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1. FLOWER POWER

The new Floral Collection of bath and perfume products from Fruits & Passion is available in three timeless yet contemporary scents: Jasmin, Rose and Orchid. fruits-passion.com

Beauty Products May 2009
 

2. WILD AT HEART

Red Flower's Moisturizing Body Lotion is made with organic flowers, biodynamic honey and wild-crafted botanicals. It comes in such fresh scents as Moroccan Rose, Ocean and Japanese Peony. redflower.com

3. WRAP IT UP

The handmade soap bars from The Soap & Paper Factory come in scents like Fig and Green Tea and are hand-wrapped in recycled paper with patterns inspired by nature. soapandpaperfactory.com

4. A SPOT OF TEA

Chai, green, jasmine and rooiboos teas are the inspiration for Saipua's petite Tea Soap collection, which is handmade and cured in the family-owned business' Hudson Valley, NY, workshop. saipua.com

5. CLEAR THE AIR

The new Malaysian Bamboo Room Mist from Seda France infuses the air with a crisp, earthy and floral aroma. sedafrance.com

6. SOFT SOAK

Available in appealing fragrances like Japanese Flower, Grapefruit and Sweet Lime, Earthworks' moisture-rich Bath Truffles make the perfect addition to a relaxing bath. earthworksproducts.com

7. AN APPLE A DAY

One of three new scents from Fruits & Passion's Imagine bath and fragrance collection, Apple Illusion is reminiscent of sweet apple blossoms. The line's colorful, eye-catching packaging is sure to stand out in the retail area. fruits-passion.com

8. GO NATURAL

Hillhouse Naturals' Living Green collection of diffusers and candles includes the irresistible-smelling Red Currant Nectarine candle, made of natural soy wax. hillhousestore.com

 

PREVENTATIVE MEASURES

 

Profound Beauty Hush Frizz Zero Mousse prevents frizz, resists humidity and protects hair from heat styling while leaving it soft and smooth. The mousse contains Amino-Fusion technology, which corrects broken protein chains; a Nano-light base, which tames frizz before it happens; and polymers, which protect the hair fiber. profoundbeauty.com

Profound Beauty Hush Frizz Zero Mousse
 

 

THE POWER TO SNAP BACK

 

Obagi Medical ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream with Restorative Elasticity Complex is a topical eye treatment that delivers real results. The secret is a proprietary bimineral complex (Copper Zinc Malonate) that is clinically proven to restore elasticity and build collagen production so skin "snaps" back into place. obagi.com

Obagi Medical ELASTIderm Eye Treatment Cream
 

 

STAGE AN INTERVENTION

 

Christo Hair Rehab Masque was created specifically for chemically damaged and abused hair. Think of it as an intervention on behalf of locks that need serious help. Burdock extract promotes hair growth and a healthy scalp, meadowfoam seed oil moisturizes and protects the hair shaft, and wheat amino acids prevent breakage. christonyc.com

Christo Hair Rehab Masque
 

 

IRONING BORED?

 

The redesigned HAI Elite tONG Flat Iron creates waves, bobs and flips on all hair types. This iron features 2-inch wide by 3½-inch long crescent moon-shaped ceramic plates with beveled edges, a safety feature that automatically shuts the iron off after 30 minutes of inactivity and a digitally controlled temperature LCD screen. hai-elite.com

HAI Elite tONG Flat Iron
 

 

WHAT BECOMES A LEGEND MOST?

 

Kenneth of New York Finishing Touch Hairspray is just one of the products in an eponymous new haircare line from Kenneth Battelle, who created Jackie Kennedy's bouffant hairdo and still cuts hair at his salon in the Waldorf=Astoria Hotel in Manhattan. The fast-drying, flexible fixative is great for long hair that needs hold and free movement. kennethsalon.com

Kenneth of New York Finishing Touch Hairspray
 

 

DON'T LET THE SUNSHINE IN

 

Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen is a broad-spectrum UVA/UVB sunscreen that provides maximum sun protection. The emollient formula contains vitamins to discourage free-radical damage, skin-calming chamomile and a unique blend of rejuvenating Chinese herbs. The product is formulated to be worn as a moisturizer or over a serum or cream. bioelements.com

Bioelements SPF 50 FaceScreen
 

 

ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE

 

Super Strong Liquid Treatment by Paul Mitchell helps protect hair from damage before it happens. UV protectants and the exclusive Super Strong Complex guard hair against the sun; vegetable proteins and marine extracts seal and prevent split ends; and silicones and proteins preserve the overall health and appearance of hair by protecting the surface. paulmitchell.com

Paul Mitchell Super Strong Liquid Treatment
 

 

TAKE A FIRM STANCE

 

Opti-Firm Eye Contour Cream by Repêchage is designed to help refresh the delicate area around the eyes, which often shows signs of aging, stress and fatigue. It is based on a combination of the latest scientific technology and natural ingredients to increase skin firmness, diminish fine lines and wrinkles, and reduce puffiness and dark circles. repechage.com

Repechage Opti-Firm Eye Contour Cream
 

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