Micheline Arcier was one of three modern pioneers of aromatherapy and through her career had worked closely with both Marguerite Maury and Dr. Jean Valnet, who each played a part in creating the foundation for aromatherapy in the English tradition, as it is known today. Madame Arcier was an early advocate of holistic well-being - developing exclusive products and signature aromatherapy massage techniques that treated each client as a complex but complete individual. The success of this approach, and her own endless enthusiasm for further evolution, saw her develop a highly-regarded clinic in Knightsbridge, London, specializing in aromatherapy. A quarter of a century later, the Knightsbridge premises have closed but the reputation for excellence lives on, in the products and treatments she developed.
BEST BEAUTY ADVICE
From Micheline Arcier - Keep it simple!
DESERT ISLAND PRODUCT
It would have to be our well-loved Richesse d’Or Body Oil - essential oils of lavender, orange and sandalwood are at the heart of the blend in a complex fusion of apricot kernel, jojoba, rice bran and Vitamin E oil.
WHAT’S NEXT FOR YOUR BRAND?
Whilst the heart of our business is in maintaining the integrity of the vast range of products created by Micheline Arcier, to paraphrase Marylin Monroe who “just loved finding new places to wear diamonds” we just love finding new ways to use essential oils. So, we will continue to introduce new products for skin care and use around the home and also continue to explore the options offered by newly available vegetable oils for healthier, more environmentally friendly and ethical skin care.
TAKE ACTION AT HOME
• Simplify your beauty routine to just what really works for you. It’s the daily, morning and evening routine of cleanse, tone, moisturise, nourish, protect that will keep your skin in good order in the long run. Four or five products that you use regularly should be enough.
• Use less! – you really don’t have to apply lots of product, start with a smaller amount and only add more if really necessary.
• Keep baby muslins and re-purpose them, perhaps cutting them into smaller pieces, to use instead of tissues or cotton wool pads, to remove make-up, wash the skin or as compresses.