Consumed as early as the Inca era, this freshwater green microalga is packed with nutrients. With over 50% high-quality proteins, essential fatty acids, chlorophyll that is excellent for detoxing, protective antioxidants and a host of minerals, including a generous dose of iron, it belongs to the highly exclusive superfood club. In Africa, it is even grown to combat malnutrition. Why add it to your diet? To easily make up for a diet that is not always balanced, when you don't have time to cook or when following a restricted diet. Low-calorie spirulina is a welcome choice when you want to lose weight but stay in good shape. Sports enthusiasts also appreciate its energising and oxygenating effect. It is eaten dried, ideally in powder form, added to a smoothie or a salad, for example. It is also available in pure tablet form, to be taken as a dietary supplement. When purchasing, check on the pack that the product only contains spirulina and no other algae, artificial colourings, preservatives or additives.
There are pros and cons of wearing make-up when exercising, but you have to admit that really black lashes help us to still look great when we're in the pool or even running. For long-lasting waterproof hold, apply Truly Waterproof Mascara from the roots to the tips of lashes. Your lashes are protected from chlorine and sweat. Tested and approved. Make a splash!
Created in Korea, this trend involves applying several masks at the same time in different zones of the face to target the needs of each area. A way to personalize your beauty routine, multi-masking addresses our skin’s range of requirements since not every area has the same needs. For example, use a purifying mask on your t-zone, one for anti-aging on your cheeks and neck, and a soothing, fresh mask around the contour of the eyes. With this approach to masks, the possibilities are endless…
Beaut Bonus: Pure and Radiant Mask
She is one of the granddaughters of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, the founder of Clarins. At the reins of Mugler Fashion Marketing & Communications Development, she welcomes us to her offices opposite the Paris Opera to tell us about her passions, fashion and beauty, with a few indiscretions and a lot of style.
With the passing years, the skin on the hands dries out, loses its density and begins to look wizened, as if it had become too loose. Then there are dark spots, which may appear at a young age if you have spent a lot of time in the sun. Adopt these three good habits to ensure your hands don't betray your age: exfoliate regularly to remove flaky skin and restore radiance; apply a hand cream with plumping and brightening anti-ageing benefits several times a day; use sunscreen whenever you spend time outdoors. Treat your hands like your face and all will be well!
Products: Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream, Super Restorative Hand Cream Anti-age spots
Even though it also needs attention, your poor neck is very often forgotten between your face and body. Remember to exfoliate it at the same time as your face with Gentle Peeling Smooth Away Cream, making small circular movements from your jaw to your décolleté, not forgetting behind the ears and the nape of the neck. Restore its lustre with Extra-Firming Neck Anti-Wrinkle Rejuvenating Cream, which is perfectly non-greasy and rich in firming active ingredients – stay a neck ahead!
Food, beauty, fashion, lifestyle: more and more French people, especially the younger generation, are riding the vegan wave. You just had to go to the sell-out Veggie World trade fair last spring to see it for yourself... In Paris, you can eat vegan at Super Vegan and My Kitch’n Paris in the 17th arrondissement, Gentle Gourmet Café, an institution at Bastille, Hank Vegan Burger in the 4th, and 42 Degrès in the 9th, to name just a few. Those outside of Paris haven't been forgotten either: visit the website Vegoresto.fr to find places all across France where you can get something vegan to eat. When it comes to beauty, at the Vegan Mania shop and website you can find products from all over the world (Schmidt's solid deodorants, Hurrah! lip balms or the brand with the exotic packaging Pacifica, etc.) In the fashion sphere, designers such as Amélie Pichard, just like Stella McCartney, are finding alternatives to avoid using leather in their designs... And the second Veggie World trade fair will be held on 8 and 9 October, just a few months after the first...
What does it do?:
Essential rose wax, shea butter and ceramides form the hard-hitting trio in this intensely repairing balm. From slight to extremely intense dryness with chapping, nothing can resist it. Lips recover their softness. Smoother and shapelier thanks to a plumping active ingredient, they are also coated in a pretty pink tint.
When?As soon as the thermometer drops! With little natural protection, lips tend to quickly dry out and crack, especially if you keep wetting them with your saliva. This balm has a repairing as well as a cosmetic cocooning action, insulating this delicate area from the wintry weather. Apply and reapply to your heart's content. And why not apply a thick layer like a mask in the evening before going to bed?
Illustration: Clémence Monot
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