Products to help you look your best
“Developed for men, borrowed by women.” That’s a tagline of Anthony grooming products, so it wouldn’t be surprising to see both sexes lathering up with the new Anthony Exfoliating & Cleansing Bar ($17). It makes for a great pre-shaving exfoliation or could even be used as a shave cream, thanks to ingredients like exfoliating jojoba spheres and moisturizing shea butter and coconut oil that protect from razor burn. Cucumber extract and essence of grapefruit help refresh and soothe the skin. Pick up the sulfate- and paraben-free bar along with other Anthony products at Ulta at the Bell Tower Shops in Fort Myers (239-334-0659, ulta.com) and Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361).
Need a gift for a special guy in your life? Check out Southwest Florida–based Sugar Bay Soap Company’s Self Made Man Grooming Kit ($60). Packaged in a wooden gift box, it includes all kinds of shaving and smoothing essentials, including a pre-shave oil, shaving soap, pumice scrub and post-shave moisturizer. It comes in four scents: oakmoss and sandalwood; marine mint and cedarwood; teakwood and cardamom; and vanilla and amber. Find the kit, along with other holiday gift–worthy Sugar Bay Soap Company items, at Savvy on First (239-2651591, savvyonfirst.com), Vintage Market (239-872-2775, vintagemarketftm.com), Salon Platinum (239-791-8389, salonplatinumswf.com) and the Franklin Shops (239-333-3130, the franklinshops.com), all in Fort Myers.
GET THAT GLOW
We all know by now that getting a real tan isn’t good for our skin. But you can fake a golden glow with help from Sun Bum. Using ingredients like black walnut leaf extract and vitamin E, its easy-to-use Sunless Self-Tanning Towelettes ($15.99) exfoliate and moisturize while adding sun-kissed color to your face and body. If you just can’t resist the real thing, apply your normal SPF, then rub on Sun Bum’s Natural Browning Lotion ($15.99). Infused with ingredients like Kona coffee plant extract and kukui nut, argan and coconut oils, it moisturizes while accelerating the skin’s sun-triggered tanning process, reducing the need for extended exposure to damaging UV rays. Grab these and other Sun Bum products at local retailers like Sanibel Surf Shop (239-472-8185), First Mate & Bait Boutique in North Fort Myers (239-599-2536, firstmateandbait.net) and Ron Jon Surf Shop at Gulf Coast Town Center in Fort Myers (239-482-8888, ronjonsurfshop.com).