8 posts tagged "Biologique Recherche"
With fashion month coming to a close, there’s no better way to celebrate (and unwind) than with a treatment before takeoff. A former colleague of mine closed out the menswear shows with a massage and said he didn’t even mind that his flight was delayed a few hours when he arrived at the airport—all of the stress and tension had completely disappeared before he even whipped out his passport at check-in. Here, two spots worth hitting up before you say bon voyage:
Where: Spa My Blend by Clarins, Le Royal Monceau, 37, avenue Hoche, 01.42.99.88.99
What to get: Ask for the Anti-Jet Lag Stopover Massage for Face & Body because, let’s face it, you’re probably still jet-lagged. This rubdown refreshes and moisturizes dehydrated skin after weeks of vacillating between espresso and champagne. It also claims to relieve tiredness, insomnia, upset stomach, headache, and irritability. (If you’re anything like me, you’ve ticked off all five boxes and already made an appointment.)
Where: Biologique Recherche Ambassade de la Beauté, 32, avenue des Champs-Élysées, 01.41.18.96.84
What to get: Sign yourself up for the Soin Minceur, stat! This “modeling massage” helps drain toxins (of which you’ve probably stockpiled) and leaves you feeling toned and rejuvenated. A textured rubber mitt is used to work essential oils into the skin, leaving you soft, glowing, and ready for the long haul ahead.
WASABI / (wah-sob-bee) / n. / 1. Also known as Wasabia japonica, a plant of the Brassicaceae family, which also encompasses cabbage and broccoli; / n. / 2. A root that is native to Japan’s mountainous river valleys and Sakhalin Island that is used to make a pungent, horseradishlike condiment that is both grated and formulated into the green paste often seen alongside sushi; / n. / 3. A superfood packed with fiber, vitamins B6 and C, protein, calcium, and potassium; / n. / 4. A medicinal aid that has been shown to boost circulation, curb the growth of cavities in teeth, and help control seasonal allergies and asthma; / n. / 5. An antioxidant that strengthens the skin barrier against free radical damage, e.g., “Stimulate taste buds and protect your complexion with wasabi.”
Try it: Biologique Recherche Crème PIGM 400 with wasabi extract, $191, available at the Peninsula Spa New York.
If you’ve been to Biologique Recherche’s heavenly spa in Paris or used any of its products at home, you’re no doubt a fan. There’s something about the straightforward formulas and the pared-down, apothecary-style packaging that make its rich but not in the least bit greasy Huile Bénéfique body oil and its aptly named brightening Biomagic Mask very hard to resist. With its recent entry into the haircare category, we can, at last, expand our devotion upwards. The newly launched collection features standouts like the gentle Shampoo Traitant Sébo-Rééquilibrant, which is as effective at regulating oil production on scalps as the Complexe Iribiol serum is on complexions. The Le Bain de Plantes, an appealingly aromatic conditioning mask, likewise purifies without zapping the scalp of moisture entirely. It’s a whole new way to properly outfit your shower.
KUDZU (kood-zoo) / n. / 1. / Also known as Pueraria lobata, a climbing vine in the pea family that is native to southern Japan and southeast China; / 2. / A coiling plant with purple flowers nicknamed the mile-a-minute-vine for its ability to grow as much as one foot per day; / 3. / A fundamental herb in traditional Chinese medicine, used to treat vertigo and post-menopausal symptoms;/ 4. / A member of the legume family used in the treatment of alcoholism and cocaine addiction; / 5. / An anti-inflammatory soothing skincare agent, particularly suited for sensitized, reactive skin, e.g., “Get on the wagon and comfort stressed skin with kudzu.”
Try it: Biologique Recherche Sérum Biosensible with Kudzu Extract, $94, www.biologique-recherche.us.
The temperatures may be hovering in the fifties this week in New York, but rest assured, a frigid dip is right around the corner. And that means big changes for your wardrobe—and your skincare routine. Just in time, old-school French brand Biologique Recherche has two botanically charged products to add to your beauty regimen. Its new Crème Dermo-RL and Serum T.E.W.L. (Trans Epidermal Water Loss) are designed to replenish lipid deficiencies that can be brought on by cold, dry air, thus protecting the skin’s moisture balance. The Crème Dermo-RL is a rich, reparative emulsion that helps even the driest types rehydrate while boosting the external skin barrier with a mix of blackcurrant butter, grapeseed oil, hyaluronic acid, walnut extract, and glycoprotein. For those who need less moisturizing support, the Serum provides a lighter, protective layer that helps prevent water evaporation with cranberry, raspberry seed, and jojoba and sesame oils, as well as sea buckthorn berry. They can be used separately or together, depending on just how parched your skin is. As for wardrobe solutions, please direct your attention here.
Biologique Recherche Crème Dermo-RL, $150, and Serum T.E.W.L., $144. Call (800)755-5270 to find spas for purchase.