Prod­ucts to Help You Look Your Best

Cape Coral Living - - Cape Departments - BY BETH LUBERECKI

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 to­tal prod­uct junkie, you know it’s a beau­ti­ful thing to look as good as you feel.


Our sunny days make South­west Florida a great place for bik­ing, run­ning and other out­door ac­tiv­i­ties al­most any time of the year. Don’t let a painful blis­ter or chafed skin ruin your fun. In­stead, pro­tect your­self be­fore get­ting ac­tive with Body Glide’s line of balms. Ap­ply the Foot Glide balm ($4.99$7.99) to pre­vent blis­ters and sore spots or the orig­i­nal Body Glide balm ($4.99-$14.99) any­where your cloth­ing or skin might rub to­gether and cause chaf­ing. There’s also a balm with SPF 30 sun­screen added in ($9.99) to ad­dress two needs at once. The for­mu­la­tions are sweat re­sis­tant and made with al­ler­gen-free, plant-de­rived in­gre­di­ents for safe and ef­fec­tive all-day pro­tec­tion. TSA-friendly sizes of the balms make them easy to take on the go. Find them at area Tar­get lo­ca­tions.


You may al­ready in­clude pro­bi­otics in your diet. Now add them to your skin-care rou­tine with Merle Nor­man’s Sk­in­tel­li­gent line. Start with the Sk­in­tel­li­gent Cleanser ($24), an ex­fo­li­at­ing gel cleanser that uses nat­u­ral seeds to gen­tly buff away dead skin cells, so the skin can bet­ter re­ceive ben­e­fi­cial in­gre­di­ents such as vi­ta­mins A, C and E. The light­weight Sk­in­tel­li­gent Mois­tur­izer ($44) and the Sk­in­tel­li­gent Toner ($18) both use pro­bi­otics to hy­drate and pro­tect skin from en­vi­ron­men­tal stres­sors. Those are com­bined with in­gre­di­ents like resver­a­trol, which fights the ef­fects of ag­ing, and ex­tracts of alpine wil­low herb and gin­seng, which help tighten skin and re­duce the ap­pear­ance of pores. Get the three-step sys­tem at the Merle Nor­man stu­dio in Fort My­ers (239-454-9933, mer­lenor­


It’s sum­mer­time here in South­west Florida; do you have the proper SPF? If you’re lack­ing in sun pro­tec­tion, try Garnier Sk­inAc­tive’s Mois­ture Bomb, the An­tiox­i­dant Super Mois­tur­izer ($16.99). It’s free of parabens and petro­la­tum and pro­vides long-last­ing hy­dra­tion with the help of in­gre­di­ents such as goji berry, vi­ta­mins C and E and pome­gran­ate. The lo­tion locks mois­ture in to keep skin hy­drated through­out the day, which cre­ates a stronger bar­rier against UV rays and other prob­lem causers and leads to health­ier-look­ing skin. Pick it up at lo­cal drug­stores like CVS and Wal­greens. For an­other op­tion, try Peter Thomas Roth’s new Max Min­eral Naked Broad Spec­trum SPF 45 UVA/UVB Pro­tec­tive Lo­tion ($38). The light­weight lo­tion fea­tures all-min­eral zinc ox­ide and ti­ta­nium diox­ide to help block harm­ful rays, plus vi­ta­mins A, C and E and sun­flower ex­tract for their an­tiox­i­dant ben­e­fits. Its uni­ver­sal tint goes on “naked,” so it can work for all skin tones. Find it at Sephora at Co­conut Point in Es­tero (239-390-9889, TOTI Me­dia, Inc. and/or its af­fil­i­ates can­not be held re­spon­si­ble for price changes, writ­ing mis­takes or prod­ucts out of stock.


We all know that too much sun can lead to skin can­cer. But an over­abun­dance of rays can also cause pho­to­dam­age, a pre­ma­ture ag­ing of the skin marked by wrin­kles, dis­col­oration and loss of elas­tic­ity. Pre­ven­tion is al­ways the best course of ac­tion. But if the damage has al­ready been done, reach for Mad Hip­pie’s Hy­drat­ing Nu­tri­ent Mist ($19.99). It min­i­mizes the ap­pear­ance of pho­to­dam­age on the face, arms and chest with the help of sev­eral key in­gre­di­ents. Plant flavonoid hes­peridin re­duces the ap­pear­ance of skin dis­col­oration, sodium hyaluronate plumps and mois­tur­izes, ginkgo biloba serves as an anti-in­flam­ma­tory, and vi­ta­min C bright­ens skin and re­duces the ap­pear­ance of wrin­kles. Spray it on for softer, more sup­ple skin. And don’t for­get your sun­screen! Find Mad Hip­pie prod­ucts at lo­cal Vi­ta­min Shoppe stores.


Show your lips some love by swip­ing on a lit­tle Florida Kiss lip balm ($3.99). Made with co­conut oil, vi­ta­min E and com­frey ex­tract, the balms glide on smoothly and pro­vide hy­dra­tion for your kisser, as well as SPF 15 sun pro­tec­tion. (Don’t for­get about your lips when you’re at the beach or on the boat—they can get sun­burned too!) Find the balms in four trop­i­cal and oh-so-Florida scents: Key lime, or­ange, co­conut and mango. Pick up a tube (or two or three) at Mar­ket Earth in down­town Fort My­ers to stash in your purse, car or beach bag (239-226-0006, mar­

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