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M.E. SkinLab Founder Michele Evrard Talks Cosmetics 27

What is your background?

M.E.: I am a pharmacist. I studied Pharmacy in Belgium. I wanted to work in a lab on formulation and product development. I started as an intern at Max Factor in the US, only I was integrated in the marketing department. I went on to work at Max Factor for 2 years in product development. That’s how I started my career in fragrance and cosmetics. I learned most of the job there and owe much to the incredible women who were at the beginning of what this industry has become! I have been in this industry for over 23 years, working on product development and marketing in companies such as L’Oréal, Christian Dior Parfums, Boucheron Parfums and Matis skin care. I decided to create my own products in 2008 and launched Baume 27 in 2009.

What led you to create the Cosmetics 27 line?

M.E.: My passion for product and innovation, clearly! I had worked on the concept of a unique formula for 3 years after I had discovered the virtues of Centella Asiatica. I have always been fascinated  by cellular regeneration. It was when I left my last position and set up my own consulting firm that I decided to develop that formula for myself. It was the Baume 27. That was the beginning of the Cosmetics 27 line that came out the year after.

What differentiates your line from other skin care lines, in particular other natural skin care lines?

M.E.: My philosophy is not so much about selling or adding another product to the market. After all, everything, or almost everything, is already out there! I created my line with the idea that it helps take care of the skin in a primary way. The underlying concept is homeostasis, the principle of equilibrium of any living organism. I want to help women have healthier skin. If it is healthy, it will look good. If you look good, you will feel beautiful. I didn’t want to sell claims, only results. I wanted to be authentic.

My products are all unique, in concept and formulae. It is not a conventional line. I create products that I feel are useful and that will bring something different. All our products are natural and thought to bring results. We validate the results with extensive testing. The line is pioneering in the field of natural cosmeceuticals. (Read even more about Cosmetics 27.)

What anti-aging or other advice would you give about skin care?

M.E.: Get to know your skin! You will know how to treat it and maintain it better. Too many women use and abuse products and treatments. Be good to your skin.

Adopt a simple routine, clean your skin gently, don’t abuse the sun (that’s not to say stay away from it!). Massage skin as often as you can, it is a the first step to prevent skin from aging. Drink a lot of water, and don’t smoke or laugh too much!

In terms of skin care, I recommend mixing the different products that you use, in your hands, before you apply them. It helps achieve the right formula and texture for a specific skin. You dose the products better and will know how much you need to apply by testing and feeling different amounts. If you apply them one on top of the other, you might use too much or not get the best out of each product. This is how I use my products; you can adapt them to your needs. For example, if the Baume 27 is too rich for daytime, you can add a few drops of the Essence 27 and you will have your own preferred texture with the benefits of both products. The formulae are all thought to be complementary and not additional. It is not the skin that adapts to the products, the product can be adapted depending on the skin need and condition.

What are you passionate about related to skin care?

M.E.: I am passionate about what will become “integrative beauty”. I am interested in integrative medicine, which is maybe more popular in the US than it is in our countries (Europe). In essence, integrative medicine focuses on the patient’s wellness and health rather than treating a disease. It means that the patient is at the center, and takes charge of his own health. It takes its roots in oriental medicine and therapies, including allopathy, homeopathy, osteopathy and traditional medicine. It’s medicine that treats the body and soul. Beauty will get there! I like the idea that there is not one treatment solution for all, but that we are all different. It has already started in the US with the concept of integrative spas.

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The Best Travel Size Beauty Kit for the Beach

Sun Care Lotions for Beach Day Bliss

Ah, the beach…it can be the best of times, but if you get a nasty burn, it can be the worst of times as well. Travel Beauty has created the ultimate collection of scalp-to-sole sun care lotions and products so that there’s nothing but blue skies on your next beach day. Our travel size beach kit contains top-notch sun protection products for your face, lips, body and hair, a super-cleansing scalp brush to de-sand/surf/sunscreen/tangle your hair at the end of the day and skin-cooling lotion for après-sun application. Want more? Shop our entire sun care selection now.

Sun Care Products That Protect and Preserve

Sun Bum products are new additions to Travel Beauty sun care family. In the aftermath of a long day in the sun, you need sun care products that supply hydration and revitalization to your skin. We’d like to introduce you to Sun Bum Cool Down Lotion, a sun protection product enriched with aloe, cocoa butter and vitamin E. Here are some reasons why it’ll leave you feeling anything but bummed:

  • It soothes, cools and restores your skin’s natural moisture.
  • Helps prevent skin peeling, thus allowing you to retain your tan longer.
  • The light, non-greasy formula feels nice on your sunned skin and is also alcohol-free.

A Luxury Sun Care Kit with All the Fixings

The sun care lotions you apply to your body aren’t necessarily the ones you’ll want to apply to your face and lips. Due to the petite nature of the sun care products in our travel kits, you can diversify your protection without bulking up your beach bag.

  • Institut Esthederm Bronz Repair Age Control Face Cream SPF 20 is formulated with rice bran oil and active beeswax, both highly nourishing. The result is a sun care lotion that moisturizes and protects your skin from aging, even as it helps you to develop and prolong your tan.
  • Institut Esthederm Adaptasun Sea and Tropics Body Lotion SPF 20 delivers sun protection even in the case of prolonged sun exposure in tropical environments. Its anti-dehydration complex will keep your skin supple, soft and comfortable while you’re out tanning, and keep it that way for hours after.
  • Kiss chapped lips goodbye! B. Kamins Laboratories Lip Balm SPF 20 will leave you smiling. Why? In addition to helping you avoid sun-related lip sores, this lip treatment creates the perfect palette for applying lipstick and reduces feathering by diminishing and smoothing the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines around the lips.

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Under-the-Sun Hair Protection for Beach Combers

To truly enjoy the beach, you’ve got to keep the rays (somewhat) at bay. And when it comes to the sun, hair protection is just as essential as skin protection. The experts at Philip Kingsley have developed an ingenious product called Swimcap, originally designed for the US Olympic Synchronized Swimming Team. Some of its terrific features are:

  • Protects against the damaging effects that the sun can cause – say goodbye to sun-related hair breakage and fading.
  • It’s called “Swimcap” for good reason! When you don this cap, you’ll combat the damaging, drying effects that can accompany excursions in both chlorinated pool water and salty seawater.
  • After your day in the sun, this hair protection product washes out completely. No greasy residue or added weight!

Once you’re off the sand and out of the sun, the hair protection continues! Relax and brush off any lingering entanglements with the help of the S-HEART-S Scalp Brush Mini. This sleek scalp massaging brush is equipped with 376 gentle nylon bristles. Every one of these bristles is dedicated to making your scalp feel stimulated and removing dirt, sun care lotions, seaweed and anything else that may have made its way into your mane and onto your scalp. Work it into your scalp and your post-beach clean up routine!

Our Beauty Kit for the Beach is Just the Beginning!

For a closer look at all of our sun and sand companions, be sure to visit the sun care product section of our site. You’ll find all the latest and greatest sun care products, many of which we offer in a travel size. Beauty products 3 oz and under can board the plane with you, so you can keep your disposition sunny and your skin protected anywhere in the world.

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