Beauty

Sisley Double Tenseur: instant and long-term

Sisley Double Tenseur: instant and long-term

Sisley rediscover the lifting effect thanks to Sisley Double Tenseur. A lifting skin care with botanical extracts which is effective both immediately and in the long-term. This moisturizing and ultra-sensorial fresh gel with a “second skin” effect is doubly effective, both immediately and in the long term. An immediate lifting and smoothing effect on the skin’s surface: Oat seed extract creates a continuous, stretchy and flexible 3D mesh on the skin’s surface which, as it retracts, smoothes the skin, thereby giving an immediate lifting sensation. At the same time, the combination of Rhatany and Lemon extracts tones and smoothes skin texture. An in-depth strengthening of the skin’s firming capacity: day after day, the powerful combination of plant-based active ingredients, Tiger Nut and Cottonseed extracts, strengthens the dermal structure. The face is instantly firmed, features appear lifted and signs of fatigue are faded. After 4 weeks, the skin is more toned, it feels denser…

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat by l’Occitane. Gentleman’s signature.

L’Homme Cologne Cedrat by l’Occitane. Gentleman’s signature.

Cédrat is probably one of the most mysterious citrus fruit. Also called Citron (do not be confused with Lemon), Cedrat was considered as one of the rarest fruits in Ancient times. We tend to consider Cedrat as the golden fruits from the Garden of Hesperides. Its fragrance is subtle as intense and has been part of men’s perfumery heritage. L’Occitane en Province has been exploring this theme as part of the brand legacy, as a true masculine theme. For this christmas, L’Occitane reinvents its masculine territory thanks to L’Homme Cologne Cedrat. With a fragrance flacon invented by Olivier Baussan, the main idea was to rediscover a masculine flask. A perfect timeless theme for a timeless and elegant scent. L’OCCITANE’s masculine fragrances for men are comprised of harmonious blends of wood, spices, and herbs, and evoke feelings of mystery, ruggedness, and sensuality. Each fragrance reflects Provence’s authentic nature. With its striking appearance and irregular…

The Do’s and Don’ts of Properly Washing Your Face

The Do’s and Don’ts of Properly Washing Your Face

It seems so simple, so basic. But many people are washing their face all wrong. During our adolescent years, we all learned about the importance of keeping our face clean. Battling hormones was a big enough challenge without adding dirt, sweat and environmental factors on top of it. Chances are you swiped on an Oxy pad or washed with a salicylic acid bar soap and called it a day. Achieving silky smooth skin starts with properly washing your face. The do’s and don’ts below will help you perfect your daily cleansing routine to reveal beautiful skin under the build up. Don’t Forget It’s a 4-5 Step Process Washing your face properly doesn’t end when you rinse off the cleanser. That’s just the first step. To really get your face fresh and clean, you should follow up with an alcohol-free toner and then a serum that nourishes the skin. Finally, top the…

Swiss Blog: Aesop opens new store in Lausanne

Swiss Blog: Aesop opens new store in Lausanne

Aesop just opened a new store in Lausanne. Year after year, the Australian brand is investing into the Swiss Market as being part of one of its key european territories. Aesop is an amazing brand. It all started in 1987 in Melbourne – Australia. It was founded by Dennis Paphitis. His aim was to have a precise and expert range of superlative products in which he would gather the best of what nature and science can offer. In addition to skincare, Aesop also produces hair care, soaps and fragrance. Each time Aesop opens a new store, it is an unique new story starting. Each store has an unique design and atmosphere. In Lausanne, it is all about wood. Located in the historical area of the city, the new Aesop boutique was designed by  Marion Mouny, architect at Aesop Design department. The space is inspired by what Gio Ponti did at the Intercontinental Hotel in Naples….

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

Luxury Blog: IOMA Paris opens new store in Paris – A temple to beauty.

