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Beauty Lab

 

A range of products that caught our eye this month

 

1. BOTTLED UP

K. Hall Designs' 32-ounce glass bottle of Bath Salts, in tempting fragrances like Lilac and Blueberry Basil, looks stunning in any setting. khalldesigns.com

2. HERBAL SOAK

Deep Steep's Bath Tea, available in Lavender-Chamomile, Rosemary-Mint, Honeydew-Spearmint and Grapefruit-Bergamot, is designed to refresh, relax, calm and cleanse. deepsteep.com

3. AROMATIC OIL

The vitamin-enriched Linden Leaves Aromatherapy Synergy Body Oil comes in four scents with fruit or botanicals inside the bottle, such as Absolute Dreams, with sprigs of lavender and Pick Me Up, containing lemons and apples. lindenleavesusa.com

4. FANCY FLORALS

Asquith & Somerset's delightful Buds, Blooms & Blossoms line of room sprays, soaps and drawer liners comes in Lotus, Magnolia, Lilac and Orange Blossom scents. asquithandsomerset.com

5. GO ORGANIC

Pharmacopia's Certified Organic Lavender Hand Cream and Body and Massage Oil now bear seals from one of the most stringent regulating agencies: the UK Soil Association. pharmacopia.net

6. FRESH SCENTS

The Provence Santé Hand Soaps from Baudelaire are French-milled, have a vegetable base, are enriched with shea butter and come in scents like lavender and apricot. www.baudelairesoaps.com

7. LUXE LIGHT

Castelbel Porto's hand-poured candles, in scents like Lavender and Lemon & Sage, are meant to capture the rich colors and romance of the Portuguese countryside. castelbel.com

8. FANCIFUL FIG

Miller Harris' intriguing Figue Amère eau de parfum was inspired by the bitter, ripe green figs found on the coast of Ibiza, Spain. millerharris.com

Beauty Products June 2009

 

Eight brand-new products you just have to check out

 

STAR PERFORMANCE

Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Lumiere d'hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect strengthens and repairs sun-damaged hair. This 100-percent vegan detangling formula tames flyaways and features a UV shield, vegetable protein to protect hair and hydrolyzed soy protein to nourish and condition hair. number4hair.com

Number 4 High Performance Hair Care Lumiere d'hiver Super Comb Prep & Protect

CURL SUPPORT

Liquid Curling Gel by Sexy Hair is the latest addition to the Curly Sexy Hair range. This liquid gel provides added support to curls for better shape and more bounce. Formulated to be used alone or mixed with Curling Creme or Curl Power, this formula is designed to deliver medium hold, fight frizz and increase volume. sexyhair.com

Sexy Hair Liquid Curling Gel

GONE GREEN

Joico released environmentally friendly versions of its JoiMist Firm, JoiMist Medium, JoiShape and K-PAK hairsprays. The new formulas feature DryMist technology, which cuts drying time in half and keeps strands humidity resistant for up to 24 hours while providing improved firmness, hold and shine. joico.com

Joico K-PAK hairspray

WELCOME ADDITIONS

Malin + Goetz has added to its haircare collection. The line now consists of Moisturizing Shampoo, Gentle Neroli Shampoo, Cilantro Conditioner, Intensive Hair Mask, Sage Styling Cream and Peppermint Shampoo, which is the company's best-selling daily shampoo for all hair types. malinandgoetz.com

Malin + Goetz shampoo

ESSENCE OF BEAUTY

Your Name Professional Brands HydraEssence collection helps hydrate skin and relieves dryness. The patented HydraPatch technology reduces dehydration and leaves skin soft. The collection consists of seven products, including Hydrating Freshener, which hydrates as it gently tones, conditions and refines skin texture. yournamepro.com

You Name Professional Brands HydraEssence

SOME LIKE IT HOT

The Hottie straightening iron, part of Belson's Mega Hot range of products, is a sleek, red-metallic mini iron that features 1/2-inch ceramic plates that are 20 percent longer than other mini irons. The plates on this lightweight styler heat up to 390 degrees and its contoured design allows users to hold the iron without burning their hands. belsonproducts.biz

Belson Mega Hot mini iron

SENSORY COMFORT

Rusk Calm Guarana and Ginger Nourishing Shampoo, part of the Sensories Line, is now available in a sulfate-free formula. This environmentally friendly shampoo contains natural guarana extract and other botanicals to maintain hair's natural moisture balance, in addition to amino acids and panthenol to add strength and body to hair. rusk1.com

Rusk Calm Guarana and Ginger Nourishing Shampoo

PURE BLISS

Truly Pure by Jane Iredale is a concentrated shampoo and conditioner that improves hair's condition with algae extracts, increases natural volume and helps prevent breakage. This paraben-free formula can also be used as a makeup brush cleaner to remove debris, sanitize and condition brushes and increase their lifespan. janeiredale.com

Truly Pure

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