Legendary Aussie haircare brand KEVIN.MURPHY introduces SMOOTH.AGAIN, a new luxurious styling product. The leave-in treatment is dual-purpose, acting simultaneously to both smooth out hair and eliminate frizz for a silky finish. With added heat protection, SMOOTH.AGAIN is your one-stop styling product for achieving lustrous locks.

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Kevin Murphy calls SMOOTH.AGAINthe perfect companion for hydrating and treating hair before a blow dry, as well as protecting hair from the humidity of Australian summers”.

Japanese Green Tea enzymes penetrate the hair shaft to improve the elasticity of the hair, while Brazilian Cupuaçu Seeds protect, smooth and soften the hair. Immortelle Essential Oil stops further damage thanks to its high anti-oxidant level, Baobab Seed Oil helps to fight ageing, Orchid Extracts moisturise and shield the hair from further moisture loss and Lotus Flower Extract repairs damaged hair surface. SMOOTH.AGAIN also contains six essential Australian fruit extracts, selected for their ability to thrive in harsh climatic conditions

SMOOTH.AGAIN retails for $49.95 (200mL). To find your nearest KEVIN.MURPHY stockist, call 1800 104 204 or visit


Introducing Solar D, the world’s first sunscreen that offers maximum sun protection while permitting essential vitamin D to form through to the skin.

According to a 2012 Medical Express report, 1 in 3 Australians are Vitamin D deficient. While Aussies love the sunshine, we are also taught from a young age to “slip slop slap”. Traditional sunscreens filter out the parts of UVB light that the skin uses to naturally create vitamin D, meaning that our bodies are not able to produce enough of the much-needed vitamin. Leaving the skin unprotected is not the solution… Solar D is.

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“With Solar D, we have developed a sunscreen that not only screens the harmful melanoma-causing UV rays and fights the ageing process, but more importantly we have created  formula that permits the particular UVB rays through, and as such allows your body to naturally produce vitamin D”, says Mathew Collett, the Managing Director of Solar D.

Created with patented technology and using the safest possible active ingredients, Solar D products are free from nano-particles such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, as well as from paragons, PABA and oxybenzone. Solar D has also been approved the Therapeutic Goods Association (TGA) in Australia, and the FDA in America.

Developed and owned by Aussies, Solar D is oil-free and fragrance-free, and available in SPF50 for daily use and SPF for Active and Kids, which are water-resistant for up to two hours.

For more information, and to find your nearest stockist, visit the Solar D website.


As we step into the summer months, our hair requires new protection from a range of a external aggressors such as UV rays, chlorine, salt water and air-conditioning. Overexposure to these elements can break down the protective layers of the hair fibres, leading to porous, sensitised hair that is prone to colour fade, dullness and brittleness.

Kérastase Paris Soleil Collection repairs the hair and protects it from these external aggressors, and the new limited-edition Soleil CC Crème is the multi-purpose genius product that you need to keep your hair healthy this summer.

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As a multi-use, leave-in product, the Soleil CC Crème protects, repairs and illuminates, depending on how you choose to use it.

1. Protect

Apply during exposure on damp or dry hair, and linseed oil and UV filers will protect hair and colour radiance from sun damage

2. Repair

Use after shampooing on damp hair. Safflower oil, ceramides and antioxidants discipline, nourish and repair hair damaged by sun exposure.

3. Illuminate

Apply to damp or dry hair. With linseed oil and polymers, illuminating pearls lend a shine to the hair.

The Soleil CC Crème joins five other products in the Kérastase Paris Soleil Collection, specially formulated to protect, treat and repair hair exposed to external aggressions.

Kérastase Soleil CC Crème retails for $45.00 (150mL) and is available exclusively from Kérastase Paris consultant salons. To locate your nearest salon, call 1300 365 552 or visit

Image courtesy of Kérastase

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Amanda Wong

Amanda is constantly on the trail of the next life-changing beauty product. She loves Melbourne's vibrant music scene, taking any opportunity to soak up and discover local talent. You will find her in any pocket of this great city, washing down great conversation with a strong coffee. Follow her musings on Instagram: @amungdavong

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