A break from Paris trip!
I don't know if you notice or even if it shows through pictures I'm not into make up (if I can avoid it), not because I don't wear any, I do but rarely and only if I'm going out at night at an event/party or a function. Usually I tend to wear make up that is very natural and only covers up dark circles or fixes up my pale tones. During summer I avoid it entirely as I get some light tan.
What I ABSOLUTELY adore and believe in is skin care, I think it is the foundation of beautiful skin and of course looking good everyday all day, and why not so you can be even without make up! After an age, not a fixed one, skin looks better when it is not covered up with tons of products, eyes look fresh and bright without heavy shadows and dark mascara, and lips look youthful with just a bit of lip balm. Try it for a week, and you will not regret it!
These are some of the latest products I got...
Caudalie is one of the first companies that stopped using parabens and other harmful ingredients, including paraffin that I personally find ridiculous that is still used, it is petroleum!
So my additions, first Vinoperfect Radiance Serum.
A anti dark spot creamy serum to brighten up my skin and fight my freckles! It is non-photosensitizing which means I can wear it during day time too!Divine Oil
, I think one of the best sellers, a dry oil for face, body and hair, it is truly divine! Buying this oil supports the Coeur de Fôret Association, that plants trees in the Amazon.
Finally the Merlot Friction Scrub,
a body product for exfoliation and firming.
And of course tons of little samples!
Moving on to my favorite Avène!
I keep stocking up the 50+ spf cream for sensitive skin, it is the best, and it has a tiny bit of color so one can use it as a light make up cream too, although it doesn't provide coverage or mar effect. I like it the way it is.
The cold cream lip balm
is absolute love, and of finally the triXera body cream is super hydrating for my very dry skin. I can't find all the links in the international sites but they are available at the pharmacist here.
Another French brand that I like is Bioderma
, surprisingly I discovered it through youtube!
I use religiously the Sensibio H2O
solution for removing make up, it removes even the most stuborn mascara and it never irritated my eyes or skin. Top of the line. I buy the 500 ml.
This summer I really found the Hydrabio Light cream
better than the riche I used last summer, light and super moisturizing, it is perfect for days that are hot and humid.
Last and not French but US made is La Mer
, that many people love and even more hate.
Yes it is American, yes it is "old school" and yes it is ridiculously expensive, but it works. So far I have not found a better day cream so I will stick to it for a while.
The weather is still quite warm here (around 30c) and humid so I didn't opt for the original cream as a replacement but got another bottle of the La Mer moisturizing lotion
, which is just as nice and more hygienic due to the pump (you don't have to stick your finger or an applicator in the cream)... The Cleansing gel
is wonderful and lasts for so long, I use it everyday and many times multiple times a day and for a while I used it as a shower gel! Lovely and deep cleansing perfect for removing oily residue from your face, the skin then is fresh and super toned.
That's it. No big secrets. I ocassionally use a korean or japanese face mask for fun, but other than that I don't have any crazy secrets. I mix and much products depending on my day and the weather. I don't have a special eye cream, but I'm looking for one, so far I use several samples that I get from different brands and I don't love any one particularly... If you have any good recomendations please let me know!!!