By142 is a new line of six skin care products formulated to protect, heal and address specific skin problems. The collection utilizes a combination of recently patented technology and state-of-the-art ingredients used by the military and in the medical field but not previously found in consumer skin care products. Skin Repair not only reduces redness and inflammation associated with sun exposure, allergies or cosmetic procedures, but it's also excellent for soothing skin after waxing services. by142.com —S.B.
WHAT'S IN A NAME?
Ever wonder where NEXXUS got its name? Company founders Jheri and Stephen Redding chose a Greek word, nexus, which means to connect or bind together. It's also an acronym—reinforced with an extra "x"—for Nature and Earth United with Science, their defining principle of product development. Now you know!
Napoleon Perdis has just launched his China Doll collection, including foundation, concealer, color veil and three gel eyeliners. The celebrity makeup artist from the land Down Under was inspired by screen goddesses of the 1920s—flawless, pristine and perfect in both complexion and demeanor. napoleoncosmetics.com —M.D.
The Toni&Guy hairdressing dynasty started in the late 1950s, when an Italian hairdresser named Franco Mascolo took his young family to London to start a new life. Four of his sons—Toni, Guy, Bruno and Anthony—followed him into hairdressing, and the rest, as they say, is history. Read all about it in a substantial new coffee table book filled with first-hand accounts from the brothers, lots of family photos and hundreds of unforgettable images from the company's many collections. 800/259-8596 —C.W.
No Bad Hair Days
Check out the fabulous collection of wigs from ShevyPro. Each one is made from European hair that can be cut or colored. They're just what the doctor ordered to banish bad hair days forever. [email protected] —M.D.
With the release of Global Beauty, an extension of Jane Iredale's Global Shades color palette, the cosmetic line will flatter the skin tones of women as diverse as African-American, Asian, Hispanic, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern. Through a collaboration with celebrity makeup artists Soli Nichiyo Davis and Cheryl Williams-Barnes, the company is offering 12 new shades, like Autumn, Fawn and Latte. 800/762-1132 or janeiredale.com —S.B.