With the seasons changing and cooler weather on the horizon, it’s time to change our skincare routine to adjust to the temperature and dryness of the air. If you’re thinking of trying out some new skincare products this fall, consider these exclusive products from French beauty brand Bastide!
Bastide Aix-en-Provence introduced their very first skincare line this past summer, which features two new products: the Beauté d’Argile Purifying Clay Mineral Mask and the Elixir II Nourishing Face & Décolleté Oil. Like many other products that Bastide has to offer, these skincare products are made with pure natural ingredients and are not tested on animals. Following the brand’s philosophy of simple beauty, Bastide created this skincare line with luxury and simplicity top of mind.
The French brand was bought by co-founders Frédéric Fekkai and Shirin von Wulffen, who were inspired to re-launch the brand after moving back to Aix-en-Provence and discovering the beauty of nature. The brand believes in pampering the body the only way nature can, and to nourish from the inside out with pure, natural ingredients. With an already successful line of bath and body products, Bastide decided to move forward by creating a new line.
“We wanted to extend that philosophy to skincare by embracing what our skin needs and not fighting it,” shared co-founder Shirin. “In Provence, I developed relationships with friends and local skincare gurus who taught me how to uncomplicate my routine and nourish my skin in a gentle way using safe ingredients from nature and tried and true techniques that had been passed down to them through generations. My skin looked radiant and felt healthier than ever – and I knew we needed to bottle up this loving approach to share with our consumers,” Shirin stated.
This new skincare line took two and a half years to create, filled with testing of the products. The brand worked with dedicated formulators in a lab in France to bring the company’s vision of plant-powered luxury skincare to life. Made with all-natural ingredients and no artificial fragrances, all of Bastide’s products are made in France, with the best ingredients being sourced straight from Provence. The new products are also designed for all skin types, made to be used in anyone’s skincare routine no matter what skin problems they’re battling.
When the weather gets cooler and the air gets drier, it’s important to keep your skin nourished and protect it from the harsh temperature. Aside from staying hydrated with water, nourish your skin with this hydrating face oil! The Elixir II is a lightweight, dual-action facial and décolleté oil made to promote moisture and strengthen the barrier of the skin. As the oil protects the skin barrier, you’ll also see more glow and radiance with the Elixir II.
Key ingredients include hazelnut oil, Abyssinian oil, Evening Primrose oil, tomato seed extract, Provence melon oil, and more. This formula sinks into the skin to give it the nourishment it needs, without leaving an oily feeling and instead of a healthy glow.
Keep your skin soft and supple with the natural blend of botanicals and extracts in the Elixir II! For best results, apply the oil every morning and night; simply rub 3-4 drops of the oil into your palms to activate it and massage the oil in an upward motion, as this helps stimulate blood flow and lifts the face, giving it a contour effect.
Looking to purify your pores? Try this clay mineral mask! The Beauté d’Argile is a multi-use clay mask that works to cleanse your pores and gently exfoliate without drying your skin out. While most mineral clay masks leave a tight and even itchy feeling on the skin, the Beauté d’Argile swears that it does the opposite, leaving your skin feeling hydrated and soft. The clay mask has been receiving positive reactions from users; in a consumer study, results showed that:
93% of women felt their skin was detoxified and purified after use
90% of women felt their skin was smoother (or noticed skin texture was smoother) after use
87% of women agreed product did not strip their skin after use
Key ingredients include French Roussilon Red Clay, red rice extract, and a blend of French lemon, melon and fig extracts that all work to restore your skin to give it a youthful radiance and draw out impurities as it minimizes the appearance of pores.
Simply apply a thin layer all over your skin and leave it on for about 5 minutes. The mask will change from a dark to light pink colour, indicating that it can be washed off with warm water.
If you’re looking for something new to try in the beauty industry, there’s no going wrong with Bastide. With its inspiring beauty philosophy and use of all-natural ingredients, it’s hard to stray away from this lovely luxury brand as it brings the beautiful land of Provence right to your beauty vanity.