Behind the glow of Frenchwomen like How to Be a Parisian Wherever You Are author Caroline de Maigret and model Maria Borges is the sought-after skin guru Sophie Carbonari. Famous for treatments in her chic studio at the Grand Hôtel du Palais Royal, the thirty-one-year-old Parisian’s techniques involve a glow-inducing mashup of different massage therapies—lymphatic drainage, acupressure, Japanese Kobido—to tone and revitalize skin. “The idea with face massage is to get the energy flowing and support circulation by stimulating the muscles, which helps refresh the skin,” says Carbonari.
She’s also a big believer in clean botanicals and oils. She mixes up custom blends to help soothe, balance, and nourish her clients’ skin—used daily in conjunction with massage, Carbonari says, skin care can make a visible difference in your complexion.