Beyond beauty: Prague’s Ingredients store reveals refurbished basement space
Since it opened two years ago, Lukáš Loskot and Jakub Kopčák’s Ingredients has brought a number of cult beauty products to Prague – from Frederic Malle’s scents to Cire Trudon’s candles, Maison Francis Kurkdjian’s perfumes and Aesop’s aromatic hand washes. Now the concept store is branching out into luxurious skincare with a refurbished basement space.
Clad in dark tiles, and furnished with industrial shelves and Jean Prouvé’s mid-century classics, the new floor focuses solely on skin and facial care. The bright, upper level – with its vintage vitrine and modernist furniture by Ilmari Tapiovaara – remains a temple to fragrance and candles. The store also houses the Sisley Boudoir, the French brand’s only Czech outpost, which offers phyto-aromatique treatments, combining massage rituals with the power of aromatherapy.
Supplementing the basement’s skincare remit is an extensive, equally-devotion-worthy product range: from Eve Lom to Egyptian Magic, Super Elixir, Retrouvé, Omorovicza, Yüli, May Lindstrom, RMS Beauty, Konjac Sponge Company and Malin + Goetz.
Beyond beauty, Ingredients also doubles as an intimate gallery space, exhibiting and selling work by young Czech artists – the abstract, geometric paintings of Ira Svobodová are currently on show.