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!
Nature addicts swear by this power-packed plant, and Ayurvedic medicine was already using its superpowers 5,000 years ago. Even Cleopatra made it part of her skincare routine. But aloe’s beauty properties come from its function as a desert plant: to withstand the most arid climates, it traps an incredible amount of water, along with sugars, vitamins and minerals, at its core. This composition gives pure aloe vera gel unparalleled moisturizing properties for the skin, as well as soothing, repairing and healing benefits (like soothing sunburns and irritation). Taken orally, aloe also improves digestion and combats fatigue. What more could you ask for?
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.
There are three types of dark circles: brown, shadowy, and blue-purple. If you’ve got brown circles (caused by skin pigment) or hollow ones (caused by thinning skin), go for concealer and call it a day. Choose one slightly lighter than your skin tone, you’ll avoid the “reverse panda” effect of having weird white circles around your eyes.
If you have blue-purple dark circles, that’s from sluggish circulation—and you might be able to improve it. Use a skincare product that helps replenish, and supplement your skincare’s key ingredients with more sleep, more fruits and vegetables, and—sorry—a reduction in screen time.
(But keep concealer on backup just in case. Everyone needs it once in a while.)
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: Multi-Active Night Cream
Bursting with plant extracts (teasel, organic Californian poppy, organic shea), this cream plunges skin into restorative sleep mode—even if you’re still wide awake. What happens? Radiance is revived, and you won’t look like you pulled an all-nighter—although that triple espresso shot might give you away.
Around age 30, long days and late nights start leaving real marks on your skin. This cream acts like an antidote for tiredness. After thorough make-up removal (yes, even at two a.m.!), apply it with gentle pressure, working from the middle of the face outward. (Don’t forget your neck.) You’ll wake up with smoother, more toned skin.
Illustration: Clémence Monot