At the end of a long day of wearing layer after layer of product, we don’t know about you but the first thing we’d love to strike off our to-do list is to cleanse our skin – and pores – through and through. Plus, it’s the first and most crucial step that kickstarts your skincare routine. Getting rid of all the impurities and gunk that has been clogging up the pores preps the skin to be ready to absorb any other skincare products that come after it.
For this exact reason, Chanel Beauty’s Sublimage The Cleansing Collection comes into play. More than a cleansing ritual, it is an opportunity to take a moment off your mornings and evenings to kick back and relax. And that relaxation’s amplified by the luxurious vanilla scent that comes with each product. Available at all Chanel Fragrance and Beauty boutiques from Oct 24 and Chanel Fragrance and Beauty Counters from Nov 1, how’s that for skincare and self-care?
And what gives this four-part, ultra-sensorial skincare line its kick? The inclusion of powerful natural-origin active ingredients – the antioxidant-rich vanilla planifolia water and the detoxifying harungana extract. Translation: it makes your skin softer, healthier and more luminous after each cleanse.
Specially created by Chanel Research, vanilla planifolia water brings out the highly-antioxidant properties of the vanilla fruit. And because this beneficial water is so incredibly concentrated with active molecules, it’s a great natural shield against the attack of free radicals. At the same time, harungana extract – that’s also known as the detox ally – eliminates toxins built up in the skin tissue. Say hello to a fresh complexion that’s free of dead skin cells.
Below, said products that will help you achieve that.
Made to be the first step of your cleansing routine on light makeup days, this one’s a scented and slightly jellified cleansing water. Infused with high-molecular-weight hyaluronic acid, it not only eliminates impurities, but it also smoothes and plumps the skin in a single step. Containing a series of hydrating sugars, it helps to form an invisible film on the skin and help prevent moisture loss, even after it’s rinsed off (though rinsing is optional). To use this, moisten a cotton pad with it and glide it over the face.
An alternative first step to remove long-wearing makeup, this cleanser dispenses out of the tube as a luscious gel, transforms into a lightweight oil that dissolves makeup and particles of pollution when massaged onto the skin, and finally washes off as a silky milk when it comes in contact with water. It’s packed with a combination of oils that soothe the skin as well as essential fatty acids and camellia oil which leaves the skin supple, soft and smooth.
Double cleanse by simply rubbing this delicate soap between your hands to release a foamy lather that’s light, creamy and rich. Thanks to the mild natural-origin star ingredients in it and a combination of shea butter in this soap, it gently buffs away all impurities from the skin without stripping it off its naturals oils.
An aqueous gel face scrub that comes in a striking onyx colour, use it two to three times a week to chase away any remaining dead cells and reveal the skin’s radiance. Its natural vanilla seeds gently exfoliate, while larger jojoba microbeads deeply lift away stubborn impurities and remove dead cells. As you massage the scrub into the skin, expect your skin’s texture to emerge soft, supple and silky.