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August 23 2014

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2 posts tagged "U*Tique"

Silver Wings For Reaching Skincare Nirvana

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Being selected as one of the first 50 products to launch with U*tique, the luxury beauty vending machine set to debut next month, is definitely noteworthy. But for Cor Silver Soap, which is formulated with silica-infused nano-silver (and costs $125 per amber-colored bar), being a status symbol is nothing new. Known for an ability to effectively cleanse, even out skin tone, and reduce the appearance of sun spots and pore size, Cor’s all-natural formula includes four different types of collagen and utilizes the power of silver to block acne-causing bacteria while expediting cell repair. It also helps protect your skin from photoaging—making the answer “no,” in case you were wondering if there is anything this soap can’t do.

Photo: Courtesy of Cor Silver Soap

Touch And You Shall Receive

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If, like us, you’ve been patiently waiting for the day when vending machines of urban legend proportions finally arrive from the technologically advanced street corners of Tokyo and Seoul, bringing with them the instant gratification of a cell phone or an undergarment purchased on the fly, read on. As reported in this month’s W magazine, former Dove consultant Mara Segal has taken this more-than-just-a-receptacle-for-Doritos concept and L.A.-ified it, filling her souped-up U*tique consoles with high-end beauty and personal care products from the likes of Smashbox Cosmetics and MD Skincare. Intended for use in boutique hotel lobbies, upscale gym locker rooms, exclusive nightclubs, fancy malls, and airports, each digitized device can be customized and was designed to be as much of a learning tool as a time saver; a touch screen will display brand profiles, ingredient lists, and video demonstrations at the simple swipe of a finger. The machines are set to roll out over the next two years, although a proper debut is scheduled at Studio, the specialty beauty boutique in Fred Segal, this month.

Photo: Courtesy of U*Tique Shop