NATURE ’S GRANDEUR Precious as gold and astounding in its anti-ageing powers, the Vanilla planifolia continues to transform women’s complexions with the new Sublimage L’Extrait. By Li Ying Lim. G O L D
lowing in purity and intense light, the “green diamond,” or Vanilla planifolia, is at the very core of the Chanel Sublimage. Harvested in the harshest environments – the wild precipices in Madagascar, to be exact – this particular species of Vanilla is the anti-ageing warrior of this skincare range precisely for its resilience and thriving force in the face of extreme conditions. ut of all the creations that exist in this skin-regenerative collection, the new L’Extrait is specifically created for intense recovery. Taking from the entire Vanilla planifolia – fruit and flower – to render “sublime skin,” L’Extrait is an intensive treatment for seriously ravaged skin. The formula works on the “life factors” of the skin that are responsible for all the ageing signs such as wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and the loss of firmness, radiance, and moisture. The Enriched Planifolia PFA awakens the dormant cells in the skin to stay active and vivacious – all essential to a firm, luminous complexion. ast but not least, plant stem cells from the Vanilla planifolia leaves churn out active molecules that will kick-start the skin’s natural healing prowess. Through biomimetics technology, the texture of the plant stem cells change into one that is akin to epidermal cells, and are able to fuse seamlessly with the skin to make absorption effortless. An infusion of flowers envelopes all these incredible extracts and cells. These vanilla flowers are extracted through a process inspired by the classic enfleurage technique – drying the flowers and then stirring in an oil bath for three days, during which the essence of the flowers are then transferred into the oil. etails matter at Chanel. Not quite like fluid, and neither does it feel as embalming as a cream, the L’Extrait defies all notions with a very original formula as well as texture. Of course, apart from the illuminating and cocooning results, the scent – a delicate symphony of powdery vanilla notes extracted from the fruit – is just as pampering. It is the final touch that makes your skin feel and smell, simply put, sublime. Chanel Sublimage L'Extrait retails at RM1,580 at Chanel counters nationwide.
Diane Kruger, face of Chanel Sublimage
Chanel Sublimage L’Extrait