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Oc­ca­sion­ally a beauty story comes along that makes you gasp — and luxe Ja­panese brand Clé de Peau’s lat­est launch is one of those. To cel­e­brate its 30th an­niver­sary, the com­pany is re­leas­ing three spe­cial jars of its cult mois­turiser, La Crème. The usual re­tail price is a stag­ger­ing €625, but the new lim­ited edition crys­tal-en­crusted jars cost €10,500 each! The mois­turiser will truly be worth more than gold. Phone or­ders will be taken from 30 Au­gust in Tokyo — and one can only won­der who might be call­ing...


More than a few emails have dropped into my in­box re­gard­ing hair-colour al­ler­gies. Sto­ries of ex­treme ir­ri­ta­tion, red­ness and scalp dam­age are not un­usual, but the causes and al­ter­na­tive op­tions are not read­ily un­der­stood. It seems, from my cor­re­spon­dence any­way, that the com­pli­ca­tions are hap­pen­ing with both at-home and pro­fes­sional colour, in some cases af­ter years of us­ing the same brand or sa­lon. So, what could the is­sue be? Any num­ber of things, ap­par­ently, and for this rea­son the 48hour patch test is al­ways a good idea. And now the Euro­pean per­sonal-care as­so­ci­a­tion, Cos­met­ics Europe, has launched a new web­site. Colour­well­colour­ has been de­vel­oped to of­fer ad­vice to the pub­lic on how best to colour your hair, but it also fo­cuses on ad­verse re­ac­tions to dye, with pos­si­ble causes and so­lu­tions for when hair dye goes wrong. So, be­fore you colour your hair, it’s worth check­ing out.


Katy Perry has a se­ri­ously pro­fes­sional and pretty look go­ing on, and many of us have been dy­ing to find out what make-up the pop star wears, as she is rarely seen sport­ing any­thing less than a flaw­less com­plex­ion. Well, her se­cret is out, thanks to her make-up artist, Jake Bai­ley, who let slip this in­for­ma­tion. For durable cov­er­age while she is work­ing, the singer, who had trou­ble­some skin as a teenager, uses Vichy Der­mablend foun­da­tion, €21.50. The prod­uct was de­vel­oped with skin is­sues in mind — it cov­ers birth­marks, ac­neic skin and even tat­toos — is wa­ter and sweatre­sis­tant, and will last up to 16 hours if used with the ac­com­pa­ny­ing set­ting pow­der. It can also be worn on the body and will not cause ir­ri­ta­tion. DECLÉOR AROMESSENCE BAUME RE­LAX IN­TENSE €49.90, tel: 01 822 2711 for stock­ists In­dulge in a spa treat­ment in the com­fort of your own home with this ex­quis­ite dry oil from Decléor. A blend of the es­sen­tials oils ylang ylang, ve­tiver, tonka bean and vanilla ex­tract and the nour­ish­ing plant oils jo­joba and camel­lia, Aromessence is a fra­grant and sooth­ing treat for both the skin and the senses. Mas­sage or layer on the body as de­sired. Suit­able for all skin types. KIEHL’S MAGIC ELIXIR €28.50, Kiehl’s, Wick­low St, Dublin, and Dun­drum Town Cen­tre For cen­turies, dif­fer­ent cul­tures have prac­tised oil cer­e­monies that con­cen­trate on the hair and head, and now Kiehl’s is adopt­ing a sim­i­lar ap­proach with this Magic Elixir. Con­tain­ing aloe vera, rose­mary leaf, av­o­cado and saf­flower seed oils, this light­weight oil works to nour­ish both scalp and hair and en­cour­age health­ier hair growth. Ap­ply for five min­utes be­fore wash­ing your hair. L’OC­C­I­TANE EAU UNI­VERSELLE €26.95, L’Oc­c­i­tane stores na­tion­wide Noth­ing says sum­mer more than a zesty, in­vig­o­rat­ing splash of cologne. L’Oc­c­i­tane’s new eaux de colognes are ex­cit­ing sea­sonal scents that com­bine the fresh­ness of a spritz with all the el­e­ments of a proper fra­grance. There’s one for women, an­other for guys, and then this uni­sex scent. Team with match­ing shower gels (€17.50) for a bright and re­fresh­ing start to the day.

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