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MEET OUR CLIENT: Joëlle Ciocco

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The Parisian-born biochemist and L’Oréal Paris Global Facial Expert Joëlle Ciocco is the woman who treats the faces of France’s movie stars and prominent personalities including Catherine Deneuve and Juliette Binoche. Her brand is one of the top elite beauty names in France, exemplifying the best of French niche luxury skincare.

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Click on image to read interview with Joëlle Ciocco

January 2014 Newsletter: language learning apps and more

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Do you travel a lot for business and have that extra motivation to explore the world of foreign languages?

There is a huge number of apps that will teach you the basics.  A recent article in the Business Insider covered the most popular, but we give you our expert opinion right here! Click on the link below to go to our overview.

A WORD OF CAUTION!

Please do not use Google Translate for translating documents that need to be set in print for everyone to see!

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Google translate is just a useful tool for looking up the meaning of single words – and simple ones at that!

We tested it out in English and French: “body-contouring care” came out as “soin de corps-contournement” instead of “soins minceur”…

To read the full issue of our January 2014 newsletter, please click here!

 

MEET OUR CLIENT: Naobay

Eco-chic and eco-conscious Naobay – which stands for ‘Natural And Organic Beauty And You’ – is one of our favorite brands (and clients).

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The family-founded business based in Valencia, Spain makes skincare and bath products almost entirely out of natural biodegradable ingredients (no GMOs or plants grown with synthetic fertilizers or ionizing radiation. All products are also free of parabens, petrochemicals, silicone, formaldehyde, and other compounds that research suggests might pose a health risk.

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In keeping with brand philosophy, the packaging is made from recycled or recyclable materials from sustainable sources, and both the wood and cardboard used are endorsed by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC).

If you want effective eco cosmetics designed to look after both people and the environment, Naobay is your brand.

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“Le Bain et le Miroir”

LeMusee-de-Cluny_2 Bain et le Miroir, an amazing historical survey of body care and cosmetics, opened in Paris this summer, covering Antiquity through the Middle Ages at the Musee de Cluny and Renaissance at the Musee National de la Renaissance in the Chateau d’Ecouen (outside of Paris).

Starting with bathing and grooming in Roman times, the exhibition puts on display a wide variety of luxurious artifacts: cosmetics and perfume containers, perfume bottles, toiletry kits, mirrors, combs, pill boxes, painted vases, statues, portrait busts and paintings.

One of119px-Make-up_box_KAM_Athens_15539 the most fascinating objects on show is an 11th century hermetically sealed jar on loan from a museum in London, which still contains the remnants of a lotion and a human thumbprint.

 

120px-Make-up_box_MAN_Paestum_T.4-1990Who would have guessed that what we take for modern inventions – breath sweeteners, deodorants (made from alum and honey), skin whiteners, moisturizers and wrinkle creams – were already used by the Romans?