Ask our resident oil expert beautisan Myriam to describe her job, and she’ll tell you it’s so much more than thoughtfully concocting sumptuous, soothing, skin-loving formulas—a tall order in and of itself. Beyond that, however, Myriam views herself as playing an integral role in imparting a sense of well-being and harmony each time you indulge in the Huile Sèche Epatante Dry Oil Mist or Bath Oil, the Bastide products she oversees the creation of.
A seasoned expert with over two decades of experience, Myriam’s fascination with the composition of beauty products blossomed at a young age. As she grew older, her curiosity was further piqued by the study of how such formulations interacted with the skin’s unique biology. Her conscientious approach is apparent in the meticulously crafted dry oils and bath oils Myriam creates, as she works toward the ultimate goal of delivering an unforgettable sensorial journey that is rooted firmly in nature. Her dry oil formula owes its lightweight – yet potently hydrating – benefits to macadamia oil, while the bath oil is enriched with artisanally harvested lavender honey extract that softens skin.
Inspired by the sun’s radiating energy and the pastoral elegance of Provence, Myriam likens her process to that of a painter.
"It is like a painter who visualizes the colors and the effects of style that he will use to realize his work and knows that they will be able to transmit all the emotions"
Just as a painter takes particular pleasure in witnessing his carefully selected colors and poignant brushstrokes transform into a work of art evoking a range of emotions, so, too, does Myriam take pride in the moment that complex formulations take shape as lushly textured oils that will provide a multitude of exquisite sensations.