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Beauty Corner

Skin store - Sanctum Skincare Clinic opens its door to the public from next Friday, following an invite-only bash on Thursday evening with guest of honour Dr Philippe Allouche.

The salon, which is located in Lower George's Street in Dun Laoghaire, exclusively offers treatments from the French cult skincare brand Biologique Recherche whose fans include Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, John Galliano, Sofia Coppola, Elle Macpherson and Jennifer Connelly. For more details on opening offers, contact Sanctum Skincare Clinic at www.sanctum.ie

Jeanius - Can't find the perfect pair of jeans? Let the experts help. Denim Fortnight, which begins next Monday, sees experts from hip brands such as Citizens of Humanity, Goldsign, J Brand, Seven, Replay, Nudie (pictured) and Diesel visiting Brown Thomas stores to give customers advice on the best shape to suit them. It's just one of the events taking place in the 'Master of Fashion and Beauty' events in all Brown Thomas stores throughout the month of September. Master classes are available from celebrity make-up artists and customers can get the sort of advice which is usually reserved for the catwalks.

Breast friend - Next month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Bobbi Brown has created an exclusive case for the iconic Shimmer Brick on which the Bobbi Brown logo features in pink in support of the campaign. It's also worth remembering that throughout the month of October, Bobbi Brown will donate the entire purchase price of its Pink Ribbon Collection to the Cancer Clinical Research at St Vincent's Hospital in Dublin. This product is available at Bobbi Brown counters during October while stocks last, priced at €42.

In the nick of time - Good skin shouldn't cost the earth so fans of Dr Nick's creams will be delighted to hear the popular brand has launched The Secret is out Lift and Repair Night Cream (€26.99 for a 50ml tub). The makers promise that, with regular use, skin will look fresh and radiant, and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles will be reduced. Available from Boots.