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skincare

Olay Regenerist 10 Minute Miracle Spring 2014 Skincare 1

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Earlier this year, Olay‘s Wrinkle Relaxing Complex, from the brand’s Regenerist range, was renamed 10 Minute Miracle. (It is essentially the same product with minor tweaks, according to the ingredient list of Wrinkle Relaxing Complex on Olay’s UK website.) Today let’s take a closer look at this product.

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Dior Whitening Spring Summer 2014 Makeup 1

(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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Here is a quick look at two items from Dior‘s upcoming spring/summer 2014 Diorsnow makeup collection that caught my attention. The very pretty Fresh Blush (above) features soft medium-to-warm hues, while the 5 Couleurs palette in 874 Tenderness (below) includes pinks and peaches that echo the blusher shades.

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Chanel Whitening Spring Summer 2014 Makeup 2

(images from beautyplus.iswii.net,
info from beautyplus.iswii.net & www.urcosme.com)

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Here is a look at some of the items from Chanel‘s spring/summer 2014 makeup collection from the whitening range. The collection, exclusive to Asia, is designed to enhance the translucency of the complexion.

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Jill Stuart Valentine's Day Makeup Skincare Bodycare 2014 1

(image from www.jillstuart-beauty.com)
(info from www.jillstuart-beauty.com & www.fashion-press.net)

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Jill Stuart will release its Valentine’s Day 2014 collection in Japan on February 7th. The collection includes:

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Anna Sui Spring 2014 Makeup 1(image from www.annasui-cosmetics.com,
info from www.annasui-cosmetics.com & i-voce.jp)

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Anna Sui has released its spring 2014 makeup collection in Japan on January 4th. The collection includes:

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Kanebo Lunasol Holiday 2013 Makeup Skincare 5(images from www.cosme.net,
info from www.kanebo-cosmetics.jp/lunasol & www.cosme.net)

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Kanebo Lunasol has released its holiday 2013 makeup and skincare collection in Japan on November 8th. The collection includes:

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Paul and Joe Eye Color and Lip Balm Set Holiday 2012 Makeup 1

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It has been a few months since I purchased these items from Paul & Joe during the summer sale earlier this year, but I thought I would still share images of them with you all.

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Biotherm Blue Therapy Serum-in-Oil Night Fall 2013 Skincare 1

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Launched in 1952 and currently owned by L’Oréal, Biotherm is a French beauty brand that specializes in skincare and bodycare. (It used to carry makeup products.) The brand’s Blue Therapy range is positioned as an anti-aging range, and Serum-in-Oil Night is one of its latest releases.

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Three Fall 2013 Makeup 1(images/info from www.cosme.net)

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THREE will release its fall 2013 makeup collection in Japan on August 14th. The collection includes:

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Kanebo Cosmetics Inc. is recalling 54 skincare products sold in Japan and in some of the brand’s overseas markets. Most of them are marketed as skin brightening/whitening products. (Read the official notice released by Kanebo on July 4th in Japanese and in English regarding the voluntary recall in Japan.)

The brands and ranges that include these products are Blanchir Superior, Suisai, Twany, Impress, Aqualeaf, Lissage, RMK, and SUQQU. (Lissage Ltd. and E’quipe Ltd. (which owns RMK and SUQQU) are affiliated with Kanebo Cosmetics Inc..) See the notice for the full list of products.

All the products being recalled contain rhododenol 4-(4-hydroxyphenyl)-2-butanol. According to Kanebo, this ingredient was approved by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare in 2008. It is important to note that a direct link between the ingredient and the skin condition mentioned in the notice (appearance of white blotches on the skin) has not been established. The recall is a precautionary measure to alleviate consumers’ concerns.

According to Taipei Times, 450,000 from the 54 affected products have been sold in Japan, where there have been 39 reported cases of the condition since May. The report also mentions that the recall covers Kanebo’s overseas markets in Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

According to official statements from Kanebo Taiwan and Kanebo Hong Kong, there has not been any report of the condition from any of Kanebo’s overseas markets.

My readers in the UK might be concerned about the brightening/whitening items from SUQQU and RMK. According to the global websites of the two brands, the sale of the items containing rhododenol has been suspended as a precautionary measure. I assume the suspension applies directly to the UK as the UK is the only market for both brands outside Asia. (Read the official notices from SUQQU & RMK.)

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