Gill meets Annee de Mamiel
Following her own health crisis in 1998, Annee de Mamiel could not find a natural, healing product that worked. This re-ignited a passion for mixing and blending, which first appeared with her Barbie perfume maker, aged 7, which led to her starting to blend her own.
As a result Annee began studying Chinese Medicine with the intention of combining ancient Chinese Philosophy with an understanding of Western science. She applied this learning to create a range of treatments which reduce the harsh impact of everyday life on the face by treating the underlying conditions and creating balance and harmony within the body.
Botaniques is the professional, artisanal, healing range from Annee de Mamiel and talking about her range, Annee says:
‘The seeds for Botaniques were sown in my treatment room – I needed something that would deliver the unique healing energy and skin perfecting potency of my facial treatments to my clients, and when no other range on the market delivered what I was looking for, I began researching and formulating one that would.
As an acupuncturist, aromatherapist and healing holistic facialist, I believe that skincare is far more than a superficial treatment. It’s a chance to shift one’s energy to not only renew the skin, but to rejuvenate the self too. It’s a breath of fresh air in the midst of a busy day – a chance to stop, sigh, touch your skin and reconnect with what’s going on in your head.
The result of my passion for healing purity and efficacy, this is a professional-grade line that not only soothes and balances the spirit, but feeds and perfects the skin too. This is skincare that doesn’t cut any cosmetic corners – every process is painstaking to ensure that what you put onto your skin is not only as pure as possible, but that the experience is always sensorially exquisite. You will see, smell and feel the benefits of Botaniques from first usage.
Designed to support my Seasonal Oils, Botaniques is a superior skincare made from nature’s finest ingredients – to treat, heal, balance and renew you every day. Botaniques formulas are both artisanal and highly advanced, blending healing essential oils, with affirming flower essences, skin-perfecting probiotics and peptides and skin-brightening precious gem powders.
Everything that you touch, or that touches you, matters. With each formulation I look at the vitality of each individual ingredient, how it feels and how skin responds to it. I then look at the land and the environment that feeds it. This is beauty that is beyond organic and involves a level of love, care and dedication that reaches into every intimate stage of our production cycle. The result? An artisanal product that is inherently mindful – redolent of where it has come from, and tangibly ‘vital’ – reminding us to slow down, breathe, enjoy and take the time to care for ourselves.’
As an acupuncturist, Annee can only personally see a very limited number of people, so the evolution of Botaniques is important to her as it allows her to reach more people than she is able to do through personal interaction and this stage of her fascinating journey has only just begun.