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We?re bound to make the century mark, thanks to the buckets of olive oil we consume. Now we?re dousing ourselves with the magical fruit in the name of beauty.

Cos Bar--an Aspen-based chain of high-end beauty boutiques--just opened its first Midwest shop in Highland Park. After the closing of the North Shore?s Saks Fifth Avenue last year, Cos Bar is the new spot for finding brands such as La Prairie and Darphin.

It?s also the only place in Illinois where you can find our newest beauty obsession: a pistachio-green face cream.

Crème d?Olives is exactly what it sounds like: a rich skin-care formula that?s green in color thanks to two key ingredients, circulation-boosting olive leaf and pea extracts. It makes no wild claims about ?erasing fine lines? or ?plumping skin cells?; this is a straightforward moisturizer that?s so luscious you need only a dime-size dab to cover your face, eye area and neck. 

You also won?t smell like a perfume lab. Made in Barcelona, Crème d?Olives contains no added fragrances--it comes by its herby, slightly floral scent naturally. A jar of the super-hydrating cream costs $145, but we?re starting with the lightweight lotion version ($105) for summer.

Long olive our fresh complexions.

??Cos Bar, 662 Central Ave., Highland Park; 847-432-4249 or

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