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Beauty Column - Beauty Trends

Apr 03, 2022 10:28AM ● 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.  


Smooth It Out Say bye-bye to frizzy hair with the new Garnier Fructis Sleek & Shine Glass Hair Water ($8.99). This  lightweight, naturally derived formula infused with argan oil and vitamin E works to detangle, smooth, and soften strands. Apply it directly to wet hair, massage in for 10 seconds, then rinse out and style to reveal silky, shiny tresses. Free of silicones, sulfates, and mineral oil, the product instantly activates upon contact with water and is filled with lipids and emollients to target and smooth damaged areas of the hair. Find it and other Garnier products at local drug, food, and mass-market retailers. 


Sun Protection Meets Sea Protection Sunscreen is a daily necessity in these parts. Maui Vera SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen ($12.99) is good for you, thanks to its organic ingredients and lack of harmful chemicals, parabens, and synthetic fragrances. Plus it’s good for the ocean, since it uses zinc oxide rather than oxybenzone or octinoxate to protect skin from UVA and UVB rays and therefore doesn’t contribute to the contamination or bleaching of reefs. If you forget to reapply during the day, Maui Vera’s Sunburn & After Sun Gel ($12.99) can help soothe and restore skin with ingredients like aloe vera and peppermint. Find Maui Vera products locally at Island Java Cafe in the Sanibel Outlets (239-437-1311, 


Goodies for the Guys Need some ideas for the man in your life? Head to Man on First in downtown Fort Myers (239-990-6910,, where you’ll find some great options from Pré de Provence’s Men’s No.63 Collection. The shop stocks the line’s eau de toilette ($35.95), soap on a rope ($11.25), shower gel ($15.95), shave soap tin ($16.50), and lotion ($17.50), all featuring the collection’s masculine fragrance that blends elements like peppery citrus, cedarwood, plum, leather, and tobacco.  


New Choices for Curly Hair Vegan haircare line Imbue offers products specifically made for curly, coily, or textured hair, including its Curl Liberating Sulphate Free Shampoo ($14.99), Curl Respecting Conditioner ($14.99), and Curl Defending Heat Protection Mist ($12.99). The UK brand harnesses the power of ingredients like coconut oil, avocado oil, and cupuaçu seed butter to help keep curls and coils moisturized while cleansing, conditioning, and styling. Curly-haired shoppers can now find the Imbue collection of products stateside at Target stores.