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  • Advanced Anti Aging Technology: Osmosis Skincare StemFactor

    Osmosis-StemfactorOsmosis Pur Medical Skincare has done it again! They’ve advanced skincare technology further with the improvement of a client favorite…their top notch anti aging serum, StemFactor. The new and improved formula utilizes superior stem cell technology to give this potent serum that extra kick, providing even better, age defying results. The active ingredients in Osmosis StemFactor are now able to penetrate deeply into the epidermis and the dermal layer.

    This new, more stable formulation has encapsulated growth factors, made with Exosomes. Growth Factors, encapsulated by Exosomes, are developed in a way that is more stable, so skin improving ingredients are able to penetrate deeper and more effectively into the skin. This powerful formulation activates the skins receptors, providing efficient penetration of product and improved skin enhancement. Growth factors have many attributes in Stem Cell technology, including wound healing capabilities and cellular regrowth. Growth Factors also provide nutritional support for Stem Cells in cell communication. This process helps with cell turnover rate and dermal restoration, which gives the skin tissue more cushion and firmness.

    This fantastic new serum is almost a “magic potion” for anti aging. The years of devel-opment work behind the product and the enhanced capabilities, make it a highly competi-tive product in today's world of advanced skincare formulations.

    For advice on this great product, your skin condition concerns and more, contact an Expert Service Esthetician at Skin Trends. We love to help!

  • Product of the Week: iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™

    YouthEyeComplexIt's summer time. While you are having fun at the beach and reapplying your sunscreen as directed (just nod like you agree), you can't help but to squint as soon as those sunglasses come off. And when not squinting you are smiling, laughing, and having a great time. You are also unwittingly helping the degradation of collagen and elastin in your skin. The first part of the face to show this lack of collagen? Your eyes. Thankfully here at Skin Trends we have all of your anti-aging needs covered!

    iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ works wonders on the delicate skin around the eyes with a rich eye cream that helps to improve the skin's natural barrier function. Cell-communicating ingredients allow iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ to direct your skin's cells to start behaving in a more healthy, youthful way, while a host of antioxidants prevent any further oxidative stress to the skin. iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ contains potent peptides which  plump and smooth fine lines and wrinkles, while dark circles and puffiness vanish.

    Already an industry leader in anti-aging products, iS Clinical® literally states its purpose in the name. The 'iS' stands for 'Innovative Skincare,' and iS Clinical® certainly lives up to such a bold title. With a high-tech formula and proven anti-aging results, iS Clinical® Youth Eye Complex™ is your key to rejuvenated eyes and a more youthful appearance.

     

     

  • Oncology Skincare: How to Care for Skin Before, During, and After Chemotherapy and Radiation

    ChemoSkincareOncology Skincare is a rapidly growing specialty field for skincare practitioners, as the treatment of cancer and the cancer itself pose a number of unique skincare issues. Additionally, cancer is also a very emotional experience, so the focus is on both addressing the skin concerns of the client and making the client feel pampered and relaxed.

    While undergoing chemotherapy and radiation (and even afterward), the skin is extremely dry and dehydrated due the barrier function being impaired by the treatment. Cleansers with harsh surfactants or exfoliating scrubs are not an option, so a gentle cleanser must be used. During this time, the skin may be much more reactive than usual, becoming easily inflamed and irritated. Treatment products with AHAs, BHAs, retinols, and other aggressive ingredients are strictly off limits, so a soothing anti-inflammatory serum is a perfect replacement. Red, peeling rashes may appear, and skin may become extremely fragile and develop sensitivities to products that used to be part of the client's skincare regime. A rich, gentle moisturizer or balm is necessary for healing and protecting the skin. The skin is also highly prone to sunburn, so a gentle moisturizer with a pure physical sunscreen and high SPF rating is crucial.

    Remember, the idea with Oncology Skincare is to heal the skin, not treat the cancer. Here are a few basic skincare routines that are suggested for clients battling cancer:

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    Osmosis Skincare Cleanse - The gentle botanical surfactants in Cleanse will help remove impurities without irritating the skin.

