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EDITOR’S LETTER

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hristmas is over and all that remains in its tinselly wake are pine needles, wrapping paper, cold turkey cuts and chocolates. The cold days no longer speak of twinkling lights and merry faces, but rather January crash diets, harsh snow tans and the ominous rainy months leading up to distant Spring. That is why EL ESTILO* has decided to provide you with an enchanting pre-Spring, slim edition, to brighten up the Christmas wind-down. In this edition, we have picked out the Best Beauty Buys in Skincare, makeup and haircare so you can look and feel as bright and beautiful as you do in Spring. For a helping hand, we’ve also selected the best facials in London for specific skin concerns. We go behind the scenes in our Beauty Expert section to provide an insight into Beauty’s leading names. Our aim is to offer a greater understanding into products and treatments and to bring you closer to the people creating your skin and hair solutions, so that you can rest assured that the product you invest in is the best suited for your skin . In our 2013 Spring Selection we’ve picked out SS13’s leading designer trends, to help you steer away from the Sales racks and invest instead in a brighter, more enticing wardrobe for the months ahead. Finally, we transport you across the world, away from the customary winter ski jaunts to the beating sun, crystal waters and tropical colours of the Indian Ocean. Winter no longer seems quite so gloomy ...

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BEST CLEAN

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BLACKHEADS Emma Hardie Professional Cleansing System *EDITOR’S PICK*

This all-round cleansing system offers everything you could possibly need for cleansing the skin: the Moringa Cleansing Balm feels silky smooth when massaged into the skin and, when mixed with the exfoliating seeds, acts as a wonderful exfoliator. The balm gets rid of all traces of makeup and can be used on the eye area without stinging. For best results use with the dual action buff and polish cleansing cloth and really get to work on your skin – avoid circular motions and instead pull gently in vertical and horizontal lines across the face with the cloth – mirroring the formation of the dermis. I can guarantee you’ll see immediate results with noticeably smoother, cleaner, softer skin.

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OVER-WORK DRY SKIN Skyn Pure Cloud Cleanser

This is the perfect way to restore flaky, over-air conditioned skin. The cleanser washes away dirt and st makeup leaving skin fresh, clea completely rid of the ‘office air’. T to the Icelandic glacial water form and biospheric complex, it also nou hydrates and soothes sensitive ski best results, use with a muslin

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BRIGHTENING THE SKIN Rodial Glamtox Cleanser

This cleanser has buttery consistency and wipes away a traces of makeup. When mixed with wate to wash off, it turns into a soothing milk consistency so that you aren’t left with balmy residue on the skin. 100% parabe free and kind on the eye area, this is th ultimate cleanser to brighten tired ski 8

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SENSITIVE SKIN Aromatherapy Associates Soothing Cleansing Balm

Enriched with omega oils and chamomile, this cleansing balm will calm redness and soothe flaky skin. Massage gently with the muslin cloth to wash off.

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CONGESTED SKIN Elemental Herbology Bio-Cellular Super Cleanse

Gentle this V cleanser contains Allantoi to soothe and reverse env damage, whilst mandarin and grapefruit work to re and give the cleanser its

A luxurious cleanser packed with omega 3, 6 and 9 to nourish, natural botanical acids to deep-cleanse and rid the surface of dead skin and Vitamin C to reduce the appearance of pigmentation. Remove with cotton wool, or wash with a muslin cloth.

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SKIN WITH ROUGH, DRY TEXTURE Zelens Radiance Facial Cleanser

Camellia oil, pearl extracts, aloe vera and Vitamin E work to give you more radiant, smooth and soft skin in this wash-off cleanser. It will protect skin from environmental damage whilst also injecting it with omega fatty acids to replenish lost lipids. Aloe vera acts as a anti-inflammatory so this is a great cleanser for those with sensitive skin too.

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yet effective, Vitamin C rich in and Panthenol vironmental skin n orange, basil, emove impurities s delicious scent.

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AVOIDING SKINTIGHTNESS Darphin Aromatic Cleansing Balm with Rosewood

This delicious scented cleansing balm gently removes makeup and leaves skin clean and supple without drying out and ‘tightening’. It is packed with organic marula oil, ylang ylang and rosewood essential oils to calm and balance the skin. Your complexion will be left silky smooth and comfortable.

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A 3-IN-1 Alpha-H Balancing Cleanser

This light, n o n - fo a m i n g cleanser acts as a make-up remover, cleanser and toner in one. It gently washes away makeup (including waterproof mascara) without stripping the skin, and thanks to aloe vera and Vitamin E your skin will be hydrated and soothed.

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THE TONER: Suti Organic Rose Water Facial Toner

Leading facialist Emma Hardie insists there’s no need to use toner if you cleanse properly, but if you do, then look for a natural, hydrating one. We love this organic tonic water made from 100% certified organic roses for its soothing and anti-redness effect

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THE INBET

Serums/gels/oils … these ‘target’ products are our staple skincare go-to solutions. They usually h to deliver antioxidants/vitamins/retinol/fatty acids. Depending on your skin type, an inbetweener decent hydrator without weighing down the skin

13 12 LINE PREVENTION SERUM Kate Somerville CytoCell Dermal Energizing Treatment

This innovative treatment stimulates skin regeneration – effectively boosting your skin’s metabolism. Peptide P-199, its key ingredient, is a synthetic peptide that speeds up stem-cell activity and thereby provides the skin with fresh cells and a noticeably revived appearance. It is also free from parabens, sulfates and other nasties. It boasts a 100% tester rate of people who noticed an improvement in the overall condition of their skin after use.

This is a great treatment for weathered its ingredients are specifically targeted spots and repair the skin. It is best appli the serum between your hands and pres skin, allowing it to penetrate deeply. you will notice visibly improved skin to

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SCULPTING GEL Rodial Dragon’s Blood Sculpting Gel

This second-skin gel formula, formed from the red sap of the sangre de drago tree, is the next best thing to facial fillers. Its prime ingredient, ‘collageneer’, stimulates natural collagen production and synthesis to gently plump, smooth and volumize facial contours.

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EPAIRING RUM rphin mulskin Plus uvenating ting Serum

Body serums are the buzz right now – after all, if they have such a great effect on the face, then why not the body also‌THIS WORKS have created a non-greasy serum packed with antioxidants and collagen to plump and regenerate the skin. It is rapidly absorbed to reveal silky smooth skin. Follow with a body moisturizer if you suffer from dry skin.

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SERUM FOR THE BODY THIS WORKS Skin Deep Youth Elixir

PORE MINIMIZING GEL Murad T-Zone Pore Refining Gel

A great specialist treatment for reducing enlarged pores around the nose and diminishing blackheads. Used on the t-zone and chin, this gel also effectively reduces and prevents hormonal breakouts. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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GEL FOR PUFFY EYES Rodial Dragon’s Blood Eye Gel

Arnica reduces swollenness, rose water soothes and hyaluronic acid replenishes moisture to dehydrated skin. This eye gel is lightweight (preventing those nasty white spots that heavier eye serums can cause) and cooling. The eye area is immediately refreshed.

