TRANSLATION | Eugenia Yang
錯誤的從來不是愛漂亮，而是在美化的背後覺得鏡子前的自己不夠美了，使用過度的「完美」或許讓真實的生活焦慮。國際超模 Bella Hadid 在Instagram等社群媒體上擁有相當的影響力，在大眾於社交媒體總是發佈最美麗的自己，最多的朋友，最好的身材和最完美生活的同時，Bella Hadid 卻上傳了一張張她哭泣的真實照片，用最誠實的面貌與聲音，喚醒我們接受「不完美」的自己。她寫到：「社群媒體並不是真實的。對於每個為此而糾結的你，請記住這一點，你不孤單。」社群媒體下未必就是生活的全貌，鎂光燈下的無暇並不真實，我們也未必要去追求社群媒體平台上所認知的世界，試著聆聽自己內心的聲音，完整自己的內心情緒，平穩步伐的每個頻率，不求永駐的年輕貌美，只要真心愛自己，愛自己的自信愛自己的優雅，日子依舊也仍然風韻柔美。
蘭花就像女人，如此美麗 支持花朵的莖，如此堅韌、柔軟花瓣像是女人的肌膚，如此絲滑柔嫩 — Kathi Mirto
認可自己是具備好心態的關鍵，美的方式有很多種，醫美是一種方式，而有人接受自然，每一種變化與方式不同，但找到你喜歡的方法就好了。義大利女星 Monica Bellucci 就曾接受採訪時說過：「對於臉上有的幾條皺紋我必須耐心應付，沒有必要因此而崩潰。」她也說到：「因為沒有什麼比自信更性感。」我們這一身都在被不同的框架束縛，被各種的事物綁架，或許寫到這邊沒有辦法真正改善正在面臨任何「困擾」的你們，但不妨靜下心來，聆聽多元變美對策中我推薦給你的方式。
是意象化的一種美麗方式，透過身心靈的放鬆，感受周遭自然環境的啟發，可以透過Spa，透過按摩和泡澡來達到身體的深層放鬆，甚至是旅行、爬山、遊海都能夠帶來心靈上的滿足。而嗅覺也是放鬆的一大主因，精油香氣可以舒緩和自我療癒，Carole Bamford女爵創立 bamford的初心就是專注取材大自然並投注療癒放鬆。bamford B STRONG 烈旭系列正是落實在鼓勵、協助人們從日常中自我觀照與調整，以100%具有激勵的天然精油配製而成，儲存在居家方便使用的油膏型態中，為疲勞的日常生活帶來安撫思緒舒緩肌肉的功能。森林療癒法在台灣或許多數人都感到陌生，而瑞典自然品牌 L:a Bruket 就將此方式帶進我們的生活。L:a Bruket 、初心於融匯傳統與現代的方法，在大自然中積極探尋能夠提升身心療癒感受的配方，不只如此我們與環境的關係，不僅是單方面的向大自然尋求問題解答，更加不容忽視的是珍視自然環境的未來。L:a Bruket 推出全新雲杉身體保養系列，予人彷若置身遼闊原始針葉林，真切感受樹脂香氣結合白松香、野生杜松子的嗅覺場景。
乳霜保養是夜間保養當中最療癒的一個步驟，有時無法抽出太多的時間去深層按摩和Spa，但乳霜那包覆滿滿精華的奶油質地，再搭配按摩手法步驟，在家裡，也能擁有高度滋養效果。嬌蘭蘭鑽極萃氧生乳霜以蘭花根萃自然奇蹟關鍵「蘭花根萃高濃縮 分子」(Orchid Totum™)，打造出第五代蘭鑽乳霜，獨特奶油慕斯質地無比精緻、澎潤柔嫩，輕抹即完全融入肌膚中，也可以搭配按摩手法達到緊實、彈潤的效果。而嬌蘭明星產品皇家蜂王乳也推出了臉部身體全能乳霜，蜜的滋潤讓沐浴後的你重新著裝上一層光澤般，一抹油的滋潤和獨特輕盈感受。崇敬自然力量的Armani先生曾說：「大自然是我的靈感字典，我們每天呼吸自然、碰觸自然，它帶來了穩定與平靜的神奇能量，是我們之所以成為我們的一切基礎。」Giorgio Armani以珍稀天然成份推出當代保養界最頂級的抗老精品系列─黑曜岩頂級保養系列，義大利潘特列拉火山珍稀礦物「黑曜岩」結合生長於嚴酷地區的高活性植物「重生密蘿蘭」，珍稀成份於每一步保養步驟中成就頂級精品保養哲學。黑曜岩新生奇蹟乳霜獨特輕盈羽幻紗轉換質地，一抹接觸到肌膚後瞬間轉換成薄紗精油質地，讓肌膚宛如浸潤在前所未有的細緻奶油體驗中，予肌膚澎潤柔嫩的細緻膚觸。
俗話說「女人是水做的」，水感成了女人不斷追求的肌膚感受，隨著時間的流逝與年華的老去，不求年輕永駐只求不管人生的任何階段也能水感透亮。海洋拉娜全新超能修護精華露，為肌膚注入源源不絕、頂級充沛的能量，透過海洋拉娜的「海洋療法」，以深海與肌膚驚人相似的礦物質與水分完美相似比例為基底，灌注充沛水分、修護及鎮定能量，有效精準校對肌膚平衡至最完美的狀態。蘭蔻超級熱賣商品超極光活粹晶露絕不是浪得虛名，早晚注入透亮能量，精華水的特殊雙層活酵質地，完美調和精油與極光精華水，可以立即保濕並活化並穩定肌膚，將一整天的疲勞感受全數帶走。LA PRAIRIE 鑽白魚子時空聚光精露加入獨特的瑞士黃金魚子微分子精萃，增加肌膚水潤度，偕同瑞士黃金魚子緊實精華，幫助肌膚緊緻，讓光芒折射更加均勻柔和。最後，鑽白魚子緊膚系列的經典成分：「鑽白聚光活性複方成分」（Lumidose）」為肌膚注入強大鑽白能量，並首次以微分子膠囊形式封存，可以瞬間滲透並擴增後續保養功效。
