Simple Sophistication – liner and lip

For this Couleur Caramel video, we kept our model’s (20) look simple, chic and elegant with fresh skin, black liner and a matte red lip. This is one of our favourite looks at Colour Caramel because it’s classic and really shows off the professional quality of pigments and hold in our natural, organic products. We are just utterly in love (& envy!) with this young model’s skin and to overdo a makeup look to distract from it would be a sin!! At every age, skin should enhanced not masked and that is always our aim when it comes to complexion makeup. Even with redness / blemishes, the goal should be to counteract, the word coverage sounds like we should have to hide! Compliment your skin and show it off we say!! See the video here on our Youtube Channel: https://youtu.be/YBiEiWxgMcs

What we used:

Makeup Base – White Base Primer / Moisturiser applied with Foundation Brush n°04. This primer is so much more than just creating a perfect makeup base: it hydrates the skin, nourishes, protects and gives an unbeatable radiance with natural mineral components. Cornflower oil soothes, Shea butter and almond protect, while Kalahari melon oil. Suitable for most skin types (not very oily).

Foundation – Hydra Jeunesse n°23 & n°24 (mixed to match some remnant tan on the neck) applied with Foundation Brush n°04. Our newest and most fabulous addition to our family of foundations, Hydra Jeunesse is a youth inducing, radiance injecting bath of hydration in the form of a foundation. It suits all, from teens to 100+ and gives the skin the most glowing finish. Inca Inchi oil with Hyaluronic acid and brown algae: full of powerful vitamins and antioxidants.

Powder – Silk Powder was created specifically for television and stage to remove excess shine and to set / hold foundations. Rice starch and mica absorb any excess shine or oil leaving a beautiful matte finish which literally feels like silk. The best product for photography at such events where shine is a no no. Bridal powder anyone?! Applied here with Powder Brush n°01.

Bronzer – Terre Caramel n°25 applied with Kabuki Brush n°02 and Retractable Brush n°03 on cheeks and brow bone. Used around the face and neck to frame. Jojoba wax and shea butter treat and soften and the colour the bronzers give can be deepened depending on skin colour.

 

Blusher –n°53 Light Pink applied with Retractable Brush n°03. Applied to the apples of her cheeks and up and out over the cheek bone. This blush has a mix of pink and peach tones with a hint of iridescence to enliven again after the matte powder finish.

Eyebrows – Eyebrow Kit n°28 Blonde applied with Brush n°10. Strictly powders for this look to emphasise shape with a softness. Brows frame the face yes, but should not look like they have been applied with a permanent marker. Follow the natural contour of the brow line and muscles, keep it light, and build… you can’t go wrong!

Eye Shadow – Essential Eye Palette n°02: n°011 Rosy Beige over entire lid with Brush n°06 to softly disperse the colour. Contrasts nicely with matt Bronzer n°25 used on the brow bone.

Liquid Liner – n°07 Black. For that feline flick. A thickened line was built with a subtle flick at the outer corner. Some eyelids can allow a more obvious flick, but depending on the natural contours of the eyelid and socket, it is not always achievable to create such an elongated wing. Work with your eye shape and practice makes perfect! Remember, everyone should have a black liquid eyeliner to simply line the root of the upper lashes. Easy for all ages and eye types, it automatically thickens the lash line and lifts the eyelid for a wider eye. Try it!

Mascara – n°71 Black Volumising. To thicken and lengthen the lashes and complete the eye look.

Lipstick – Pencil n°07 Red and Lipstick n°122 Red Currant (a matte red, 3rd in line below) applied with Pro Lip Brush n°14. Always use a lip liner to avoid colours running, create shape and to give long lasting hold to your lip colours. Matte for long lasting colour and hold. Use lip balm before application to soften the lips as matte lipsticks are not as nourishing and softening as creamier / glossy ones.

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Summer Fun – young, fresh and colourful!