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FACIAL OIL NUDE Progenius Treatment Oil

Free from nasties and absolutely PACKED with essential nutritive oils – including Omegas 3, 6, 7 and 9 – this skin food facial oil sinks into the skin leaving it noticeably smoother, softer and more lustrous. Use a drop in the morning before applying your SPF and 2-3 drops in the evening on its own to wake up to glowing skin.

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EXFOLIATION: Kate Somerville ExfoliKate Intensive Exfoliating Treatment

This twice-a-week exfoliator is the next best thing to seeing Kate in the Clinic. Not only is it one of Kate’s favorite products, but every treatment at the Clinic begins with this exfoliant. Microbeads and fruit enzymes clarify and polish without over-drying to reveal a smooth, glowing complexion after just one treatment.

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AGE PREVENTION CREAM FOR 2030 SOMETHING SKIN ALPHA-H Liquid Gold Rejuvenating Cream Best used in the evening, this rich moisturizer uses argan stem cells and Vitamin C to enhance, firm and brighten skin. It leaves you with noticeably smoother skin come morning.

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SKIN PROTECTION FOR 40+ SKIN Guerlain Super Aqua Day Comfort Cream SPF10

This fast-acting hydrating cream uses Guerlain’s Desert Rose complex to protect against harsh conditions and shielding the skin from environmental factors. It helps skin retain moisture, leaving it plumper and more radiant.

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HORMONAL OR IRRITATED SKIN Elemis S.O.S Emergency Cream

A restorative cream containing lavender, patchouli, eucalyptus, willow and myrrh to sooth irritated skin and redness. It also works to reduce scarring and heal sunburnt skin. Myrrh was once used by soldiers in ancient Greece who would rub it into their wounds to speed up the healing process. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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NECK AND CHEST LIFT Murad Rejuvenating Lift for Neck and Décolleté

Women all too often forget to moisturize the neck and chest area, despite these two areas being a key age-giveaway. This moisturizer works wonders to tighten crepey skin (thanks to a collagenenhancing compound) and also to even skin tone. Don’t neglect the skin below your chin!

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TIRED EYES Anne Semonin Eye Express Radiance Ice Cubes

A one-of-a-kind ent that is usually sold in her spas only, must be stored in the freezer and when in the gauze provided and swept gently ye area. They contain natural active ch as Gingko biloba and hyaluronic acid ircles and instantly reduce puffiness. Use ut in the evening for a mini-facial effect.

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COMBINATION SKIN Estee Lauder DayWear Plus for Normal/ Combination Skin SPF15

This day cream still works wonders to hydrate and balance combination skin. Packed with anti-oxidants and SPF15, this rich moisturizer sinks in quickly but keeps skin hydrated throughout the day so that you never lose that just-applied glowing appearance.

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NORMAL SKIN Crème de la Mer The Moisturizing Gel Cream

This is the lighter version of the original Crème de la Mer moisturizer and does away with all that fingerworking and deep patting that the original requires pre- and during- application. It lasts for months, is easy to apply and has all the benefits of the original award-winning hydrator – working wonders on rashes, sensitive skin and dry patches, all the while maintaining the perfect hydration to protect and revitalize the skin. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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CAPILLARY DAMAGE Ole Henriksen Skin insulator SPF15

A great all-round moisturizer and particularly effective at keeping capillary damage at bay. Packed with borage seed (reduces skin irritation and dryness), Copper PCA (repairs the skin), grapeseed oils (contain fatty acids), Vitamins A and C and shea butter, this richly textured cream provides great protection from extreme environmental conditions and has a soothing, comforting effect.

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DRY, CREPEY EYES Zelens Triple Action Eye Cream

This lightweight, gel-like cream is rich in antioxidants and peptides but doesn’t ‘overload’ the eye area causing pimples and deeper circles as many other rich eye creams do. It lightly tightens skin, minimizes puffiness (thanks to caffeine) and works to brighten the skin and reduce dark circles. The pot will last for months.

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ORGANIC LOVERS WITH DRY SKIN GROWN Antiaging Contour Sculpting White Tea & Phyto Peptide Facial Moisturizer This cream reassuringly takes its name from the fact that its organic ingredients are grown, not manufactured. It is wonderfully gentle, is made up of luxurious bio active ingredients, such as polyphenols from white tea which work to fight free radicals and diminish the appearance of fine lines, and it is loaded with antioxidants and collagen-enhancers. Skin feels energized, balanced and deeply moisturized. 20

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BEST MASCARA: Eyeko Black Magic mascara

Easy to apply, great staying power and leaves you with va-va-voom lashes. And given it’s loved by legendary makeup artist Kay Montano, you can’t go far wrong.

BEST PENCIL EYELINER: Chanel Le Crayon Khol en Noir

Strong colour without looking done, this is a great eyeliner to use the day to give eyes definition and For evenings line the complete inner rim of

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BEST BLEMISH CORRECTOR: Dr Sebagh Breakout Spot-On

This is a fantastic blemish treatment for all skin types. Simply dab onto the problem area, cover with concealer or leave to breath overnight and the area will be calmed, soothed and diminished in redness. A must-have for those with the occasional breakout.

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BEST WATERPROOF MASCARA: Stila Stay All Day Waterproof Mascara

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ovides lots of volume and stays in place thout crumbling. Lashes feel soft and pple – rare for a waterproof mascara.

BEST EYESHADOW PALETTE: Chanel Harmonie du Soir

Great texture and beautiful colours for winter with plum, bronze, pink and gold. We especially like the quilted Chanel button effect to the colours.

BEST FELINE EYELINER: NARS Eyeliner Stylo in Black High intensity colour, great staying power and easy to apply in one flawless stroke.

BEST CONCEALER PEN FOR FAIR SKIN: Dainty Doll Concealer Pen

Created by queen of the creamy complexion, Nicola Roberts, this concealer pen can be used to hide dark circles or blemishes, but also as a highlighter under eyebrows and along the cheekbones.

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BEST CONCEALER PEN FOR OLIVE SKIN TONES: Dr Hauschka Concealer 03

With its easy-to use sponge-tip application, and soothing properties, this is a great concealer pen to cover up, and treat, blemishes or red patches.

BEST NAIL COLOUR: Chanel Le Vernis in Malice

A colour of pure winter seduction.

BEST UNDEREYE CONCEALER: Rodial BB eye venom

This really is the best undereye concealer we’ve tried. It is light enough not to appear ‘cakey’ or settle into creases, whilst having enough natural coverage to immediately lift tired looking eyes and dark circles.

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BEST TINTED MOISTURIZER: NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer SPF 30

This tinted moisturizer is free from parabens, sulphates and synthetic chemicals and dyes, it helps hydrate and condition the skin whilst providing great coverage. Skin not only looks more radiant, but feels smoother and softer too. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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This is the first invisible loose 100% hyaluronic acid powder. Use after applying makeup and throughout the day to banish fine lines, shrink pores and smooth an uneven complexion. Terry recommends smoothing on before bedtime to wake up to soft, hydrated skin.

BEST BLUSHER: Clarins Colour Accents Face and Blush Powder

Suitable for all skin types, this face and blush powder is ultrafine and will subtly revitalize tired-looking skin.

