Happy New Year!POP the cork and let the Champagne flow all over your skin and let it take away all those horrible toxins while its at it. To say we are in high spirits about introducing Elaÿs Cosmétique, the only true Champagne skin line at such an appropriate time is an understatement. After all, what could be more apt than Champagne to celebrate the New Year?
The benefits of Champagne go way beyond holiday happiness. The introduction of this luxurious skin line containing 5% of this fabulous fermented beverage from the Champagne region of France allows us to discover its’ intense active effect on our skin cells. Scientific studies from researchers demonstrate the beneficial cosmetic properties of this cherished component as it behaves as a powerful antioxidant.
Mixing Champagne with certified organic grape leaves creates a synergistic effect on the skin leaving it fresh and radiant. Champagne intensifies the elements of the organic grape leaves by stimulating the activity of polyphenols, anthocyanin plant pigments, tannis, flavoids and vitamins. Based on studies done at the University Of Relms in France, the active elements bring unparalleled benefits to the skin. Components such as alphahydroxy acids (AHA) provide a moisturizing effect, help in cellular renewal and rebuilding damaged skin tissues. Allowing you to look stimulated, restored and refreshed…all in time for the New Year.
As if you need more reason to try this great line, we have a beautiful gift box that holds three full sized bottles of the lines bestsellers. A sumptuous smelling hand cream that absorbs right into your skin, a lavish moisturizer that’s jampacked with antioxidants and revitalizes your skin, as well as a very special facial balm that we only sell in the gift box. And of course, in the spirit of everything being made with champagne it comes with the most exquistique 375 ml bottle of the bubbly and wondrous Champagne.
The French spa line, Nuxe, much beloved by the Thompson Chemists crew, has come out with a spectacular gift-set for this year’s holiday season. The set includes our favorite product, the Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream as well as Nuxe’s best-seller: the Huile Prodigieuse Multi-Usage Dry Oil in a 100ml spray bottle. The set also includes two minis: the Huile Prodigieuse OR Golden Shimmer Oil (10ml) and the Eau Demaquillante Micellaire 3 Roses Cleansing Water (35ml). The four items are very nicely displayed in a white gift box stamped all-over with the brand name in every color of the rainbow, giving it a light-hearted and festive look.
And, I wasn’t kidding when I said that the Reve de Miel Hand and Nail Cream is our favorite product here in the store. It’s actually so popular with the staff that everytime I place an order with the company I ask for two testers because one won’t get us through! The reasons we like it so much are simple: it gives us the hydration we need (as you might imagine we wash our hands a LOT in the pharmacy…) and soaks in almost immediatly, leaving us free to go about our tasks without having to worry about leaving greasy fingerprints everywhere. Also, like all the products in the Reve de Miel or Honey Dream range, it smells divine.
The Huile Prodigieuse is no worse for the wear. Indeed, it is the product most people know from Nuxe. It is an all purpose dry oil, suitable for face, body and hair. It is indispensible in winter both because it relives dry skin, but also because to me its smell reminds me of summer and beaches, a thought that helps me through those miserably rainly winter days.
The best thing about the gift-set, hands-down, is the price. At only $56.00 it is both a great holiday gift and also an opportunity for any lover of Nuxe products to get two of their top items at a significantly discounted price. The hand cream normally retails at $21.00 and the 100ml oil at $44 giving you at savings of almost $10.00 before even considering the minis.
A note of warning, however, quantities are limited so get yours now!
Owning Thompson Chemists, having three kids and a dog, poor time management and the vast selection of products in our apartment’s bathroom makes it challenging to form an opinion on merchandise. Frequently I grab the nearest item and use a mixed bag of bath products often scrubbing, washing, shaving and brushing all at the same time. We recently began carrying selected items from the Roger & Gallet gentlemen’s line.
I must declare it a gentlemen’s line because this aromatic, elegant, timbered fragrance can capture no other impression. You will definitely want your black Polo jacket, breeches, boots and preferred Weimaraner dog for this elegant scent. We currently are carrying L’HOMME Eau de Toiletteand L’HOMME Sport Eau de Toilette. L’HOMME Eau De Toilette is a masculine and timeless woody fragrance and L’HOMME Sport is an energizing combination of grapefruit and Vetiver tea, with notes of wood and amber. This notoriously irresistible scent reminds you of the thoroughly adept cat burglar played by Cary Grant except you won’t need to travel to the South of France to attract your Grace Kelly, just South of Houston.
It’s time to shave and I just don’t have time to brush up a cream and foams are always so puffy without substance so I’ve learned to shave in the shower as the J.F. Lazartigue hair conditionerrolls down my face. Not very glamorous I know, but I’m a busy guy. Anyways, here we have the L’HOMME shaving foamthat is so incredibly thick and creamy, yet light and fluffy that you feel your skin become enriched and protected as you spread this aloe enriched mousse and razor like crème fraîche. The light airy fragrance made me want jump out of the shower and go chop down a pine tree. I can’t stop now!
So here comes the aftershave balm . With this manly scent my face was expecting a major sting. But I discovered that enriched with aloe and white tea, L’HOMME aftershave balm instantly soothes and moisturizes the most sensitive skin. Happy, healthy skin left toned and firmed and no the least bit oily since its instantly absorbed so you can blend in with the crowd relaxing on the Côte d’Azur or down here in Soho if like. See you soon.
When a fragrance molecule enters our nose it is met by millions of smell-sensing receptor cells. Each of us have our own distinct molecular makeup and within each molecule lies infinite particles or waves (or strings) working together like an orchestra. In the same way that each element of an orchestra affects the sound we hear, the way our molecules interact with the molecules of the fragrance is wholly unique; and like a concert our scent is exclusive to a moment in time.
The essence of aromatherapy, at the quantum level, is connecting the pure extract of the flower, fruit, wood, or herb with our own molecular vibrations in order to produce a pleasing harmony. Good vibrations are the essence of life. It’s what keeps us flowing, happy and healthy. The Beach Boys said it best, “… I hear the sound of a gentle word, on the wind that lifts her perfume through the air …”
One afternoon at Thompson Alchemists the wind blew in a young couple on vacation from France who introduced us to Sama perfumes and cosmetics. I guess they picked up on the loving good vibrations that Thompson Alchemists emits (even with the door closed, burr). Anyway, we are pleased they came in and if you stop by you’ll be able to experience their lovely product line, Sama, inspired the principles of ayurvedic medicine.
The artisan perfumers of Sama use ancestral techniques of distillation in order to keep the tinctures purity and vibrance alive. They extract the precious scents of the earth in their purest form and pour them straight into beautiful tightly sealed glass bottles. Once released from the bottle with a single spray synergy begins onto your body and into your soul.
Pick-up a bottle of Sama in-store or online today!