles checked and I wear SPF every day on my face. I´m not only concerned with the sun, but also the wind, air conditioning, the flying conditions, the city air. My skin is never safe!!! I’m so grateful to have found CōTZ Sunscreen. With such a huge variety of products, there is protection for my skin for any occasion.”