The idea of sitting on a sunny bank in Paris, with a pain au chocolat in hand, sounds like the perfect escape right about now. But because travel is off the table, for the foreseable, doesn't mean we can't join in the festivities of Bastille Day this July 14.
To celebrate, we've rounded up our favourite beauty products that will transport you to France, with a little bit of imagination.
Say hello to the new limited-edition Parisian-inspired candle duo, that beautifully captures the essence of the Parisian streets, scents, and artistry. The collection, titled A Day in Montmarte, is a nod to the pilgrimage around the iconic Montmartre district of Paris and starts with a walk up the hill to the beautiful Sacré Coeur; and finishes with a stop-off at a Parisian patisserie.
Botanical Hand Wash is a sophisticated hand wash that doubles as a hand cleanser and nourishing hydrator, enriched with natural botanical extracts. The gentle formulation lathers well, washes thoroughly and rinses off easily. Known for pioneering Australian botanical skincare solutions, Ella Baché delivers a powerhouse formulation completely free of parabens and mineral oils. To hydrate and restore the skin, mountain pepper leaf is combined with soothing wild roselle flower extract. Antioxidant-rich lily pilly, lemon aspen and davison plum work together to keep the skin smooth, soft and hydrated.
Dry Shampoo with Aquatic Mint instantly refreshes and clarifies the hair and scalp without water in two minutes, while delivering an immediate cooling sensation and invisible finish for all hair types. Featuring 100 per cent natural, organic aquatic mint extract and natural absorbent micro powders, this ultra refreshing formula is vegan friendly and clinically proven to remove impurities from the hair. Also, did we mention it smells like a mojito?
Atoderm Shower Oil soothes and protects from external aggressions thanks to its exclusive formula composed of vegetal biolipids, vitamin PP and Barrier Skin Therapy™ patent. Skin is immediately and intensely hydrated from the moment you step out of the shower and works effectively as a nourishing and hydrating bath oil for children, to provide soft supple skin for up to 24 hours.
Eau Thermale Avène
The Eau Thermale Avène Thermal Spring Water is one of the most cult classic French beauty buys out there. Extracted directly at the source and packaged in a sterile environment, the mist is low in mineral content and does not dry out the skin. It works to comfort a range of everyday skin irritations including sunburn, razor burn, facial redness, itching, post-depilatory irritation, eczema and nappy rash.
Big Lashes Oh Oui! Mascara delivers extreme yet buildable volume, without weighing down the lashes. It gives spectacularly longer and thicker lashes with stunning colour. The new brush, with its zigzag fibre, loads the intense black pigments to the maximum with balance of coating and combing. First, micro-spaces between the fibres load the brush to the max with the intense-black, collagen-enriched formula. Then, the brush combs through the lashes to build up the volume progressively.
La Roche-Posay's Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF50+ is an icon in the sun care world. The lightweight, invisible fluid that is non-greasy and non comedogenic, offering SPF 50+ protection. It is also dermatologically tested and fragrance free for sensitive skin.
The Phyto-Blush collection has been designed with an ultra-soft skincare-infused formula which contains Sisley’s signature camellia oil and cottonseed oil to envelop the skin in softness and comfort. The long-wear formula melts into the skin to give subtly velvety cheeks with a sheer wash of colour.
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