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

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FLOWER POWER

Look­ing for a new scent? Ralph Lau­ren’s Ro­mance Rosé ($96$98) is a new ad­di­tion to its pop­u­lar Ro­mance line. Build­ing upon a flo­ral blend of rose de Mai, the fra­grance in­cludes top notes of berg­amot, red ap­ple and black cur­rant com­bined with musk and patchouli base notes. You can pick it up at Macy’s at Edi­son Mall in Fort My­ers (239-477-3300; ma­cys.com).

For an­other op­tion, try Princess Noir ($45), the lat­est scent in Vera Wang’s best­selling Princess line. It’s fem­i­nine meets sen­sual, with flo­rals like jasmine and freesia com­bined with top notes of man­darin, pear and black cur­rant and base notes of patchouli, am­ber and choco­late. Find it at Kohl’s in Fort My­ers (239-275-3667; kohls .com) and Cape Coral (239-573-9037).

( VI­TA­MIN) C FOR YOUR­SELF

You may al­ready turn to vi­ta­min C to fight a cold or wake you up in the morn­ing. But did you know it can also help pro­tect your skin from pol­lu­tants and other stres­sors and re­duce the signs of ag­ing? That’s why Vichy Lab­o­ra­to­ries in­cluded 15 per­cent pure vi­ta­min C from ascor­bic acid as the star in­gre­di­ent in its new LiftAc­tiv Vi­ta­min C Bright­en­ing Skin Cor­rec­tor ($28.50). It’s com­bined with other in­gre­di­ents, in­clud­ing nat­u­ral-ori­gin hyaluronic acid, which hy­drates and plumps skin, and the com­pany’s pro­pri­etary min­er­al­iz­ing ther­mal wa­ter, which also helps pro­tect the skin from the ef­fects of fa­tigue, pol­lu­tants and other stres­sors. Ap­ply in the morn­ing be­fore your mois­tur­izer and SPF to help brighten, firm and smooth your skin. Pick up the new serum at lo­cal Tar­get stores or 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).

A TROPICAL TREAT

Want to smell like you spent the day on a tropical is­land (whether you ac­tu­ally did or not)? Try An­tica Far­ma­cista’s body mois­tur­izer or hand and body wash ($26 each) in scents such as Lush Palm or Orange Blos­som, Lilac and Jasmine. The body lo­tion helps smooth skin with mois­tur­iz­ing in­gre­di­ents—aloe vera, apri­cot ker­nel oil, sweet al­mond oil and shea but­ter. The hand and body wash pro­duces a rich lather that cleanses with­out strip­ping skin of es­sen­tial oils, thanks to in­gre­di­ents such as silk amino acids, chamomile and honey. Add a co­or­di­nat­ing can­dle or dif­fuser to com­plete the fra­grance fan­tasy. You can find these An­tica Far­ma­cista good­ies at Jennifer’s in Fort My­ers (239-481-8582, jen­nifers­fort­my­ers.com).

EVEN IT OUT

If brown patches or other dis­col­orations on your face have got you down, there’s some­thing new to try. Sk­inCeu­ti­cals Dis­col­oration De­fense ($98) fea­tures a com­bi­na­tion of tranex­amic acid, niaci­namide and ko­jic acid to re­duce pig­men­ta­tion and even out your com­plex­ion. How? The in­gre­di­ents work to­gether to fight some of the causes of pig­men­ta­tion, like the for­ma­tion of me­lanocytes (cells that cre­ate the brown pig­ments that lead to dis­col­oration). Find the high-po­tency serum and other Sk­inCeu­ti­cals prod­ucts at the of­fices of lo­cal der­ma­tol­o­gists and skin-care pro­fes­sion­als such as the Woodruff In­sti­tute in Bonita Springs (844-485-0104; the­woodruffin­sti­tute.com), Flor­ida Skin Cen­ter in Fort My­ers (239-319-4648; flori­dask­in­cen­ter.com) and the Laser Lounge Spa in Es­tero (239-728-1234; the­laser­loungespa.com).

FUN IN THE SUN

The Sun­shine State knows a thing or two about sun­screen. So, when you need pro­tec­tion from harm­ful UV rays, reach for Flor­ida Sun­screen, made by the Boca Ra­ton com­pany be­hind the pop­u­lar Flor­ida Salt Scrubs line. The broad-spec­trum spray sun­screen fea­tures co­conut oil and a cheeky sense of hu­mor. Its Flor­ida Grown va­ri­ety of­fers SPF 15 pro­tec­tion, be­cause, ac­cord­ing to the com­pany web­site, “many lo­cals tend not to burn like a tourist but still main­tain a healthy re­spect for the pow­er­ful Flor­ida sun.” Flor­ida Snow­bird of­fers SPF 30, be­cause the state’s win­ter res­i­dents have some ex­pe­ri­ence with the sun here. SPF 50 Flor­ida Cruiser “was crafted with the Flor­ida tourist in mind,” who needs a higher level of pro­tec­tion while va­ca­tion­ing on the beaches here. Once you de­ter­mine which group you fall into, you can find all three for­mu­la­tions ($16 each) at Sun­catch­ers’ Dream on Sani­bel (239-472-7860; sun­catch­ers­dream.com). TOTI Me­dia, Inc. and/or its af­fil­i­ates can­not be held re­spon­si­ble for price changes, writ­ing mis­takes or prod­ucts out of stock.

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