New Products

New Products for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013

Our weekly showcase of what's new in shopping trends
2013-08-21T18:30:00Z New Products for Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013Compiled by Philip Potempa,, (219) 852-4327

Drink up

Developed to evenly distribute flavor enhancers and quickly cool down iced beverages, the new reusable AUTOCLOSE Shake & Go Tumbler from Contigo features a unique "trap door" design that snaps shut when the straw is removed to ensure 100 percent leak-proof shaking and mixing. The result is an easy, eco-friendly way to enjoy popular drinks in the car, at the desk or around town without the mess. Shake & Go launches online Sept. 3 will also be available at Target and Meijer in mid-September.

WHERE TO BUY: From $12.99 (16 ounce) and $14.99 (20 ounce) in stores or

Sweet sensation

Donna Steinmann, founder of Medicine Mama's Apothecary, has developed a new line of skin products made with the help of honey bees. These products not only keep skin looking young and beautiful, but have healing properties to heal rashes, dry skin and age spots. It's called Sweet Bee Magic and uses honey to create a natural hydrogen peroxide and is a potent anti-inflammatory with anti-oxidants. It stimulates new tissue growth with a wide range of amino acids, vitamins and minerals. Honey is also is a humectant that draws moisture into the skin over time, while the beeswax acts as a protective mantle.

WHERE TO BUY: $19.95 to $29.95 at

Sun shield

Sunscreen is a must even in the fall and winter. The challenge is finding a sunscreen that slips elegantly under moisturizer and foundation and doesn't necessarily give the feel of being headed for a pool party. Own Dual Protecting Day Lotion SPF30 offers the protective power of zinc oxide and titanium dioxide to create a mineral UV shield that protects skin from damaging elements throughout the day. Enjoy the benefits of a light, non-greasy formula that absorbs quickly and works to boost skin's natural defenses for a healthier, UVA/UVB protected complexion. It absorbs quickly without leaving a shiny residue.

WHERE TO BUY: $22.99 at select Whole Foods, Ulta and

Bright idea

A collection of new sunglasses are an example of how summer need not disappear, even though fall is just around the corner offering a host of fall fashion looks. New shades from Solstice come with an in-season Pantone palette of warm and cool tones like emerald, Mykonos blue, linden green, Acai, samba, koi, deep lichen green, vivacious, turbulence and carafe to add crisp detail to daytime attire. Styles range from cateye and rounded to rectangular and aviator wear with brands including Gucci, Marc by Marc Jacobs, Dior, Juicy, Alexander McQueen, Carrera and Polaroid.

WHERE TO BUY: $60 to $445 at or 900 Shops on Michigan Avenue in Chicago

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