Just when the beauty market feels utterly saturated, a new range drifts in from Russia, via those chic, pampering-aficionado Parisians. Russie Blanche (sounds curiously like a racy cocktail) is a new skincare range launching here in the UK this week following its hugely positive reception from our friends across the channel. Created, and self-financed, by model and former Miss USSR, Julia Lemigova, the collection boasts the purest and most natural of ingredients. You will only find the best quality essential oils and plant extracts such as Golden Root and Siberian Ginseng in these paraben and silicone-free creams, masques, cleansers, scrubs and oils.
Combining Slavic elegance with French beauty expertise could be the secret to Julia’s success. Furthermore, she has chosen the K SPA, as her first UK stockist and spa partner with its unique hot and cold therapies including -15 degrees snow room to remind her clients of her Russian roots.
If I had to highlight one single product from the range, I would have no issue singling out the Siberian Petals Moisturizing Mask (50ml / £65). Layering it over my late-night and early morning skin I felt an immediate sense of cool, both in temperature and in relax status. It is also brilliantly moisturising and left my face in full glow for the rest of the day.
Russie Blanche products are available exclusively at K West Hotel & Spa, Richmond Way, London W14 0AX