Annee de Mamiel Atmosphériques Skincare
Do you give much thought to how pollution affects your skin? No? Well, happily, Annee de Mamiel – best known till now for her amazing facials and her aromatherapy expertise and products (including the bestselling Altitude Oil) – does. She’s looked in-depth at modern life challenges like electronic ‘smog’(from our WiFi-linked devices), the effect on skin elasticity of holding a phone close to your face, and of High-energy Visible Rays (HEV) from the screens we work at. Bottom line, Annee explains, is that they all ‘occlude the skin’s ability to breathe and function optimally. Like a dirty window, the skin gets blocked, causing sensitivity, inflammation, lack of moisture and radiance and ultimately, premature ageing.’
The trio of products in her new collection, then, contain a slew of ingredients specifically to protect and regenerate damaged skin, along with anti-inflammatory phytonutrients (and a drop or two of Annee’s beloved flower essences, for good measure).
First up, there’s Pure Calm Cleansing Dew, a botanical-rich oil-to-milk cleanser with 14 organic herbs, ferulic acid and a blend of blackcurrant seed and sunflower oils. Next, the Intense Nurture Antioxidant Elixir, which Annee suggests you ritually smooth into palms and b-r-e-a-t-h-e before massaging the ‘super serum’ into skin.
Possibly our favourite product of all, though, is silky-textured Exhale Daily Hydration Nectar SPF30, which not only smells great (they all do), is packed with healing and protective herbs (like nettle, elderflower, yarrow, calendula, arnica and more), but is both lightly tinted – so evening out skintone – and packs an SPF30. And it sure beats moving to a remote island and living off-grid...