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BEST LIP COLOUR: Guerlain Rouge G L’Extrait

This velvety-tipped lip applicator comes complete with mini mirror case so that you can apply on the run. It is non-sticky, creamy and hydrating, and the range boasts a variety of sophisticated pigments that will stay put without feathering.

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BEST FACE POWDER: BY TERRY Hyaluronic HydraPowder


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BEST BRONZER: Guerlain Terracotta Light Sheer Bronzing Powder

Very natural looking and gives a sun-kissed, rather than sun-baked, appearance. There is a faint shimmer to the powder, but it works to add a subtle luminosity to the skin rather than creating any form of sparkle.

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BEST LIPGLOSS: Guerlain KISSKISS Gloss in Sable Show

Non-sticky, water-resistant and hydrating, this lipgloss provides sheer, super-shiny coverage with a pearly sheen. The effect makes skin glow.

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BEST FACE AND BODY SHIMMER: Tromborg Face and Body Shine Golden

This versatile product can be used as an eye gel base under makeup to make the eye area seem bright and fresh throughout the day, or dabbed under eyebrows and onto cheekbones for a hightlighting effect. Used on the arms, legs and shoulders it gives a dazzling sheen. It doesn’t stain clothes, and is packed with Vitamin E and hydrating macadamia nut oil. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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HAIRCARE HAIRCARE HAUTE COIFFURE

French born hairdresser extraordinaire

Charlie Le Mindu arrives at The Urban Retreat at Harrods. Charlie has a unique

ability to combine show-stopping and often shocking pieces inspired by unexpected themes, with genuine hairdressing expertise, a fashion focussed sensibility and artisan wig making techniques. He is pioneering a new, more progressive attitude towards hair design and technology, re-focussing the way hair is perceived within the modern art and fashion environment. This winter Charlie is offering styling that continues the Harrods winter Disney theme, creating a look to match your favourite Disney heroine (Sleeping Beauty pictured).

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BEST REPAIR LINE Alterna Caviar Repair X

This line of haircare products specifically targets severely damaged hair and promises to reduce breakage by 95%. Clinical tests have proven that after just one use hair feels stronger, smoother and softer. Each product is infused with strand-building proteins to bring your hair back to life from the inside out. And the best bit ? They’re free from parabens, sulphates and artificial colours.

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BEST FOR VOLUME Unite Volumizing Shampoo

Sulphate and paraben free so this shampoo promises none of the weightiness you feel with other volumizing shampoos. Volume is subtle and light.

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BEST FOR DAMAGED HAIR Gielly Green Repair Shampoo

This nourishing shampoo is great for those with over-treated hair through chemical processing or straightening. It is nourishing for both hair and scalp. We recommend switching to a clarifying shampoo once or twice a week to prevent product build-up.

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BEST FOR NORMAL HAIR Aveda Shampure A gentle shampoo fortified with protein and great for everyday. The formula also works to soothe the scalp.


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Enriched high concentration of nourishing oils, this can be used before shampooing, before g or to nourish overnight. Hair looks ably sleeker and more lustrous after use.

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BEST CONDITIONER FOR DRY HAIR Ojon Dry Recovery Conditioner

Packed with luxurious oils, this daily moisture-proofing conditioning treatment hydrates dry hair and smoothes damaged cuticles for shiny, soft and supple hair. The added bonus is that despite being so moisturizing this conditioner never feels greasy at the roots.

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BEST FOR PROBLEMATIC SCALPS Philip Kingsley Stimulating and Exfoliating Scalp Masks

Vitamins, minerals and stimulating menthol in the Stimulating mask help to boost blood circulation in the scalp and improve hair texture. A combination of powerful exfoliants and organic aloe vera in the Exfoliating mask help to remove dead skin cells, soothe the scalp and minimize further flaking.

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BEST FOR CURLY HAIR Bumble & bumble curl conscious defining creme Keeps soft, fine curls shapely and resistant to drooping whilst smoothing and calming unwanted frizz.

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SEASON-TO-SEASON Follow Gucci’s AW12 lead for hair styling and transition perfectly into Spring

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‌BRIGHTENING Carol Joy at the Dorchester Diamond facial with Oxygen

First you are given a cleansing steam to remove all makeup and impurities, before undergoing a a very gentle micro-dermabrasion using a diamond headed exfoliator. The skin is then treated to Carol Joy’s IV Lifting Face mask to boost collagen and hydrate the skin. Unwind whilst the mask takes effect thanks to a specialized Carol Joy intensive massage of the neck, arms, hands and shoulder area. Next comes tiny puffs of pure, hydrating oxygen onto the skin. You will be left thoroughly cleansed and exfoliated, with tighter, smoother, more radiant skin. This is a sophisticated facial treatment, but soothing and relaxing nonetheless - you will leave the spa revived and glowing. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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…HEALING

Emma Hardie at MichaelJohn The Salon in Mayfair Natural Lift and Scultping Facial Emma approaches facial treatments in a unique way, using the power of touch and senses, together with her fantastic products, to encourage the facial muscles to form a tighter, more sculpted appearance and the body to relax and unwind. This is about as spiritual as a facial treatment could come, but allow your senses to be taken over by Emma and you won’t be disappointed with the results. The effect is meditative and your skin is left so plump and radiant you can forgo reapplying your makeup. Make sure you watch carefully as Emma teaches you how to properly cleanse the skin – using a cloth and pulling gently in horizontal and vertical motions (the direction of the skin’s cell formation) – when incorporated into your daily cleansing routine this will have immediate and long-lasting benefits to your skin’s appearance. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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Antonia Burrell at The Urban Retreat at Harrods Skin Perfecting Luminosity Facial Take advantage of the limited time Antonia is performing her signature treatments at The Urban Retreat at Harrods. There are few facialists with such a thorough and meticulous approach to stressbusting and sculpting facial techniques. Antonia’s unique method of 40+ toning and lifting muscle movements (honed over nearly 20 years in the business), together with buffing, lymphatic drainage and soothing acupressure, results in a sculpted, polished complexion. Her holistic products smell divine and are gentle and soothing on the skin. Be sure to stock up on her 100% natural Cream Supreme Moisturiser. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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When Amber became a mother, she assumed the luxurious beauty products she enjoyed using would also be available for her children. After struggling to find decent products for her family, however, she began exploring baby skincare and Dandelion Baby was born.  After giving up her career in Beauty PR to settle her family in the country, Amber also trained as a Kundalini yoga teacher, an experience that has added a holistic element in the health advice that she gives on the website.  Dandelion Baby has become a site dedicated to the Health & Beauty of Mother & Child, sharing inspirational advice during pregnancy, for mothers and their children. EL ESTILO* speaks to Amber to get the inside track on beauty, babies and mothercare… EE*: What are the most effective creams and/or oils for pregnant mothers to prevent stretch marks? Amber: Melvita Pregnancy Oil, Mama Mio Tummy Rub and Bio oil are three of our favourites.  To get the best results you should apply these morning and night. If you get a few stretch marks, there’s no need to panic – these can be reduced and soothed by using Bio Oil for a good three months after the birth of your baby. EE*: What is your recommended form of exercise for pregnant mothers? Does one need to ‘tone down’ the exercise type to accommodate more gentle workouts? Amber: If you are a regular gym bunny you can still continue working out.  The best thing to do is to speak to your trainer to ask advice about the slight changes you’ll need to make to your usual workout routine.  If you love jogging, as long as your doctor is happy that your pregnancy is not high risk, there’s no reason you can’t continue through to around the fifth month.  Introducing yoga as well as, or instead of, your usual routine is a great way of keeping supple, toned, relaxed and healthy right up to, and even during, birth.  I would also recommend joining a dedicated pregnancy yoga class – it will give you the opportunity to meet like-minded local mums to be. EE*: What should expecting mothers avoid during pregnancy? 48

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Amber: There’s no need to radically change your habits if your pregnancy is progressing without any concerns. Your doctor will take you through food recommendations, and those to avoid other than alcohol.  I would recommend that you cut back, or completely cut out, coffee and you should try to get a better night’s sleep.  My best advice is to listen to what you body is trying to tell you, rest as often as you need, and eat what you fancy, however strange the combinations! It’s especially important to also keep well hydrated.

products. If they’re organic too then it’s a bonus.

