In the early 90s, after being introduced to the health benefits of polyphenols (anti-aging compounds found in grapes and grapevines) by a scientist while visiting her parents’ Boudeaux vineyard, Mathilde Thomas and her husband, Bertrand, started their skin care company, Caudalie. In The French Beauty Solution, Ms. Thomas generously shares what she’s learned since then about skincare and much more.
Right at the beginning of the book, Mathilde introduces us to the “Pleasure Principle”, which simply means that your beauty routine should not just make you look good – it should also make you feel good. Basic, yet important. Starting here will ensure that everything you do from that point will naturally fall into place. Far too many women think it’s necessary to spend a small fortune or undergo expensive, painful procedures to look good. Mathilde shares that this just isn’t necessary. Holistic and preventative measures are much more cost-effective, simple and painless.
The French Beauty Solution is thorough, organized and engaging. There is a wealth of information contained for treating the outside, as well as the inside, of our bodies. It’s clear that Ms. Thomas knows her stuff. I love that it’s obvious that she has not written this book merely as a way to promote her skin care company – she shares far too much valuable information. In fact, there’s an entire section of recipes that use ingredients that most of us probably have in our kitchen cupboards right now. In addition to skin care, there’s also a great deal of practical advice on healthy eating, hair care, the safe way to detox with a natural grape cleanse, make-up tips and much more.
I would recommend The French Beauty Solution to anyone, of any age, looking for a comprehensive guide for achieving their ultimate health and beauty goals.
5 of 5 Stars, Review by Susan Barton
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