    Osmosis Skincare Immerse - Add a few drops of Immerse to any moisturizer to help heal injured skin and improve barrier function.

    Osmosis Skincare Quench - Jojoba oil, organic shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and squalane found in Quench will help to protect, soothe, and moisturize compromised skin.

    Osmosis Skincare Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 - Shea butter and a host of botanical extracts combined with pure physical sun protection of Shade Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 30 keep the skin moisturized and protected during the daytime.

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    IMAGE Skincare ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser - Packed with soothing botanicals, ORMEDIC® Balancing Facial Cleanser provides a thorough cleanse with gentle anti-inflammatory ingredients.

    IMAGE Skincare ILUMA™ Intense Lightening Serum - Despite its rather active name, ILUMA™ Intense Lightening Serum is actually a very calming anti-inflammatory serum perfect for soothing and healing compromised skin.

    IMAGE Skincare VITAL C™ Hydrating Intense Moisturizer - The rich moisture of shea butter, hyaluronic acid, and olive oil make the VITAL C™ Hydrating Intense Moisturizer perfect for healing and hydrating irritated, inflamed skin.

    IMAGE Skincare PREVENTION+™ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30 - The pure physical protection and soothing botanicals in PREVENTION+™ Daily Hydrating Moisturizer SPF 30 make this a perfect daytime moisturizer for cancer patients.

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    Rhonda Allison Skincare Gentle Milk Plus With Probiotics - With plenty of soothing, moisturizing ingredients, Gentle Milk Plus With Probiotics works to gently remove impurities while helping to keep the skin moisturized and supple.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Omega #6 EFA - Essential Fatty Acids absorb beautifully into the skin to rebuild + heal from inside, making Omega #6 EFA a cancer patient's new best friend.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Ultra Hydration Cream - Ultra Hydration Cream is a soothing, rich moisturizer will help to seal and prevent dehydration in the skin.

    Rhonda Allison Skincare Daytime Defense SPF 30 - With soothing botanicals, rich hydrators, and sun protection in the form of zinc (which also helps to heal the skin), Daytime Defense SPF 30 is the best bet for daytime protection.

    Note: This information is provided for informational purposes only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, examination, or treatment. Do not ignore professional medical advice or delay in seeking treatment because of anyone or anything on this website. Always seek the advice of your qualified healthcare provider with any question you may have regarding a medical condition.

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  • Youngblood Natural Mineral Make Up

     

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    When it comes to skin care, an improved appearance is not simply the result of applying professional grade cleansers, serums and sunscreens . Quality, high end cosmetics that utilize nature's ability to enhance beauty are a must, as well. Cosmetics are to be utilized in enhancing beauty, in addition to their part in promoting excellent skin health. Many lower priced makeup products are comedogenic. Comedogenic (pore clogging) make up can plug up pores, cause acne and even irritate the skin. High quality, mineral make up utilizes specific ingredients that do not suffocate the skin. Some fine mineral makeup ingredients even encourage healing. That's where innovative mineral makeup from YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetics come into play.

    Youngblood Mineral Make Up started with the development of products that perfect the complexion with natural ingredients. People with severe skin conditions and traumatized skin issues, normally cannot tolerate topical make up application. Pauline Youngblood, founder, president and medical aesthetician, specifically developed her mineral cosmetic line to help clients who suffer from life changing skin conditions, but she still wanted her products to enhance a users natural beauty. Her formulations were created with knowledgeable chemists that had a focus on creating a cosmetic line that could be applied to sensitive, even raw/inflamed skin, without causing irritation. Develop quality, colorful, non irritating products, using natural ingredients was Pauline’s mission from the start. Years later, the complete YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetic line is available in an array of realistic tones to match the skin and shades that encourage an irritation free, flawless, natural look.

