Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Anne Sémonin becomes a Liberty belle

Once upon a time, long, long ago, we two Beauty Bible-ettes enjoyed a world-class facial from Anne Sémonin at their Rue des Petits-Champs salon in Paris – and we rather fell in love. Now, the skincare brand that was once a teensy Best Kept Secret has gone global – and the good news for beauty-hounds is there’ll soon be an outpost in London, with a counter opening at the end of March at lovely Liberty (currently our v. v. favourite department store). The philosophy: everything is ‘sur mesure’ (or made-to-measure) so that products can be customised to create the perfect regime. At the heart of the range are the fab facial oils, which (thanks to nifty packaging design) can even be dropped into a toner to ‘personalise’ it (as demo-ed here by Anne Sémonin’s Jennifer Cox. Note stonking engagement ring.) There’ll even be a petite cabine just off the Liberty where you can experience mini-treatments. You may spot us emerging. (Separately!)