If you've spent time in Paris, you know it's true: most chic Parisiennes don't use many cosmetics, but they are sticklers about skincare. A leading French skincare brand is Sampar - embraced by non-French celebs like Sigourney Weaver, Claire Danes, Kirsten Dunst, and Eva Green - which uses cutting-edge ingredients with proven effectiveness at peak concentrations for both instant gratification and long-lasting results.
Their Nocturnal Lifting Mask is one of the Urban Advance products developed by Patrick Sounigo, the founder of Sampar, a specialist in medical cosmetology for over 20 years; it uses an exclusively-developed, powerful antioxidant complex to fight the pollution and free radicals that come with city life. "83% of all city dwellers love their city," they note. "100% would like more beautiful, radiant skin… everyday, everywhere."
Why do we love this product?
It has the advantage of being both an anti-aging AND lifting night cream (one or two less products to apply), plus the ingenious packaging prevents bacteria from forming inside the jar. And you leave it on overnight; during the day the primary function of the skin cells is to defend themselves and protect the body, so it is at night - between midnight and 4am - that they recover and repair. Thankfully the Sampar Mask is colorless and melts into the skin, so if you are not sleeping alone, your face is natural, not a fright.
So even if you're one of those busy, on-the-go Americaines, now it's easy to make like all those flawlessly-complected French woman who rely on frequent masks to boost their skincare regime. Available at Sampar.com.
- Michelyn Camen
Fashiontribes Editor-at-Large Michelyn Camen is a New York City based writer and consultant who is a former Brandweek Marketer of the Year and Ad Age 100 recipient. She slipped off her power suit to pursue her passion for beauty and fragrance. Camen is a fragrance specialist and the owner of FifthSense N.Y.C., where she consults for niche luxury, fashion, beauty and fragrance companies. She is an Editor for Fragrantica.com, the Fragrance Editor for UptownSocial.net, the former Senior Contributing Writer for Sniffapalooza Magazine, the former New in Niche Columnist for Basenotes and was the Editorial Director for Beauty News NYC & LA. Email her at email@example.com or Michelyn AT Fashiontribes DOT com.
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