ALIZA JABES, BEAUTY ON THE ROAD

The Pullman Magazine - - Contents - IN­TER­VIEW NI­COLE CHAVRANSKI

THE SO­PHIS­TI­CATED ALIZA JABES IS THE WOMAN BE­HIND THE SUC­CESS-STORY OF NUXE. FOUNDER AND CEO OF THE NATUREORIENTED COS­MET­ICS FRENCH BRAND, SHE TRANS­FORMED WHAT WAS ORIG­I­NALLY, 20 YEARS AGO, A SMALL PARISIAN LAB­O­RA­TORY, INTO A WORLD­WIDE EM­PIRE WITH A GREEN CON­SCIENCE.

Aliza Jabès, you are CEO of Nuxe,

a fre­quent-flyer, a glam­ourous Parisian... And there­fore a woman of ex­per­tise! What is your spe­cific beauty and health rou­tine when trav­el­ling, on the plane and af­ter land­ing?

First of all, I al­ways choose com­fort­able clothes, such as sneak­ers and jeans. No stilet­tos on board!

As soon as I’m on the plane, I set my watch to the lo­cal time on ar­rival. I like to be im­me­di­ately in full im­mer­sion. I tie back my long hair with an elas­tic band. I al­ways have a 30ml tube of cream to mois­tur­ize my face and hands, to pre­vent the dry­ing ef­fect of air con­di­tion­ing. I lather my hands with cream ev­ery two hours. Dur­ing the flight, I drink wa­ter to hy­drate, but not too much, be­cause it can make you swell. And I have a light meal, but also bring dried fruits with me.

Be­fore land­ing, I put a drop of Prodigieux® eye-con­tour un­der my eyes. Its de­con­ges­tion­ing ef­fect is great for puffy eyes. I also mas­sage my legs to boost the mi­cro-cir­cu­la­tion.

And ar­riv­ing at des­ti­na­tion?

First thing I do when I get to the ho­tel is take a long, hot shower. It re­laxes my body and mind. Also, af­ter a long flight, there is noth­ing bet­ter than an ayurvedic mas­sage, and then, straight to bed : your best bet for a per­fect night of sleep.

On my first day af­ter ar­rival, I’m in "slow mode". On the sec­ond day, I go for a jog to pump up en­ergy back. Jog­ging is the eas­i­est sport to prac­tice when you travel: a pair of sports shoes, a light out­fit, and off you go! And it gets you to dis­cover each new place in an orig­i­nal and fan­tas­tic way!

What is the beauty prod­uct you never travel with­out?

Our star prod­uct: the Huile Prodigieuse®, my all in one quick-fix beauty saver, that sub­li­mates face, body and hair in one sin­gle ges­ture. This is the one I would bring on a desert is­land!

What are the ab­so­lute beauty don'ts when trav­el­ling? And what was your per­sonal worse "beauty faux-pas"?

Ab­so­lute don't is too much makeup! And es­pe­cially foun­da­tion, which will smudge on ar­rival, es­pe­cially when reach­ing a hu­mid place. I also no­ticed that very of­ten, fel­low women trav­ellers with long hair look sooo un­brushed and di­shev­elled af­ter a long flight… That’s why I al­ways bring an elas­tic band with me.

As for my per­sonal worse-case sce­nario, I re­mem­ber one time when I for­got my sun­screen. Just hav­ing lunch out­doors… And two hours later, my face was com­pletely red! Ever since that day, I al­ways use a daily cream with an SPF.

Do you have a role model for trav­el­ling in style?

Grace Kelly, def­i­nitely. A sym­bol of el­e­gance, ul­ti­mately chic un­der any cir­cum­stance, par­tic­u­lary when she was trav­el­ling.

Fi­nally, could you tell us about your most mem­o­rable beauty ex­pe­ri­ence while trav­el­ling? Any rou­tines you dis­cov­ered and have used ever since?

On my last trip to Asia, I dis­cov­ered ba­li­nese mas­sages and the art of yoga. That was in­deed mem­o­rable. I prac­tice it reg­u­larly ever since.

I have also learnt, from my many trips to Asia, the art of drink­ing hot wa­ter : it is known to hy­drate and detox­ify your body. In the morn­ing I have hot wa­ter with a few drops of lemon, fresh mint, or fresh gin­ger. Dur­ing the day, I like to drink hot wa­ter with a spoon of honey. It pu­ri­fies my body from inside.

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