Provençal beauty Insights

Known for its deep, warm yellow light, captured in Van Gogh’s sunflower paintings, this region in the south of France is the perfect place to learn about new skincare ideas and routines. After a few days at Crillon Le Brave in the Luberon, we understand why French women have that effortless, natural glow.

The magnificent scenery of the village and surrounding hills allows you to slow down and reconnect with your vital source. Once here, you will experience the importance of calming your mind and eyes, not only for the change of scenery, but also for the soothing light that envelops the landscape, especially at sunrise and sunset.

The pool at the Hôtel Crillon Le Brave

The Spa works with Tata Harper, an all-natural, 100% organic product line for facials. Use some of the products in layers or include a singing bowl ritual or soothing breathing to promote positive emotions and calm your mind.

Exfoliation is the key to renewal, cell turnover and healthy skin. Make your own scrub with sea salt, honey and pomegranate juice (use only in the shower) to revitalise your body and experience the clarity of a facial and body exfoliation.

Massage your face every morning to stimulate the muscles, skin, lymphatic system and connective tissues of the face – essential for a radiant glow. For one thing, massaging warms the skin. This improves blood circulation and activates the skin’s natural functions – which in turn has a firming, cleansing and soothing effect. A gentle facial massage also releases tension, leaving the face looking noticeably more relaxed. In addition, the stroking movements and increased circulation have a mild exfoliating effect, removing dead skin cells to reveal a rosy, youthful complexion. Lymphatic flow is also stimulated, helping to remove congestion and fluids.

A morning ritual not to be missed. After brushing, moisturise your skin. First take a cold shower and then apply a body oil directly to your wet skin.

Use these healing and effective stones to massage your face and body. Make sure you choose the right ones for your skin type.

We found a range of holistic products at Crillion le Brave. AIME believes that beauty begins beneath the surface; that small rituals become routines in which we discover our most beautiful selves. From Normandy to Brittany to Provence, all AIME products and formulas are made in France with a strong commitment to efficiency and sustainability.