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Beauty column - Beauty Trends (January-February 2022)

Jan 27, 2022 12:56PM ● 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.  


GET A GLOW UP Is your mirror telling you that your skin is in need of a boost? Youth Got This Prevent-4 + Pure Retinol products from Bliss can help give you a healthy, youthful glow. The Deep Hydration Moisturizer ($27) and Advanced Skin Smoothing Serum ($27) both feature ingredients like amino acids, peptides, squalene, and antioxidants to smooth and moisturize skin plus protect it from free radicals that can damage cells. Regular use helps reduce the appearance of fine lines and give your skin a little extra bounce. Suitable for all skin types, the products are free of unwanted ingredients such as parabens, phthalates, and petrolatum. Find these and other Bliss products at local Target stores. 


WASH THE AUSSIE WAY Take a trip Down Under the next time you wash your face with Sand & Sky’s Australian Pink Clay Deep Pore Cleanser ($30). The four-in-one gel features its namesake ingredient to deep clean, eliminate oil, and fight everyday pollution, plus additional ingredients such as Australian finger lime and luffa plant for gentle exfoliation, macadamia oil for hydration, and witch hazel to refine the appearance of pores. It’s a group effort that leaves you with fresh, clean skin. Find the cleanser and other Sky & Sand products at Ulta Beauty (, with area locations in Fort Myers at the Ulta Beauty - Bell Tower (239-334-0659), Ulta Beauty - Cypress Woods Shopping Center (239-766-4107), and Ulta Beauty - Gulf Coast Town Center (239-766-4283); Ulta Beauty - Coconut Point in Estero (239-992-0361); and Ulta Beauty - Coralwood Center in Cape Coral (239-458-3522). 


BOLD AND BRIGHT  Just because it’s winter, it doesn’t mean your nails can’t be sunny and happy. Nails.INC’s Naked in Neon collection ($9.89 each) features four fully pigmented, highlighter-bright shades such as Coral Street and Sun Street Passage. Wear them together for an on-trend ombré look or one at a time for an eye-catching manicure. The attention-grabbing polishes dry quickly, are long-wearing, and 100 percent vegan. Find them at local Sally Beauty stores. 


AGING GRACEFULLY  Wrinkles got you down? Reach for the new Dr. Dennis Gross Advanced Retinol + Ferulic Intense Wrinkle Cream ($75). This ultra-hydrating formulation features retinol and bakuchiol to rejuvenate and smooth skin, rambutan to increase skin’s elasticity and reduce the appearance of fine lines, and ferulic acid to protect against damage from free radicals. Use it daily to help hydrate and firm your skin for a smoother, softer complexion. Find it at Sephora (, with area locations at Sephora Coconut Point in Estero (239-390-9889) and Sephora inside JCPenney - Edison Mall (239-936-8101) in Fort Myers.