Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of French skincare label Caudalie, shares her work-from-home routine
It's family time
Everything about our work-from-home series has been beautiful (but of course, it's beauty!). We've had Holly Thaggard, founder of the sunscreen brand, Supergoop!, share endearing images of her new puppy; Olivia Thorpe of the London-based clean beauty label, Vanderohe, gave us pictures of her cutest toddlers; Christian Louboutin Beauty's global makeup artist, Isamaya Ffrench, showed us how she's keeping things productive.
This week, we've got Mathilde Thomas, co-founder of the quintessential French beauty label, Caudalie. TL;DR? The ongoing global pandemic has given her precious time with her family (which she never had before) and every cloud (and dire situation) has a silver lining. We're hopeful, guys.
1. Thank you, healthcare professionals
"The lockdown started 6 weeks ago in France. We thank all the doctors, nurses, pharmacists, all the people who are working every day with masks and gloves while we mostly work from home."
2. Workout time
"I have been trying to work out more at home to maintain a healthy balance in my life."
3. Home spa
"I had more time to mask, scrub and do the Spa at home. My favourite products during this time have been: Premier Cru Cream because it treats all the signs of ageing and its all-in-one, Premier Cru eyes because it has an instant gratification effect with its adaptive pearlizers, and of course, the Beauty Elixir, my mood enhancer."
4. Home office views
"This has been the view from my new home office facing a beautiful vineyard. While taking 5 minutes break off the screen, I'll simply admire the view ahead of me and enjoy a cup of hot tea to relax."
5. Zero waste
"Working from home on new packs, because we committed Caudalie would be zero waste in 2022. We are redoing our packaging with our green packaging engineer to use less plastic, less paper, less metal, and to use either recycled or recyclable materials."
6. Family band
"The family band worked on some new songs."
7. Family time, finally
"For the past 10 years, my husband and I have been traveling every other week for Caudalie. It is the first time that we haven't left home since mid-February. It is a great joy and pleasure to be able to live and work with our kids, here at our family estate."
8. The real Caudalie
"We tried an avant premiere chateau Smith Haut Lafitte (my family) vintage 2019. It is beautiful, high potential, lots of Caudalie (time duration in mouth)."
9. Furry friend
"My youngest daughter got to spend more time with her dog."
10. A silver lining
"And while we are taking the dogs for a morning run, I am thinking that there is always a silver lining in the cloud. Stay strong!"