Beauty column - Beauty Trends (March-April 2021)Mar 09, 2021 05:45PM ● 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.
HYDRATE AND HEAL Dry skin got you down? Reach for Eczema Honey’s Oatmeal Body Lotion ($23.99) to help hydrate and soothe any problematic areas. The dermatologist-tested lotion includes ingredients like colloidal oatmeal, cocoa butter, shea butter and aloe vera juice to moisturize, soften and protect skin wherever needed. It’s free of fragrances, parabens, phthalates, petrolatum and SLS and is safe for all skin types. For even more hydration, use it in combination with Eczema Honey’s Skin-Soothing Cream ($29.95). Find Eczema Honey products locally at CVS stores.
SMOOTH THINGS OVER After a day in the sun or a nice warm shower, moisturize your skin with a little Old Whaling Co. Body Butter ($14). The lightweight formula featuring ingredients like shea butter, organic sunflower oil and organic aloe vera soaks in quickly and leaves skin soft and smooth. It’s available in scents such as Seaweed & Sea Salt, Coconut Milk and Seaberry to help conjure up images of whatever kind of coastal location you desire. Find the body butter locally at Lulu’s (239-418-0060, shoplovelulus.com), Duckberry Designs (941-876-8173, duckberrydesigns.com) and Rustic Star Collections at the Franklin Shops (239-223-2345, rusticstarcollections.com), all in Fort Myers.
IN GLOWING COLORS A recent survey commissioned by Garnier found that, not surprisingly, lots of women have been coloring their hair at home over the past year. Whether you’ve gone that route or just want to try to stretch out the time between salon visits, the Garnier Nutrisse Color Reviver ($7.99) can help your hair look like it does on day one. Use the ultra-conditioning mask every two weeks to refresh color and keep tresses soft, smooth and shiny. Available in six shades, including Rich Black, Warm Brown and Cool Blonde, the vegan formula is infused with pure color pigments and avocado oil and doesn’t contain parabens or silicones. Find it and other Garnier products at local drugstores, grocery stores and mass-market retailers.
MASKING THE ISSUE Whatever problem you might be having, Holler and Glow has a mask to help solve it. Need a little extra hydration for your skin? Try the Keeping It Cosmo Hydrating Clay Mask ($2.99) or Hangover SOS Hydrating Mask ($2.99), featuring moisture-rich ingredients such as hyaluronic acid. Got dry feet that need a little TLC? Reach for the Sole Surviving Peeling Foot Mask ($3.99) to exfoliate your tootsies with the help of ingredients such as coconut oil and lactic and glycolic acids. From head to toe, there’s a cheekily named treatment option offering some serious relief. Find Holler and Glow’s multiple mask offerings at local Target stores.