For this Couleur Caramel video, we wanted to keep the look fun and colourful for summer time! At 16, our model will have her summer to herself and long days and evenings with her friends. This look could easily be transitioned for music festivals / concerts with liquid liner, lashes and the obvious compulsory glitter! But we kept the look simpler to just focus on youthful beauty and radiance, splashed with vibrancy for eyes and lips. Strong contouring is out, thank heavens for that, so it is finally acceptable again by the masses to embrace the true beauty of your natural skin, which at Couleur Caramel, we are all about. Fresh skin, light bronzing, groomed brows and lashes and all shades of pink in between! Follow the link for our YouTube Video https://youtu.be/Ua5VbK3x-gU

What we used: (Products available from http://couleurcaramel.ie/ )

Makeup Base – White Base Primer / Moisturiser applied with Foundation Brush n°04. This primer is so much more than just creating a perfect makeup base: it hydrates the skin, nourishes, protects and gives an unbeatable radiance with natural mineral components. Cornflower oil soothes, shea butter and almond protect, while Kalahari melon oil. Suitable for most skin types (not very oily).

Foundation – Hydra Jeunesse n°24 applied with Foundation Brush n°04. Our newest and most fabulous addition to our family of foundations, Hydra Jeunesse is a youth inducing, radiance injecting bath of hydration in the form of a foundation. It suits all, from teens to 100+ and gives the skin the most glowing finish. Inca Inchi oil with Hyaluronic acid and brown algae: full of powerful vitamins and antioxidants.

Concealer – Cream n°07 applied with Concealer Brush n°09. Apricot wax, oil and jojoba create this high coverage and yet oh so soft concealer. Counteracts blemishes in the skin tone to unify and balance the complexion to perfection. Used mainly around the eyes and nose for our model.

Glow – Perfect Complexion Concealer n°31 applied with Concealer Brush n°09. Bringing a touch of light to the complexion under the eyes and along the cheek bone. Argan oil adds nourishment and ease of application.

Compact Powder n°02 applied with Powder Brush n°01, or to press on more for coverage, Retractable Brush n°03 – to set and give an extra coverage in areas where needed. Grapeseed oil hydrates and apricot powder adds to the soft finish.

Bronzer – Terre Caramel n°28 applied with Kabuki Brush n°02. Used around the face and neck to frame and blend in with the model’s self-tan! Jojoba wax and shea butter treat and soften and the colour the bronzers give can be deepened depending on skin colour.

Blusher – mix n°52 Fresh Pink and n°57 Old Rose applied with Retractable Brush n°03. We mixed these blushers to give a deeper shade of red with Old Rose but to add freshness with the lighter pink. Applied to the apples of her cheeks and up and out over the cheek bone. Compliments the palette of colours chosen for the eyes.

Eyebrows – Eyebrow Kit n°28 Blonde applied with Brush n°10. Strictly powders for this look to emphasise shape with a softness. Brows frame the face yes, but should not look like they have been applied with a permanent marker. Follow the natural contour of the brow line and muscles, keep it light, and build… you can’t go wrong!

Eye Shadow – Essential Eye Palette n°02: n°104 Bora Bora over entire lid with Foam Tip n°05, n°100 Fatale in the socket blended with Orbit Brush n°11, n°036 Mauve on the brow bone applied with Pro Brush n°07 and blended with Domed Brush n°12.

Eye Pencil – n°02 Black. To line the upper lashes and water lines. Adds a little intensity and depth to the burst of colours used for shadows.

Mascara – n°71 Black Volumising. To thicken and lengthen the lashes and complete the eye look.

Lipstick – n°106 Pencil, n°240 Lipstick, n°813 Lip Gloss applied with Pro Lip Brush n°14. Always use a lip liner to avoid colours running, create shape and to give long lasting hold to your lip colours. Lip stick and gloss for lots of lovely texture!

 

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Spring Scents

April is a beautiful month as nature is renewing itself: young, bright green leaves start to appear; cherry blossoms make a statement with delicate white and pink flowers. As nature wakes up from the winter, Acorelle perfume’s specific line “Energising” adds to this fresh feeling. Discover the Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Roll On Parfum of Tea Garden, Pure Patchouli and Land of Cedar. http://vclaire.ie/acorelle-eau-de-parfum-extraits-demotions/

  • Tea Garden (Jardin des Thés)

OLFACTORY:
Lemon: Intellectual stimulant
Cedar: Greater settled feeling and increased concentration
Patchouli: Increased alertness, awakened sensuality

The eaux de parfum are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.

