Christine Clais | Who's Your

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Christine Clais

aka The French Facialist
Christine Clais is a French-born facialist whose passion is transformative skincare. Her advice is unbiased and her intention genuine: to get her clients' skin in top form. Christine’s skincare philosophy is simple: to look healthier and younger, treat your skin as a living organ within its own ecosystem.

Home is: Yarraville, Melbourne

What do you do?
I offer skincare guidance and transformative facials to women who are interested in improving their skin.

Describe yourself in five words or less…
Passionate, loyal, happy, grateful.

What are your best tips and tricks to maintain your post-facial flawless skin at home, without breaking the bank?
- Cleanse and moisturise your skin twice a day no matter what
- Exfoliate once a week
- Mask your skin once or twice a week
- Eat lots of fruits and vegetables
- Keep your stress levels under control
- Be happy

Your clients rave about your ‘Signature Facial’. What are the secret ingredients and techniques that make the skin glow after having this?
My “Palais Royal” facial is a 90 minute treatment that gives visible and lasting results thanks to a variety of elements: the actives that  I infuse into the skin,  my massage technique, the energy work that I do and the LED light therapy that I incorporate into it. The secret ingredients would have to be my 20+ years experience with treating skin and the love that I put into what I do. 

What do you miss most about France? (and why)
I miss my family and my friends especially the ability to do things on the spur of the moment with them (you do have to plan well when there is a 20,000+ kilometre distance!). 

How do you unwind when you’re not at work? What do you do on your days off?
I love going out for dinner or to the movies with my partner Christophe. My days off usually include: a long walk with my dogs Marcel and Lily; attending a Pilates class, catching up with a friend, writing my blog and doing some housework. 

What are you currently reading?
I have not read a book in months! For the last year and an half, I have spent all my spare time writing my own book (to be published by Penguin Books in April 2016). It is a skincare guide to beautiful skin at any age. And it features a lot of practical information, expert tips and French beauty insights, all based on my professional experience of skin and my French cultural heritage.  

If your bathroom cabinet was on fire, what 3 products would you save?
1- SircuitSkin Molecular Mist (the best hydrating mist EVER)
2- Image Cosmeceuticals Total Pure Hyaluronic Filler (a fabulous moisture-binding serum that takes years off your face)
3- Embryolisse CC Cream (a high quality CC cream that comes in one shade and changes colour to adapt to your own skin tone)

What would your last supper be?
Oysters & Champagne and a wide selection of cakes from Bibelot (…with more Champagne!

What’s your signature fragrance?
I have 2: at the moment, I alternate between Tom Ford Black Orchid and Buly Eau triple Makassar.
Black Orchid: I have a weakness for oriental chypre fragrances and for this one in particular. Its base notes of resin, woods and dark chocolate perfectly balance its floral bouquet.
Eau triple Makassar: I love this earthy and woody fragrance with strong incense notes. It keeps me grounded and more in tune with my spiritual side. I really like the fact that it is based on an authentic 19th century’s recipe from Buly, a French perfumer and cosmetician (check out this fabulous Parisian brand at

  • As a talented facialist, quality beauty treatments are important to you. Who’s your beauty therapist?
  • I see Lina, she is a highly experience all-rounder beauty therapist who is very thorough and gives impeccable results every time. In fact, she is so good at what she does that she also works as a national waxing educator for Australia's leading waxing companies.