Is my Skin Dry or Dehydrated?

When choosing a skincare product, it’s important to know our skin type and if we have any imbalance.  There are 4 main Skin Types:

Normal Skin

  • Well balanced water / oil content
  • Refine Pores
  • Little or no blackheads or breakouts
  • Even Texture and Tone
  • Minimal capillary damage / sensitivity

Dry Skin

  • Lacking Oil
  • Tight Skin
  • Pores are very fine / barely visible
  • Flakiness can appear
  • Ages more quickly / noticeably
  • Rough Texture
  • Sensitivity can also happen and DEHYDRATION occurs easily

Oily Skin

  • Over production of sebum
  • Obstructed pores on T-Zone & cheeks
  • Blackheads, rough texture
  • Pimples, spots, cysts can occur as a condition

Combination Skin

A mix of the above skin types


DEHYDRATION is a skin imbalance that can occur with any skin type and means that the skin tissues are lacking WATER. Here are the symptoms:

  • Skin feels and looks tight
  • Fine lines
  • Scaly appearance when looking closely
  • Flaking and broken capillaries are common

This imbalance is due to our general health, lifestyle, diet and skin care routine:

  • Inappropriate Cleanser (watch out for alcohol or chemical glycerine)
  • Acne Treatments
  • Sun Exposure
  • Neglect: diet, incorrect homecare, smoking, etc.
  • Medication / Illness
  • Harsh Exfoliators (avoid those with grains)
  • Environment – ie: air conditioning, extreme temperatures
  • Hot water / baths
  • Ageing

Ingredients that Hydrate:

  • Sunflower Oi
  • Palm Oil
  • Sesame Seed oil
  • Castor Oil
  • Hyaluronic Acid
  • Sodium Hyaluronate
  • Vegetable Glycerine


Phyt’s Products:

  • Lait Nettoyant Cleanser
  • Orange Toner
  • Gommage Contact + (Exfoliator)

Aqua line

Phyt’s Aqua Line specifically targets dehydration.  They combine the best of Natural Hyaluronic Acid and vegetable oils:

  • Cleanser: Eau Micellaire (cleanser & toner in one bottle)
  • 3 moisturisers: Fluid Aqua, Creme Aqua and Creme Hydra Riche
  • Serum: Elixir Aqua
  • Mask Hydra’Gel

With Couleur Caramel Makeup, most products are for all skin type, but here are 2 products particularly suited to Dehydrated Skin:

  • White Base
  • Natur’Fluid Foundation

All products are available to try at the clinic, just call or text to book an appointment on 086 3836295 or email


What changes can make to your lifestyle for a beautiful skin?

  • Watch your diet: eat a balanced diet of fresh fruits & veg, whole grains and good quality products – avoid processed foods, fizzy drinks, alcohol, coffee and as much as possible and cook your meals 80% of the time rather than buying ready made
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Check your products and their ingredients, stay away from toners with alcohol, exfoliators with grains / seeds (too harsh) – use appropriate products.  Your skin is your largest organ, anything you put on your skin goes into your blood stream, so for your health, choose natural products over chemicals and toxins
  • Protect your skin from sun exposure, using a good SPF of minimum 30  – I love our Phyt’s Sun Care Range… not only the products are very effective, but less is more so they last long, smell beautiful and don’t feel sticky

A bientot!





Day into evening Look

Happy New Year everyone!  I was very lucky as last Christmas, Santa brought me a new camera to do my Videos, so I can have more fun!  I still have to look at the lighting, it’s not the best, but one step at the time.  Editing the Video with IMovie was also great fun, adding music and my voice (it’s like when I watch an English movie with a french voice – the lips don’t move as the same time as the voice!!!) – next time I won’t talk – I’ll get there!


Anyway, to start the year, I just wanted to do a simple look to transform a Day Time makeup into evening makeup.  I forgot to put some liner – I would usually frame the eye – evening like that it looks lovely – well I hope you like it.

I’ll do my next Video on Eye Liner and perfect lips.

All my Makeup Videos will be with Couleur Caramel, to be honest, I love it so much – and knowing it’s such great quality and so healthy – I don’t use anything else.  I’ve made the choice to avoid toxic ingredients as much as possible on my skin.  So for me, it’s Phyt’s and Couleur Caramel, et c’est tout!

So here’s the Video:

Products used (all available from the shop) or send me an email  if you can’t find it (as my boutique is not finished yet):

  • BB Cream 12 – rich in Natural Hyaluronic Acid and Organic Argan Oil, it regenerates, hydrates, protects, illuminates, refines and unifies the skin.
  • Sun Powder 22 – with Organic Soy bean Oil and Organic Shea Butter, it mattifies and unifies the complexion while infusing it with a touch of light.
  • Blush 52 – with Olive-derived Oil and Organic Shea Butter, it creates a healthy glow effect, naturally.::

Daytime Look :

  • Eyeshadows 101/044  – rich in Organic Soy Bean Oil and Rooibos, it’s anti-ageing and moisturising.
  • Mascara 02 (Plum) – with Acacia Resin and Shea Butter on set the product on the lash while moisturising and revitalising.  It’s one of my favourite products!!!  The colour looks gorgeous…

Evening Look:

  • Eyeshadows 025/147
  • Mascara 61 (Black) – all Organic, it contains Aloe Vera Juice and Argan Oil to nourish and protect the eyelashes.


  • Eyebrow Pencil 121– just like the Eye & Lip pencils, they contain Organic Beeswax & Shea Butter as well as Bisabolol and offer nourishing and protective properties.
  • Lipstick 257 (Ancient Rose) – with Vitamin E and Organic Macademia Oil to combat free radicals and protect the lips against UV rays while nourishing and softening them.
  • Lipgloss 815 (Sparkling Foam) – with Rooibos and Apricot Wax for shiny, plump and luminous lips.  Also protective and moisturising.

So as you can see, all these products have healing properties, like I said, they are truly lovely but also very affordable.

All available to buy from this website, just send me or browse the Boutique.

You are also welcome to make an appointment by calling / texting 086 3836295 to get a free flash makeup and try them!

Talk to you next week for another Video!