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Martin Grant Paris Spring 15

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$85, from Shiseido counters

A watery skin-brightening moisturising cream with a light floral scent. Made with vitamin C, it has SPF 36 PA+++ and the brand’s signature whitening ingredient 4MSK.

A Light Transform Powder gives skin an instant glow.

Perfect as a make-up base.




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$170, available at Sisley counters from next month

A spot-erasing serum with a roller-ball applicator.

A new extension of Sisley’s brightening Phyto-Blanc range that is made for Asian skin, it promises to reduce the size and intensity of dark spots with a vitamin C derivative, rhubarb extract, vitamin E acetate, barbary fig blossom, salicylic acid, plant glycerin and sunflower oil.

Scented with essential oils of sage, lavender and marjoram.

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$108, available at Kose counters from next month

A stick balm product that supposedly delivers a more potent blend of skin-brightening ingredients to lighten dark spots, compared with the usual watery formulas.

The stick melts on warm skin and is made with skin-whitening Kojic acid, as well as the emollients soya phospholipids, oleic acid, olive oil and grape seed oil.

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