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PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 12 May, 2009, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 12 May, 2009, 12:00am

IPSA - owned by Shiseido - has upgraded its Sun protection products to increase UV protection and fight dry skin. Its Super Sun Block (bottom, far right; HK$230/30ml) with SPF50PA+++ and Sun Protector (HK$300/30ml) with SPF30PA+++ protect skin from long-wave and UVB rays, and contain acetylated hyaluronic acid to moisturise. Available from IPSA counters in Lane Crawford in TST and Causeway Bay, and Sogo in TST.

Sukin, an organic brand from Australia, has launched a Travel Pack (bottom right; HK$198) that includes Purifying Shampoo, Nourishing Conditioner, Facial Moisturiser, Cream Cleanser and Hydrating Mist Toner (all 50ml). Ideal for taking on a plane for those who want to keep their normal skincare routine when on holidays. Available from Watsons stores and Marionnaud, 10 Nathan Road, TST.

Aveda's Smooth Infusion Shampoo (HK$230/250ml) and Conditioner (HK$250/200ml) have come along in time for the 'frizzy' hair season. Aveda says when used together the products smooth and soften hair by up to 60 per cent. They use tamanu oil to restore moisture balance and Aveda's plant infusion blend to create a smooth, new surface on hair strands. A fresh, citrus-floral aroma caps it off. Available from the Aveda Lifestyle Salon and Spa, 2/F and 3/F, The Loop, 33 Wellington St, Central.

Clarins' Summer Glow Palette with SPF15 (above right; HK$260) comes in a stylish silver compact with five shades, from pink to tan to golden brown. Dust over skin for a light and subtle glow. It's not too bronze so it's good for pale skin. From all Clarins counters.

Diptique, famous for its candles, has introduced a body care range which includes the Diptique Rich Body Butter (above right; HK$820/100gms), a mixture of rose floral water with organic honey and argan oil to nourish dry, sensitive skin. The products evoke scents from five ancient cities - such as Byzantium - to create the fragrances. Available from Joyce Beauty.

Chanel's Lumiere Facette's eye shadow palette (above right; HK$460) has four pyramid-shaped tones, from light pink to reddish-brown, as part of its 2009 summer collection. Available from Chanel counters.