Products to Help You Look Your Best
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IT'S A COVER-UP Why hide problem areas when you can make them disappear? Jane Iredale’s new Disappear Concealer ($30) can not only cover up dark circles and blemishes, but also camouflage scars, port-wine stains and even tattoos. Packed with pigment, it features a patented hygienic gel applicator, so it can be put on with or without a brush. Ingredients include organic willow-bark extract for antioxidant protection, rosemary leaf extracts to calm and protect the skin and algae extract to help reverse UV damage and suppress melanin formation. Which means it’s hard at work behind the scenes even while it’s providing matte, opaque coverage. Got something to hide? Pick up the concealer (available in five shades) and other Jane Iredale products at Center of Attention Day Spa in Bokeelia (239-283-8878, centerofattentiondayspa.net), Soft Surroundings at Coconut Point in Estero (239-221-6159, softsurroundings.com) and Oasis Salon & Spa in Bonita Springs (239-992-0928, oasissalonandspa.biz). HIGH-PERFORMANCE H20 Vichy’s new Mineral 89 ($29.50) definitely has a cool backstory. It’s comprised of 89 percent thermal water that’s derived from volcanic territory in Vichy, France, and is naturally rich in 15 minerals. This water is a part of every Vichy product, but this is the highest concentration to date. In this new transparent, lightweight moisturizer, it’s combined with hyaluronic acid, which helps boost the performance of the mineral water. Together they provide 24-hour hydration, help skin fight signs of aging caused by pollution, stress and fatigue and give skin a healthy glow. Mineral 89 is free of parabens, silicones, colorants and fragrances and can be used as a standalone moisturizer or as part of a larger skincare regime. Find it and other Vichy products at Ulta at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers (239-334-0659, ulta.com), Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361) and Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522) or at area CVS, Walgreens and Target locations. FIND THE FIX Whether you’ve spent too much time in the sun or just want to reduce the signs of wrinkles and puffy eyes, Green Goo’s Skin Repair collection ($9.50 to $27.95) might be able to provide some relief. Featuring a nutrient-rich blend of aloe vera and vitamin E oils, it helps nourish the skin and reduce inflammation. Use it as your everyday moisturizer or a night eye cream, or slather it on to soothe skin after getting too many rays. Available in a variety of sizes, you can keep a jar at home and take the travel tin or stick on the go. Head to Fresh Produce in Boca Grande (941-964-0800, freshproduceclothes.com) to give Green Goo a try.
LET IT DROP Make your manicure last with Butter London’s P.D. Quick Dry Conditioning Drops ($18). After painting your nails, wait a minute or two and then dispense one or two drops in the center of each nail. Let them evaporate to help speed up drying time and prevent nicks and smudges. Rose hip oil conditions cuticles and gives the drops a light floral scent. And the bottle’s travel-friendly size means you can always have it on hand whenever you’re in need of a little polish. Find the drops and a rainbow-hued selection of Butter London lacquers at Ulta at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers (239-334-0659, ulta.com), Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361) and Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522). PERFECTING THE PONYTAIL If you’ve got long hair, odds are you’ve gotten a ponytail holder stuck in your strands at least once or twice. It’s not fun, but you can take the pain out of ponytails with Pretty Knotty’s Fit Ties ($12-$14). Designed for athletes and other active users, the ties boast a low-profile design that holds hair securely in place. They’re made of materials that reduce friction and damage to your tresses, which means easy removal and a lot less hair pulling. The ties come in a clear, coated version or in black, pink, and gray and are sold in handy little tins. Pick some up locally at the Strand Hair Studio in Bonita Springs (239-301-4419, strandhs.com). OVERNIGHT SENSATION Snooze your way to beautiful skin with the help of Yes To’s new Single Use Sleep Mask Collection ($2.99 each). Free of parabens and silicones, the creamy masks are designed to gradually absorb into your skin during its natural nighttime repair cycle. Different ingredients help target specific issues—charcoal for fighting acne, coconut for moisturizing, cucumber to calm skin and grapefruit to boost radiance. Apply and then let the mask get to work as you doze off. You’ll wake up to a fresh face—and clean pillow! For daytime skin care, Yes To also introduced new additions to its Single Use Mud Mask Collection ($2.99 each), like the Yes To Cotton Comforting Mud Mask to condition and protect sensitive skin. Get the new masks and other Yes To products at area Target and Walmart stores, as well as at Ulta at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers (239-334-0659, ulta.com), Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361) and Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522).
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