Spotlight on Perfumer Philippine Courtière

Passion, patience, curiosity and instinct

Described by many as having a certain je ne sais quoi, Perfumer Philippine Courtière is a daring and impeccable tastemaker whose wit and unmatched instinct for what works in the world of perfumery has given rise to her shining star within the renowned Firmenich Fragrance House. As the noted olfactory artist behind JAFRA’s new and exclusive fine fragrance Paris et Moi, Philippine is the embodiment of strong, sexy, sophistication - words that incidentally describe one of her greatest loves – Paris, the City of Lights.
  
Philippine says that “The power of the sense of smell is so strong it can trigger any emotions,” a belief that inspires her to create one-of-a-kind fragrance masterpieces. Philippine also believes that “Perfumes are like non-verbal stories or messages [that communicate] between the creator and the consumer,” yet another reason why Philippine loves to dive head first into a new fragrance project. It is also this relationship between creator and consumer that inspired Philippine to create Paris et Moi – a fragrance that bridges the gap “…between the glamour, the elegance and the youthful energy of trendy Parisian girls,” and the notion of “Fall[ing] in love.”
 
Why Philippine?
 
Daring
Born and raised in Paris to parents who worked in perfumery, Philippine first attended school to become a legal adviser – a plan that was quickly dashed after she accepted an internship in the very career her parents worked. Once bitten by the fragrance bug, there was no turning back. The status quo had shifted permanently and a new career was born.
 
Determined
Philippine remembers spending time as a young girl with her grandfather, Jaques Rouet, a man who played an instrumental role in the fashion House of Dior. It was he that taught her the value of purpose and commitment, and instilled in her the belief that willpower and hard work are the keys to making your dreams come true. She proudly credits this mentality for why she is so accomplished.  
 
Joie de vivre
A former ballet dancer, Philippine has other interests away from the career she loves, ranging from riding horses to collecting art. Like herself, Philippine encourages others to be passionate, patient and curious about the world – while also helping those around them. All of these are ways to feed the creative spirit she needs in work…and in life, which she approaches with equal enthusiasm. No doubt, another key component of her continued and increasing success. 

Fab Five: What’s Hot in October

5 products we’re loving this month

Each of the sacred members of this month’s top five come with a little something something to make your hard-fought transition from summer to fall a bit easier...at least we think so. Allow us to introduce you to what we think your fall treasure trove of beauty should include…

Nights out with friends or a potential suitor requires a bit more effort than the simple neutral palettes and colorless lip balms of summers past. Evening outings this fall call for a dramatic boost to your makeup look that will surely get the attention of anyone who comes in contact - introducing our new Midnight Allure Eyeshadow Palette. This eyeshadow palette boasts of magical and alluring romantic hues: Matte roses, mauves and merlot, and while bold, these shimmering metallic shades are buildable, so you can wear it your way – more demure for you shy gals, and heavier in color for the extroverts out there.   

‘Tis the season for something that makes you feel all warm and tingly inside like our new Sugar & Spice Body Care Collection will undoubtedly do. Retrieve memories of holiday’s past with a collection that includes Body Cream, Body Mist, and Soothing Hand and Nail Cream, which are all scented with festive notes of nutmeg, spicy ground ginger and sweet whipped cream. The Body Cream contains Shea butter and Vitamin for ultimate moisturization and skin conditioning. The Body Mist is loaded with just the right amount Glycerin to help your skin retain moisture. And the Hand Cream contains Bees Wax and Allantoin to smooth and condition your digits.

Vegan-lovers, you’ll be happy to know that herbal-scented Terra One Roller Deodorant is the newest addition to the all vegan formula premium body care collection. As with the rest of the collection, which contains plant derived ingredients and certified organic oils to help condition, moisturize and hydrate your skin, this deodorant goes beyond the call of duty to keep perspiration at bay.    

3 More Reasons To Be Obsessed With The Royal Jelly Ritual

Users tell all…

Just when you thought the Royal Jelly Ritual couldn’t get any better…it did. Always on a mission to deliver the best in anything JAFRA, our research and development experts worked tirelessly to expand our skin care presence with three much-awaited launches: Global Longevity Crème with RoyalActive Peptide, Vitamin Infusions Spot Serum with Vitamin C, and Global Longevity Eye Crème with RoyalActive Peptide. These new additions are designed to work individually or with the current Royal Jelly Ritual.
 
Developed to meet the overwhelming need of women (20+ years old) with extremely dry skin, Global Longevity Crème with RoyalActive Peptide was introduced and the reviews are in! In clinical trials, a whopping 96% of women saw their skin dreams come true within minutes of using this ultra-hydrating, lightweight age-fighting balm. It left their severely dry complexions feeling supple, luminous, younger, smoother, and their fine lines were less apparent. Powered by key ingredients, this balm contains RoyalActive Peptide - a sized-down protein in natural royal jelly that penetrates the skin better to slow down aging, and New Zealand-grown natural moisturizer Mānuka Honey, which delivers intense hydration.
 
The key to having a more evened skin tone is to use our most targeted solution to date - Vitamin Infusions Spot Serum with Vitamin C. Poised to minimize the appearance of dark spots and skin imperfections as a result of sun exposure and acne, this miracle serum, which is infused with Vitamin C works on existing spots and on those spots that have yet to surface. No wonder 96% of women who used this serum noticed dramatic improvements on even their darkest problem area, while 93% of women saw impressive results after their first use! In addition to lightening darkened skin pigmentation, this serum makes your skin appear radiant and youthful.  
 
