ALIZA JABES, BEAUTY ON THE ROAD
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.