Regardless of their age or stage of life, women have always been in pursuit of beauty. Never bound by time, some see the growth of age merely as a change in numbers. Self-acceptance is the key to living a beautiful life. But is it possible to truly achieve total acceptance and constantly feel confident and elegant? From our skin aging, growing old, our social media image, to the growth of technology, there are simply too many anxieties in life. Perhaps there is no fault in using filters to feel good about ourselves. If that is how we can gain confidence, then how can it be a mistake?
Wanting to feel beautiful is never a mistake. But if we give in to excessive beautification every time we are unsatisfied with the way we look in front of the mirror, then perhaps that is the source of our anxiety. As everyone was sharing their most beautiful self, active social life, well-planned outfits and perfect lifestyle on social media, international supermodel Bella Hadid chose to share a series of closed up photos of herself in tears. Bearing absolute authenticity, she wanted to remind us to accept our imperfections. Bella’s caption wrote: “Social media is not real. For anyone struggling , please remember that. Sometimes all you’ve gotta hear is that you’re not alone.” What we see on social media may not be the full picture, which is why we don’t have to chase the seemingly perfect life we see online. Instead of pursuing everlasting youth, try to listen to our heart and follow our inner feelings. As we learn to love ourselves and everything that comes with it—both good and bad—we can then take on every day with beauty, charm and absolute confidence.
