Beauty column - Beauty Trends (January - February 2021)Jan 24, 2021 02:16PM ● 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.
A GEM OF AN IDEA You may already love wearing gemstones when it comes to jewelry, but now you can also incorporate them into your beauty routine with Éminence Organic Skin Care’s Gemstone Collection. Each product in the collection is made with natural gemstones to help get your skin glowing. The Charcoal Exfoliating Gel Cleanser ($52) features malachite gemstones, blue matcha and charcoal to remove impurities and balance your complexion. Melt a bit of the Camellia Glow Solid Face Oil ($76) in your palm, then massage in the formulation that includes marula oil, camellia oil and pink tourmaline gemstones to soften and hydrate the skin. Or treat yourself to the Turmeric Energizing Treatment ($78), which includes citrine gemstones, zeolite and turmeric; the golden powder transforms to a fluffy, energizing mousse when mixed with water. Find Éminence Organic Skin Care products at local spas and salons such as Green Leaf Day Spa in Fort Myers (239-334-1400, thegreenleafdayspa.com) and Cre8 Salon & Spa in Cape Coral (239-458-2704, cre8salon.com).
TOTAL PROTECTION Good sunscreen is a must-have in these parts. COOLA’s Full Spectrum 360˚ Collection offers more than just vital UVA and UVB protection. Its proprietary blend of antioxidants and plant-cell cultures helps fight off and mitigate the effects of the blue light and pollution that we’re exposed to in our everyday environments. Before putting on your makeup, reach for the ultra-rich Mineral Sun Silk Moisturizer ($42) for dry or combination skin, or the Mineral Sun Silk Crème ($42) that provides a smooth, transparent layer of protection for all skin types. The lightweight Sun Silk Drops ($46) helps prevent visible signs of aging that can result from overexposure to both the sun and the digital world, while the Refreshing Water Mist ($36) makes it easy to reapply SPF protection on the go. Find these and other COOLA products at Ulta Beauty’s Fort Myers locations at the Bell Tower (239-334-0659, ulta.com), Cypress Woods Shopping Center (239-766-4107) and Gulf Coast Town Center (239-766-4283) or at the Ulta stores at Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361) and Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522).
NICE NAILS For your next at-home mani or pedi, don’t just settle for any old nail polish. The more than 200 shades from ella+mila are made in the United States without dangerous and harsh ingredients such as formaldehyde, xylene and triphenyl phosphate. The brand launches a new collection of trending colors about every eight weeks, with shades available in individual bottles ($10.50), two- and three-packs ($18 and $26), full collection boxes ($50) and cute “mommy and me” kits ($16) with a full-size bottle for Mom and a coordinated mini shade for little beauty buffs. When you’re ready for some pampering, pick up the vegan and animal cruelty–free polishes at local Target stores.
CURL POWER Give your curls the attention they deserve with Hairflair’s Styleformers line. Start with the Nourish replenishing serum ($15.95) featuring avocado, tamanu, monoi de Tahiti and carapate oils to hydrate, smooth and repair hair. Then choose the option best suited for your particular style—the Hold styling cream ($12.95) to keep strands where you want them, the Define cream ($12.95) to moisturize your curls and reduce static flyaways and frizz or the Shine styling lotion ($12.95) for velvety soft tresses with plenty of volume. Find all four curl-friendly choices at local Sally Beauty stores.