INGREDIENTS:
ALCOHOL**, HAMAMELIS VIRGINIANA DISTILLATE*, PARFUM, CINNAMAL, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.
*ingredients from Organic Farming
**Made using organic ingredients
100% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
92% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

  • Pure Patchouli (Patchouli Essentiel)

OLFACTORY:
Labdanum: Nervous system regulation
Patchouli: Increased alertness, awakened sensuality
Clary sage: Womanly pains soothed
Pure Patchouli is a true patchouli powerful, yet warm.

The eaux de parfum are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.

INGREDIENTS:
ALCOHOL**, CENTAUREA CYANUS WATER*, PARFUM, BENZYL BENZOATE, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, COUMARIN, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.
*ingredients from Organic Farming
**Made using organic ingredients
100% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
90% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

  • Land of Cedar (Terre de Cèdre)

OLFACTORY:

Bergamot: More positivity and balance
Cedar: Settled feeling and increased concentration
Land of Cedar is a unisex frangrance, very modern, with peach and apricot notes for roundness, and ending with the power of cedar note.

The eaux de parfum are composed of wheat alcohol, organic essential oils with active properties, and floral waters 100% organic and adapted to each fragrance.

INGREDIENTS:
ALCOHOL**, PARFUM, CENTAUREA CYANUS WATER*, BENZYL BENZOATE, CINNAMAL, CINNAMYL ALCOHOL, CITRAL, CITRONELLOL, EUGENOL, GERANIOL, LIMONENE, LINALOOL.
*ingredients from Organic Farming
**Made using organic ingredients
100% of the total ingredients are of natural origin.
92% of the total ingredients are from organic farming.

Not tested on animals in accordance with the regulation (CE) N°1223/2009

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Partnering with the Marie Keating Foundation

Our company V.Claire has developed a complete natural ethos over the years. By meeting women through promotional days in beauty salons and health stores, we can connect and talk about the tribulations of life! Health and well being over the past few years has become a big concern. With this knowledge, it brought us to contact the Marie Keating Foundation because we think we can help to improve women’s well being by using certified 100% natural cosmetics. Natural cosmetics are more gentle, soothing and very efficient to bring nourishment as it doesn’t contain any controversial ingredients.

The Marie Keating Foundation is a very reputable, transparent association and we were delighted to collaborate in brining a positive outlook to every person going through treatment. Even in time of treatment, a bit of loving and tender care which can appear as a bouquet of flowers, or as we are concerned a nice hand cream or makeup, or a gentle natural scent can bring a smile, comfort and positivity.

http://www.mariekeating.ie/product-category/v-claire-cosmetics/

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COSMETICS WITH A CONSCIENCE

To follow up on our event in Dawson Street and our video, I would like to explain in very practical terms why our company VClaire Natural Cosmetics has chosen to distribute certified natural products.

WHY? Very simple: Because it makes sense.

We women are using a lot of cosmetics, from skincare to hair colour, nail varnish, body lotion, false tan, deodorant and so on… If I offer you a choice between two glasses of water, one being pure and the other with controversial ingredients, which one would you drink?

It is quiet simple: taking care of ourselves should be one of our biggest priorities. It is a responsibility we owe to ourselves and our loved ones. If you can help your body by using quality ingredients to benefit its functioning why wouldn’t you?

You know the expression “Your health is your wealth”.

We, the consumers, can decide and make our choice on which cosmetics to use by reading the list of ingredients of the products we are using. Making sense?:)

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NEW Fragrances to VClaire Salon & Distribution!

We are growing in confidence at VClaire with our healthy skin living:)

After having brought to Ireland Phyt’s, then Couleur Caramel, our last addition are perfumes from the South Ouest of France called ACORELLE!

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We are absolutely ecstactic to introduce you to beautiful scents with a difference. Acorelle concept is ethical, 100% natural ingredients and the scents are beautiful as they work on your senses! Everyone of you can find their personal scent. You can wear the Eau de Parfum, Eau de Toilette and Body Mist on your skin and nothing else like Marilyn Monroe used to do;)

Acorelle fragrancesacorelle4 are available from Saturday 10th December to our flagship in Dublin 6w.

If you want cosmetics with a conscience we are here to guide you to make the choice your skin needs.

 

 

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Welcome to the Party Season!

To get your party season started, you need the biggest ingredient in the mix which is PREPARATION!