Acceptance is the key to having a healthy mindset. There are many paths to beauty, whether it’s aesthetic medicine or natural methods, what’s most important is that we find one that we like. Italian actress Monica Bellucci once said that she doesn’t stress about eliminating her wrinkles and that there is nothing sexier than confidence. “After all, it’s natural, so why rush at it?” We live in a world in which there are all kinds of stereotypes and boundaries that limit us, and perhaps there is no way to truly solve all the problems we are facing. But maybe our beauty editor’s multi-faceted approaches to beauty are worth considering—so let’s read on.
is a beautiful way to visualize and feel the power of Mother Nature. Through spas, massages and baths, we can effectively achieve a deep, complete physical relaxation. On the other hand, travels, hikes, boat trips can bring a total satisfaction to the mind and the soul. The olfactory is the key to all the remedies mentioned above, as the scent of essential oils is soothing and self-healing. Founded by Baroness Carole Bamford, British bodycare brand Bamford sources the finest natural materials and active botanicals to create the most soothing products. Bamford’s B Strong collection is designed to encourage self-adjustment and self-care. Made with 100% natural essential oils, these balms are designed with convenience that can relieve aching muscles and ease tension. Forest therapy is a rather new concept to people in Taiwan, which is why Swedish skincare brand L:a Bruket is introducing this approach into our daily lives. A believer of bridging traditions with innovative approaches, L:a Bruket is actively looking for natural formulas that can heal the body and the mind. Moreover, the brand is aiming to establish a healthy relationship with nature in order to protect the environment. Like taking us to a vast coniferous forest, the latest Spruce collection instantly recreates the scent of white pine and wild juniper berries, reminding us of our deep connection with Mother Nature and the environment we live in.
Face cream can be considered as one of the most therapeutic steps of our nighttime skincare routine. Sometimes when there is not enough time for massages and spas, the creamy texture of the essence-filled creme becomes the best choice for a highly nourishing beauty regimen. Capturing the essence of orchids with the new Orchid Totum™ molecular extract, Guerlain introduces the Orchidée Impériale Cream. Its luscious, fine yet silky smooth texture fuses with the skin to offer a unique application experience. The cream can also be combined with massage techniques to achieve firmness and elasticity. Meanwhile, another star collection of Guerlain, the Abeille Royale also invites the new Intense Repair Youth Oil-In-Balm that offers a non-greasy formula concentrated in Black Bee honey that will leave the skin glistening with energy and plumpness. Revered by the power of nature, Mr. Giorgio Armani once said he saw nature as his inspirational dictionary, one that brings the magical energy of stability and establishes the foundation of all life on earth. Rich with rare, all-natural ingredients, the Crema Nera collection is considered as one of the industry’s best anti-aging skincare lines. Giorgio Armani combines the powerful properties of the Pantelleria volcanoes with the regenerative Myrothamnus Flabellifolia—an amplification of the rarest properties is thus born. With a texture that is light as feathers, the Supreme Reviving Cream instantly transforms into a thin veil on the skin after application, soaking the skin in an unprecedented nourishing experience that will leave it with a healthy glow.
As the saying goes, “women are made of water,” hydration has become an important feature women look for in skincare products. As time passes, we simply hope for our skin to remain watery and translucent through all stages of life. Charging the skin with unlimited energy, La Mer’s New Treatment Lotion delivers a rush of liquid energy to jumpstart our regimen. Powered by cell-recharging Miracle Broth™, the lotion sustains an all-day hydration that will optimize, repair and calm the skin, allowing it to reach its most perfect balance. Meanwhile, Lancôme’s Clarifique Face Essence definitely lives up to its popularity. Its dual-acting formula not only perfectly blends the clear active essence with the lipidic oil essence, but also offers to take all the skin exhaustion away by hydrating and activating the skin. Lastly, La Prairie’s White Caviar Essence Extraordinaire comes with the unique Swiss Golden Caviar Extract and Swiss Golden Caviar Water to deliver plumpness and hydration for the skin, offering the first step to extraordinary light. Encapsulated with Lumidose, the essence targets age spots and dullness that will pave the way to reach a more illuminated, firmer-looking skin.