The Paris-based skincare aficionado and founder of organic skincare line Absolution lets us in on her secrets to staying gorgeous
Three times a week, I slip in my trainers and go for a 30-minute run around Montmartre… quite tough with all the stairways but very good cardio… and good for the bottom! On the other days, I stay in bed as long as possible! Then, I take an invigorating shower with the Mama Skin All-in-One cream shampoo I created for the Mama Shelter Hotels. It’s organic, of course, mild on skin and hair and doesn’t harm the planet. I finish with a splash of extremely cold water—this wakes me up and tightens everything (pores are everywhere)!
My beauty regiment continues with skincare and what I use really depends on my skin condition and weather… it could be a mix of La Crème du Jour (day cream) and one of La Solution + (I usually love the Energie version) or if my skin needs more comfort, I swap the La Creme du Jour for La Creme Riche. Never forget to pamper the eyes with Le Soin Regard, which gives an immediate glow! Then, a touch of bareMinerals foundation, eyeshadows from Une, eyeliner, mascara and one of my favourites—Ilia lipsticks.
Overnight skin ritual:
I always (always!) cleanse my skin with L’Eau Soir et Matin. Even if I am feeling very lazy, it’s so quick and so pleasant that you need to do it before bed. Sometimes I add few drops of La Solution + Anti-Age (time flies, you know), three drops of Addiction Oil (my face oil that contains 27 organic oils and flower extracts). You can trust it to nourish, smooth and balance your skin—I just can’t get enough of the scent! Or I apply my La Crème du Soir to replenish my skin.
Who cuts/colors your hair:
Nelly! She golden hands! I cheated on her a few times with some very famous hairstylists… but they never did as good!
Almost nothing… I have come to like my hair texture. What I do is apply 15 drops of Addiction Oil (good for the face, body and hair!) or one of the Yarok hair oils. I brush it through my strands and leave it all night long. If in a rush, I apply oil to my hair at least 15min as a treatment before washing with an organic shampoo—my Mama Skin one or a Jones Master one. I don’t blow-dry my hair; rather, I let it air dry, just using my fingers to curl the strands.
Favorite eye look:
I like a subtle smoky eye look in grey, brown or deep blue. Otherwise, I just swipe my eyelid with a beige nude shade and apply a single line of dark pencil with mascara.
I love lipsticks… and I ‘ve got plenty of them. My favourite one those days is “Wild Child” from Ilia.
These depend on the season: For winter, I’m addicted to Bandit from Roger Piguet and Eau Lente from Diptyque; for summer, Sublime Balkiss from A Different Company and L’Ombre dans l’Eau from Diptyque. The best summer scent is that of the sea water on warm skin.
Secret to staying young and beautiful:
Love, projects, children, books and seeing the beauty in everything.
Check out more of Isabelle’s eco-conscious and organic skincare range, Absolution.
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