Got half a day? Enjoy a stress-busting treatment that revives your full body. Because your treatment includes access to two fabulous pools, arrive early to take the plunge…and don’t worry about getting your hair wet. After your massage, facial, and aromatherapy treatments, you’ll receive a complimentary blowout at the Molitor salon.
4 hr (€410)
Discover it at the Hôtel Molitor. http://www.mltr.fr/en/.
13 Rue Nungesser et Coli
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!
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!
After the death of her 18-year-old daughter from a brain tumor, Muriel Hattab founded the the Princesse Margot Association to assist sick children and support their families. Her motto is, "I lost a battle, help us to win the war." Her soul is amazing, as you’ll soon discover.
Congratulations! How does it feel to be the new Clarins Most Dynamic Woman?
First of all, I felt very proud and emotional. Then, I was delighted to belong to this wonderful Clarins family...
What does Princesse Margot do?
The association supports and assists children suffering from cancer and their families, both at the Welcome Facility in Vincennes and in the partner hospitals, Saint Louis, Robert Debré and the Institut Curie, and more recently in Gustave Roussy.
How does the association work?
Primarily thanks to some sixty volunteers, who go four times a week to the hospital and the Maison Princesse Margot. I'm the founding president and I work full time on a voluntary basis, assisted by two part-time employees.
Who are the partners and figures that support you?
The association's patrons are Stéphane Freiss and Kev Adams, but it is supported by many other figures (Gilbert Montagné, Léa Drucker, Bruno Solo, Alain Chamfort, Gérard Darmon, Arié Elmaleh, Fanny Cottençon, etc.).
How did your meeting with Clarins go?
It took place at the headquarters. It was an initial discussion and presentation meeting, but also an emotional one... Then, after my nomination was announced, we lunched with Christian and Olivier Courtin-Clarins in their office, a first very warm and friendly meeting with the directors.
What will the Clarins Award change for you and the association?
First of all, on a personal level, it is really encouraging, but it also offers lots of visibility for the association and, of course, recognition from such a big and important French group. Then, obviously, the long-term financial aid that will allow us to continue to develop the association's projects for sick children...
Did you already know the other Most Dynamic Woman?
Some of the most high-profile women, yes, as well as others through their actions on behalf of children.
On a lighter note: do you have a favorite Clarins product?
Before I became the latest Most Dynamic Women, I have used Eau Dynamisante and its associated products every summer from a very young age. Since then, I'm gradually discovering and becoming more and more a fan of them!
And to finish, have you any plans to extend Princesse Margot's activities outside of Paris?
The association is in fact planning to do so, but not in the short term. We are first going to have a new partnership with another hospital in the Paris region... It's all a gradual process.
You're not going to damage your skin by using the same cream morning and evening. But (you knew it was coming!) you’re missing out on major results. That’s because your skin does different “jobs” during the day and night, a process called chronobiology. Here’s what it means: During the day, your skin “drinks up” ingredients that nourish and protect it, which means it’s a great time to infuse your skin with anti-ageing, protecting, and brightening ingredients. At night, your skin goes into repair mode, cleaning up damage done by pollutants and free radicals during the day. That’s why night creams are often thicker, and their key ingredients are focused on regeneration. A handy tip: when you choose day and night creams in the same “range” (ie: Multi-Active), they’ve been built specifically to work with each other.
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.
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: HydraQuench Moisture Replenishing Lip Balm
Essential rose wax, shea butter and ceramides form the hard-hitting trio in this intensely replenishing balm. Lips recover their softness from intense dryness or cold, and thanks to an effective plumping ingredient, they’re also more defined and coated in a pretty pink tint. (No wonder it made a surprise appearance at the 2015 Oscars!)
As soon as the thermometer drops! With little natural protection, lips tend to quickly dry out and crack. This balm has a replenishing as well as a cosmetic cocooning action, insulating this delicate area from the wintry weather. Bonus: For extra protection and comfort, apply a thick layer like a little lip mask before bedtime.
Illustration: Clémence Monot