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Beauty Inc issue 03/13/2009

From bronzers to sunscreen (and everything in-between), these prove a safe tan isn’t an oxymoron.

This story first appeared in the March 13, 2009 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.

ESTÉE LAUDER
Bronze Goddess Sunblush Illuminator

Nothing looks quite so right in warm weather as golden-touched skin. This soft powder offers a punch of color in rose and bronze hues and a luminous highlighting glow in one chic compact. $32 (Estée Lauder counters, esteelauder.com)

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NIVEA
Sun-Kissed Beautiful Legs Shave Minimizing Gradual Tan Moisturizer

A safe tan and less frequent hair removal requirements? Nivea provides both in this lotion, which deepens skin to a bronzed finish and contains ingredients to inhibit hair growth. It’s available in two shades for lighter and darker skin tones. $9.99 (Mass retailers)

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BARE ESCENTUALS
Bare Minerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen

This 100 percent natural formula is an effective alternative to chemical sun protection. Meant for face and body, the fast-absorbing powder physically blocks the sun’s rays with micronized titanium dioxide that won’t leave a white residue, plus skin-repairing vitamins A, C and E. $28 (Bare Escentuals, select Nordstrom, Sephora, Ulta, sephora.com)

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CHANTECAILLE
La Baleine Blanche Face

Add an understated shimmery glow with this blend of soft gold, pinkish-nude and delicate cream pearlescent powders that somehow highlight and mattify simultaneously. The best part is that five percent of proceeds will be donated to the International Union for Conservation of Nature. $98 (Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Frédéric Fekkai, Jeffrey New York, Neiman Marcus, select Saks, Space NK)

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GUERLAIN
Terracotta Eau Sous Le Vent

Even a sun-free tan can sometimes dry out the skin. This hydrating mist adds gradual color and helps prolong the life span of self-bronzers. In addition, its vegetable protein extracts help  boost moisture content in parched skin with every use. $55 (Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, select Saks, Sephora, sephora.com)

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LA MER
The SPF 30 UV Protecting Fluid

More than a simple sunscreen, this light fluid protects the skin against UVA and UVB light. It contains La Mer’s exclusive hollow photonic spheres to redirect the sun’s rays, plus antioxidant-boosting tourmaline and malachite extracts and moisture-attracting red and brown algae. $65 (Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, select Saks, lamer.com)

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