EE*: Do supplements really work?

EE*: Babies often need a barrier cream to put in the nappy area to prevent nappy rash – what is best to use?

Amber: A folic acid supplement is essential when you plan to have a family and during the first three months of pregnancy to ensure good spine development and avoid spinal cord defects, such as spina bifida.  You can take tablet supplements or you can get a new mineral water that contains the same RDA of folic acid called WaterBaby.  This is a great alternative if you are suffering from morning sickness, which affects many of us in the first trimester, and ensures that you keep fully hydrated throughout the day. EE*: What about non-organic products – are they safe for delicate newborn skin?  Amber: Yes, organic does not necessary mean best quality.  Aim to buy toiletries for babies and children that are natural and do not contain SLS, Parabens, DEA, TEA or PEG’s. These are clearly labelled on good

EE*: In your experience, what are the best baby washes and shampoos - particularly for babies with sensitive skin and who have cradle cap/eczematous skin? Amber: The Weleda brand is fantastic for sensitive skin. They have a great line up of products from massage oil, creamy baby wash and rich emollient cream which treat dry and eczema prone skin naturally.

Amber: Organic Babies Nappy Cream – it’s a fantastic all round natural barrier cream. EE*: What’s your nappy bag staple? Amber: Badger Chamomile balm. It’s the perfect product for both mother and baby – you can use it as a lip balm and on dry skin patches or as a nappy cream. EE*: How do you make baby bath time fun? Amber: If you have a toddler and baby there are great anti-slip bath mats with built-in seat supports, so that you can be a little more hands-free.  You need to be confident with your kids, show them how to get involved with washing themselves so that there is no apprehension about bath times. 

“A folic acid supplement is essential when you plan to have a family.”

Let them enjoy bath toys – most babies love stacking cups, and if you like natural products we love Hevea rubber bath toys.  Bubbles are a great for bath time but use a natural product - the bubbles may not be as big, as less foaming agent is used, but this means that young skin won’t be irritated. EE*: Advice to mothers-to-be Amber: In my capacity as a yoga teacher I like to encourage relaxation. If you find this difficult, join a birth class or yoga, pilates or tai chi, so that you can find ways to unwind.  Stress and worry is detrimental to our health so try to do all you can to give yourself time out, especially if you’re working up to the birth of your baby.  Enjoy the new awareness of your body that naturally comes with pregnancy and take care of it in the foods you eat and the active lifestyle you enjoy.  You’ve got to smile and enjoy all the changes that you will go through physically and emotionally: these will stand you in good stead as you prepare for your new role of motherhood. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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Harvard and Oxford educated Dr. Marko Lens knows how to deliver good skin. He not only specialises in plastic and reconstructive surgery, invasive non-surgical facial rejuvenation and specialised surgical care for patients with moles, benign skin lesions and skin cancers, but has use his extensive research and in-depth knowledge of the skin functions to produce the advanced skincare range Zelens.

When did you decide to create Zelens and how did you go about choosing ingredients and manufacturers? I was doing a lot of research in skin care and anti-aging since 1993 and I always had a dream to create my line that would be based on my anti-aging research and also clinical experience. However, I realised this only in 2006 when we launched first Zelens line. I was working for so many years on this project. Selection of ingredients was really crucial as I wanted to include only ingredients with proven efficacy. All our formulas contain multiple ingredients and the most difficult part was actually to combine them together and be certain that we achieved excellent balance between them so that they can work in a perfect synergy. I tried several manufacturers and had to test many before deciding who will be our manufacturer. It consumes so much time and energy. However, I wanted to be sure that we have the best possible production of advanced skin care products. What differentiates Zelens from all other brands? Zelens is different from other brands from many aspects. First of all, all products are directly developed by me based on my research in the field of skin cancer and skin aging (sharing common pathway). As I already mentioned we always use multiple ingredients in order to target aging process from different angles. They need to be efficacious and to work in synergy. Current line of products is actually a combination of high-tech ingredients (peptides) with pure molecules extracted from plants. I was inspired a lot by traditional Japanese herbal medicine-Kampo in selecting plants and combining them in one formula. Another 50

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“Night is important for the skin repair and regeneration as we are resting and the skin is not exposed to the environmental aggressors.”

issue that we are extremely proud of is our science and clinical results. Instead of individual perception (self-assessment studies) we are doing hard-core research to prove the clinical efficacy of our formulas. You can easily find results of our research in peer-reviewed medical journals such as Internatonal Journal of Dermatology, Journal of Drugs in Dermatology etc. Which ingredients are essential for slowing down the aging process and how do they have their effect on the skin? Many ingredients can demonstrate antiaging effect. Lately many peptides have been developed acting as biomimetic molecules. They target key molecules in our skin to activate several reactions that will have anti-aging effect. The most important thing is that all these molecules penetrates the skin and thus use of sophisticated delivery systems to ensure penetration of these molecules is crucial. Can we expect to see immediate results from a cream? It is a dream of all women- to see instant results. Sometimes you can formulate a cream and have instant effect-tightening or smoothing or brightening. Very often this is just a gimmick effect achieved by ingredients. Usually to see visible results we need 2 to 4 weeks. How do you see skincare products developing over next 5 years? Will there be a time when a product will have the same effect as laser or botox? Te trend is to go toward targeting key molecules in the skin responsible for aging. As you noticed many companies went in genomic direction- testing cream efficacy by looking on the expression of different genes. We could probably develop creams with botox-laser effect but it will be necessary that we develop new delivery systems for those products. Also, we are moving quite away from cosmetics and go into medical direction and as you notice US FDA is doing everything to make sure that no medical claims are made on cosmetic products. Sometimes is difficult to draw a

line between cosmetic and medical and with the development of more efficacious products it will be even more difficult. How should one apply cleanser/ moisturiser? Cleansing is essential to remove impurities and dead surface skin cells. We should do it at least twice a day. It is important that after cleaning we wait few minutes until our skin is completely dry and then we should apply a moisturiser. It is always good to apply moisturiser in circular motions with a light massage of the skin to ensure absorption of the product to the skin but also to stimulate circulation of the skin with a massage. Should skin be left to breathe at night with, say, serum? Night is important for the skin repair and regeneration as we are resting and the skin is not exposed to the environmental aggressors. It is important to nourish the skin and with “no food” there is not way we can replenish skin lipids’ barrier which is crucial in repair. Thus, serum alone is not enough. We should usually have a night cream which is rich in emollients. Do whitening products really work on pigmentation? Are they safe to use? Whitening products can be very efficacious to remove hyperpigmentations and improve skin brightness in general. However, selecting a good product is difficult as there are so many on the market. Japanese went very far in developing these types of products as they are obsessed by skin whitening. Safety-wise we are ok as far as products do not contain kojic acid and arbutin which demonstrated cytotoxic effect (killing cells). Once skin begun to slacken can creams reverse the effect or it is surgery the only real way to resolve it? There is nothing cosmetic that can replace efficacy of a well-performed surgical procedure. However, said that I still believe that the skin tone and firmness can be significantly improved with a regular use of creams that boost collagen production.

