French Beauty

CaudalieThe French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out, by Mathilde Thomas, Hardcover, 2015.

Mathilde Thomas, cofounder of the French skincare company Caudalie -at the heart of a vineyard in france, shares simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets that she learned growing up in France. Any woman can use these tips & techniques to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures. When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand Caudalíe, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. Thomas interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix -the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long-term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good.

Drawing upon twenty years of scientific skincare expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists, as well as the natural beauty secrets she learned growing up in France,The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you’ll ever need.