Let’s Talk Chantecaille – Our Everything Right Now
Plus, a peek into the skincare routine of the French woman who created one of our favorite luxury skincare lines ever!
By now you all know we’re both complete suckers for anything with rose in it. We’re also suckers for women-owned (beauty) businesses that are high-quality, planted-based and cruelty-free. If you haven’t tried any of Chantecaille’s products yet, we bet you’ve seen them. And yes, the packaging is immensely luxurious, but trust us, what’s inside is even better. Case in point? Their Rose de Mai Face Oil (which is our favorite product, BTW) has 1,000 roses in it, but more on this later. Not to mention their brand is and always has been 100% cruelty-free and never uses any animal products in their line.
So, yeah. Basically we’re beyond obsessed with everything that is Chantecaille and damn proud of it. We’ve been using Chantecaille’s skincare products (twice) daily for over two months now and first, let us just say its super sad to see our Blanc Gardenia Brightening Essence go. But beyond that, using these products has only confirmed what we suspected:
We were going to write a review for you guys, but then we realized that wasn’t good enough. We figured it’d be ten times better to hear the goods straight from the horse’s mouth, Sylvie Chantecaille, the founder of Chantecaille. Here’s why she thinks plant-based beauty products are superior and why you should try sleeping in your masks – don’t just leave them on for 10 minutes!
“Chantecaille began a luxury fragrance line but within a year I expanded to skincare and makeup because I knew my passion for high-quality skincare, natural products, Chinese medicine and aromatherapy could be successfully utilized into a full line of beauty – a void in the market 20 years ago. We were the first to harness the power of florals, to create luxury products focused on the best natural formulas.
In addition to focusing on natural ingredients, we proudly never test on animals. All Chantecaille products are also free of animal components, phthalates, sulphate detergents, mineral oil, petrolatum, palm oil, synthetic color, synthetic fragrance, GMOs and parabens.”
Effective natural skincare = plant stem cells
“Flowers are natural ingredients that work in harmony with our skin. Our bodies are most at ease in the natural world and there’s an understanding between our cells and the cells of plants, which we sometimes can’t even explain, but it’s very real. Having studied Aromacologie, I saw firsthand the result of plants on our systems.
We use plant stem cells in our products because they’re incredibly effective and also require little of the Earth’s resources – they’re grown with very little water or soil and yield a concentration of very effective ingredients. At this point, we’re using more than 15 types of plant stem cells in our skincare.”
Ingredients breakdown – because they’re important
“Chantecaille harnesses many ingredients from nature – Botanical ingredients from flowers and plants are so powerful and effective: Rose de Mai is an antioxidant, and revises, refreshes and calms skin; Geranium is an anti-bacterial; Green Tea and Olive Leaf Extracts are rich in antioxidants; Blue Cornflower is soothing; White Gardenia brightens and firms skin; Garden Cress dissolves dark pigments to lighten dark spots; Plantago stem cells protect from blue light emissions, and firm and tone; Water Lily, Honey Suckle Flowers, and Cherry Leaf Extracts calm skin. The list goes on and on.”
Quickest way to bright, even skin
“Blanc Gardenia Brightening Essence is powered by a combination of botanicals with brightening properties and our exclusive White Gardenia stem cell extract. This combination expertly promotes an even-toned complexion by diminishing the look of age spots and preventing future discoloration.
White Gardenia stem cell extract contains the essence of the Gardenia flower – a cousin to the rose – and targets the appearance of pigmentation irregularities and causes of discoloration while simultaneously lifting and firming the skin.
Our team of scientists exclusively developed this stem cell extract and uncovered its unusual brightening properties. For best results, implement it into your morning and evening skincare routines after cleansing.”
The crème de la crème – Rose de Mai
“Growing up in France, we had a rose garden, and my mother always put fresh roses in my room, so this flower has always been dear to my heart. Our iconic Rose de Mai is one of the most extraordinary anti-aging secrets in the word, and the base of Chantecaille skincare. It blooms only in May in Grasse, France and its luxurious healing properties are known to help with inflammation, irritation, sunburn and even anxiety.
It purifies and revives skin, can be used as a mist or cleanser, and can set makeup, and truly benefits the mind. Our lightweight Rose de Mai Face Oil is 100% natural and contains 1,000 petals in every bottle.”
“Luxury is first and foremost about the product – the ingredients, the formula, the effectiveness. Chantecaille is known for clean, sleek, simple packaging because we feel that the product should speak for itself. It is what is inside the bottle that matters. We spare no expense when it comes to scientific research and development.”
Sylvie’s personal skincare routine
“I start every day with a delightful spritz of Pure Rosewater on my face to wake me up and to set my mood – it has such calming effects on the psyche. I let this sit on my skin while I check emails and read the paper with my tea.
I always apply Nano Gold Eye Serum Rollerball over my eyes and laugh lines, and sometimes I apply a Gold Energizing Eye Recovery Mask depending on how much I slept. Next, I cleanse with our gentle and effective Flower Infused Milk Cleanser. Now that winter is here I am using Bio lifting Serum followed by the Bio Lifting Cream+. For my eyes, I apply Nano Gold Energizing Gold Eye Cream in the morning and before bed – infused with 24K gold and silk that sooth skin and Apple Stem Cells Complex that lessens fine lines.
I sleep in a mask every night – this lets the mask really work while my skin is repairing itself. Currently I am using a really exciting new mask that will launch this spring. Another favorite of mine to sleep in is the Bio Lifting Mask to completely rejuvenate my skin…when I wake up after wearing it, my fine lines are diminished, and my skin is hydrated and firm.”
Plant-based | Free of phthalates, sulphates, detergents, mineral oil, petrolatum, palm oil, synthetic colors, synthetic Fragrances and GMOs
Eco-friendly | No environmentally harmful ingredients, recyclable glass bottles
Ethical | Cruelty-free
Our top picks |Rose de Mai Face Oil, Blanc Gardenia Brightening Essence
Price Range | $30 – $420
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