Daily delight: Ella Baché and I meet again

Many years ago, whenever I did a trip over the ditch to Australia to stock up on the usual shoes, denims and generally awesome labels that weren’t at that point available in New Zealand, I also came back with a few Elle Baché suncare products. They really were the best on the market at that time, being high performance against the increasingly harsh Antipodean sun as well as yummy for your skin. Somewhere along the way though, Ella Baché and I lost contact, so it was pretty exciting when I got an invite to have lunch at the Westin and learn all about what the brand has to offer today.
For those of you that don’t know it, Baché is a skin care brand created in France by pharmacist Madame Baché in 1936, and it’s still is one of the oldest family-owned skincare companies in the world. It began with a few handmade formulations and a salon located at 8 Rue de la Paix in Paris, and now the brand has since grown to include a range of products available in over forty countries worldwide. It is the biggest spa brand in Australia, and with good reason. It’s been responsible for a number of pretty major beauty “firsts”, including the launch of the first hot wax in Europe in 1930, and the company pioneered the use of AHA's with the introduction of the Crème Tomate beauty cream in 1935. I left with a sample of the new generation Crème Tomate in my handbag, and can’t wait to give it a bash.
One product I have been using since that yummy lunch is the brand’s Radiance C Antioxidant Defence Mist, which is sitting pretty next to my computer. A refreshing, hydrating mist for all day protection against pollution, smoke and other environmental evils, just a spritz or two leaves skin feeling protected, plumped and hydrated. It’s great for using over make up as well, just make sure that you pat it in super gently. A key ingredient in the formula is Tomato Extract, which contains a mix of potent antioxidants including lycopene, beta-carotene, vitamin E and various other phytonutrients. These work together to soften, purify and clarify the complexion, restore natural pH levels and decrease redness. Add to that the likes of Hyaluronic Acid (a natural ‘moisture magnet’) and Pomegranate Extract (containing the extraordinarily powerful polyphenol ellagic acid, a highly efficient free radical scavenger) and you have a real skin pick-me-up in a bottle. Don’t leave home without it!


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