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HERE ARE SOME FUN NEW PRODUCTS FROM OUR LATEST FINDS THAT WILL PROVIDE PROTECTION WHILE YOU TAKE ADVANTAGE OF THE SUMMER SEASON.

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SILKY LOCKS
We want our hair to be shiny, soft, and sexy; nothing less will do. Even those lucky few who look like they roll out of bed each day perfectly coiffed need a little help. KEVIN.MURPHY professional hair care products made with essential oils and plant extracts contain no sulphates or parabens, contribute to a healthy scalp, and don’t harm the environment. The results: ­vitamins penetrate the hair shaft producing gorgeous hair. (The fact that Kevin styles Cate Blanchett’s hair and has been highlighted in Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar certainly has nothing to do with the current craze for his products). To find the salon nearest you, visit (www.kevinmurphy.com.au) or dial 1 (800) 361-1978.

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TONE, LIFT, AND FIRM, YES PLEASE!
This regenerating body cream, that firms the skin and reduces stretch marks and scars, is the result of a plastic surgery research project carried out by Doctor Michael Babor. It prepares the skin prior to surgery on the body or serves as an intensive ­post-surgical treatment. DOCTOR BABOR BIOGEN CELLULAR ultimate repair forming body cream, 200 ml, $106. Available in cosmetic institutes and spas. (www.babor.com)

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FINISHING TOUCH
Did you know that there is a line of nail polish that lasts 14 days without cracking or chipping? This innovative new trend was the brilliant idea of CND (Creative Nail Design). Shellac is a hybrid lacquer that goes on like polish but wears like gel and dries in no time under a UV lamp. There are twenty dazzling colours to flatter your natural skin tone. Non-toxic and odourless, Shellac protects your nails without damaging them so that they grow without breaking. Lasts: 2 to 3 weeks! Drawback: must be removed with an acetone solvent. Available exclusively in salons. For more information: (www.cnd.com/teaser)

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SECRET OF THE STARS
TEMPTU, recognized leader in airbrush technology for cinema, television, and the world of fashion, presents the AIRbrush Makeup System and AIR pod makeup, an exclusive line now available at Sephora. The AIRbrush system includes disposable AIR pods of foundation, blush and bronzer, each in its own capsule. Behind the gorgeous glow of top models who walk the runway for Christian Dior, Max Azria and Reem Acra among others, is this high performance technology that is now available for daily use at home. TEMPTU AIRbrush makeup system, $265. AIR PODS, starting at $42 per capsule, available exclusively at Sephora. (www.temptu.com)

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A PERFECT GLOW
After years of pasty, pale complexions, bronze glows – actual tans – are hot again. The idea: tan without burning. The trick: Clarins wonderful, high-protection creams that defend against UVA/UVB rays. With this non-greasy, non-sticky mix of five plant extracts that resist the sun’s damaging rays, Clarins fanatics can once again satisfy their tanning addiction while protecting their skin. Bonus: no white residue when it’s applied. We love it already! UVA / UVB 50+ Sunscreen for Face Wrinkle Control Cream, 75 ml, $34 and Sunscreen Care Milk-Lotion Spray, 150 ml, $35 from Clarins. Available in salons and at Clarins counters. (www.clarins.com)

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