BEAUTY TALK

Caudalíe co-founder Mathilde Thomas shares her eco-se­crets

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - Bazaar -

Caudalíe has strong roots in the use of nat­u­ral in­gre­di­ents. What is your per­sonal phi­los­o­phy? y? I for­mu­late prod­ucts for all women n who, like me, don’t want to choose be­tween ween ef­fec­tive­ness and nat­u­ral­ness, glam­our mour and ecol­ogy. I be­lieve we can make e prod­ucts that have it all. What is it about the in­dus­try that ex­cites you? Cre­at­ing the best prod­ucts, the most ef­fec­tive green for­mula with lux­u­ri­ous tex­tures and scents. Also, o, the fact that my com­pany is a part of the or­gan­i­sa­tion 1% for the Planet, , which means we give back one per­cent of f our global sales, profit or not, to en­vi­ron­men­tal on­men­tal char­i­ties. So far, we have com­mit­ments ments with WWF France and Coeur de Forêt, which plants a tree in Peru’s An­dean Ama­zon for ev­ery Di­vine Oil pur­chased. The vine­yard of your fam­ily es­tate Château Smith Haut Lafitte in Bordeaux, is your source for in­gre­di­ents like grape seed polyphe­nols and resver­a­trol, yes? Yes, our story starts here, at the heart of the vine­yards. Bordeaux has the best wine, best food, and if I may say so my­self, the best cheese at my sis­ter’s restau­rant at Les Sources de Caudalíe. Set deep within the vines, the Les Sources de Caudalíe Spa pa is also a trea­sure trove. My hus­band and I cre­ated a dream place where we of­fer di­vine treat­ments. Sounds like drink­ing red wine is one of your beauty se­crets ... Yes, in­deed. I take green tea, 90 per­cent dark choco­late, as well as a glass of Château Smith Haut Lafitte. Lots of pow­er­ful an­tiox­i­dants! I al­ways say to drink half a glass of red wine ev­ery day, bike to work, and stay in love if you want to live and look beau­ti­ful. How ac­tive are you? I run af­ter my kids, bike to work. I love out­door ac­tiv­i­ties with my hus­band; we swim, wake­board, wind­surf, jog, and ski. You travel a lot. Where are your favourite lo­ca­tions to unwind? Noth­ing feels more re­lax­ing than Château Smith Haut Lafitte Vine­yard! My par­ents and sis­ter are there, and I love the wine! Spas that have left an im­pres­sion? Par­rot Cay for its yoga classes in Turks and Caicos. Aman­giri in Utah for its ar­chi­tec­ture and pools. Trained as a per­fumer, you now cre­ate scents for Caudalíe. Which one is your sig­na­ture scent? It has to be my Thé de Vignes. It’s su­per sen­sual. It is in fact one of the most cov­eted eau fraîches in France. What is your beauty rou­tine like? I mix In­stant Foam­ing Cleanser with the Gen­tle Cleanser. Af­ter toner, a spritz of Beauty Elixir is a must, and light cov­er­age us­ing tinted mois­turiser and bronz­ing pow­der. Lastly, a sweep of Nars blush. And for nights out? Lancôme mas­cara and Nars lip­stick pen­cil in Baroque. I like a lit­tle more drama on the eyes so a kohl liner will never go wrong. Your go-to for cut and colour? My friends at War­ren Tri­comi are great. And fi­nally, what is beauty to you? I like this quote by Linda Wells: “Beauty has started wars and in­spired son­nets. It is se­ri­ous and su­per­fi­cial. Beauty is about a dream of a bet­ter self.”

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