Finally win the battle against dark circles and other signs of aging with Global Longevity Eye Crème with RoyalActive Peptide - a multi-action age—defying eye crème that reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and puffiness so you look bright-eyed and refreshed. Along with RoyalActive Peptide, which helps to maintain your skin’s vitality, this eye crème, of course, contains our signature royal jelly, as well as Wild Aga to calm swollen, puffy eyes caused by allergens and Cassava, a skin-firming extract that reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. And we’re thrilled to report that an independent test returned more than favorable results after a small sample of women tried this eye crème for two weeks. 100% of them said that their eye area showed much improvement – was brighter, looked less puffy and was much smoother.
 
Excellence in skin care is what JAFRA strives for…looks like we achieved it.

The Royal Jelly Ritual

Powerful. Customizable. Royal Jelly Skin Care.

JAFRA’s Royal Jelly Ritual brings you the latest skin care innovation in one luxurious, customizable system. The 11 treatment products (three of which were just added in March 2017) included in the Royal Jelly Ritual are a series of elite treatment products that can be used individually or together to help your strengthen your skin’s resistance to the telltale signs of aging and environmental stressors. 

The effectiveness of each of these products has been proven time and again through numerous consumer and clinical tests. After using Royal Jelly products:
 

  • 92% of women said their skin felt more moisturized ***
  • 91% of women stated their skin felt renewed, effectively cleansed and softer***
  • 83% of women noticed a dramatic improvement in moisture, tone and elasticity ** 
  • 82% of women said skin regained its youthful radiance * 


*** Percent of women agreeing in an independent consumer test who tried Royal Jelly Gentle Cleansing Milk
** Percent of women agreeing in an independent clinical test after one month of using Smooth and Firm Skin Nutrients
* Percent of women agreeing in an independent consumer test who tried Royal Jelly Longevity Balm with Royal Active Peptide

The latest products to be added to the Royal Jelly Ritual family of products are:

Royal Jelly Scar Balm (NEW)
The Scar Fighter
This lightweight balm is great for scars old and new. It contains a powerful complex that’s clinically proven to help diminish the look and feel of scars. It uses a unique combination of vitamins, Manuka honey and our special Sangre de Drago extract to immediately revitalize skin and diminish the appearance of scar size, thickness, color, texture, and overall appearance.
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Royal Jelly Global Longevity Crème with RoyalActive Peptide
The Renewer 
This nutrient-rich, multi-benefit lightweight age-fighting crème is designed to inject maximum moisture into your skin so it looks smoother, firmer, and more luminous. It contains our exclusive RoyalActive Peptide, which helps slow the appearance of aging as it speeds up your skins’ renewal process, Manuka Honey, to deliver intense hydration, and Sodium PCA, to trap moisture in so your skin remains supple.
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Royal Jelly Vitamin Infusions Spot Serum with Vitamin C 
The Corrector 
This Vitamin C-enriched serum improves the appearance of dark spots and skin imperfections that appear as a result of sun exposure, aging, and acne. It contains Evergreen Complex, which helps reduce the look of visible spots for a more youthful appearance, and Vitamin C, which targets hidden spots not yet visible.
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Royal Jelly Global Longevity Eye Crème with RoyalActive Peptide 
The Energizer 
This age-defying eye crème instantly gives your eyes a more youthful and energized appearance. The key age-fighting ingredients contained in this multitasking eye crème hydrate your skin and brighten their appearance, while minimizing the look of dark circles and puffiness. It contains our exclusive RoyalActive Peptide to slow the appearance of aging, Wild Algae to calm swollen, puffy eyes caused by allergens, and Cassava, a skin-firming extract to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
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Royal Jelly Global Longevity Balm
The Activator
The first high-performance multi-benefit balm with JAFRA’s exclusive RoyalActive Peptide that promotes skin’s resistance to environmental stressors and the appearance of aging. This stimulating, luxurious multi-benefit balm blends our most advanced active ingredients to help correct signs of aging.
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Royal Jelly Vitamin Infusions Extra Hydration Serum with Vitamin E
The 24-Hour Hydrator
A highly concentrated, targeted serum that treats dry skin issues. This powerful serum continuously infuses moisture to hydrate and soothe for up to 24 hours.
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Royal Jelly Vitamin Infusions Pore Minimizer Serum with Vitamin A
The Refiner
A fast-acting serum that diminishes the appearance of pores and refines skin’s texture. Having a pore emergency? Use this serum to counter slack skin and to keep pores purified and refined.
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Royal Jelly Solar Protection Fluid Broad Spectrum SPF 50
The Protector
A sheer, lightweight, and non-greasy SPF 50 protection fluid with vitamin C that helps defend against damage from the sun, free radicals, and other environmental stressors. In addition to decreasing risks associated with sun damage, it also helps diminish the appearance of age spots.  
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Royal Jelly Gentle Cleansing Milk
The Purifier
A multi-tasking cleanser enriched with vitamin C and botanicals that purifies and improves skin. This extremely gentle cleanser nourishes, smoothes, and hydrates skin for a healthier-looking complexion.
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Royal Jelly Smooth & Firm Skin Nutrients
The Provider
A daily dose of advanced nutrition for your skin. These nutrients help give skin extra support for a healthy, radiant, and more youthful appearance.
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JAFRA Revitalizing Sonic Cleanser
The Refresher
Soft silicone bristles thoroughly, yet gently, lift makeup, dirt, and oil, leaving skin fresh and radiant. This powerful tool is more effective than washing with hands alone. By removing dead skin cells, your skin is better able to absorb the benefits of other skin care products.
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