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French girl beauty is a category in itself. From the cult of French Pharmacies to artisan-crafted formulations, we’ve studied the art of the trÊs chic to deliver you an insiders guide to the best in French beauty. Vive La France! The French Beauty Edit | June 2017


Nuxellence Éclat Serum Discovered: A Parisian luxury brand steeped in 50 years of legacy, Nuxe is known for their effective, gentle skincare that has inspired a cult-like following. The brand first catapulted to fame with the introduction of their Dry Oil line, Huile Prodigieuse, but since then continues to push the innovative boundaries with over 45 patents across their chic, high performance range. Editor’s Note: Trés effective skincare, this intelligent anti-aging fluid works on a cellular level to energise your skin. Lightweight in texture, the serum is enriched with Passion Flower, Hyaluronic Acid and pigment correctors, which work to immediately illuminate your complexion. Perfect to use by itself for a natural ‘no-makeup makeup’ look, or before foundation for a lit from within glow. Usage: Following cleanse, apply a small amount to face and neck. For normal to combination skin, Nuxellence Éclat can be used alone. For dry and very dry skin, apply Nuxellence before a moisturiser. Tip for winter – if used in conjunction with moisturiser the serum becomes 2x more effective. Deluxe Travel Size 15ml, $19.50. Full Size 50ml, $64.99 Click here for Ingredients and SHOP

La Roche-Posay

LIPIKAR Cleansing Oil Discovered: Sensitive skin? You’re not alone. La Roche-Posay has become a skin saviour for curating an active skincare line based on one core ingredient - therapeutic thermal water. Discovered in a French town the brand inevitably adopted as their name, this antioxidant rich water is at the core of every La Roche-Posay product formulation and scientifically proven to soothe and heal afflicted skin. Editor’s Note: Enriched with Shea butter, Lipikar is a gentle body cleanser designed to help soothe and restore the skins moisture level. Soap free, alcohol-free, & paraben free, skin is left feeling supple and nourished - just what the (sensitive) skin doctor ordered. Usage: For use in the shower, apply directly to the skin and gently massage. Alternatively, pour 2 to 3 capfuls into the bath while it fills. Gently rinse and towel dry. Deluxe Travel Size 100ml, $12.95. Full Size 400ml, $32.95 Click here for Ingredients and SHOP


Radiant Hydration Night Mask Discovered: Plant based and natural cosmetics are fast gaining popularity but Nominoë's philosophy truly captures nature in a bottle. Using plants from the Finistère and Côtes d'Armor region, this boutique French brand begins by exploring the plants healing properties, and then develops a skincare product that gets the most out of the ingredients. Not the other way around. Editor’s Note: Unlike normal masks, this is a ‘mask-balm’, which you gently rub into your skin following the treatment. Rich in sea holly, a powerful rejuvenating ingredient, the treatment works to heal dull, stressed and dehydrated skin, for a dramatically renewed and radiant complexion. Usages: 1. For a ‘radiance mask’ suited to all skin types, apply a generous layer to the face and leave in place for about 10 to 15 minutes, then start to massage. Add a bit of water to help emulsify and gently massage into your skin until fully absorbed. 2. For a deep hydration mask for dry to very dry skin, apply a thin layer of Radiant Hydration Night Mask and leave on overnight. Clean skin, as normal in the morning. Full size 40ml, $45. Click here for Ingredients and SHOP


Sensibio H2O (Micellar Water) Discovered: Try as they might, no one has been able to top the original eau micellaire, a crown adorned by iconic French skincare label, Bioderma. Created over 20 years ago, Bioderma has been an industry backstage staple for makeup artists and models alike and continues to attract attention for their biological approach to formulations to restore the skins natural balance. Fact: One bottle of this Micellar Water is sold ever 3 seconds in the world. Editor’s Note: This cult favourite makeup remover is formulated to be perfectly compatible with the skin, even the most sensitive types. Makeup, including waterproof, is cleansed thoroughly without irritation, leaving skin fresh and moisturised. Usage: Soak a cotton pad with Sensibio H20, and sweep over face and eyes to cleanse and remove makeup. Repeat as needed. No rinsing necessary. Deluxe Travel Size 100ml, $20.99. Full size 500ml, $42.99 Click here for Ingredients and SHOP

Institut Karite Paris

Almond and Honey Hand Cream or Cherry Blossom Hand Cream Discovered: Your hand care regime just got a whole lot chicer. An artisan collection of luxury skin and hair treatments, Institut Karite Paris places the vitamin rich and nourishing properties of Shea Butter centre stage throughout their entire line. Editor’s Note: A silky, quick absorbing cream that melts effortlessly into your hard working hands to intensively nourish, protect and repair. Usage: Place a small amount onto your hands and rub together. Use as required. Deluxe Travel Size 30ml, $14. Full Size 2.53 fl.oz, $30.00 Click here for Ingredients and SHOP

Institut Karite Paris Macaron Hand Soap

Discovered: Rich in vitamins A, E and F Shea Butter is recognised for its nourishing, regenerating and anti-ageing properties – a recognition celebrated by Institut Karite Paris when creating their line of luxury hand soaps to add nutrients back into the skin where other soaps normally strip away. Editor’s Note: A collection of petite hand soaps shaped in the style of a macaron – can you get any more French than this? Dry, chapped hands are often the first areas to show the signs of ageing. This good enough to eat collection will clean and moisturise your hands at the same time. Usage: Wet soap and rub into hands. Work into a lather. Rinse, dry and follow with Institut Karite Paris Hand Cream. Petite Shea Soap $7 Click here for Ingredients and SHOP

Laboratoires Surface-Paris

Bright Now Gentle Exfoliating Clarifying Soap Discovered: With origins in professional cosmetic care treating the most difficult of complexion imperfections, Laboratoires Surface Paris evolved under the guide of Dr. Bernard Sillam to create the first line of non-invasive skin products that achieve profound and targeted results. Editor’s Note: Used on the face and body, the gentle exfoliating bar is part of the Bright Now collection to help diminish dark spots, for a flawless, luminous complexion. Enriched with apricot kernels, known for their exfoliating properties, skin is gently cleansed, exfoliated and moisturised to reveal brightened skin. Usage: For use on face or body, wet bar and rub into hands to produce a lather of soap. Rub onto area using circular motions, then rinse with water. Suitable for all skin types and can be used daily. Full Size 150g, $19 Click here for Ingredients and SHOP

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Travel Candles

Think outer radiance and inner serenity as we introduce you to Australian luxury spa brand, Apsu. A collection of travel size candles to unwind this winter, Apsu celebrates the wisdom of Eastern culture with their signature scents ‘Funaya’ and ‘Varanasi’. Editors Note The Funaya scent is comprised of three core ingredients, Yuzu, Green Tea and Hinoki Oil. Rich and fragrant, Varanasi fills the air with rose and the sweetness of jasmine, complemented with a citrus top-note to offer the perfect fragrant finish. Usage Before lighting always trim the wick and remove any wick debris as this encourages an even burn. Travel size, $19 Click here for ingredients and Shop Missed out? Be part of our Maven clique for privileged access to exclusive gifts and more by completing this months beauty tasks. Head to your dashboard at for more information. #maslowandco #ImWithMaslow

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