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Beauty Inc issue 03/13/2009

When it comes to spring beauty, the season’s best products combine exotic inspirations with efficacious ingredients to great effect.

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Build 2 Sunless Tanning Lotion Face + Body

Packaged with an easy-to-use applicator mitt to keep hands clean, this lotion leaves skin looking realistically sun-kissed and streak-free. Green tea and aloe extracts hydrate to ensure even color and longer-lasting results. $38 (Barneys, Sephora,,

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Buzz Worthy Lip Gloss

Infused with a combination of natural ingredients, like anti-inflammatory honey, antioxidant cranberry seed oil and moisturizing jojoba seed oil, this goes beyond color and shine. The nine-shade range has a color to complement every skin tone. $5.49 each (Mass retailers)

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Snow White Reveal UV Shield SPF 50

This potent blend of skin-brightening ingredients helps fade existing sun-induced dark spots, while yeast extracts and amino acids inhibit excess melanin production. Plus it offers allimportant protection against UV rays to maintain skin’s health. $48 (Dior counters,

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Precision UV Essentiel

This lightweight lotion employs an array of ingredients to counter environmental skin damage. It has physical sun block to shield against UVA and UVB rays, licorice extract to fade existing sun spots, plus plant extracts and vitamin E to fight pollution and free radicals. $48 (Chanel counters,

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In Bloom Cheek Color Duo

Although it’s almost too pretty to use, the wearable shades in this floral-decorated compact are too enticing to pass up. The different tones (in combinations for warm or cool complexions) can be used separately to add color and highlights, or swirled together for an allover flush. $28 (Prescriptives counters,

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Ageless Essentials Continuous Hydration SPF 25

Healthy skin needs protection from the sun, but it also needs to remain soft and supple. This formula provides both, offering broad-spectrum coverage with helioplex and time-released moisturizers for constant, optimal moisturization. $14.99 (Mass retailers,

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Sun Care Hair and Body Cleanser

Streamline your routine with this multiuse cleanser. It gently washes away the damaging residue of warm-weather activities including chlorine, salt and product buildup, leaving behind a layer of moisture scented with ylang-ylang and neroli. $20 (Aveda,

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Shimmer Strips Custom Blush and Highlighter in Sun-Kissed Glow

Five waves of coordinated color contour and accentuate cheeks, while imparting skin with an allover luminosity. Ranging from light to dark, each can be used individually or blended together. $11.95 (Mass retailers)

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