    Today, quality is still the hallmark of YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetics. The company develops and distributes a wide variety of color palettes, made for all skin tones. The line doesn't just offer users a great variety of natural hues and tones, they even have many unique textures to choose from. Foundation are available in powder, cream or cream to powder formulations. Eyeshadow is available in crushed mineral form, or pressed mineral form, in a variety of gorgeous colors. Blush is available in cream, pressed and crushed minerals. Crushed mineral blush may also be applied as eyeshadow. The complete line of YOUNGBLOOD Cosmetic products range from natural mineral bronzers and lip gloss to mascara and more.

    For the best skin shade match and/or make up tips and tricks, contact the Expert Service Estheticians at SkinTrends to get knowledgeable advice that can accommodate your specific needs. Make the call and your skin will glow!

  • Clarisonic Smart Profile™ - Available Now at SkinTrends.com!

     

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    ClarisonicSmartProfileThe new Clarisonic Smart Profile™, available now at SkinTrends.com, is the next generation of sonic facial and body cleansing. Unlike any other Clarisonic Device, the Clarisonic Smart Profile™ is compatible with EVERY Clarisonic Brush Head and Attachment - Body Brush, Luxe Brush, even the Pedi Attachments! The other big change? With 4 different speeds, you can override the pre-set cleansing programs for a Clarisonic that does not pause and beep. That's right, the most powerful Clarisonic brush ever has a continuous cleansing mode!

    Clarisonic Smart Profile™ isn't the only smarty pants - Smart Brush Heads communicate with the Clarisonic Smart Profile™, sending specific protocol programmed into the brush head directly to the Clarisonic Smart Profile™. Press the Smart Mode button, and voila! A customized cleanse at your fingertips, engineered to address your skin's individual needs.

    Need to ramp up your Clarisonic Smart Profile™ cleansing? Press and hold down the Turbo button to accelerate cleansing for as long as you need. Turbo can be used with any speed selected at any point during a specific protocol.

    Still not convinced? The staff at SkinTrends.com were literally scrambling to get their hands on the Clarisonic Smart Profile™ as soon as our stock arrived. The entire staff, all of different ages, skin types, skin needs, sensitivities, and preferred skincare brands all wanting the Clarisonic Smart Profile™ for their own daily skincare regime. We love it that much.

     

  • Giving Dad the Gift of Pampering this Father's Day!

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    Father's Day is RIGHT around the corner, and what better way to show someone special that you care than by giving the gift of pampering? Below is a breakdown of the AMAZING Men's Products you can purchase for your Dad right here at SkinTrends.com!

     

     

    Yon-Ka® For Men

    To say that the girls at Skin Trends are big fans of all things Yon-Ka® Skincare is a complete understatement, and Yon-Ka® For Men is no exception. Yon-Ka® For Men is a well formulated line, keeping the high standards of quality that have made Yon-Ka® Skincare a top selling brand. A comprehensive line with every skin need in mind, Yon-Ka® For Men is a sure bet for gift giving this Father's Day.

    Yon-Ka® For Men Age-Defense Moisturizer

    Yon-Ka® For Men Barber Shave Cream

    Yon-Ka® For Men Gel Mousse Cleanser

    Yon-Ka® For Men Gel Yeux Under Eye Gel

    Yon-Ka® For Men Lotion YK After-Shave

    Yon-Ka® For Men Nutri-Crème Moisturizer

    Yon-Ka® For Men Scrub Mousse

     

    PHYTOMER HOMME

    PHYTOMER offers some of the most advanced formulations using only the finest marine botanicals, antioxidants, and perfecting essential oils. Always one step ahead of the trend, PHYTOMER HOMME collection of products covers everything from eye creams to aftershave. PHYTOMER HOMME is the perfect Father's Day gift for Dad, pampering him with pure luxury.

