This week we celebrated the launch of our first face cream holi (créme) in Paris at Hôtel Costes. We treated our guests to Agent Nateur lymphatic facial massages and co-hosted a special dinner with our brand ambassador Frida Aasen. Artist Rachelle Cunning, who has painted at the Chanel show, exquisitely hand painted the ingredients on each holi (créme) box for our dinner guests.
If some of you followed me for a while, you know that Costes is a very special place to me and where I have often hibernated over the last seven years while formulating and sourcing anti-aging actives in Europe.
holi (creme) is a treasure, and there’s not many formulas on the market that are similar. It is a light, matte cream that gives a filter-like finish and major hydration and moisture without causing breakouts. I began formulating it in the south of France last summer. It is the most perfect day cream and specifically formulated for sensitive and acne prone skin. The product features 8 trademarked actives, as well as some of our original hero Agent ingredients like cucumber distillate and pitaya, and some new clinical ingredients like tomato extract, olus oil, manuka honey, squalane, and more.
This holi (créme) product works perfectly alongside the holi (trinity), and I love to use it right before applying holi (oil).
To celebrate the launch of this long awaited product, it was only natural to invite some of the most beautiful women we know to my favorite place. We organized our guests to receive Agent Nateur lymphatic facial massages from facialist @melanie.facialist, who trained with Renata França, the creator of the Miracle Touch massage and the Renata França method. The Renata França massage method is known worldwide for its Manual Lymphatic Drainage and is also at the origin of the creation of Shaping massage.
Each guest raved that the lymphatic drainage facials were incredible. We used a full face of Agent products as well as using our new and yet to be released product holi (lift) - our ageless lifting and firming serum that is coming soon. We also experienced neck, décolletage and arm massages using our ageless serum holi (body) as well as our unreleased body balm. Our body (balm) ageless body treatment creme is a smoothing and glowing body treatment cream made with face-grade anti-aging actives and hydrating ingredients that melts into the skin and LASTS hours after applying it.
We hosted some of my favorite people for the massages, including Frida Aasen, Jennifer Atilémile, Chloe Vero, Kenya Kinski Jones, Heidi Bivens, Kelsey Merritt, Bambi Northwood-Blyth, Orion Carloto and Alina Baikova and makeup artist Ingeborg.
Below are some images from our gorgeous event! Thank you to everyone who made the event so special!
All pictures by Deonté Lee
Tommy Chiabra, Jena Covello and Frida Aasen
Sheika Daley, Jena Covello and Frida Aasen
Katherine Neukomm, Sam Visser and Zizi Donohoe
Sheika Daley, Jena Covello and Anok Yai
Jena Covello and Angela Lei
Katherine Garbarino and Abdul Rahmanh
Makeup artist Ingeborg, Jena Covello and Tom Newton
Nitsa Citrine, Anais Driguez, Jena Covello and Katherine Neukomm
Heidi Bivens and Angelina Vitto
Juergen Mathies, Xenia Adonts and Cait Bailey
Christina Grosso and Charlotte Groeneveld
Hand painted holi (creme) boxes by Rachelle Cunningham
Zizi Donohoe, Jena Covello and Rachelle Cunningham
Our facial suite
Serving holi (mane) after our facials...