The French Beauty Solution: Time-Tested Secrets to Look and Feel Beautiful Inside and Out

Cofounder of the international beauty company Caudalíe shares the simple, natural, time-tested beauty secrets she learned growing up in France that any woman can use to look younger, healthier, and more radiant without harsh products or drastic procedures.
 
When Mathilde Thomas moved from her native France to the United States to expand her skin-care company, Caudalíe, she wanted to find out what American women wanted from their beauty routines. She interviewed thousands of women and was struck by how different the French and American approaches to beauty were. American women are all about the quick fix—the elusive product or procedure that will instantly solve a nagging beauty problem, even if it hurts, is wildly expensive, or is damaging in the long term. The French, by contrast, approach beauty as an essential and pleasurable part of the day, a lifelong and active investment that makes you look and feel good.

Mathilde used these insights to turn Caudalíe into one of America’s top beauty brands. Drawing on her company’s twenty years of scientific skin-care expertise backed by the research of doctors and dermatologists—as well as the beauty secrets she learned growing up on a vineyard in Bordeaux—The French Beauty Solution covers everything from how to use natural ingredients such as oil and honey to wash your face; what foods to eat for healthier hair, skin, and nails; and the amazing properties of grapes and grapeseed oil. She also introduces an easy three-day grape cleanse that European aristocrats have been using to detox for hundreds of years. Blending stories, science, DIY recipes, and tons of savoir faire, The French Beauty Solution is the last beauty regimen you’ll ever need.

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3 comments

  1. AmandaNicole.Books

    A MUST HAVE FOR NATURAL AND HEALTHY BEAUTY To the point: I am in LOVE with the beauty and health tips in this book. I absolutely love this book and find it way more valuable than its price.Review: This book is written by a genius! I am serious! So, for me specifically, I suffer from a handful of autoimmune diseases, so I really put an effort into what I put in or on my body. A lot of the information in this book I spent YEARS searching on the internet and collecting to create an overall healthy way to treat myself. The fact…

  2. Susan Barton, Reviewer

    A Comprehensive Guide for Achieving Health and Beauty Goals 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”,…

  3. Marie

    I was born in France not too far away from … I was born in France not too far away from the author place of birth in Grenoble. Mathilde Thomas didn’t add much to what most women in all parts of the world know already. I wasn’t impressed. All the author is doing is promoting her beauty products. If you must have her book wait until it comes out at your local library or when it is down in price. I am so tired of successful French women who greedily think they need to write a book about “the perfect French women” that is so…

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