After having captivated the worlds of art, fashion, and cinema, Marisa Berenson launched Natural Luxury Cosmetics earlier this year, lending her impeccable taste to the beauty industry. With a spa exclusive range of face and body care products positioned at some of the most desireable Sofitel locations worldwide, the ‘it girl’ of the seventies and granddaughter of fashion designer Elsa Schiaparelli, is now a key player in the prestige retail game. Sublime Care, the carefully curated line up, is currently available at the most coveted beauty counter of Neiman Marcus Beverly Hills. Enough said.
Over morning coffee in downtown Manhattan, I had the chance to chat with the stunning model and actress and learned first hand how Natural Luxury Cosmetics came to be. Passionate about balance and well-being, Marisa Berenson believes strongly in a holistic and natural approach when it comes to caring for our skin. A self-proclaimed ‘searcher’, she was thrilled to discover the nourishing and anti-aging properties of Prickly Pear, which she has made a star ingredient in Sublime Care. Sitting across the table mesmerized by her energy and glow, I made a mental note to explore the ingredient most known to me as a mixer in the Dos Caminos signature margarita. Oops.
A desert cactus plant, Prickly Pear thrives in some of the driest of climates. Rich in Vitamin E, essential fatty acids, Omegas 3 and 6, this unique botanical compound protects against environmental damage, nourishes, and helps firm and tone dull, lackluster skin. Present in every Sublime Care formula, this plant oil enhances each step of the ritual from cleansing through treatment to hydration. Composed of eight pieces, the collection includes Fabulous Oil, Luminous Water, Gentle Scrub, Red Clay Mask, Eye Contour, Filler, Sublime Serum, and Intense Day Cream. Free of parabens and silicones and 100% natural, each product has a lovely aroma and is safe for all skin types, including sensitive.
At the core of Sublime Care, and an inspiration behind the range, is a potent multitasking elixir, called the Fabulous Oil. This blend of Jojoba, Camellia, Geranium, and Prickly Pear Seed Oils calms, softens, and regenerates. Perfect on the face, body, hair, or nails, this fast absorbing dry oil soothes dry patches, heals flaky skin, and rescues over-processed hair. With both Lavender and Sandalwood Oils among the ingredients, the intoxicating scent is aromatherapy at its finest. My favorite way to use it is to apply it on damp skin after a toner or an essence right before bed. Lightweight in texture, it penetrates deep to deliver that glow from within, which is getting harder to achieve since having crossed over into the mid thirties.
Sublime Care will be available for purchase at marisaberenson.com December 2015. Keep your eyes peeled for this gorgeous range at your local Neiman Marcus counters soon. The stunning gold packaging makes it easier to spot! Prices range from $84 to $173.
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