IOMA, the beauty high-tech brand opens a new store in the heart of Paris, at Saint German des Près. In this new store, the brand gathers the very best of high-tech and skin expertise. You will be able to find the best sellers of the brand as well as specific treatments, including massage cabines. This is definitely a new beauty destination in Paris. IOMA is a skin expert and all the concept is based in trying the find the best and the most adapted treatment for your own skin. For that the brand has created different high-tech skin diagnosis in order to personalize the offered treatment. The power of the brand is to be present in 17 countries in 3 different continents. These represent more than 1’500 sales outlets across the world. IOMA deployed 2’200 skin diagnostic devices. In one hand, the brand can serve its customer’s best interests and…

Must-Read Article On The Most Beautiful Flowers In The World

Must-Read Article On The Most Beautiful Flowers In The World

Flowers are considered to be one of the sweetest creation of God and this is the reason why they are the center point of every occasion conducted by humans. Flowers have always been at the heart of any occasion whether it is a wedding or a formal get-to-gather. Flowers take the decoration for any occasion to the next level. Today with the emergence of a large number of flower suppliers, one can easily have their desired flowers delivered right at their doorsteps. Moyses Flowers are one of the most reputed suppliers of flowers in London. The flower delivery by moysesflowers.co.uk is the best and most reliable one around London. So a question for you. If you were asked to pick the prettiest flowers in the world, which all would you pick? Definitely, it is very hard to pick a few flowers among so many wonderful flowers in the world. Here are some flowers…

Kenzo World – the new fragrance with a blast!

Kenzo World – the new fragrance with a blast!

If you think you already saw everything in a fragrance advertising, wait until you watch the tv ad for the new Kenzo fragrance. It is a completely counter-culture approach against the establishment. This is for sure the it-launch of this fall. Directed by Spike Jonze, this new film tells the story of a young woman who definitely has more than enough of her life. She is completely annihilated by her day to day do’s and don’ts. From a traditional scenery of a socialite environment, there is a “too-much-is-enough” blast. For this daring project only the inventive mind behind Being John Malkovich could nail it. Spike Jonze became a video clip expert by directing music clips for the Beasties Boys, REM, Puff Daddy, Björk or Lady Gaga and Kayne West. It is modern, elegant and with a high dose of daring. Actress and dancer Margaret Qualley performs an unforgettable choreography imagined by…

Friday Chronicles #24: The Duty free business and how to send fragrances to hell

Friday Chronicles #24: The Duty free business and how to send fragrances to hell

The fragrance industry is a a strong segment of the luxury business. In the world, it represents USD 36.6 billion which is 16.8% of te total luxury market. One dynamic area of business in fragrances is the Duty Free activity. People travels more and more and the Duty Free activity increases exponentially year after year. From a very exclusive offer to the mass-market of fragrances, today’s Duty Free experience is overwhelming, aggressive, discount oriented and based on the race for new launches. Welcome to fragrance hell! The economic crisis since 2009 dragged the Fragrance market to the darkest sides of cheapness Since 2009 the economic crises pushed several fragrance brands to review their strategy. Launches were reviewed and each dollar invested was spent carefully. There are very low risk-takers and all the launches seem to adopt a safe mode:  Pink and Gold for women Blue and grey for men Floral…

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, and the journey continues

Les Parfums Louis Vuitton, and the journey continues

Probably the most awaited fragrance launch has finally arrived. Louis Vuitton revealed their new fragrance collection, carefully crafted by Jacques Cavallier Belletrud the in-house Master Perfumer. A contemporary collection of seven fragrances that completely translate the spirit and the philosophy of Louis Vuitton’s creative universe. From the airiness of Rose des Vents to the intoxicating Turbulences, the ecstasy of a first night with Dans la Peau to the mindful immersion in nature with Apogée; from the self-revealing Contre Moi to an exploration of a darker side with Matière Noire and the explosion of the senses with Mille Feux… Les parfums Louis Vuitton describe a journey of emotions. It is definitely the luxury news of the month! Named Maître Parfumeur of Louis Vuitton in 2012, Jacques Cavallier Belletrud traveled the world for four years to perfect the first collection of Louis Vuitton perfumes. Each fragrance he created starts with an emotion,…

3 Beauty Secrets For Men: The Perfect face.

3 Beauty Secrets For Men: The Perfect face.

Every morning it is the same struggle: how to take care of your skin and still keep things time efficient. As a man, your face is your visit card and year after year you need to take care of it. Naturally men tend to spend less time on beauty routines. In the morning every second counts, generally taken by shower and coffee! In order to help you keep things efficient, here are the 3 essential gestures you need to do and how. 1- Exfoliating your face: the essential gesture that every man forgets Your skin is the largest organ on your body, made up of several different components, including water, protein, lipids, and different minerals and chemicals. If you’re average, your skin weighs about six pounds. It’s job is crucial: to protect you from infections and germs. Throughout your life, your skin will change constantly, for better or worse. In…

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser: must have. 

