This year has begun with conversations on all the social platforms about age and and how to gracefully embrace ageing. Chanel ambassadrice, Caroline de Maigret, published her second book, Older, but Better, but Older, on this very topic.
The book is a compilation of quips and musings on the biological clock, what to wear, and the pros and cons of ageing: “Getting older means getting comfortable with your neuroses…” Caroline confessed in a recent interview with Vogue.
Neuroses, bon mots, no matter how you come at it, Older is its own Pandora’s Box, a treatise on freedom, self-knowledge, and (variously): learning to be your own best ally, doing good for yourself and others, and stepping off the mental hamster wheel, whether that involves tortured love affairs, improbable dye jobs, or other unnecessary things, like nurturing unreasonable expectations or fretting over what life might/could/should look like in three weeks or 10 years. (Vogue)
Meanwhile on Netflix there’s a new series, The Goop Lab, where the Goop team explores six wellness topics “designed to entertain and inform – not provide medical advice.” @goop One particular episode had a very interesting approach to age, talking about how some diets and lifestyles can reverse biological age. According to David Sinclair PHD, Harvard Professor, working on aging claims that: “Only 20 percent of our longevity and health in old age is genetically determined. The rest is up to us.”
So as specialists claim that fasting or some other diet can help slow down the ageing process from the inside, I, on the other hand, have realised that since I started stressing less about my diets I am more happy with myself. But that doesn’t mean I don’t balance everything as much as I can. I still think I take a lot more care of my outside, and so with that, here are three beauty products that I have been using in the past few weeks.
Born in 2009, Odacité’s collection of pure plant serums are rich in skin-essential nutrients to correct a multitude of common skin concerns. The brand’s latest launch, All-Embracing Serum (Watermelon + Hibiscus Crystal Infused Hydration) envelops skin in a sublime veil of hydration, while the aroma of orange blossom relaxes the mind and infusion of amethyst rids negative energy.
Crème au Collagène Marin by Biologique Recherche is fresh cream that is rich in marine extracts. It restores the skin’s natural radiance and elasticity and tones the epidermis. It is recommended for combination skin.
Masque VIP O2 by Biologique Recherche is an oxygenating and moisturizing “antipollution” treatment that restores radiance to stressed, asphyxiated skin. Its formula is rich in moisturizing botanical ingredients and contains the Specific Biologique Recherche Oxygenating Complex which stimulates epidermal regeneration and revitalizes the skin. It is ideal to soothe sunburn and can be left in the refrigerator prior to use and applied in a thick layer to soothe and calm the skin. It is recommended for dull, tired and/or stressed skin.