What procedure do you consider to be the best for a quick anti-aging fix? Botox and fillers. Chemical peels are also very efficacious but there is a down-time associated with it. Should we use the same products on our hands as we use on our face? Of course. The question is that we do not want to invest the same amount of money for our hands as for our face. What is in the pipeline for Zelens? New exfoliatior combining enzymatic exfoliation with microdermabrasion but without drying the skin. Age-defying serum based on the latest research on telomeres (cells’ biological clocks). Rejuvenating Overnight Treatment that deeply regenerate the skin. Beauty advice… When buying skincare ask to see clinical results. Lifestyle advice… Avoid sun. Do supplements really work? They can do a good job although it is essential to have a good diet. Advise for people who suffer from breakouts Avoid products with mineral oils. They clog the pores and cause breakouts. Most popular treatment Eye lift- eyelid surgery. Recommended make-up brand I love Armani. Most admire Good science. Favourite holiday destination Sicily Favourite book Lynda La Plante! Great author Growing old is ... Aging is a disease!!!!

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EL ESTILO* meets CEO of ANNE SEMONIN Aline Marcadet by Olivia Burton Aline: We were the first to offer a tailor-made cosmetic concept. We also have a very different technique to ensure we deliver the optimum results and that is to mix the essential oil and the very last minute…In short, though, our products work. Olivia: Given you have so much on your plate, how are you able to keep on top of the latest research and ensure that the products are in keeping with the latest technologies? Aline: I attend several beauty conferences and I receive regular research, but our products are my ideas. I have my own idea of what works on the skin and how to bottle it. Our ice cubes (Express Radiance Ice Cubes), for example, were not influenced by any technological research, yet they are one of the most effective treatments for your eyes, and no one has done it before. Olivia: How important is the competition? Aline: Looking at our competitors is important for me, not to see what they have, but to assess what they are missing. That gives me inspiration for what to create. Olivia: How do you know which ingredients will work well on the skin?

Olivia: How have you arrived at the position you’re in now at Anne Semonin?

Olivia: Did you change much when initially taking over the brand?

Aline: I bought Anne Semonin ten years ago. I was actually working in Interior Design at the time and designed a friend’s house. My friend then asked me if I’d be interested in designing a spa in Moscow. I was asked which brand would be best to use in the spa….I wanted a French brand. I did my research and came across Anne Semonin.

Aline: I changed everything and I control everything – from real estate and the design of our spas to our packaging, image, treatments and ingredients.

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Olivia: What puts Anne Semonin products ahead of the numerous other beauty brands?

Aline: Testing. I get everyone in the office to test all of our products. You soon see what works and what doesn’t. Olivia: But how do you choose your ingredients? Aline: We are always looking for new ingredients and new technology for our packaging. Our laboratories are also very important because different labs are needed for different product types. Products


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containing marine enzymes for example, will naturally need to be contained as close as possible to their source. Olivia: How quickly do you turn around an idea? Aline: It’s a very long process. We have a body cream in manufacture at the moment and we’re looking at two years for its release. Olivia: How do you cater for different skin types and skin colour? Aline: We have one main base to our products that we believe works regardless of skin type or colour. The additions to this base which make up our range of serums and oils then provide a the tailored solution to different skin types. Olivia: What are your own personal hero products? Aline: The ice cubes, of course, and then the mineral mask, which smells very bad but works so well. It’s amazing for whitening the skin and for providing radiance. C’est un serum precieux! Olivia: Talk me through your personal beauty routine… Aline: I use Anne Semonin cleansing milk and toner in the morning and evening; in the morning I follow with a cream, in the evening with a decent serum. I like to use a few good products that work – I’m not one who spends hours at the dressing table. Olivia: What do you believe to be the most important factor for maintaining youthful looking skin? Aline: Sleep. It is by far the most important

thing for your skin because it is whilst you’re sleeping that your skin heals and regenerates. Also, good hydration and a healthy life. These are essential if you want to have good skin past 30. For me, a good life is important too. Eating well, enjoying nice things in moderation, having a good time…it all has its effect on how much your skin glows. It shows through if you’re happy …

Semonin design concept and looking at how to create a consistency around the brand to raise brand recognition – perhaps in a department store, perhaps in our own shop. And in terms of the products themselves, we will continue to head down the path of understanding DNA and how to apply it to a product to create the ultimate in bespoke skincare.

Olivia: You didn’t mention the sun! Aline: That’s because we need sun! In moderation, of course. When I’m on holiday I will always go in the sun, and I don’t use crazy protection, but I make sure I always have some shade and a moderate SPF. We need sun just like we need the sea. It is actually beneficial to your skin. It also enhances your mood. Olivia: And what are your thoughts on invasive and non-invasive cosmetic surgery? Aline: After turning 40 your hormones radically change your skin. Laser is excellent at helping to maintain collagen. Vitamins too. But woman who use too much Botox and filler? I don’t like it. Olivia: Where does the future of the beauty industry lie, in your opinion? Aline: I think cosmetologists will end up working more and more with genetic products - checking your DNA and prescribing it to a specific beauty product to guarantee that it’ll be effective. One cream for one person. That’s the future. Olivia: And what are the next steps for Anne Semonin?

ALINE’S FAVOURITES: Makeup: Georgio Armani, the foundation especially. Perfume: A selection, usually something with notes of grapefruit and lemon. Jo Malone, Chloe, Frederick Malle... Paris restaurants: Le Stresa, Orient extreme for Japanese, Voltaire for a traditional French brasserie. Paris spa: Park hyatt spa, very beautiful and cosy. London spa: Aman spa London. Beautiful spa close to London is lucknan park.