    PHYTOMER HOMME AGE OPTIONAL Youth Cream Face and Eyes

    PHYTOMER HOMME FACIAL CONTROL Hydra-Matifying Cream

    PHYTOMER HOMME GLOBAL PUR Detoxifying Cleansing Gel

    PHYTOMER HOMME GLOBAL PUR Exfoliating Oxygenating Face Care Cleanser

    PHYTOMER HOMME RASAGE PERFECT Alcohol-Free Soothing Aftershave

    PHYTOMER HOMME RASAGE PERFECT Shaving Mask

     

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare has long been an industry leader, known for highly effective products that deliver results. This same results-driven concept carries over into GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men, a simple to use line that delivers dramatic results without a complicated regime. GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men is perfect for Dads of all ages, making this line a fool-proof gift this Father's Day!

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men Essential Face Cleanser

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men Essential Face Scrub

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men Essential Shave Cream

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men Oil Free Protective Moisturizer SPF 15

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare For Men Post Shave Anti Aging Recovery Balm

     

    RA For Men

    Recognizing the more specific needs of a man's skin, Rhonda Allison decided that her best-selling Rhonda Allison Skincare line wasn't enough and created the RA For Men line. The line is extremely thorough - a variety of cleansers, toners, exfoliants, masks, and serums are available - so RA For Men is kind enough to simplify Father's Day shopping with gift sets! RA For Men Method Kits are complete systems designed to perfect and pamper Dad's skin.

    RA For Men 1-2-3 Method Rezone Kit

    RA For Men 1-2-3 Method Stone Power Kit

    RA For Men Shave Kit with Shave Bowl and Badger Brush

    RA For Men Shave Method Kit

    RA For Men Simple Method Kit

    RA For Men Teen System Kit

    RA For Men Total Cleanse Method Kit

    RA For Men Ultimate Method Kit

  • Drinkable Sunscreen, Bug Bite Beverages, and Safe Energy Shots - A Toast to Your Best Skin Ever!

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    So the buzz this week has been about Osmosis Skincare's Harmonized H2O UV Neutralizer. A sunscreen that you drink, Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer and Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water UV Neutralizer + Tan Enhancing work by using vibrational frequencies to prevent and neutralize the damaging inflammation caused by the sun's harmful rays. The concept is ground breaking - take 2ml of a flavorless liquid supplement 1 hour before sun exposure, and then 2ml every 3 hours afterward while still in the sun for SPF 30 protection.

    While it should be noted that these claims have not been evaluated by the FDA, the team at Skin Trends is already a big fan of Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Waters. Whether enhancing sun protection, getting an added boost of energy, or protecting from mosquitoes, Osmosis Skincare offers a Harmonized Water for every need. While Skin Trends carries the complete line of Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Waters, these are our personal favorites:

    Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water Mosquito Allison says: Contrary to popular belief, the Mosquito is the official state bird of Florida (my apologies to any fans of the Northern Mockingbird). These nasty bugs are everywhere, and with the painful Chikungunya virus working its way through the Americas, extra protection against mosquito bites is essential. Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water Mosquito will keep me protected from mosquitoes all year long without resorting to irritating insect repellent sprays.

    Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water Relax Beatrice says: I have always struggled with sleep issues, and Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water Relax is a natural way to help me sleep. It's a safe, effective treatment for my insomnia, and I have no negative side effects in the morning like other sleep aids would give (grogginess, headache, nausea). This product has been a life-changer, and I cannot recommend this enough.

    Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water Natural Defense  Alexis says: I have long suffered with severe plaque psoriasis, and Osmosis Skincare Harmonized Water Natural Defense helps to keep my psoriasis plaques to a minimum while reducing the painful itching that accompanies them. I am a firm believer in natural and holistic health solutions, and this product gives me the results I need in line with my personal philosophy.

  • Mad Scientist + Mother Nature = Plant Stem Cell Skin Rejuvenation

    Crazy chemistStem Cells. The first thing that typically comes to mind is the controversy surrounding the use of Human Stem Cells. Rapidly gaining popularity are Plant Stem Cells, a similar concept derived solely from botanicals that provides amazing results without the controversy. The stem cells of apples, gardenias, daisies, sea fennel, and bean sprouts now hold a place in serious, high-tech skincare offering a host of benefits.

