As promised, we continue our column the secrets of… After Madagascar, we find ourselves in the company of the wonderful Julia who was kind enough to reveal some of the well-kept secrets in Argentina (hint: jojoba oil is one of them ;-))! So we cross the Atlantic and put on our sunglasses heading for Latin America!
Can you introduce yourself ?
My name is Julia and I come from Argentina. A qualified pharmacist, I also trained in cosmetics in Argentina. I came to France with my French husband, and I work today as an analytical chemist.
Can you tell us about your training in cosmetology?
After my studies in pharmacy, I started working in pharmacies. But on a day-to-day basis, it was a salesperson's job… I missed the wording! I then trained in cosmetology in Argentina to better understand how the skin works; and it became a passion! I wanted to go further and thus trained myself in the development of cosmetic products and phytocosmetics. Arrived in France, I finally validated a Master in Quality of cosmetic products at the University of Paris Descartes.
What beauty secrets from Argentina can you share with us?
Argentina is a country with a very dry climate, so our skin requires a lot of hydration. For example, we use jojoba oil and aloe vera.
What are the natural ingredients that can be found in Argentina? What are its virtues?
Patagonian rosehip oil. It has moisturizing and anti-aging properties, but beware it is not suitable for oily skin because it is comedogenic.
Jojoba oil deeply moisturizes the skin and penetrates very well. I recommend it especially for normal and oily skin.
What is your top 3 in terms of natural cosmetics?
Personally, I make all my products myself! My favorite ingredients:
Soy butter that moisturizes and whitens the skin
Jojoba oil, a must for me!
Avocado oil from Mexico, ideal for skin and hair. I love its lightness and the fact that it does not stick.
What guides your cosmetic choices?
Aside from makeup, I don't buy any products. If I buy it, I scrupulously read the ingredient lists! I don't want silicone because it doesn't do anything to hair or skin. When silicone products are used on the hair, the hair needs a month to regain its shine and natural beauty.
What's the best beauty advice you've been given?
I received three tips that I follow scrupulously! Always use sunscreen to avoid long-term stains; exfoliate your skin once a week, and moisturize it morning and evening.
What advice would you give your best friend about skincare?
For me the composition of the products is essential, so I would advise to always check the list of ingredients, thanks to the internet or applications mobiles to start. Gradually, you will see, we recognize the good or bad ingredients. An unsuitable product can change the skin type of the person using it. It is therefore important to always seek advice before choosing your treatment.
We meet very quickly to discover the secrets of new countries! Do you have suggestions ?
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La team BeautyMix