#1Skin Snack: Oatmeal to Glow
Beat the winter energy slump and keep skin healthy with this power-packed and super-delicious snack, starring vitamins B, C, E and K, manganese, flavonoids, copper, selenium, fatty acids, omega 3, fiber, and more.
1 ½ cups almond, flax, oat or cow's milk
¼ cup oat flakes
¼ cup quinoa flakes
1 tablespoon almonds
1 tablespoon sunflower seeds
1 teaspoon flax seeds
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 tablespoon liquid honey
Crushed pecans or hazelnuts
Raspberries, blueberries or other seasonal fruit
1 pinch of salt
Gently heat the milk. Mix the oat and quinoa flakes, seeds and salt in a saucepan over medium heat until they are toasted and grilled. Add half of the warm milk, stir briskly, and add the cinnamon and honey. Warm it over a low heat for 15 minutes, stirring constantly, and add the rest of the warm milk (and cold milk if necessary to obtain the desired consistency). Pour the mixture into a bowl and add the blueberries, raspberries and other seasonal fruit. Sprinkle with the pecans or hazelnuts.
#2Just Add Water
There are pros and cons of wearing make-up when exercising, but you have to admit that mascara can make you feel a little more powerful at the gym. For long-lasting waterproof hold, add Double Fix’ Mascara on top of your regular mascara, and protect lashes from sweat, rain, and even chlorine. It’s been tested and approved by both an ophthalmologist and Clarins insiders, so go ahead—make a splash!
#3Sparkling Water: The New Beauty Solution for Dull Complexions?
Is your complexion a little dull? Restore its sparkle with sparkling water, an Asian beauty tradition that helps cleanse the skin's pores. (You might have noticed how many Asian beauty products use it as an ingredient—especially masks!)
Here’s how to harness the power of sparkling water at home: plunge your face into a bowl of tap water mixed with sparkling water (half and half) for about thirty seconds to a minute. And as the bubble effect is known to tone and firm the skin, the magic gets to work!
#4Virginie Courtin-Clarins, General Director: Mugler Fashion.
A granddaughter of Jacques Courtin-Clarins, Virginie grew up immersed in the world of French beauty. Now this Parisian native she welcomes us to her offices opposite L’Opéra to tell us about the future of style.
#5What Can I Do About My Dark Spots?
Dark spots are caused mostly by hormones and sun exposure. To help combat this and keep skin glowing strong, try a dark-spot correcting serum followed by a moisturizer with SPF that promotes a natural, even complexion. For added protection, apply a UV product daily to help minimize the appearance of dark spots.
#6The Golden Age
You're determined to keep a sun-kissed glow all year round. Arm yourself with Clarins' surefire self-tanning weapon—Radiance-Plus Golden Glow Booster—and mix two to three drops with your normal day cream (ie: Multi-Active Day Cream) for a made-to-measure tan that looks incredibly natural, too.
#7The Breakfast Club
Attention, cereal monogamists: After New York, Paris and London, it's Paris' turn to open crunchy breakfast eateries. At Cerealiste, find brands from all over the world, a selection of milks (including rice and oat milk), toppings (honey, caramel, chocolate, etc.), and a cardboard box for your haul. Meanwhile at BOL Porridge Bar, sweet barley and oats are baked with plant milk, and savory ingredients (like spelt, leek, and haddock) make for unique offerings. We can’t wait to have our own cereal bar in Canada!
In Paris: Cerealiste: 38 Rue Quincampoix, 75004 Paris.
And also: BOL Porridge Bar, 76 Rue du Faubourg Poisssonière, 75010 Paris.
Harper’s: 16 Rue Letort, 75018 Paris.
In London: http://www.cerealkillercafe.co.uk/menus/
139 Brick Lane
London E1 6SB
In New York: http://www.kithtreats.com
New York, NY 10012
The Product: Supra Volume Mascara
Make-up and lash care, thanks to a plant cocktail of carnauba (which adds body to the lashes) and Cassie flower (for a smoothing effect). Combined with a volume-boosting complex and an ultra-supple fiber brush that coats from every angle, this mascara visibly enhances your lashes and provides long-lasting definition.
Use it every day to create an intense eye look without tons of time. Get ready to see the difference in (literally) the blink of an eye.
Illustration: Clémence Monot