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My Beauty Routine For The Tropics

The Beautiful Bottle

To feel beautiful. I love to spray this aerial subtle water of perfume. The Aqua Allegoria Flora Rosa by Guerlain is fresh as a flowery delicate haze. A cheerful elegant note of lightness that remind me the picture of a Japanese cherry tree. I recommend this scent if you are allergic to the now trend of the too sweet fragrances.

Daily Skin Care Regimen

The Cocoon Trio

Many plants and Ayurveda in the Aveda products for my dehydrated sensitive skin that overheats in the heat! On the picture: 1, my favorite, the Botanical Kinetics Toning Mist which moisturizes, refreshes, soothes and matifies my mixed skin (shining in humid warm climate), thanks to white oak, witch hazel and peppermint. Very pleasant to spray, I use it at any time (when I’m not in the sun). 

2, le sérum Tulasāra Firm Concentrate, dont le nom Tulasāra signifie «se déplacer vers l’équilibre» en sanskri, est composé à 97% de produits naturels (plantes ayurvédique). 3, j’utilise la Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Soft Creme, à la fois comme crème de jour et de nuit. Sa texture fine et onctueuse et très agréable à appliquer et hydrate bien ma peau.  2, the Tulasāra Firm Concentrate serum whose Tulasāra name means “moving towards balance” in Sanskri, is composed of 97% natural products (ayurvedic plants). 3, I use the Botanical Kinetics Intense Hydrating Soft Creme both as a day creme and a night creme. Its creamy fine texture is very pleasant to apply and moisturizes my skin well.

4, I like to have impeccable feet and the white varnish brings an improbable touch of chic.

Protection and Repair

After-Sun Skin Care Routine

I try to avoid our best frenemy (the sun), but I love swimming and moving on the beach too much … So I protect my skin (face and body) with my inseparable Anthélios XL indice 50+ by La Roche Posay (2). I’ve noticed over the years, the texture of sunscreens has significantly improved. Lighter and less tacky.

Evening routine = repair, with the Excellence Code by Yon-Ka (overall anti-aging composed of 92% natural products).  After cleansing, I put it on face and décolleté for an hour (or sometimes less). Then I remove the excess, before applying my serum and my cream.

For hydration of the body, I use the after-sun creme, Posthélios by La Roche Posay with Aloe Vera that I mix with a little organic olive oil (moisturizing and nourishing).

Lavage en douceur

The Softness Trio

I must be a Martian (lol). I find the salt of the ocean and the wind have a postive effect on my skin … Hence the need to clean my face with organic olive oil and my body with non-stripping mild products.

1, the discovery, my other favorite: the Thai Chamanard Glycerin Soap by Banyan Tree (1) with coconut oil, olive oil, vitamin E and Aloe Vera leaf. This soap is so sweet that I also use it to wash my face! 4. The very nice toiletry kits offered by the Banyan Tree.

2. Other very soft body product: Huile de douche Hydratante & Tonifiante by Bio Beauté by Nuxe (99.3% natural ingredients) with the invigorating scent of the Cedrat of Corsica! A pleasure to apply for a silky soft skin. 3. I remain faithful to the Vichy products especially in summer, although I am not a big fan of the texture and scent of the Douche Spa Gel-Huile (gel-oil shower).

Girly

Blue, White and Glitters

Kiko nail polish: a white one for the feet (4), blue ones for the hands (2) with L’Oréal and Essie glitters offered by my mother to illuminate my manicure!

On the other hand the application of the white nail polish (on natural nails), it’s an Odyssey! Several thin layers to have a white white finish – drying hours, while trying to avoid a plaster effect!

Photos : © Mademoiselle Le K – Tous droits réservés.

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Body and Hair Routine: Oils Tested

I’ve Still Remained Faithful To Vegetable Oils This Spring!

I (organic) like vegetable oils: easy to use, effective and multi tasks on dry skin and very dry hair. My “must have” for almost a year is the organic olive oil I add to all my beauty products: moisturizing creams, nourishing balms and of course other oils.

Here are my latest favorites, two oils and a biphasic treatment that I currently use:

1. The Delicate Dry Oil Prodigieuse of  Nuxe

Very complete, this dry oil contains seven vegetable oils of natural origin (mineral oil free and silicone free): Tsubaki oil (Japanese camellia, antioxidant), sweet almond (softening), camellia (moisturizing) , bourrache (anti-wrinkle), nutty (soothing), macadamia (nourishing) and argan (restorative). I apply it essentially on the body and on hair as a finish touch, to give them shine and an irresistible perfume (with orange blossom, magnolia and vanilla). As always with Nuxe products, the texture and the scent are a real pleasure!

2. The Aurora Botanica Essence d’éclat Hair Oil Mist of Kérastase 

It is not an oil, but a two-phase care for the hair, based on Somoa islands coconut oil (travel a little!), Argan oil and Damascus rose water. Just like the Dry Oil Prodigieuse of Nuxe, the Aurora Botanica Essence d’éclat Hair Oil Mist includes 98% of ingredients of natural origin (silicone free, sulphate free and paraben free). I use this oil mist as a moisturizer on my curly hair, to soften and avoid breakage. Then I add a little shea butter (to seal the hydration) before styling.

3. The powerful organic Castor Oil of Physalis

Originally from Africa, this plant has soothing and moisturizing virtues on the skin and the hair. Castor oil is known to activate hair growth. I admit the very viscous texture may be unattractive, but the effects are great! I mix the Physalis castor oil  with organic olive oil and sometimes with also shea butter for the before / after shampoo that I leave all night before rinsing.

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