I have worshipped at the shrine – or rather, beauty counter – of Mathilde Thomas, ever since she founded Caudalie in 1995. Today, this French skincare brand has garnered a cult following and created a global spa empire, which has given the world a whole new beauty vocabulary, peppered with potent ... Read More about Beauty recipe: This crushed Cabarnet scrub is the ultimate smooth skin secret
Embryolisse and La Roche-Posay sit at every pharmacy around the corner. Avène and Bioderma are possibly even more easily available Stateside than in France. Le Petit Marseillais and Lierac are present at Walgreens. French beauty, in short, is under threat of becoming almost generic. Surely, ... Read More about Secret files: 11 cult French beauty products you haven’t heard about a zillion times already!
Speaking of French women and their beauty quotient, it doesn't get more intriguing than Marie Antoinette, who lived and died by her utter glam-ness. So, while visiting Versailles, it was simply impossible for me not to poke around the gleaming archives and uncover this 18th century royal's beauty ... Read More about Beauty tips from a French royal: The Marie Antoinette face mask (perfect skin, here I come!)
I love France. I love shopping. And I love beauty products. Put these together and you know any trip to Paris won't be complete without visiting all the outposts of French skincare in the city. Till now, this has translated into hours-long expeditions to the city's cult pharmacies because in Paris, ... Read More about 12 Beauty products French women swear by (no, you haven’t heard about these a zillion times already!)