Beauty Elevated: The Blog
All-natural, all the time. We all have loved ones on our gifting list this year that are all about a healthy lifestyle. When it comes to them, we want to be mindful that our gifts are not only useful and thoughtful but also align with their values and wellness goals! We love how this day and age we can find almost anything that is natural, paraben-free, non-toxic, have no added preservatives and the list goes on. As we know more and more about ingredients, it is apparent just how important it is to use products that feel good to the skin and body. However, it may be hard to navigate within these products to find the perfect gifts for the wellness guru in your life (or if you’re a wellness-lover yourself) this holiday season.
Let us guide you to the best presents for wellness-lovers!
First things first, let’s identify who a fragrance buff would be. These are your loved ones who not only love fragrances but have an attachment to them. They would usually have a number of favorites, have a different scent for every occasion (of course), greet and remember others by how great they smell, as well as own a fragrance table or some sort of display that showcases their prized possessions. Sound like someone you know?
One of the last stops on my European tour was a quick trip to Barcelona to catch up with our friends at Natura Bissé.
My morning began with a tour of the Natura Bissé offices. Just a short ride from the city center, the offices are located in Parque Tecnológico del Vallés. In addition to meeting the team, I had the opportunity to get a behind the scenes look at their research laboratory, production facilities, and fulfillment centers. Learning about the product development process was one of the most fascinating parts of this visit.
Paris is known for iconic fashion, fragrance and skincare houses. And my trip wouldn’t have been complete without paying a visit to one of the most infamous beauty houses in Paris- Guerlain. Having grown up smelling Shalimar and seeing Guerlain products on my mother’s vanity, it’s no surprise that I too grew loyal to the brand. I have more Rouge G’s than I’d like to admit and I can’t go a day without their Terracotta bronzer or Orchidee eye cream. Which is why I was eager to visit La Maison Guerlain at 68, Champs-Elysées.
Effortless, refined, minimal, and très chic: perhaps the best way we could describe the French approach to beauty. We traveled all the way to Paris to find the skincare secrets of French women, who are known for gorgeous skin and youth that never fades. We went straight to our Parisian brand, Orlane, at the acclaimed Orlane Institute to discover how we can achieve the glow we’ve been searching for.
Fountain of youth, here we come!