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The Nasties In Fine Fragrance, The Antiaging Pill Lives, And More…

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A new report commissioned by the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and analyzed by the Environmental Working Group found 38 undisclosed ingredients in 17 name-brand fragrances. These “secret ingredients” are typically chemicals that companies classify as “fragrance” and do not need to be revealed to consumers by law, even though they can cause allergic reactions and other adverse health effects. Organic eaux are starting to look real good right about now. [CNN]

First came Dr. Brandt’s UV index iPhone app, now this. John Frieda and Jergens have teamed up with the Weather Channel to start the Daily Beauty Forecast, which gives you daily weather conditions as well as beauty advice and product recommendations to get you through whatever the elements throw your way. A yellow-based concealer to help even out my allergy-induced skin blotchiness, eh? Thanks, Weather.com. [Parade]

Forget injections, antioxidants, and herbal supplements. A comprehensive pill that can thwart the aging process may soon be a reality—and in just two short years, no less! [Fox News]

“Arguably the single greatest work of scent branding,” according to fragrance expert Chandler Burr? Not Chanel No. 5, not cK one, just a little aroma you may (but more likely may not) know as Coppertone 6. Yup, the scent of your childhood SPF-blocker—and for the record, it’s orange blossom you’re smelling. [T]

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Dr. Frederic Brandt At Your Fingertips? There’s An App for That

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When I first caught wind of this news byte during fashion week, it couldn’t have come at a better time. There I was in the back of a cab with the sun beating down on my face, reading an email on my Blackberry about Dr. Brandt’s new iPhone app, which―get this—can gauge the UV index in your area to help you better protect your skin. Two things immediately crossed my mind: 1) did I put on sunscreen before I left the house?; and 2) it’s high time to transition to the iPhone (it’s the keyboard that’s held me back in the past, but I think I’m ready to look beyond it now). The app, which is available for free download on iTunes, also provides skin type-specific product recommendations and Q&As with Dr. B—the famed cosmetic dermatologist also known as Manhattan’s reigning king of the injectable. And not only that, you can also buy product on the go, should you find yourself needing a new bottle of Brandt’s UV SPF 30 face lotion. Not unlike Shazam, which I’m pretty sure will change my life when I finally take the plunge, Brandt’s app is a worthwhile tool to have at your disposal.

Photo: Courtesy of Apple

Erickson Beamon, The Cosmetics Bag

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The newest designer bag collaboration from Beauty.com is here. Erickson Beamon jewelry mavens Karen Erickson and Vicki Beamon replace Maria Cornejo, and their predictably bedazzled tote features printed duchess satin, a bijou zipper, an embossed gold logo tassel, and lace and pearl embellishments. Packed with products from brands like Dr. Brandt, Talika, StriVectin, and Smashbox, the Glenda party bag launched this week and is free with any purchase of $100 while supplies last, so click here and get shopping!

Photo: Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images

CVS Brings Beauty Full Circle

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Yesterday was a big day—for a few reasons. First, it was the last day before what has become the most anticipated Election Day in recent memory, resulting in a barrage of last-minute campaigning by both candidates (read: online stalking from Michelle, Barack, and the rest of team Obama who have been really utilizing their extensive list-serve in the final hours of the race). It was also the opening of the first Beauty 360, CVS/Pharmacy’s ambitious new venture that intends on changing the way women shop for makeup. An established leader in mass cosmetics (who hasn’t perused the store’s drugstore beauty offerings when time and money don’t allow for a trip to Sephora or Ulta?), CVS is entering the upscale beauty game by bringing a wide range of prestige and niche beauty brands—from skincare and cosmetics companies like Dr. Brandt, Ahava, Laura Gellar, and Paula Dorf to men’s grooming and fragrance from Coty, Caron, and Clarins—to satellite stores adjacent to their large-scale neighborhood pharmacies. Accessed by a breezeway as well as a separate storefront entrance, the first Beauty 360 outpost opened in Washington, D.C. on Monday with a staff of trained and licensed aestheticians on hand to offer brand-specific signature services, including mini-manicures, express facials, hand massages, and makeup applications. Next up, Mission Viejo, California, with more openings planned for 2009. Being able to pick up your prescriptions and a jar of Freeze 24-7′s Eyecing truly is the way of the future.

Photo: Courtesy of CVS/Pharmacy

Dr. Brandt Says Lasers, Not Chemical Peels

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This column features weekly tips and advice from a revolving cast of industry leaders, on hand to discuss your beauty dilemmas, from blemishes to Botox. The following query was culled from a private stock, but we’ll be accepting readers’ questions soon.

I have sun-damaged skin and have always wanted a deep chemical peel, but I’m afraid of the side effects and the cost. Do you think that for removing wrinkles, sun spots, and retexturizing my skin, this is the most efficient way to go?

Laser treatments are increasingly popular and are more effective in repairing sun-damaged skin than chemical peels. Fraxel laser resurfacing removes layers of skin only from targeted areas that require treatment, leaving the surrounding skin unaffected, which significantly shortens recovery time, compared to chemical peels.

A board-certified member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Dermatology, Dr. Fredric Brandt has practices in both Miami and New York City and has established himself in the beauty world not just as a physician but as an artist, known for his innovations in helping patients sculpt a younger appearance with a variety of noninvasive procedures.

Photo: Reg Wilkins / Retna Ltd.