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r. Howard Murad knows how to deliver good skin. Dermatologist, FAAD, Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at UCLA, and dubbed ‘The Celebrity Skin Doctor’, he understands what is needed to fight cellulite, keep wrinkles at bay and attain a flawlesslooking complexion. EL ESTILO* meets the man behind Murad… Brand philosophy Murad is based on my three-prong Inclusive Health philosophy which looks at the body as a whole and helps resolve specific concerns as part of improving the health of the whole person. The three prongs are: 1. Topical Care – helping protect and reinforce skin through facials and appropriate skincare regimens 2. Internal Care – flooding the body with the building blocks of strong cells through healthy eating of nutrient rich foods and taking dietary supplements 3. Emotional Self-Care – focusing on you; relaxing, re-connecting with people and taking time out every day to take care of the most important person – you! I strive through my products and services to provide benefits to improve the overall health of every cell in the body through agents that rebuild and store cellular health. Hero product(s) Murad Perfecting Day Cream SPF 30 – loved by Nicole Scherzinger, Lisa Snowdon, Christine Bleakley and Emily Blunt. Fearne Cotton loves our Essential-C Cleanser. And I’d highly recommend our Hydro-Dynamic Ultimate Moisture and Exfoliating Blemish Gel. 3 steps to healthy skin Take an Inclusive approach to skincare (see brand philosophy) and remember the most important person in the world is – YOU! Try to take a few moments a day to do something you love. Eat your water for beautiful skin and a healthier body! It’s a common

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misconception that the body needs eight glasses of water a day. I challenge my patients to replace just one of those glasses with raw fruits and vegetables. Not only will they stay hydrated longer, they will get vital nutrients to help build stronger cells, resulting in a healthier, more resilient complexion. Reducing cell-damaging stress! Stress not only can cause you breakouts, it creates tiny holes in your cell membranes that lead to water leaking out of your cells, dehydrating your skin and causing fine lines, wrinkles, and a lacklustre skin tone Key anti-aging advice You are never too young or too old to start taking care of your skin! However it is important to note that we lose 1% of our collagen every year after the age of 20 so starting at an earlier age will help you keep your youthful looks longer. Exfoliate! Dull, lacklustre skin can make you look older than you really are. Dullness is usually a result of a build up of dead skin cells on your face. Exfoliation lifts the dulling film of dead skin from your skin to give you a fresh and more youthful looking complexion” Identify if you’re ageing genetically, environmentally or hormonally and treat your skin with products specific to your concerns. If your skin is thinner, prone to breakouts, sensitive/dry around the eyes and you’re approaching or going through menopause you’re probably experiencing Hormonal Ageing. This is when oestrogen levels decline. Look for ingredients in products like phytoestrogens, AHAs and Shea Butter to hydrate and stimulate cell renewal. Include more soy, wild yam and broccoli into your diet which are natural, plant-based estrogens. If you’re ageing similar to your parents, have medium to deep crow’s feet and can see visible signs of fine lines you’re most likely experiencing Genetic Ageing. This is something we’ll all go through eventually! Look for products that contain Hyaluronic Acid to reduce the appearance of fine lines

and Dried Plum Extract for a youthful glow. If you’re seeing pigmentation, a rougher, drier texture, dark circles around the eyes and have spent quite a lot of time in the sun you are most likely experiencing Environmental Ageing. This is often caused by excessive sun exposure, pollution, smoking, stress, poor diet and alcohol intake. Look for products with Vitamin C to brighten your complexion and help reduce pigmentation. Stress-proofing your skin in today’s fastpaced environment Stress damages your health at the cellular level. I focus on looking for natural ways to help people reduce stress by achieving psychological and social balance. Such natural stress reducers include relaxation services that are offered at spas, exercise, group social activities, support groups to nurture the psyche, maintaining connections with others, discovering and pursuing a passion such as painting or dancing and reducing isolation to promote a healthy sense of self. The stress inherent in an unbalanced life chronically over-stimulates the nervous system and causes an outpouring of adrenaline, cortisol and other stress-related hormones. This hormonal overload taxes all the body’s systems and can ravage the cells, leading to breakouts and lines and wrinkles. Beautiful skin is a reflection of health that encompasses a person’s physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being. Everything in the body is connected, so naturally, a sense of well-being and balance will reflect in your heath and your skin. Best beauty advice you’ve heard or been given One of my favourite pieces of advice is to smile! When you feel your best you will look your best. And to treat yourself like royalty! Diet/regime I say eat equal parts veggies and vegging out keep the doctor away! I also advise eating embryonic foods like eggs, nuts and seeds. These specific food types contain all the building blocks for life (a seed turns into a plant, right?) and will help your body form healthier, stronger cells that are more resistant to damage…and the signs of ageing. Also, as previously mentioned, I

recommend eating water-rich foods. Some of my favourites are: Cucumbers- Cucumbers are composed mostly of water – structured water – which will keep you feeling hydrated longer. But, they are nutritious too! Cucumbers are an excellent source of silica, a trace mineral that contributes to the strength of connective tissue, and the cucumber skin is a good source of Vitamins A, C and folic acid. Cucumbers are 96% water. Pomegranates- Pomegranates are a wonderful source of antioxidants, and may be the world’s most prolific source of polyphenols. The unique combination of elements in pomegranates increases the protective abilities of sunscreens (which can help prevent sun damage). Pomegranates are 82% water. Avocados- Avocados contain potassium, monosaturated fats and are very high in fibre. The mono-saturated fats in avocados contain oleic acid, which has been found to improve fat levels in the body and help control diabetes and cholesterol. Avocados are 82% water. Apricots and Mangos- Apricots and mangos contain high amounts of Vitamin A. Vitamin A normalizes the production and life cycle of skin cells. In skin with acne, there is an overproduction of cells in the stratum corneum, which is the outermost layer of the skin and is composed of biologically "dead" cells. These excess dead cells combine with sebum (the skin's own natural oil) to form comedones - the pore plugs that are the defining element of acne. Taken as a dietary supplement, Vitamin A helps to prevent overproduction of skin cells in the stratum corneum. Apricots are 86% water. Broccoli and Spinach- These green foods are a great source of Alpha Lipoic Acid (ALA), which is a potent fat-and-water-soluble antioxidant and anti-inflammatory. Broccoli is 91% water while spinach is 92% water. Key to happiness Choosing happiness! I like to say, “The best is yet to come – you just have to let it enter!” The future of Murad I want to spread the Inclusive Health message even further around the world. Overall, I want to make the world a healthier, happier, and more beautiful place. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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EE*: What was your inspiration for creating Ormonde Jayne? Linda: In creating Ormonde Jayne, my goal was to combine elements that I consider define true elegance: the quality of English craftsmanship, the art of French perfumery and the sensuality and natural harmony of the Orient. My aim is to be at the cutting edge of creativity, defying convention in the world of scent. EE*: What is your brand aesthetic? Linda: The style of Ormonde Jayne is unmistakable: intelligent design, clean lines, solid and functional, yet oozing sensuality and classical elegance. Our signature contrasting colours of vibrant mandarin and ebony underlines the classic yet contemporary feel to the brand by appealing to both men and women. EE*: What is your Involvement in sourcing and manufacturing your products? Linda: I’m both the sourcer and the manufacturer for Ormonde Jayne - I oversee every step, from the idea and the conception to the manufacture of my products. EE*: How should we choose a perfume out of the selection you produce? Should one have several different ones to suit a mood/time of day? Linda: Some people look for a signature fragrance; others like to wear a scent according to how they’re feeling, where they’re going or the time of the year.

