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LOV­ING LARA’S LOOK?

She is the world’s lead­ing su­per model and mar­ried to top comic David Wal­liams, so things look rosy for Lara Stone. The Dan­ish model cer­tainly works hard and counts as­sign­ments with de­sign­ers such as Calvin Klein, Ar­mani, Tom Ford and Chanel as her bread-and-but­ter. So, what are Lara’s beauty se­crets? She ad­mits to lov­ing pricy skin care ranges Sis­ley and Creme De La Mer, (both are €250+) but she is re­mark­ably down to earth with her hair care choices. She is a fan of the Tan­gle Teezer, the unique brush that quickly and pain­lessly eases through knotty hair. Prices start at €14.50 for Sa­lon Elite, well within reach of us mere mor­tals. To re­pair and im­prove hair health she uses Keras­tase Fi­bre Ar­chi­tecte Serum, €34, the small­est dose of which helps seal dam­aged hair with ker­atin and ce­ramides. Both are avail­able from pro­fes­sional sa­lons only — and if they help us have locks like Lara they’re def­i­nitely worth a try!

A RICH HIS­TORY...

Ja­panese beauty brand Shi­seido is cel­e­brat­ing 140 years in busi­ness in 2012 with three ex­cit­ing lim­ited edi­tion launches. The brand be­gan life as a Western-style phar­macy opened in Ja­pan in 1872 by Ari­nobu Fukuhara, for­mer head phar­ma­cist in the Ja­panese Im­pe­rial Navy. In 1888 he in­tro­duced cake tooth­paste to the coun­try, but it wasn’t un­til 1897, when he cre­ated Eu­d­er­mine Re­vi­tal­is­ing Essence, that Shi­seido the beauty brand was born. This ground-breaking hy­drat­ing lo­tion was so called from the An­cient Greek ‘eu’ for good, and ‘derma’ for skin. To­day’s Eu­d­er­mine lo­tion is the first of Shi­seido’s 2012 lim­ited edi­tions. It comes in its cult pack­ag­ing of old, yet its high-tech for­mu­la­tion is thor­oughly up-to-date. Suit­able for all skin types and ages, it’s a re­fresh­ing tonic for skin and a lit­tle taste of his­tory, €58 from de­part­ment stores and se­lect phar­ma­cies.

SU­PER-FOOD BEAUTY

Good­bye bad breath, hello Ky­olic Gar­lic! This or­ganic gar­lic is cold-aged for 20 months, which re­moves odour­cre­at­ing com­pounds while re­tain­ing the ac­tive phy­tonu­tri­ents that im­prove health and the an­tiox­i­dants that fight age­ing. It also ap­pears to be ef­fec­tive for si­nus in­fec­tions. Quest Ky­olic Gar­lic starts from €6.66; see whole­foods.ie. NIVEA PURE & SEN­SI­TIVE LO­TION SPF50 €23.88, stores na­tion­wide. Pro­tect­ing your skin against burn­ing and long term dam­age is one as­pect of us­ing a sun­screen, but some peo­ple need more than that. When the skin is su­per sen­si­tive it can re­act to the very thing ap­plied to pro­tect it — your sun cream — so some­thing very spe­cific is re­quired. This range of four sun creams from Nivea is free from fra­grance, colourants or preser­va­tives and comes as lo­tion or spray in SPF 30 or 50. SUN PRO­TEC­TION COM­PACT SPF30 €31, coun­ters na­tion­wide. Wear­ing nothing ex­cept a veil of sun­screen can be quite trau­matic for some women, es­pe­cially if you gen­er­ally never leave the house without make-up. So, do what I do, use a sun­screen make-up com­pact. Ap­plied in next to no time with a sponge pad, this com­pact gives you per­fect pro­tec­tion along with good cov­er­age so that skin looks even, toned and healthy. AVEDA SUN CARE PRO­TEC­TIVE HAIR VEIL €27, www.aveda.co.uk for stock­ists. More than ever, women want to pro­tect their ex­pen­sive hair colour from the sun’s rays — but they also want an in­vis­i­ble shield to avoid sac­ri­fic­ing their style. That’s why hair veils, such as this one from Aveda, are be­com­ing very pop­u­lar. This wa­ter-re­sis­tant spray of­fers UVA/UVB pro­tec­tion for up to 16 hours. You must re-ap­ply af­ter swimming and comb through.

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