The perfect gift book from Paris’s iconic apothecary L’Officine Universelle Buly captures the elegance and sophistication of the Parisian beauty standard in a beautifully illustrated and detailed guide—with easy-to-follow recipes—to retaining and enhancing natural beauty.
“Nothing is simpler, more enjoyable, more self-evident, or more efficient than taking good, natural care of yourself.” This is the philosophy of L’Officine Universelle Buly, a reincarnation of the legendary Parisian beauty emporium established in 1803. Since then, it has brought natural skin and body care to seven cities across the world, offering clays, oils, plant-based powders, and other gifts from nature collected by Victoire de Taillac and Ramdane Touhami over the course of their international travels. An Atlas of Natural Beauty is the result of their research and passion: an encyclopedic guide to simple recipes and protocols that will help anyone retain and enhance their natural beauty.
This exquisitely designed book allows you to sample Buly’s unique aesthetic heritage as a French apothecary, as well as discover the modern uses, properties, and home beauty recipes for more than eighty exotic and diverse range of seeds, flowers, oils, trees, fruits, and herbs. From apricot and avocado to argan oil, jasmine, and jojoba, each ingredient is accompanied by a gorgeous illustration, its providence, its primary use, and recipes for how to use it as a beauty solution now. These ingredients are easy to find, and the recipes are easy to replicate, whether it’s making a simple oat bath to smooth skin, a sake lotion for your scalp, or a lemon “shine water” to brighten blonde hair. An Atlas of Natural Beauty is the perfect gift for newcomers and obsessives alike, empowering us all to take care of ourselves and feel confident in our skin.
This beautiful guide from wife-and-husband team de Taillac and Touhami, owners of the historic Paris apothecary L'Officine Universelle Buly, introduces a version of health and body care that draws upon natural materials and can be easily individualized. The authors offers an abundance of information, botanical and scientific, in conjunction with recipes for ointments, washes, and masks made by harvesting and preparing items that can be grown in the garden. For example, they state, the oil from the seed pods of the nigella plant renders great benefit to those with skin blemishes and acne; pomegranate can be used for a "great quick scrub," as well as an "instant beauty recovery mask"; avocado fortifies hair; and hemp oil "renew the skin's firmness and radiance." The final chapter poses the rhetorical question "Who Are You?" and answers it with descriptions of various skin types ("your face gives off a certain radiance"; "your face is shiny"; "your skin is prone to redness"). De Taillac and Touhami's practical book, with its elegant illustrations, shows the way for better personal care with the ultimate purpose of, literally, feeling more comfortable in one's own skin.