Your preparation will set your skin and make-up to be sublime:D

When should i start to prep my skin before a party?

Depending on the state of your skin, i would say on average give 1 week to turn your skin around from tired and dull to smooth and radiant.

What should i do?

The more glowing your skin is going to be the more it will reflect on the make-up application.

The must do steps are:

1 Cleanse every night with a gentle cleansing milk-Lait Nettoyant or Lait Hydro Nettoyant(avoid soaps, wipes and foaming gels, too harsh!!)

2 Exfoliate once or twice during the week with a gentle exfoliator- Phyt’s Contact+(avoid too aggressive scrubs, they can irritate and make your skin red. A no, no  before an event.

3 How much love do you want to give to your skin? If you want the full monty apply a mask straight after the exfoliation to improve brightness(hydrating ingredients always a plus). Rince off your mask with lukewarm water and path dry.

4 Moisturise, treat and nourish your baby skin (including lips and eye contour)et voila!

On the day of your party, cleanse, moisturise face, neck, lips and eyes and apply your primer for your type of skin- Couleur Caramel Base de maquillage for dry skin or Base Lissante for mix to oily skin and the rest is hope to your own creativity.

I know i sound a bit conservative but remember less is best in make-up…and enjoy the party!

When you are young,  a healthy peachy skin should not be hidden under a tonne of make-up, let your free beauty shine through, and when you are getting older your skin glows much more with a subtle amount of make-up to highlight your feature.

If you suffer from breakout, a good cosmetic routine is important such as the above, if the cosmetics are not sufficient seek help and go to your GP, nutritionist or dermatologist. Only a person experiencing acne realise how important a healthy skin is.brochure models

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Change of season and your skin?!!

Did you notice how tight and sensitive your skin can feel during the winter months?

Once you start wearing your winter coat , its time to wear your winter moisturizer too!

The following are the seasonal factors responsible for damaging your skin;

  • Cold temperatures, wind, central heating, inadequate skincare and sudden change of temperature such as when you are going into a warm place and then step out into a freezing  cold weather.  Brrrrr…just to think about it!!

What to do??

Just adapt your moisturizer to the climate and your skin. Like a coat, wear a more creamy, heavier moisturizer which will protect and seal your skin against all this factors.

When to do?

From mid October to the end of April indulge your skin with nourishment, protection and hydration. Pass this date,  like your clothes your skincare can be lighter with the arrival of the good weather.

Which skincare?

Keep it simple but be very good in your choice. Its not about the packaging or the dream of a miracle…its about continuity in your skincare and quality ingredients which will make your skin balance and radiant.

Your skin is tight? Its mean it is dehydrated. It can affect oily or dry skin

Your skin feels rough and cracking? Bone dry is your answer

Your skin is red and flaky? It means it has passed the bone dry to become reactive and very unhappy!

The answer?

Dehydrated skin: Go for the Phyt’s Blue Aqua line. It contains vegetal hyaluronic acid, a molecule which contains 600 time its own weight in water.

Your skin is dehydrated and oily: Elixir qua, Fluide or Crème Aqua is suitable.

Your skin is dry and dehydrated: Crème Aqua, Crème Hydra Riche and the Elxir Aqua.

Bone dry skin: Go for the burgundy Phyt’s line. Plenty of oils to nourish and protect.

For the ultra sensitive skin: The gold line Phyt’s Phytssima crème and serum. Specific oils such as argan, shea butter, hemp oil all rich in vitamins and fatty acids and omega 3 & 6. Very soothing and calming for a happy skin:)

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A radiance skin? The mask is part of the secret!

20161114_164408Why should I use a mask?

Our skin needs a routine, the same as our teeth. We brush our teeth every day, so should we cleanse and care for our skin everyday. The use of a mask is part of a weekly routine to care and treat our skin to maximise its radiance.

Which mask should I use?

As you learn from me and others it all depends on the type of skin. The recommendation i will make is to be careful by using mask which can be too absorbent with green clay which can be very dehydrating or mask with acid which also can create more problems, such as redness, irritations and making your skin generally more sensitive. Extreme ingredients never achieve a good balance.

On the picture posted our model wear 2 different masks. Of course you don’t have to wear many masks. Try to find a versatile mask such as the Phyt’s Mask Revelateur, Mask Reviderm or the Aqua Mask.

