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Beauty Inc issue 03/12/2010

From deep-sea derived, nutrient-rich ingredients to a medley of oceanic colors, maritime matters hit the big time for spring.

This story first appeared in the March 12, 2010 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.



TIGI Catwalk Curl Collection Curlesque Lightweight Mousse


Formulated with extracts of algae infused with seaweed, sea fennel and cucumber fruit water, this frizz fighter delivers brushable hold. $17.95 (tigihaircare.com)



Laura Mercier Flawless Skin Tone Perfecting Crème


Mineral-enriched deep-sea water gives skin a healthy boost of hydration while the antioxidant quercetin evens skin tone and diminishes sun spots and discolorations. $95 (Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom)



Estée Lauder Hydrationist Maximum Moisture Creme


Mineral-enhanced biometric water hydrates skin while extracts of the hearty revival plant help maintain its suppleness. $38 (Estée Lauder counters)



La Mer The Regenerating Serum


The result of four years of research and development, this highly concentrated treatment contains the stem cells of marine plants, an antiaging algae and a peptide complex, as well as skin-smoothing colloidal gold and lime tea for antioxidant protection. $250 (Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, select Saks, lamer.com)



Clarins Bright Plus Hp Intensive Brightening Hydrating Day Lotion SPF 20


The pure white sea lily, sourced from the Brittany coast in France, stars in this serum, thanks to its ability to limit the excessive delivery of melanin to the epidermis. Oat sugars help tighten fine lines. $68 (Clarins counters)



Sue Devitt Hydrating Marine Minerals Destination Eye & Cheek Palette In Solomon Islands


Formulated with extracts of sea fennel, water lily and sea salt, these summery shades of coral, pink and sun-kissed bronze are good looking—and good for the skin, too. The allover facial highlighter also contains antioxidant-rich tamanu oil, native to the Solomon Islands. $37.50 (Bloomingdale’s)


Chantecaille Les Dauphins Limited-Edition Quad Palette


This homage to dolphins includes warm, neutral shades of grays and beiges and a universal pink blush. Five percent of sales will benefit Tethys Research Institute, dedicated to the study of marine life. $77 (Space NK)



Lancôme Flash Bronzer Face Lotion


The newest edition to Lancôme’s cult favorite Flash range fuses caramel extract, light-reflecting pearls and algesium C, a seaweed extract said to tone and firm. The stain-resistant self-tanner, scented with notes of jasmine and honey, develops color in just 30 minutes and lasts up to five days. $36 (Lancôme counters, lancome-usa.com)


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