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New Botox Rival Approved
By Angelique Serrano | 07/15/2009 - 12:33

The muscle relaxer Botox has some new competition by the name of Dysport, a new FDA-approved form of Botulinum Toxin A. Botulinum Toxin A is an FDA-approved muscle relaxer that temporarily “freezes” muscles to reduce the appearance of wrinkling in the forehead. The main ingredient in Botox and Dysport is the same, but the carrier system—the proteins that help transport the Botulinum Toxin A—is different.

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Beauty and the Belly
By Angelique Serrano | 07/06/2009 - 11:17

At least once a year the inevitable baby shower invitation arrives in the mailbox and the question comes: What on earth does one get the mami-to-be? Well, here’s a beautiful thought. Step away from the registry and think outside the typical box of onesies; A Pea in the Pod maternity retail stores now carry an array of gorgeous-for-the-belly beauty products from brands like Glowology and Mama Mio.

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Benefit Cosmetics Takes Cheeky Fragrance Trio Very Seriously
By Angelique Serrano | 07/03/2009 - 13:00

Benefit Cosmetics, known for their whimsical and unabashedly girlie line of makeup, has made a bid to be taken seriously in the fragrance market with not one, not two, but three new scents—seriously, there are three. The first, Laugh with me LeeLee, is the easiest to love, a crisp, springtime mist that would render any wearer friendly and likeable. The second, Something about Sofia, is a deeper, headier floral. As its title implies, there is something mysterious and magnetic about it.

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Does This Really Work: At-Home Airbrush Tanning
By Sandra Mariscal | 07/02/2009 - 10:45

I’ve never been a fan of salon tanning. Those tanning beds look like coffins to me and I’m not up for the strong UVA rays that they emit. For a summer glow, I usually opt for sunless tanners. A few weeks ago, a new one caught my interest because instead of the typical cream or oil application, it’s a spray-on system.

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J. Lo and Xtina Launch New Fragrances
By Diana Buendia | 06/29/2009 - 17:00

Multi-hyphenate mommies Jennifer Lopez and Christina Aguilera will both be adding new scents to their fragrance lines this year.

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Springtime in Spain: The Body Wash that Brings You There
By Angelique Serrano | 06/26/2009 - 12:02

We’re all about cultural inspiration here, so it was a supreme treat to stumble upon Kings & Queens Sultan of Granada Lemon Flower Body Scrub ($11, The fragrant lemon trees of Grenada, Spain, served as zesty inspiration for this amber gel speckled with little granules. The fruity body wash is also infused with pomegranate and blue lotus to bring moisture and antioxidants to your skin while it exfoliates.

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Does This Really Work: Cream Deodorant
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/25/2009 - 14:00

It can be tricky to find the right deodorant that will prevent odor and control sweating. I’ve tried several bars, but never a cream formula, which made me curious about Lavilin Hypo-Allergenic Underarm Deodorant Cream ($15, It was created by scientists who found that underarm and foot odor are caused by bacteria instead of sweat.

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The Masks We Wear
By Angelique Serrano | 06/22/2009 - 12:25

Pomegranate—the Kevin Bacon of superfruits—is featured in yet another beauty product, this time from famed skin doctor Howard Murad. His line’s new Pomegranate Exfoliating Mask ($22.50, is as convenient as it is efficient. The clear gel is prepackaged in a little paper packet, making it very travel-friendly, and glides on easily. After leaving it on the face for 15 minutes, skin is left dewy, soft, and visibly radiant.

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Target Becomes Viable Beauty Destination
By Angelique Serrano | 06/19/2009 - 15:00

Toilet paper, affordable baby clothing, cat food, protein-shake mix, Hot Pockets—all these things and more are commonly found under the Target bull’s eye. However, with their shelves now exclusively stocking mega makeup brands like Sonia Kashuk, Australian and British imports like NP by Napoleon Perdis and JK Jemma Kid, and fantastic stand-bys like the amazing Olay Profesional Pro-X collection, Target is now making a new mark in the beauty industry.

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Does This Really Work: Teeth Whitener Without Peroxide
By Sandra Mariscal | 06/18/2009 - 16:50

Some teeth whiteners can make teeth feel sensitive, especially if you use them too often. This has happened to me and it makes brushing painful—yikes, it’s not worth it. I’ve been using a far less painful alternative called IntelliWhite Pout & Polish ($20, created by celebrity cosmetic dentist Dr. Jennifer Jablow. This is the first teeth whitener without peroxide; instead it uses PVP, a polymer that is used to remove color from wine, and papaya enzyme to remove stains.

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