By The Beauty Hub  |  March 15th, 2016  |  Brands,News

The Abeille Royale range from Guerlain is being enriched with two skincare products that are inventive and effective in equal measure: Honey Smile Lift, Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment, and Honey Nectar Lotion.

Honey Smile Lift, Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment does not offer mere lip care, but takes comprehensive action on the entire smile area. From wrinkles and fine lines around the lips to the nasolabial folds, it smoothes, firms and redefines contours. Like Eye Sculpt Serum, Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment combines a formula with active ingredients known for their repairing action, a breakthrough applicator and a massage technique designed by Guerlain.

The formula concentrates the repairing and nourishing effects on the skin of the bee products chosen by Guerlain Research: honey from the island of Ouessant – one of the world’s most effective natural healing substances and an exclusive royal jelly. These are combined with a unique gourmand texture as rich as a balm due to the presence of a 100% natural “beeswax butter”. The luscious, silky smooth formula gently glides over the lips, which instantly appear plumper and smoother. A gourmand pleasure for our lips, enhanced even further by its honey-toned shade.

An intelligent and intuitive applicator, this unique patented tool developed exclusively for Abeille Royale is an ingenious extension of the hand. Design, ergonomics, materials: everything about this applicator has been carefully considered for application as easy as with a finger. Its effectiveness has already been proven in Abeille Royale’s Gold Eyetech, Eye Sculpt Serum launched in August 2015.

The design fits perfectly with the contours of your finger as the pad of your index finger rests against the imprint on the hollow of the metallic tip. Rounded and pierced with an opening to gently release the formula, the back of the applicator follows the lip contours and lines, enabling all of the massage movements – smoothing, pressure, tapping – over the entire smile area. On contact with the lips, the 22-carat finely gilded metal contributes to the refreshing effect. Lips are plumped up from the very first application.

A technique like “toning gymnastics”.
While some fifteen muscles are required to laugh, just as many are needed to start what the dictionary defines – perhaps too simply – as “a slight movement of the eyes and lips”: a smile. Hence the importance of boosting this entire “smile area”.

The technique – real “finger gymnastics” – contributes to the treatment’s effectiveness. It is exclusively provided by Sophia Kremser, the creator and trainer for all of the massages and beauty treatments in Guerlain institutes.

The techniques are simple and can be easily performed in front of the mirror in the morning, but above all they deliver instant results.

1. Smoothing

  • Place the entire applicator vertically at the corners of your lips, then slide it backwards and forwards. Repeat ten times.
  • With the entire applicator, smooth the nasolabial folds with firm up and down movements. Repeat ten times.
  • Starting from the nasolabial folds,trace a fan shape in an outward direction.

2. Redefining

  • Define the lip contour with the tip of the applicator, paying particular attention to the outline of the lips.
  • Repeat this step in one direction and then in the other.

3. Plumping

  • Tap your lips lightly in a clockwise direction with the tip of the applicator. Circle your lips three times.
  • Finally, clean the tip of the applicator with a tissue or dry cotton wool.

Honey Smile Lift Lip & Contour Sculpting Treatment

In its beautiful frosted honey-toned bottle, Honey Nectar Lotion joins the Abeille Royale beauty ritual as the first step, morning and evening. But make no mistake! This “preparatory” lotion is just as active as it concentrates the exceptional repairing power of scientifically proven bee products.

Its role is to boost the effectiveness of Abeille Royale skincare with repeated application. The lotion stimulates the skin’s self-repair ability and infuses it with honey’s essential nutrients.

The lotion is slightly textured, which gives it consistency without stickiness. It is applied by placing one drop in the palm of your hand, bring both palms together and then separate them and caress the face. Gently tap your skin to both revive and relax it. Open your eyes. The hydrating effect is instant; the skin appears firmer and smoother and is already glowing.