My favourite is mask Revelateur because it contains Peppermint which re-oxygenate, Camphor, which is an  anti inflammatory so very calming for redness, Thyme, to heal and stimulate the micro circulation, White clay which gently absorbs and eliminate impurities and of course the Sunflower oil to keep my skin moisture. It really is like a receipe! You can see how all this plants are going to illuminate my skin.

When buying your mask check if the ingredients are suitable to what you are looking for to achieve. If you don’t know any of the ingredients just don’t buy it. And of course avoid as much as possible any ingredients with parabens, petroleum,  artificial perfumes or preservatives.

When should I use a mask?

Use a mask once a week in average. If your skin is particularly oily or very dry, use it twice to keep your skin balance. When you remove your mask use lukewarm water and be gentle with your movements.

Dry your skin and apply your night moisturizer.

Now everyone is ready for some loving and tender care toward their skin?!

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Xposé Balmain Look

Many have been asking what products were used to create the Couleur Caramel Balmain look on TV3’s Xposé… well wonder no more! The AW16 makeup look at Balmain was fresh and radiant skin (which should be the skin goals of everyday with makeup!); groomed brows, and subtly filled with browns to give more definition, but still not over powering; nude to peach on the eyelids with black mascara lightly applied for naturality. The lips were peach, however for our own look, we took added inspiration from Louis Vuitton and Versace by adding a bold blackcurrant lip… it is winter after all!

Here is what we used on our model Shauna:

White Makeup Base

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/make-up-base-no-01-white/

Almond and Karanja oils to nourish, hydrate and protect, adding antioxidant benefits to feed the cells vitality while brightening the complexion. Minerals give glow and the skin looks simply radiant. Primes the skin perfectly before the application of foundation.

 

Compact Foundation n°13 Orange Beige:

http://couleurcaramel.ie/371-2/

An all in one foundation that gives coverage, unifies the complexion, feels smooth and creamy, softens and feels weightless… it has it ALL! This was applied with Foundation Brush n°04 and patted with fingertips around the eyes and nose. Apricot wax, Jojoba and Shea butter nourish and protect and give healing, balancing and soothing properties to the skin. Bye bye redness and breakouts!

 

Silk Powder n°11:

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/silk-powder/

The best translucent powder for every skin tone: rice starch and silica simply remove excess shine from areas it is applied to: a must for brides! It disappears and does not alter the tone of your foundation one bit. Applied lightly with Brush n°1. A must for every handbag.

 

Blusher n°53 Light Pink

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/blush-powder-no-53-light-pink/

A pink and peach blush for the cheeks to give warmth to Shauna’s naturally tanned complexion. Applied with Brush n°3 for precision. Soya oils soften and apricot powder give lasting hold.

 

Bronzer n°23 Pearly Beige Brown

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/compact-bronzer-no-23-pearly-beige-brown/

To frame the face: ever so slightly applied to the top of the forehead, along the cheek bone and on neck. Applied with Brush n°2 Kabuki for a well dispersed and natural looking glow.

 

Pearl Touch n°05 Granite

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/pearl-touch-no-05-granite/

This was used for Shauna’s eyelids, but is also a highlighter for the cheeks, brow bone etc.

 

Eye Pencil n°16 White and Eye Shadow n°026 Matt White

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/eye-pencil-no-116-white/

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/eyeshadow-matt-n026/

Inspiration from Makeup artist Pat McGrath using a simple white V in the corners of the eyes under and above the lash line. Draws attention to the eyes, widens and brightens… and so simple for all to do! Angled Brush n°10.

 

And the LIPS:

Cherry Lipstick n°258, Lip Pencil n°31 Opaline

http://couleurcaramel.ie/product/matt-lipstick-no-258-cherry/

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To really give a burst of brilliance, a blackcurrant shade dramatized the overall look from simple to sultry. Nourishing oils and waxes such as carnauba, apricot and jojoba to give a creamy but matt finish… et voilà!

 

Catwalk to Christmas, your look is complete!

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What about Serums?

In cosmetics a serum is a concentrated product rich in active substances and its purpose is to penetrate into the deeper layers of the skin to repair and renew the skin texture.