    Apple Stem Cell - Reduces fine lines and wrinkles while increasing the lifespan of skin cells.

    Daisy Stem Cell - Lightens and prevents hyperpigmentation and sun spots.

    Gardenia Stem Cell - Contours and improves firmness of skin, boosts moisture retention.

    Edelweiss Stem Cell - Protects skin from UV rays while reducing fine lines and wrinkles.

    Lilac Stem Cell - Slows the formation of new fine lines and wrinkles while softening existing wrinkles.

    Sea Fennel Stem Cell - Brightens and evens the skin tone while increasing skin cell turnover.

    By extracting stem cells from a plant and then recreating these same cells in a laboratory setting, the process yields a product with 1,000 times+ the potency of the same botanical found in nature. The finished ingredient delivers the highest dose of active ingredients deep within the skin, creating a perfect marriage of Mother Nature to a Mad Scientist. Here are a few of the many Plant Stem Cell productsavailable at SkinTrends.com :

    IMAGE Skincare The MAX™ Stem Cell Eye Crème IMAGE Skincare's entire The MAX™ Stem Cell line revolves around Plant Stem Cells, but The MAX™ Stem Cell Eye Crème stands out for a high concentration of edelweiss, apple, and grape stem cells all wrapped up in a silky, lightweight eye crème.

    PCA Skin® C-Quench® Antioxidant Serum Packed with Vitamin C, Hyaluronic Acid, and Essential Oils, the lightweight PCA Skin® C-Quench® Antioxidant Serum incorporates Lilac Stem Cell to prevent new fine lines and wrinkles while reducing and filling out existing fine lines and wrinkles.

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare Cell Science® Stem Cell Power Serum GlyMed® Plus Skincare's Cell Science® line boasts a pretty impressive array of anti-aging products, but the Cell Science® Stem Cell Power Serum is a cut above the rest with Apple Stem Cell for powerful wrinkle reduction, peptides to firm the skin, and Vitamin C for antioxidant protection.

  • Cellulite Problems? We’ve got the solution….

    iStock_000016764494SmallCellulite…. The word itself does not sound pretty. Making matters worse, cellulite is an all-too-common problem for millions of women. With bikini season fast approaching, women everywhere are suddenly paying more attention to those extra-juicy areas on their bodies.

    Cellulite and its treatment have been heavily studied, resulting in more scientifically advanced formulas to reduce the appearance of cellulite. Caffeine is a common ingredient in cellulite products, as it boosts circulation, drains excess water, has been clinically proven to reduce the circumference of areas of the body with cellulite, and gives immediate (albeit temporary) results in the form of smooth skin. A variety of species of seaweed are frequently used to boost the production of collagen and elastin in cellulite-affected areas of the body (causing gradual firming), while increasing blood flow to these same areas, which are typically deprived of oxygen and nutrients.

    A number of skincare lines have (thankfully) acknowledged this issue and come up with a number of products to help reduce the appearance of cellulite. Here are a few of my favorite products to pair together that smooth, tone, and firm the tummy, tush, and thighs, while controlling that extra jiggle in your wiggle.

    Phytomer Acti-Gene Contour Cellulite Reducing Bi-Gel  + Phytomer Glycolight Night Contouring Bi-Gel

    Phytomer offers a wide variety of cellulite products, all of which are formulated beautifully. These two products in particular are perfectly paired, allowing for a simplified cellulite regime. A heavy concentration of the finest extracts of marine algae and seaweed, combined with caffeine and essential oils deliver amazing results in a relatively short amount of time (I saw results in less than 2 weeks).

