We've spoken about L’Officine Universelle Buly before... the 215-year-old French brand that's undergone a magnificent renaissance in the hands of Ramdane Touhami (former co-owner of Cire Trudon) and Victoire de Taillac to become a 21st century favorite for those in the know. Their water-based ... Read More about Can this ancient Hawaiian beauty secret give you amazing skin?
Cleopatra, the legendary queen of the Nile, was famous for her luxurious milk baths. So was Rani Padmavati (née Padmini), the iconic royal beauty, all the way in India. And every top-end spa boasts of an extensive milk menu in the 21st century. Why? Milk is a terrific source of lactic acid, a ... Read More about Ever indulged in a milk based beauty treatment? (If not, you’re missing out!)
You will find thousands of old wives’ tales about the beauty benefits of almonds. I have, personally, grown up on almonds soaked overnight, then made into almond paste by rubbing them on the sides of a terracotta pot. This paste could be eaten, applied on the skin or mixed into milk for a nightcap. ... Read More about Beauty and the nut: The skincare and haircare benefits of almonds (DIY recipes included!)