Why should you use a serum?

A serum is the product to have if your skin feel tired, have a lack of radiance, feel tight and uncomfortable or is neglected.

When should I use a serum?

The best time to use a serum is at the change of season and especially now as the winter is on its way with cold temperatures and central heating.

Which serums to use?

If your skin is dry, dehydrated and sensitive an oil base serum will be the best choice. Oils such as Wheatgerm, Onagre, Hazelnut are very protective and nourishing. They will act as anti ageing by nourishing and creating a shield to conserve your water and oil within your skin. Phyt’s serum antirides is excellent for brightening the skin due to its composition of cypress and rosemary. Both plants stimulate the skin micro circulation to brighten the complexion and the oils are nourishing.

If your skin is mixt, oily or dehydrated a lighter serum will be beneficial. Elixir Aqua from Phyt’s is water base. Its texture is light and fluid and its penetration into the skin very fast. Most of oily skin are dehydrated. An aqueous serum brings back moisture & suppleness. Most of problematic skins use very astringent cleanser to get rid of the oil but most of the time the skin react badly with harsh products. The skin becomes tight and irritated and more blackheads and spots appear.

How do I use my serum?

In the evening you can use it on its own as your skin is going to be nice and comfy in bed. If your skin is particularly tired and emotional use the serum and a moisturiser on top to maximise the benefits.

In the morning always use a moisturiser on top of your serum. As your serum penetrate into the skin you will need the extra barrier of your moisturiser to protect your skin for the all day.

I hope my explanation make sense to you and if you have any query please contact me.

Kind regards

Virginie

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To Botox or not to Botox, that is the question?

 

One day you catch yourself in the car mirror, by far the worst offender, or in an unflattering photo and say. Oh good god, is that really me?!

 

Since turning 40, I constantly compare myself to women my age, never mind younger ones. Even though I tell myself not to. I can’t help but look at stars and models and say to myself. Is it genetics, is it botox, is it having loads of money and a team working 24/7 to look that good? My logical self says, probably yes to all of the above. But the insecure me says…oh but I am the same age and look me, look at my lines, why don’t I look like that?

 

This insecurity was heightened when invited to a wedding where for the first time I was one of the dreaded older aunties. You know the ones you kind of have to invite because your mum and dad told you. I thought:

  1. wow, I really am getting old
  2. wow, I look really tired and lined

 

With a week to go, and as I hadn’t saved up for the botox or surgery, I booked myself in for a PHYT’S facial at Virginie Vuillaume’s V Claire Salon in Dublin’s Kenilworth. Virginie has been a pioneer in using only 100% natural cosmetics in her salon for 20 years. Her ethos that ‘the beauty of being is being different’ is truly refreshing and so French.  As a self confessed beauty and anti aging junky, and after meeting the woman herself, I wanted to try a PHYT’S facial.

 

When I arrived at the salon I was greeted by Orinta who brought me through into the reception area and treatment rooms. It was like a little oasis in the hustle and bustle of Kenilworth’s busy street. She started with a cleanse and gommage which gently exfoliated my skin. Then followed the most amazing facial massage which was utter bliss. As my skin can flare up and be quite red at times she then applied a cooling mask to reduce the inflammation. The mask was left to set and I floated off to sleep. When she returned the mask was peeled off. To finish off she applied an anti inflammatory and anti-aging oil. It was such an amazing experience and I was utterly chilled. I was then given some great aftercare and product advice and some testers to try at home. Then I happily wandered back to my car.

 

When back in the car I looked in the dreaded mirror and there was a very pleasant surprise staring back at me. What I saw was a seriously refreshed, evenly toned, practically ‘expression line’ free face. I looked like me but a fresher brighter me.

 

So, to botox or not to botox? Will I look like a Hollywood star even if I do get it?

The reality is no, as I never did. I think we sometimes can get caught up in trying to look and be someone we are not. Ageing is a natural process, like it or not. Therefore, I’m sticking to getting a facial, using good quality natural products and everything else in moderation. Accepting those ‘laughter lines’ that show I’ve lived and laughed while embracing the age I am and being me! Off Cinders went to the wedding feeling great, energetic and happy in her own skin. By Niamh Moran Hanvey – Complete Health & Wellbeing   Aug 2016

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