Prod­ucts to Help You Look Your Best

Are you a lipstick lover or face cream fa­natic? Then you’re in the right place. Ev­ery is­sue, we give you the low­down on fab­u­lous fra­grances, lux­u­ri­ous lo­tions, must-have makeup and ev­ery­thing in-be­tween. Be­cause whether you’re a laid-back surfer babe or a

Gulf & Main - - Contents - BY BETH LUBERECKI


If you love fra­grances but are some­times sen­si­tive to cer­tain scents, check out the Kai line. It was de­vel­oped by founder Gaye Straza for just that rea­son. She looked to her time in the trop­ics when cre­at­ing the scent, us­ing gar­de­nia and other exotic white flow­ers. The end re­sult now makes up a line of prod­ucts with celeb devo­tees like Jen­nifer Anis­ton, Ju­lia Roberts and Reese Wither­spoon. Is­land Pur­suit on Sani­bel (239-4724600, is­land­pur­ car­ries most of the Kai line, which in­cludes a per­fume oil ($48) and eau de par­fum ($76), body wash ($37), hand cream ($19) and body but­ter ($52). It’s a great sig­na­ture scent if you live on South­west Florida’s sunny shores, or a pleas­ant way to re­mind your­self of an idyl­lic is­land va­ca­tion.


For­get find­ing that per­fect In­sta­gram fil­ter. You may not need it af­ter us­ing Bio­belle’s #Iwoke­u­p­likethis sheet mask ($4.99). In­gre­di­ents like free-rad­i­cal fighter vi­ta­min C help brighten sun spots and dull patches and re­store skin’s nat­u­ral clar­ity, giv­ing you a youth­ful, rosy glow. The mask’s Ten­cel fiber helps it ad­here eas­ily to your fa­cial con­tours, de­liv­er­ing an­tiox­i­dants faster and deeper than just ap­ply­ing a cream or serum. Use it be­fore bed to get ready for that early morn­ing selfie (and all the com­ments ask­ing for your se­cret). To pick up the mask and other Bio­belle prod­ucts, head to Ulta at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort My­ers (239334-0659, and Co­conut Point in Es­tero (239-992-0361) or Belk at the Shops at Surf­side in Cape Co­ral (239-282-5692, and Gulf Coast Town Cen­ter in Fort My­ers (239-415-1015).


Be­ing bare­foot is a com­mon oc­cur­rence in these parts. Make sure your toot­sies are putting their best foot for­ward with Fresh Body’s Fresh Feet ($10.95). The all-nat­u­ral lo­tion goes on like a liq­uid but dries to a pow­der, help­ing to keep feet fresh and dry. It’s alu­minum-, paraben- and talc-free and con­tains oat­meal to re­duce ir­ri­ta­tion and tea tree oil to fight bac­te­ria. You can find it at Mar­ket Earth in down­town Fort My­ers (239-226-0006, mar­, which car­ries other Fresh Body sweat-stop­ping prod­ucts for, ahem, more sen­si­tive male and fe­male body parts.


Sun­screen is a ne­ces­sity in these parts. But pro­tect­ing your skin from harm­ful UV rays doesn’t have to come with un­in­tended con­se­quences. All Good’s new line of sun­screens fea­tures zinc ox­ide as its ac­tive in­gre­di­ent in­stead of the com­monly used oxy­ben­zone, which has been linked to en­docrine dis­rup­tion and co­ral-reef bleach­ing. Zinc ox­ide still pro­vides ef­fec­tive, broad-spec­trum pro­tec­tion from UVA and UVB rays, while in­gre­di­ents like or­ganic cal­en­dula (grown on All Good’s farm), green tea ex­tract and rose­hip oil re­pair dam­aged skin tis­sue and help re­verse sun dam­age. All Good of­fers for­mu­la­tions for kids and adults avail­able as an SPF 30 lo­tion ($15.99) or spray ($21.99). Or reach for All Good’s Sport Sun­screen But­ter SPF 50+ Stick ($15.99), made with just a hand­ful of in­gre­di­ents (zinc ox­ide, or­ganic co­conut and jo­joba oil, vi­ta­min E, or­ganic cal­en­dula and or­ganic beeswax). Find the sun­screens and other All Good prod­ucts at Ada’s Nat­u­ral Mar­ket in Fort My­ers (239-939-9600, adas­mar­ and For Good­ness Sake in Bonita Springs (239-992-5838, fg­sor­gan­ic­mar­


Spend­ing time in the sun can do a num­ber on your hair. Bring your locks back to life with help from RG Cos­met­ics’ Col­la­gen Col­lec­tion. The Col­la­gen Sham­poo ($32) adds vol­ume to your tresses, mak­ing them look thicker and feel stronger. The restora­tive Col­la­gen Mist ($50) mends break­age, split ends and dry­ness and adds shine. And the Col­la­gen Mask ($32) is for­ti­fied with provi­ta­min B5, which cre­ates a thin pro­tec­tive film on your strands to seal in mois­ture and shine. Used to­gether or alone, these cor­rec­tive, ul­tra-con­cen­trated for­mu­las help hair go from limp and dam­aged to full and healthy. Find these and other RG Cos­met­ics prod­ucts at Ha­vana Hair Salon in Cape Co­ral (239-541-7290, capec­o­ral­hair­

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