Aesop Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser: must have. 

Aesop is an amazing brand with best-in-class products. This month we are highlighting one of the brand’s best seller: the Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser. Cleaning your skin is one of the basic beauty rituals you can do. Aesop became expert in different beauty treatments, cleaning is a best-selling area. With the Geranium Leaf body cleanser, Aesop gently removes grime, banishes odour and leaves skin beautifully scented and refreshed. Its formula finds the perfect balance between a perfect cleaning and the respect of your skin nature. The Formula, nicely done The basis of the formula is an interesting balance between the Sodium Laureth Sulfate and the Coco-Betaine. The first is an efficient detergent that will work in the cleaning part and the second a gentle soft ingredient (coconut oil based). Both together make a perfect structure to support the rest of the formula. As ingredients are one of the brand’s strength,…

Top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake in Switzerland.

Top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake in Switzerland.

Switzerland has a longtime heritage of cosmetics and beauty treatments. Several Swiss and International brands produce their beauty products in Switzerland. Luxury tourism is a big activity and especially around cities like Zürich and Geneva. The entire country breathes well-being and you can find amazing locations for beauty spas. Luxury Hotels are playing in 2 areas in order to differentiate themselves from competition. The first area is to capitalize on the traditional architecture of their building and the second one is their Spa. In the past 5 years, the biggest trend is the well-being area. It goes from the traditional fitness area to different swimming pools, massage cabinets, hammam, sauna and other water parcours. At LuxuryActivist we decided to rank our top 6 best Spas around the Leman Lake, mostly are located in beautiful and amazing hotels. Richemont Geneva, The Spa by Sisley This is probably one of the best spas…

4 Ways to Get Silky Smooth Skin

4 Ways to Get Silky Smooth Skin

Every woman wants the smoothest, silkiest skin possible but it seems like no matter what they do or how hard they try, their skin just seems to get rougher and drier. Actually, according to board certified dermatologist, Dr. Jessica Krant, that may be the problem. Women just try too hard and in so doing will do more damage than good. If you are looking for the silkiest smoothest skin imaginable, here are great four ways for you to have the skin of your dreams. 1. Avoid Over Washing and Harsh Soaps Most women are laboring under the impression that they need to scrub their face several times a day. This could be the most worst move they can make if the silky smooth skin they are looking for is on their face. Dr. Krant says that the market is flooded with all kinds of anti-aging products that dry the skin…

4 Ways to Care for Your Beard

4 Ways to Care for Your Beard

Due to the fact that the hair that is on your face is much different from the hair on your head, it comes with its very own set of instructions. Beards are trendy at the moment, but only when they’re well cared for.  No one likes to look at a scraggly, scruffy beard with food stuck in it after all! If you are considering, growing a beard for the first time, here are four tips that will help you keep your bead in the best shape possible. Color with Care If you find that the hair in your beard is graying, or you have a beard that is a vastly different color to the hair on your head, you may want to consider coloring it. If either of these apply to you, it’s vital that you take the time to find a specialized dye for the job. When you have…

Minimalist Makeup: Cosmetic Tips to Make You Look Makeup-less

Minimalist Makeup: Cosmetic Tips to Make You Look Makeup-less

As a child you probably watched your mother put on makeup. The process looked elegant, sophisticated and grown up. You longed to brush and shade your face in the same manner, but when you bravely decided to give it a shot yourself, the result was not the flawless, beautiful look your mother got. It was more of a heavy-handed, circus clown nightmare. The lesson learned here? Less is more. Modern stylists and makeup artists know that the key to gorgeous makeup is making it look like you are not wearing any. To do this, there are three rules: moderation, tone matching and accentuation. Moderation When choosing the right foundation, keep moderation in mind. Find one that is light and effective with only one application. Multiple layers clump and spread unevenly, making your makeup obvious. BB or CC creams are excellent tools to add to your cosmetics bag as they serve as…