Either way, take your time, ask for samples and advice from your entourage, children or a loved one as to what they like you to wear. You can also do a perfume portrait, which will help you to find your fragrance while testing your olfactory preferences. EE*: What’s next for Ormonde Jayne? Linda: For 2013, we want to open in Russia and the USA and we plan to work hard on a beautiful idea (secret for the moment)… EE*: Talk us through your daily routine … Linda: at 6.30am I wake up and start my day with 20 minutes of Pilates 6.50am: I get breakfast ready for my children 8.00am: School run 9.00am: Work time; I generally spend two days in the studio and laboratory, then I work the rest of the week in the Old Bond Street office on product development, marketing & PR and on the main events 6.00pm: Home to have dinner with the children, then children’s homework, piano lessons, bathtime and bedtime story 7.45pm: Double Gin&Tonic on the rocks looking out into the garden. EE*: You have travelled extensively... where is your favourite destination? Linda: Egypt, for all the things we can do; Toutankamon museum, pyramids, scuba diving and trips through the desert to visit monasteries. EE*: What is your personal favourite scent? Linda: Ormonde Woman

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EE*: What makes you most happy? Linda: Sunday lunch with all the family. EE*: What are your makeup/cosmetic essentials? Linda: A good foundation and coverage. A flawless finish in my holy grail of makeup. Furthermore, I take a warm scented bath every night before bed to make my skin soft, moisturized and delicately scented. My bedding always smells beautiful! EE*: What is your favourite book? Linda: The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald – I even stayed at the hotel where the author wrote it and read it at the same time. EL ESTILO* / WINTER 2012

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Hair care advice this season Cold weather is just as bad for your hair as the sun, so keep topped up with conditioning treatments, which can be done at the salon or at home. Jamie’s fail-safe products/tools I love curling wands as they are so easy to use at home and can create curls waves and volume. Heated rollers are also a must-have for fab party hair! My product must-have would be Freezing Spray Mega Hold NonAerosol from Matrix Haircare for firm, but a flexible, touchable finish. Is face shape irrelevant to hair styling? There is a lot of truth in how your face shape can determine what hairstyle suits you. For example, fringes are great for a long face or large forehead and round faces should avoid very round haircuts such as bobs, as this can make the face appear even wider. It’s definitely something we as hairdressers take into account every time we approach a hair cut. Food/supplements for healthy hair What you eat and drink affects your hair nails skin teeth everything! So always remember to eat healthily and keep hydrated! Multi vitimans are great to help this too! Hair thinning A healthy scalp equals healthy hair so when you’re looking after your hair, always remember your scalp needs some looking after too. It is important to keep your scalp cleansed and nourished to create a healthy base for the hair to go through. This can be done with scalp treatments and certain shampoos and conditioners are designed for this. Best way to maintain healthy hair/ stimulate hair growth Make sure you’re getting all the necessary daily vitamins that you need. An obvious one but keep your hair trimmed regularly. This will remove dead ends that will help the hair grow healthily! Use a deep conditioning treatment on your hair once a week too,

which will help to keep the hair nourished. Also, avoid changing hairdressers all the time. Stick with your hair stylist, so that they can monitor your hair over a period and give you relevant advice to help you create and maintain the healthiest head of hair possible. Most effective hair treatment right now We work with Matrix Haircare in Jamie Stevens Hair and there is an excellent hair treatment from their Exquisite Oil range called the Deep Replenishing Treatment. This is an in-salon hot oil ritual which leaves hair feeling nourishing and looking super shiny! A great one to replenish and repair your hair after the festive season! Which hair colouring technique is hot right now? It’s not necessarily a new technique but Balayage seems to be staying at the top of the colour trends this season. It is a great technique to create low maintenance subtle hue. This gives the effect that colour is smudged through the hair as opposed to strategically placed! Most admire … I most admire anyone who is hard working and successful but still remain humble and kind! Can’t live without … I couldn’t live without my fiancée Megan, either at home or at work! She is a senior stylist in my London salon and we make a good team.

late teens put paid to this dream and instead I decided to follow my family into hairdressing, as my parents owned a salon. Favourite hotel The Grosvenor House Hotel in London’s Park Lane has to be the one as I have lots of fantastic memories there. This is where the British Hairdressing Awards are held every year, where I’ve won several awards and where I’ll be going in a couple of weeks to find out my fate – I am nominated for the London Hairdresser of the Year, Afro Hairdresser of the Year and Men’s Hairdresser of the Year Awards, as well as the big one, the British Hairdresser of the Year Award! Favourite Spa I love going to the spa at the Mandarin Oriental for regular massages when I get time, which is not often at the moment! Favourite restaurant I love La Petite Maison in central London, lovely place with great food and service. Favourite book I actually don’t have that much time to read as work takes up so much of my time, but I recently read the late Vidal Sassoon’s autobiography, which I found truly inspiring, he was an incredible man with an incredible life story as well as being THE hairdresser’s hairdresser!

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It’s that time of the year. The SALES signs are up. It’s time to pack away your cashmere and box up the boots. Clear your head of musty moth balls and make room for the bright and breezy hotpotch of Spring. The SS13 trends offer up a bit of everything - sexy peekaboos, playful sixties, contemporary graphics, girlish flounces, dazzling brights, pretty pastels, ethnic embellishments ....and then there are the mini trends, all board shorts, oversize, cropped trousers, pencil skirts, stripes and kimono fastenings. You name it, these designers offer it. We bring you a snapshot of the upcoming SS13 trends so you can swerve the masses at the sales rails and start selecting your staples for the sunny months ahead.


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TRAVEL: THE INDIA

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AN OCEAN ESCAPE

OF CULTURE, PAMPERING AND WINTER SUN

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Hotel: The One & Only Royal Mirage The Palace “Take your tennis racquet – their floodlit courts are a wonderful way to keep fit in style” Why: for their private

swimming pool area, impeccable service, so-comfy-could-sleep-allday beds and their exclusive Spa

Spa Treatment:

The Royal Hammam Treatment at the One&Only Oriental Hammam. A scrub down so thorough you’ll never look at soap in the same way again. The ultimate in squeaky clean

Tips: ask for a room on the

top floor, furthest away from the lobby. If bothered by the flies

attracted to your grilled fresh fish at lunch, ask for a saucer of burning coffee to send them on their way

Do: Take your tennis racquet

– their floodlit courts are a wonderful way to keep fit in style

Brunch: The Farm (http:// www.thefarmdubai.com/;

Reservations: 00 971 (0) 4392 5660). Located in a makeshift oasis out amidst the desert, this trendy organic eatery is perfect for both those who just want good, healthy food in cool surroundings and families with small children - there’s a very trendy crèche-like section where littluns can play to their hearts content between gobbling mouthfuls of the finest fluffy maple syrup and banana pancakes

Dinner: La Petite Maison

(http://www.lpmdubai.ae/; Reservations: 00 971 (0) 4439 0505)– better than its mother restaurant in Nice and London sister, the food is so good, the atmosphere so inviting and the crowd so swish, you’ll want to eat here every night. The tomato martini is a must

Shop: The Dubai Mall. OK so

it’s a mall, but with the world’s finest shops - Bottega Veneta, Prada, Chanel, Hermes etc etc - appearing one after the other in one never-ending walkway, with the added benefit of finding impossible-to-get-hold-of stock and, of course, air conditioning, what’s not to love

Pack: Decent sun factor and

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Hotel: The Taj Mahal Palace Why: Because this former

