Kosmé Paris – A New Parisian Skincare Secret?
Introducing Kosmé Paris – the brand that not only left a positive impression on me but on everyone else that attended it’s official launch event last week. It is very rare that I fall for a company right from the start, but with Kosmé Paris, trust me it’s different story.
During the launch event, Sophie Allouche – founder of Kosme Paris, introduced her brand and it’s range of products. Launched in Paris back in 2010, Sophie spent the first 2 years in research & development before the official launch in 2012. Fast forward to 2017 and now Kosmé Paris brings its high-end range of skincare to the GCC.
Kosmé Paris prides itself in the ingredients they use for their products. The rare yet indulgent ingredients come from all corners of the world and are selected for their benefits and effectiveness. They are all natural and organic, and includes (but not limited to): Prickly Pear seed oil, Acai Berry, Babassu Nut butter, Argan oil and Kukui nut oil. All Kosmé products are carefully formulated in the brand’s Parisian Laboratory to ensure their quality and artisanal approach to skincare. Ingredients selected for Kosmé products are highly concentrated so that they provide the ultimate nourishment, moisturization and anti-aging benefits to the user both in the short and long run.
To add the cherry on top, Kosmé Paris products are all paraben, mineral oil and silicone free. The brand also supports Fair trade (a movement whose goal is to help producers in developing countries to get a fair price for their products so as to reduce poverty, provide for the ethical treatment of workers and farmers, and promote environmentally sustainable practices – Merriam-webster).
Kosmé Paris now offers a wide range of products including: 5 Beauty oils, 5 Massage oils, 4 Body wraps, 2 Scrubs, 3 precious body butters, an anti aging body cream, a hair serum, 10 facial skincare products and 2 home fragrances.
During the event, we got the chance to view and try out some of their best seller products. This included their popular body oils, hair sublimating serum, anti-aging cream, anti-aging serum, Mauritius sugar polish, coconut body butter, camellia cleansing oil, and their rose floral water.
I’m always in for any product that helps the skin achieve a healthy radiant glow. So naturally I was inclined to almost all the products I got to test out. The products that stood out the most to me had to be the body oils, Mauritius sugar polish and their Anti-aging serum.
Kosmé Paris currently offers 5 different body oils: Jardin des Soleils – Radiance boosting, Jardin des Songes – Anti-Aging, Jardine De I’Aube – Soothing, Jardin d’Ambre – Repairing and Jardin des Reines – Satiny.
The oils come in sleek and chic glass bottles, and the oils can be used for body and hair making it a perfect for travel. With body oils, one must be careful with the brand they opt for as not many have successfully mastered the art of dry body oils – leave no oily residue behind. However, the Kosmé Paris ones have been designed in such a way that the oil molecules rapidly penetrate in to the skin’s inner layers deeply nourishing the skin cells. This technology enables the body oils to be more effective in moisturizing the skin than body lotions and creams. The oil applied will be absorbed as the user massages it on to their skin resulting in moisturized, glowy skin. The oils come in subtle yet sensational fragrances that lingers on for hours.
Note: I’ve been using the Jardin des Soleils – Radiance boosting body oil, and I’m still in awe with the results. My hands and legs have never been this soft and healthy looking before. The body oil rapidly absorbs in to the skin, moisturizing it and giving the skin the boost of hydration and nutrients it needs to be healthy.
Body scrubs are excellent when it comes to removing dead skin cells that dull out our skin. A good exfoliator will exfoliate without being too harsh and stripping away the skin’s natural oils. The Kosmé Mauritius Sugar Polish is one of those scrubs that will leave your skin as smooth and soft as a baby’s bottom. Unlike the hundreds of scrubs available, this scrub contains very fine and densely packed exfoliating beads that gently exfoliate all those dead skin cells revealing brighter, healthier looking skin. The scrub also contains oils that will give your skin a moisture boost and prevents it from drying out during the scrubbing process. I actually tested out the scrub on my right hand during the event, and I absolutely fell in love. The exfoliating granules were so fine and soft yet very effective. After washing, my hand felt so smooth and was noticeably brighter in comparison to my left hand. My right hand also appeared to have a subtle glow as though I had applied a moisturizer.
Out of the entire Kosmé facial skincare range, one product really stood out to me, and that’s their Elixir Des Légendes – A face and neck Anti-Aging serum. I have yet to try this product out on my face, but I tested it out on my hands and saw the results it gave to the model during the live demo. I was SOLD. The serum comes in a cute miniature glass bottle with a dropper (seen above) and it’s concentrated formula nourishes and provides the skin with the essential oils that will not only hydrate but also gives the skin the nutrients it needs to stay looking youthful and healthy. I’m looking forward to having this products in my skincare routine 😀
Kosmé Paris products are available at luxury spas across the UAE, including The Ritz Carlton Dubai, The Four Seasons DIFC and Imar Spa. During the event we had a live demo of what a typical Kosmé facial looks like and believe me when I say the model walked out with half her face glowing as bright as the sun (see above image)! And it wasn’t even the “oily” kinda glow.
All products used were from the Kosmé Facial skincare range, and the Komodo Japanese massaging technique was used to enhance circulation and absorption of the products by the skin. This technique also helps to naturally lift the skin and delay signs of aging (Now we know the secret as to why asian women never seem to age!)
I would love to thank Bianca Danise for taking me along to the Kosmé Launch event organized by Tishtash and the Kosmé Paris group. It was such a lovely event, the ladies (in particular Eliza and Jade) were all so kind and helpful as they answered all our questions and helped us learn more about Kosmé Paris. Loved the positive energy, tasty snacks and the ever so generous goody bag too!