The Best Beauty Secrets From Around The Globe
In every city around the world there are those special places we wish we knew about. For example, where are the best facials in New York City, London, Rome. What are the locals “hiding” that would make any women envious that she does not live there. These are the questions that the following Vogue article mentions and lets you in on, the best kept beauty secrets around the world.
By Nidhi Sharma
Image: Patrick Demarchelier/ Vogue
Beauty’s superheroes are spread across the map—make time for these healing experiences on your world tour and clear out your vanity case for these cult brands before your next holiday.
Joanna Vargas: The queen of naturopathic facials blends natural, organic ingredients with non-invasive techniques to deliver dramatic results. No wonder Rachel Weisz and Julianne Moore are clients. What’s more, her line of rejuvenating serums is a backstage secret—make-up artist Gucci Westman first preps models’ skin with these potions for a fabulous glow. Joannavargas.com
Vogue pick: Her signature Triple Crown Facial. It’s like a bootcamp for skin, speeding up the production of collagen and elastin and instantly plumping up age lines.
Spirit Beauty lounge: From eco-friendly skincare and organic make-up to quirky indie brands, this is an online mecca for all thing alternative. The apothecary stocks a fine selection of beauty goodies, including the chemical-free Priti Soy nail polish from Ilia. Spiritbeautylounge.com
Sunday Riley: Five Native American botanical ingredients (blue agave, prickly pear, lady’s slipper orchid, night-blooming cactus and aloe) marry biotechnology in this anti-aging skincare line- a favorite with young Hollywood celebs. Sundayriley.com
Vogue pick: Juno Transformative Lipid Serum- a mix of blackberries, broccoli, chardonnay grapes and carrots.
Annee de Mamiel: The acupuncture facialist uses bespoke oils and techniques like herbal compresses, sound therapy and seasonal attunement to sort out problem skin. Demamial.com
Gazelli: ‘white healing oil’ from Naftalan, chestnuts from Gabala, black tea from Lankaran—each Gazelli product travels across Azerbaijan to harness the power of local ingrediants. Gazellicosmetics.com
Vogue pick: The Triple youth Ultimate Firming serum.
Aire de Barcelona: Fusing the bathing traditions of the Greeks, Arabs and Romans, the Aire Ancient Baths use one ingredient for rejuvenation-water. Alternate between four marble pools and plunge into different temperatures to relax the body. Airedebarcelona.com
Claus porto: Milled seven times, wrapped in Art Deco packaging and made the exact same way for the last 120 years, these soaps are some of the most luxurious bath-time treats out there. Clausporto.com
Honore des Pres: The brand makes organic fragrances using 100 per cent botanical ingredients and is completely chemical-free boasts a cult following among celeb moms like Jessica Alba. Honoredespres.com
Vogue pick: Nu Green-a crisp, clean green scent.
Twelve Beauty: Each bottle of Twelve Beauty contains a special blend of four antioxidants and active ingredients. There are only six products in their catalogue and they’re all especially good for reactive skin and sensitive skin. Twelvebeauty.com
Amritam: Based on Ayurveda, naturopathy and aromatherapy, this all-herbal skincare line is a mix of botanicals, natural emollients and pure essential oils. Goodearth.in
Vogue pick: Amritam Extra Virgin coconut oil.