The French Beauty Solution

The French Beauty Solution

Time-tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

Book - 2015
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"Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudali; e shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use 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 her skin-care company, Caudali; e, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She 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. Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudali; e into one of America's top beauty brands. Drawing on her company's twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists-as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux-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. "-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Avery,, [2015]
ISBN: 9781592409518
Branch Call Number: 646.72 T
Characteristics: viii, 263 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Cynthia_N Aug 07, 2017

Great book about looking and feeling beautiful! My main take aways were more facials (in salons and at home), exfoliate but less often, gentle products (if it burns or stings don't use it), wear less makeup, and remove make up before going to bed for the night. I have already started trying som... Read More »


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Cynthia_N Aug 07, 2017

Great book about looking and feeling beautiful! My main take aways were more facials (in salons and at home), exfoliate but less often, gentle products (if it burns or stings don't use it), wear less makeup, and remove make up before going to bed for the night. I have already started trying some of the simple DIY suggested ideas!

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trittenhouse
Nov 13, 2015

I was not impressed with this book. It seemed like a big advertisement for her cosmetic line. With respect to French beauty secrets, it didn't tell me anything I didn't already know or could find on the internet. I think, in an attempt to be politically correct, she pussy footed around the French's attitude toward American beauty standards. This was just wishy washy and dull.

MedinaReads Nov 11, 2015

An excellent read for a new approach to natural beauty. French women approach their beauty regimes as something wonderful, luscious, and joyful and they use natural products that are good enough to eat sometimes! They don't do it because they feel like they have to or should, they do it because they enjoy it and relish the experience - something we could all learn from the French! Recommended by C.S., MCDL Administration

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