Beauty column - Beauty Trends (July-August 2021)Jul 14, 2021 02:05PM ● 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.
STAY SUN SAFE Before your next beach or pool day, pick up a tube of Block Star Invisible Daily Sunscreen from Bliss ($19.99). This super-sheer, lightweight, 100 percent mineral sunscreen truly lives up to its invisible name, blending in with absolutely no chalkiness, white cast or greasiness. With a silky finish and light lavender scent, it offers broad-spectrum SPF 30 protection and is cruelty-free and vegan. Find it at local Target stores.
MULTITASKING SUNSCREEN If you like your sunscreen to be a multitasker, try the new Garnier Green Labs Serum Cream Collection with SPF 30. This one-step option offering broad-spectrum SPF protection helps simplify your morning routine, and the lightweight formula won’t leave any white residue on your face. It’s available in three formulations to address different skin needs ($21.99 each): Hyalu-Melon (hyaluronic acid and watermelon) for smoother, more hydrated skin; Pinea-C (vitamin C and pineapple) for brighter skin; and Canna-B (vitamin B3 and cannabis sativa seed oil) for less oily skin with fewer imperfections. Find the serums at local drugstores, grocery stores and mass-market retailers.
RAISING THE BAR If you can’t jet off to France this summer, a bar of French-milled soap from Pré de Provence can help give bath time a decidedly Continental feel. These quad-milled bars—for a smoother feel and richer lather—are made with pure, natural ingredients enriched with shea butter. Available in scents like lavender and honey almond, they’ll make your next shower truly feel like an escape. Market Earth in downtown Fort Myers (239-226-0006, marketearthstore.com) carries a selection of bar soaps from Pré de Provence ($2.50 to $9.75), as well as hand soap ($15.95) and hand lotion ($15.95).
SUSTAINABLE AND ALL-INCLUSIVE The new Hey Humans line cofounded by actress Jada Pinkett Smith isn’t just another celebrity beauty brand. This affordable, gender-neutral line of products—which includes deodorant ($4.99), body wash ($5.99), body lotion ($5.99) and toothpaste ($3.99)—is all about sustainability from the inside out. All of the formulations are naturally derived, and everything is packaged in completely recyclable aluminum and paper. And with scent options that include coconut mint and apple matcha, there’s something to appeal to everyone. Find Hey Humans products exclusively at Target stores.
SMILE PRETTY Show your lips some love this summer with Freeman Beauty’s Lip Dip ($2.49 each). The fun and fruity formulas help solve several different pucker problems. Reach for the Nourishing Raspberry tinted balm for moisturized and plumper-looking lips, the Exfoliating Kiwi mask and scrub for smoother, softer lips or the Hydrating Pineapple sleeping mask for extra hydration. Find them at Ulta Beauty’s Fort Myers locations at Ulta Beauty Bell Tower (239-334-0659, ulta.com), Ulta Beauty Cypress Woods Shopping Center (239-766-4107) and Ulta Beauty Gulf Coast Town Center (239-766-4283) or at the Ulta stores at Ulta Beauty Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361) and Ulta Beauty Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522).