In the Spotlight

In The Spotlight: Payot

Established in 1920, the Payot name is one that entails both history and tradition. Continuing to lead the way in the innovation stakes, this forward-thinking brand is the vision of Nadia Payot, a doctor who wished to use her medical knowledge to enhance women’s natural beauty. We uncover the history behind the brand and take a look at some of their best selling products…

The History

Born in 1920 of the extraordinary vision of one woman, Payot is a cosmetic brand with an international reputation. Ahead of her time, Nadine Payot became one of the first female doctors involved in the women’s right movement, demonstrating her commitment to medical, scientific and herbal expertise in skincare. Understanding the importance of preserving the skin’s natural beauty and youth, she began to develop and introduce her clients to innovative facial exercises which form the foundation of the 42-Movement Massage, still performed today.


Nadia Payot

Realising the effects of her techniques, Nadine went on to create a unique line of beauty treatments, opening her first Parisian Beauty Institute in 1925. Born out of this creative period is one of the most iconic skincare brands that continue to lead the way in the innovation stakes. Today, the brand boasts an impressive repertoire with a presence in over 70 countries worldwide.

The Philosophy

Dedicated exclusively to skincare, Payot are a brand whose ethos is to support women from one generation to the next. Offering a unique alchemy between innovative formulas from the latest scientific advances and the sensoriality experience of their products, the brand believes that every woman’s beauty can be revealed in the privacy of her own home.


Payot Uni Skin CC Cream

Firm believers that the Payot experience is about giving women an active role in their own beauty regimes, Payot’s philosophy is that knowledge should be shared.

The Favourites:

Payot Nutricia Huile Satinee Nourishing Face Oil

What’s in it?

Formulated with a plethora of thirst quenching ingredients, this innovative, nourishing face oil from Payot works to relieve dry, tired skin. Its silky oil texture leaves no greasy film, for an exceptionally comfortable result. Combining essential vitamins with the oils Oleo-Lipidic complex, its dose of antioxidants both protects and hydrates. Skin is intensely nourished and comforted with restored softness and radiance.

When to use: Apply both morning and evening to the entire face, neck and décolleté.

Expert tip: For even better results, try blending with Payot’s nourishing cream for an intense, nutritional treatment.

Payot Expert Corrective Cream

What’s in it?

Suitable for all skin types, the unique blend of Payot’s Expert Corrective Cream combines Centella Asiatica Extract, Glycols and Hyaluronic Acid to conceal imperfections evoked by hair removal, spots, climate conditions and cosmetic procedures. Multi-functional, this innovative product moisturises, helps to restore the cutaneous barriers, corrects and camouflages imperfections whilst simultaneously providing skin with SPF50+. Micro-pigments adapt to suit all skin tones for natural-looking colour correction.

When to use: Apply daily to the face or locally on the damaged area. Work the product on the face until you reach desired coverage.

Expert tip: This multi-purpose product can also be used on scar tissue to reduce the appearance of imperfections.

Payot Drying & Purifying Gel

What’s in it?

Formulated with Synergising Salicylic Acid and Sulphur to both calm and soothe the skin, Payot’s Drying & Purifying Gel works to dry out matured spots and blemishes resulting in a smoother, clearer complexion. Melaleuca Essential Oil works to minimise blemishes whilst the fast-absorbing, lightweight gel ensures skin is left clearer, smooth and fresh with a flawless finish.

When to use: Apply on perfectly cleansed skin as part of your evening skincare routine.

Expert tip: For a more precise application, apply Payot’s Drying & Purifying Gel with a cotton bud.

Payot Pâte Grise Purifying Care

What’s in it?

Suitable for all skin types, this innovative treatment contains a legendary formula created by Dr Nadine Payot to accelerate the maturation of acne spots whilst you sleep. Enriched with sweet almond extracts to soothe and calm irritation and Shale extract to neutralise harmful bacteria, Pâte Grise works to diminish the appearance of spots whilst simultaneously protecting against environmental aggressors.

When to use: As part of your nightly routine, apply a thick layer onto cleansed skin or locally onto small spots.

Expert tip: Place a towel over your pillow to avoid product transfer.



Wellness Expert