‘playground of Princes’ is steeped in Indian culture and has been frequented by royalty, celebrities, religious figures and artists since its beginnings in 1903

Spa Treatment:

The Apoha Mizra massage at the Four Seasons Hotel Mumbai (Tel.+91 (22) 2481-8000)

Tips: Bag a room in the Palace rather than the Tower to get a taste of old colonial splendour

Do: Tick off

the must-sees from the Tourist Destination list, including The Gateway to India, The Prince of Wales Museum, the Railway station, Gandhi’s old lodgings-turned museum and

if you have time to spare, take a boat to see the Elephanta Caves

Brunch: In the Taj Mahal

Hotel’s beautiful restaurant overlooking the Gateway to India. Their extensive tea and coffee selection is wonderful

Drink: The Roof

Top Bar at The Four Seasons hotel for Bollywood glitterati and a great sunset; Rouge Bar to capture the twinkling lights of the ‘Queen’s Necklace’ that is Marine Drive or alternatively, the Shantaram lovers among you head to the infamous (if a little tourist-spoilt) Leopold Cafe

Dinner: Trishna. Friendly staff, relaxed surroundings

and widely acknowledged for being one of the best seafood restaurants in the world

Shop: There are hundreds

of street stalls and small shops where you can find semi-precious jewellery and silky soft cashmere shawls. For your designer fix look no further than the ground floor of the hotel

Pack: Flats, low-key outfits and baseball caps for blondies

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DELHI Oberoi Hotel, Gurgaon

Hotel: The Aman Why: secluded, silent, exclusive and luxrurious. Plus can we ever get enough of their sleek, muted interiors – all polished timber, white marble and the finest linens

Spa Treatment: ditch the

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Do: dip into the lap pool, have a game of squash or tennis or concentrate your breathing in a private yoga class

Brunch: At the Oberoi Hotel, Gurgaon - simply breathtaking

Drink: at the Cigar Lounge in the Aman hotel

Dinner: The Aman restaurant if you’re indecisive about your choice of cuisine. In the hotel’s sleek main restaurant you can

choose between Indian and Thai dishes, or dabble in French Kaiseki at the Naoki counter, a French-Japanese fusion

Shop: visit Old Delhi’s intricate

network of lanes known as galis where you can find everything from spices and perfumes to jewellery and antiques or head to any of the many bustling markets and bazaars. Bartering is the national sport so get your game face on

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Hotel: The Oberoi Why: a simply stunning hotel

fit for emperors and Princes, with impeccable service, a gorgeous swimming pool, manicured grounds and balcony views of the world’s greatest monument of love

Spa Treatment:

Pomegranate and Fig Spa Manicure & Pedicure – because those nails will need to look pristine on the Maldivian beaches

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take anti-malarials with you as a precaution because queuing in the main town to enter the Taj is a mosquito haven. Remember that the Taj is closed on Fridays

Do: Book ahead for the sunrise/

sunset tour of the breath-taking Taj Mahal. Sunset is only open on the full moon

Shop: In one of

the hotel shops – they have a beautiful range of semi-precious jewellery from Rajasthan as well as silky-soft cashmere shawls and pretty linen dresses

Pack: Mosquito repellent

Breakfast: At the hotel’s main restaurant Bellevue –hands down one of the finest hotel breakfast spreads I’ve come across

Drink: At the hotel’s exquisite and sophisticated bar

Dinner: At Esphahan where they serve delicious traditional Indian cuisine

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THE WIND DOWN

THE MALDIVES

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Hotel: The Four Seasons Landaa Giraavaru Why: This is paradise whilst

catering for young lovers, honeymooners and families alike

Spa Treatment:

The Ila

Facial

Brunch: at Blu – a sanctuary

of calm where you’ll be greeted by tear-inducing views, delicious homemade jams and pastries, and the friendliest waiter Agus

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Dinner: Al Barakat for

authentic Arabian cuisine or Café Landaa for pan Asian and teppanyaki

Shop:

at The Dive Centre where you can buy the finest diving gear or even fund a reef !

Pack: A camera – although the photos don’t even do this justice

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OVERS’ PARADISE

Cocoa Island, Maldives

Hotel: Cocoa Island Why: Because this is the

ultimate in combined intimacy and luxury…despite being a tiny island you will rarely come across another couple…plus there is simply no place on this earth that can beat the view from the Sunrise 2-bed Villa

Spa Treatment: Couples signature massage

Tips: wear flip flops when

leaving your room – those wooden wallkboard planks get scorching hot and you’ll only realize when half way across. You’ve been warned!

Do: take in the incredible

surrounding sea life, either from the walkways or snorkeling at the natural reefs (Cocoa is renowned as being THE Maldivian resort for diving/snorkeling)

Brunch: in the open air by the infinity pool at the main restaurant Ufaa

Drink: at Faru – the resort’s casual and relaxing bar on the beach

“Take in the incredible surrounding sea life, either from the walkways or snorkeling at the natural reefs”

Dinner: Ufaa offers a vast

selection of different cuisines and doesn’t scoff at off-menu ordering. If you prefer something more private, order to your private villa or cosy up under a secluded beach cabana

Shop: every single one of

their to-die-for scented COMO Shambala spa products. There is no other hotel where I’ve wanted to use the hotel’s own shampoo instead of my trusty Kerastase

Pack: Pretty flipflops and sexy bikinis

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A little bit more …

LANDAA GIRAAVARU G

Landaa Giraavaru not only boasts one of the most scenic and breathtak marine biologists and specialists who work around the clock to preserve

The Marine Discovery Centre, which is located

discreetly at the main jetty of the island, is a great place for children and adults to learn about the local marine ecosystem. There are touch tanks, educational talks and interactive activities for children. We also encourage you to get involved in one of the local projects, such as the Maldivian Manta Ray Project or the Reefscapers Project. Be sure also to visit the resident turtles in the rehabilitation centre and follow their progress when they are finally let back out into the ocean.

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The Maldivian Manta Ray Project is run by

Senior Marine Biologist Guy Stevens with the support of Four Seasons and Save our Seas. Guy and his team have amassed the largest number of identified manta rays on record anywhere in the world. He can amazingly pick out individuals in the water by specific patterns on their underbellies. Guy will take you on last minute ‘Manta on Call’ snorkeling excursions to one of the renowned manta ray hotspots neighbouring the resort. Here you will be able to swim with as many as 100 manta rays as they glide gracefully through the water feeding through their enormous mouths. Pioneering research conducted by Guy and his team have helped establish the renowned manta ray feeding site of Hanifaru Bay as one of the core protected areas of the Baa Atoll. You can donate to this amazing cause at: http://saveourseas.com/donate

The Reefscapers Project is one of the most

successful coral propagation projects in the world. Having transplanted over 120,000 fragments of coral between 2005 and 2010 alone, it is hoped that the project’s ground-breaking clone selection research will one day lay the foundation for the worldwide use of coral frames to help protect reefs against global warming. EL ESTILO* invested in a reef and we encourage you to do the same – you will build it on the island and, after it is transplanted into the water, you will be able to watch it grow throughout your lifetime.


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GIVES BACK TO NATURE

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