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Tuesday, December 21, 2010

L’Oréal introduces anti-aging line........

What: Youth Code, a new line of anti-aging products from L’Oréal.

Why bother: Genetic research has made a great impact on skin care in the recent past, and this has not been lost on the cosmetics powerhouse L’Oréal Paris. It has been testing ways to trigger skin’s repair gene to increase cell turnover (and reveal younger-looking skin) at the Saint-Louis Hospital Skin Research Institute in Paris for a decade. The team, led by the institute’s founder, Louis Dubertret, discovered that a combination of regenerative Biolystat, the collagen-producing molecule adenosine and peptides — which the brand is collectively referring to as GenActiv Technology — helps stimulate the DNA.

How it works: The four products in the range, which are targeted at women 35 and over, include a lotion with SPF meant for daytime, night cream, serum and an eye cream. The latter two are the best bets — the eye cream has a metal applicator that helps provide instant depuffing benefits and the serum has 10 times more Biolystat than the other products.

How much: $24.99 each, at drugstores.

Monday, December 20, 2010

Male Model Charles DeVoe Dies

A stunningly handsome male model who spent a month in a coma after a surfing accident in the Rockaways has died, sources said Monday.

Charles DeVoe, 28, had been hospitalized since the Nov. 12 incident. He died Friday.

FDNY divers had to cut DeVoe free after his ankle tether became snagged on a wooden pole. He was in the water for several minutes before he could be rescued.

DeVoe's agent, Jason Kanner, called DeVoe "a lovely kid who was respected and loved by many."

"This is a stunning and tragic loss for all those who loved and cared for him," Kanner said.

DeVoe came to New York in 2004 to pursue modeling and immediately made a splash.

He signed to Major Model Management and posed for fashion photography heavyweights like Bruce Weber, Steven Klein and Mario Testino.

He appeared in ad campaigns for Dolce Gabbana, Abercrombie & Fitch, Anne Klein, Buffalo Jeans, and alongside Brazilian bombshell Gisele Bundchen for Stefanel.

His face graced the pages of magazines such as Details, GQ, Vogue Nippon, V Magazine, and Arena Hommes Plus.

DeVoe, who was from Philadelphia, chose modeling after graduating from the University of Colorado at Boulder, said his parents David and Laura Lane DeVoe.

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