In 1927, Gabrielle Chanel created her very first skincare line to preserve and maintain the skin’s natural beauty. As someone who believed that fashion could free minds, she considered it just as essential to free oneself from the passage of time, in order to think of style as a whole: from clothing to perfume, and from accessories to skincare. This was the beginning of a holistic skincare philosophy and a vision of femininity based on living a healthy lifestyle, understanding one’s body, and having self-confidence. In 1929, Mademoiselle Chanel introduced body care into women’s beauty routines in order to ease physical and mental tension. In her eyes, one could not be truly radiant without first experiencing fulfillment and inner well-being. This avant-garde vision enables every woman to transcend time, and to do so with style.
SUBLIMAGE, the quintessence of CHANEL Research’s expertise, has embodied this holistic view of both women and skincare since its creation in 2006. Enriched with powerful active ingredients derived from Vanilla Planifolia, each skincare product in the line is meticulously crafted, for a unique sensory experience.
For the first time, SUBLIMAGE La Crème Corps et Décolleté extends the SUBLIMAGE experience to the body.
LA CRÈME CORPS ET DÉCOLLETÉ
AWAKENING THE SENSES
Today, SUBLIMAGE unveils a new sensory experience that goes hand in hand with massage, a body cream whose texture transforms when applied to the skin: SUBLIMAGE La Crème Corps et Décolleté. Rich and enveloping to the touch, it delivers a surprising, regenerative feeling of freshness on contact. This fresh, velvety veil quickly absorbs into the skin, leaving it feeling deeply nourished and perfectly comfortable. CHANEL Research has successfully reconciled lightness with richness and freshness with comfort, all in a single formula. This fresh emulsion contains a high concentration of natural butters and oils, encapsulated in imperceptible droplets. Micropearls instantly brighten the skin, adding a finishing touch of sophistication.
THE BOTANICAL JEWEL
It all began in 1995 when, after closely studying Vanilla Planifolia, CHANEL researchers discovered its incredible active molecules and their exceptional anti-aging properties. CHANEL’s first opensky laboratory was established in 2002 on the island of Madagascar. This center for cultivation, development and botanical experimentation made it possible to reveal the power of Vanilla Planifolia as an active ingredient and to extract the plant’s precious molecules, all for the benefit of SUBLIMAGE beauty products.
This new SUBLIMAGE ritual places more importance than ever on self-care, the invaluable time that we set aside for ourselves and that does so much more than enhance our skin.
FROM FLOWER TO FRUIT
CHANEL Research has acquired unique expertise in both the cultivation of Vanilla Planifolia and the extraction of its active molecules. They have identified molecules with unique, beneficial properties for the skin at every stage of Vanilla Planifolia’s life cycle. Informed by an extended period of research, observation, and experimentation, CHANEL Research has developed exclusive active ingredients that enhance the appearance of women’s skin.
FROM OCTOBER TO NOVEMBER: THE FLOWERS BLOOM
Obtained from the fresh flowers, the Flower Extract is combined with Enfleurage Oil, which is created by steeping dried flowers in a bath of plant-based oil. Together, they protect skin from oxidative stress in the long term.
IN MAY: THE IMMATURE FRUIT FORMS
The Éphémères, which are obtained from the immature fruit via chrono-extraction, boost skin regeneration.
FROM JUNE TO AUGUST: THE FRUIT MATURES
Intense Vanilla Water, obtained from the mature fruit through hydrodistillation, combats free radicals and prevents the degradation of collagen and elastin fibers. Planifolia PFA, which is obtained from the ripe fruit via polyfractioning**, stimulates regeneration. At the heart of this exceptional formula, this combination of active ingredients targets all signs of aging.
SUBLIMAGE Le Baume’s smooth texture transforms on contact with the skin. Its silky formula delivers a delightful fresh sensation upon application, followed by a sense of enveloping comfort. The skin feels soothed. Composed of 91% naturally derived ingredients, the formula is enriched with precious oils and natural butters, which nourish and comfort the skin, while hyaluronic acid and glycerin leave it moisturized and plump.