Products to Help You Look Your Best
Every issue, we give you the lowdown on fabulous and luxurious products, beauty must-haves and everything in between
FINISH IT OFF
It takes time to highlight your cheekbones for a natural-looking glow or to perfectly blend your eyeshadow shades. So, make your makeup last with help from some new offerings from COL-LAB. Infused with apple and rosehip extract, the Closing Time 3-in-1 Mattifying Makeup Setting Mist ($12.99) reduces shine while keeping everything in place. The Grand Finale 3-in-1 Hydrating Makeup Setting Mist ($12.99) provides moisturization plus the same kind of staying power, this time with vitamin-rich peach and ginseng extracts. (It can also be used to prep skin before applying makeup.) If you’d rather sweep than spray, try the Set the Stage Soft-Focus Translucent Finishing Powder ($14.99). Compatible with all skin tones, the ultrafine, translucent powder works like a soft-focus filter to finish off your look. Find these and other COL-LAB products at local Sally Beauty stores.
GOT ( GOAT) MILK?
You might have goat milk in your kitchen, but it can also be a hard-working part of your beauty routine. Dionis has been harnessing the power of the ingredient for more than 35 years. Because the pH of goat milk is close to that of human skin, it absorbs easily and helps keep skin hydrated. Dionis incorporates it in a number of paraben-, gluten- and sulfate-free all-natural skincare products, including hand creams, body lotions and body washes. One new addition to the line is the Coconut Cream Lip Balm ($4.99) that’s like a dessert for your kisser, thanks to its sweet scent—a blend of coconut, sugar and vanilla bean. New collections of liquid hand soaps ($8.99) and sugar scrubs ($13.99) come in fragrances like lavender and vanilla bean. Head to area locations of Cracker Barrel Old Country Stores or Fragrance Outlet at the Miromar Outlets in Estero (239-992-9713, fragranceoutlet.com) to find Dionis products locally.
TIME- SAVING SOAP
A good multitasker can be much appreciated if your morning routine feels more rushed than relaxed. Honey Belle’s loofah soaps ($8) cleanse, scrub and exfoliate all at once, so you can save time without skimping on your skin care. Made with coconut oil and glycerin, they help keep skin soft and moisturized. The eco-friendly sponge is created from a gourd plant, which is dipped in soap that’s free of chemical detergents and gentle enough for sensitive skin. And as part of Honey Belle’s #SOAPSFORSOULS project, every time a loofah soap is purchased, another is donated to someone in need. So, you’re helping others while helping yourself! Three popular soap scents—Eucalyptus Peppermint, Lavender Rain and Green Tea Cucumber—can now be purchased at the Ulta Beauty stores 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).
RESPECT THE REEFS
We all know that sunscreen is important for protecting our skin from harmful UV rays. The TropicSport sunscreen and skin-care line takes that a step further by offering products that also protect ocean reefs and their inhabitants from harm. Instead of chemicals like oxybenzone, octinoxate, avobenzone and octocrylene—which can cause coral bleaching and death and disease in fish—TropicSport’s mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which sit on top of the skin and act as a physical blocker to deflect UV rays. The SPF 30 sunscreen is available in a variety of sizes and configurations, including a new face stick ($12.99) and containers that can be clipped onto bags, boats and other spots ($9.29-$17.99) so you’re always prepared. And for an often-forgotten area there’s a new SPF 15 coconut-flavored lip balm ($5.99). Pick up TropicSport products locally at Beach Stuff in Fort Myers (239-481-8177).
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