    Yon-Ka® Body Specifics Galbol 190 Firming ConcentrateYon-Ka® Body Specifics Crème 155 

    Yon-Ka® has created some amazing products for treating cellulite, and these two partner perfectly to firm and tone the silhouette. Galbol 190 Firming Concentrate is a lightweight serum packed with slimming essential oils, while Crème 155 adds an extra boost of firming and toning, while forcing the Galbol 190 Firming Concentrate deeper into the skin. You won't know if this is a cellulite treatment or luxurious heaven for your body!

    Wilma Schumann® Body Contouring Serum + Wilma Schumann® Neck & Bust Intensiv™ Firming Crème

    Wilma Schumann® offers two incredible products for firming and contouring that can be used separately but deliver amazing results when paired together. The Body Contouring Serum offers a major dose firming essential oils and botanical extracts paired with potent caffeine for immediate results. The AHAs, peptides, and bevy of botanical extracts in the Neck & Bust Intensiv™ Firming Crème push the Body Contouring Serum down into the skin, while giving the most high-tech, noticeable results imaginable.

  • Springtime Renewal : Deep Pore Cleansing

    Young healthy girlSo while floor boards are being scrubbed, bath tubs bleached, and closets organized, why not add pores to the list of things that could use a thorough cleansing?

     

    Retention Hyperkeratosis is a hereditary condition in which dead skin cells fail to shed from the skin. This condition, which is one of many causes of acne, effects both the surface of the skin and the follicles or pores. The dead cells begin to cluster together in the follicle, where they are mixed with oil produced in that follicle. Now an entirely different beast, this mixture sits as clump deep in the follicle, forming a comedone (either a blackhead or whitehead).

    While a more straightforward acne blemish can be topically spot treated and prevented effectively, comedones require more work. While a series of treatments with a skilled esthetician can keep this problem at bay, one series is a temporary solution for a lifelong affliction. At-home, deep pore cleansing is the long term solution. Here are a few ideas for Spring Cleaning those clogged, impacted pores:

     

    GlyMed® Plus Skincare - Age Management OXYGEN Deep Pore Cleanser

    This cleanser has it all. Both a cleanser a mask, the OXYGEN Deep Pore Cleanser is going to gently exfoliate, decongest the pores, and kill acne causing bacteria. After gently cleansing the skin, apply a liberal amount of OXYGEN Deep Pore Cleanser to the entire face, but do not massage the product in. Just leave it on the skin, and the cleanser will start to bubble, forcing oxygen that kills acne causing bacteria. After 5-7 minutes, rinse the cleanser off in the shower or remove with a warm facial cloth.

     

    Osmosis Skincare Deep Clean + Polish

    Deep Clean is an amazing everyday cleanser for oily and acne prone skin, while Polish is great for all skin types in need of gentle exfoliation. When these two are combined, the result is a powerful pore cleanser for fresh, glowing skin. Start by mixing 1-2 pumps of Deep Clean and 1-2 pumps of Polish. Add to entire face and massage for 5-7 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

     

    IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque + Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque

    The IMAGE Skincare Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque is a creamy exfoliating mask, while the Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque contains a 17% blend of glycolic, lactic, and salicylic acid, as well spherical scrubbing beads. Combined, these two masques create the ultimate pore cleansing and exfoliation. Mix a small amount of Vital C Hydrating Enzyme Masque with a small amount of Ageless Total Resurfacing Masque. Apply to cleansed skin and massage for 5 minutes. Leave mixture on for up to 20 minutes before rinsing with cool water.

     

    iS Clinical® Cleansing Complex + Exfoliating Enzyme Treatment

    While both of these products are amazing on their own, combining Cleansing Complex with Exfoliating Enzyme Treatment  is a perfect way to decongest clogged pores, regulate oil production, and leave the skin exfoliated and glowing. Start by using a gentle cleanser to remove makeup and any extra debris, then combine a small amount of Cleansing Complex with a small amount of Exfoliating Enzyme Treatment and massage for 3-5 minutes. Rinse with cool water and pat dry.

    By:Allison Altemose, B.S., LME

     

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