Our pick of summer's best after-suns...

DR organic Aloe GelA summer is promised. Honestly. And when it arrives, every one of us needs after-sun in our 'summer beauty arsenal', to repair and moisturise. And since we slathered their way through dozens of after-suns to help prepare the YOU Magazine Summer Sun Special, we thought we'd share our favourites... NATURAL WONDER

Dr Organic Aloe Vera Gel/£5.49 for 200 ml. We are huge fans of aloe vera and this is a soothing, skin-cherishing option for sun-parched skin, from a great-value range at Holland & Barrett.

TIP If you're staying somewhere with an aloe plant nearby, you can also discreetly slice off an outer leaf, keep it in the mini-bar and use it as a truly natural sun-soother.

Clinique after sunClinique After Sun Rescue Balm With Aloe/£20 for 150 ml. A chunky tube of cooling, skin-quenching nourishment that is great for sun-exposed skin - and also great for anyone with sensitive skin since (like the whole Clinique range, famously) it is hypoallergenic and fragrance-free.

TIP Another fab sun-soother is natural yoghurt: the Greek type is best, as it can be thickly applied to sunburned skin. (Which happens to us even with the best intentions, sometimes.)

Guerlain Tan Activator SerumTIP Keep your after-sun in the fridge. Nothing like it for cooling you down after a day on the beach or by the pool...

Guerlain Terracotta Sun Serum/£43 for 25 ml. This serum helps to step up melanin production; blend it with your anti-ageing skincare or after-sun product to create a ‘tan accelerator’.