Chantecaille skincare products have been a staple in my skincare routine since I started using them a few years back. I feel so happy inside that I am supporting the brand with an amazing concept and cause behind every new launch. And not just about supporting, the best thing is that the products perform as are mentioned. Every new launch, may it be a limited edition packaging or a whole new product, there is always something unique and interesting behind the launch apart from giving back to nature and the environment. Since I reviewed the Bio Lifting+ Serum here, I am on my second bottle and no doubt it is my favourite anti-ageing serum, never breaks me out and keeps my skin so supple. Another staple is the Bio Lifting Mask which is even perfect for fall and winter. I have some amazing new launch I am totally in love with since I started using it almost 2 months ago, it is the Radiance Elixir.
Chantecaille Radiance Elixir is an illuminating serum that leaves the skin smooth, fresh, healthy, and radiant. The serum has a very lightweight texture and the product literally glows. I take half a pump and apply it on my face after cleansing. It sinks into the skin quickly and the rest of the skincare and makeup products sit well over it. It also works well when few drops are mixed into the moisturizer or even in the foundation for a naturally luminous glow.
The key ingredients include Colorless Carotenoids (reduces redness), Crystal peptides (moisturizes to create glow), Lotus Japonica Extract (improves wrinkle depth), Natural Tensing Agent (an algae-derived ingredient that forms an invisible flexible film on the skin for skin-smoothing and lifting effect). I love how smooth, radiant, and hydrated my skin looks and feels. And most of all, it feels very comfortable on my skin without any irritation or breakouts.
Apart from Chantecaille Radiance Elixir, I have a few staples which I am using regularly as we are officially in fall in Canada (from tomorrow). John Derian x Chantecaille Pure Rosewater in the beautiful limited edition packaging is always on my desk now as I work from home.
Pure Rosewater is very refreshing and uplifting during the skincare routine and throughout the day. It contains 100% Rose de Mai including the total extract of the petals and all of its essential oils. The pure rosewater is purifying and refreshing, helps the tired skin to refresh and help tired skin gain a youthful appearance.
Another staple I am really enjoying, yes while staying home, is the suncare product from the brand. Ultra Sun Protection Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Primer is an invisible sunscreen that does not create a white cast and does not feels or looks oily on the skin. It is very lightweight, oil-free, blends nicely, and mattifies the complexion that looks natural. The botanicals in the formula are very soothing at the same time. The SPF contains stabilized sun filters that block both UVA and UVB. It makes the skin hydrated and supple while blurring out the problem areas on the skin. The sunscreen has a very soothing and uplifting rose scent.
These three products have become a staple in my skincare routine and highly recommend checking these out. I love how my skin looks and feels since I started using these products, not just for the short term but I believe in ageing gracefully. Chantecaille beauty is available at Holt Renfrew, Nordstrom, and Saks Fifth Avenue.*Press samples
Raincry is a haircare brand founded by hairstylist and crafted by a true beauty enthusiast, Feisal Qureshi, with products that are luxurious as well have an exhilarating performance. Beginning by chance, Raincry’s roots started many years ago when hairstylist/founder Feisal Qureshi was in search of replacing his beloved round brushes. Unsatisfied with brushes in the professional hair world, he set off for France to recreate high-quality, high-performance brushes with the input of many other acclaimed stylists. The resulting brushes were heralded as the best in the industry and Raincry was asked to continue their product innovation.
Since that day, Raincry has expanded the brand which not just includes brushes but hair care collections and the most recently launched hair scent collection. I have been using both the hair care range and the newest scents since since some time now. I also attended the virtual launch event of the new hair scents collection last month which was very informative, focusing on the story behind the innovation and the newest launches.
I have been using the Shine Hair care range from the Raincry which includes Polishing wash, Radiance rinse, and Brilliance detangling spray. This range focuses on providing shine and brilliance to the hair. The Shine collection is a pH balanced hair care formulation to help give hair shine while keeping them comfortable, soft, bouncy, and healthy.
Polishing Wash is an illuminating shampoo with shine-enhancing Sea Kelp(strengthens and protects), Activated Charcoal (helps buff and exfoliate hair of pollution, hard water, and product buildup), and Hibiscus (reduce hair loss). It is gentle enough for my sensitive scalp and keeps my hair nourished as well as shiny. It did not irritate my scalp but is soothing.
Radiance Rinse is a high gloss conditioner with fortifying Keratin Amino Acids (strengthen and fortify your hair to reduce split ends and breakage), Lavender Extract (moisturizes and enhances shine) and Cherry Vinegar (neutralizes hard water and closes the cuticle to give a glossy finish).
Brilliance Detangling Spray is a leave-in spray that detangles the hair while providing shine and softness to the hair. It is very lightweight and non-greasy. The key ingredients include Slippery Elm Bark (lubricates and heat-protects), Glycolic Acid and Camellia Flower Oil (moisturizers).
Now, coming to the newest launches from Raincry. The advanced hair mist is a scent collection that not only infuses hair with hair caring ingredients but also makes them smell so good. The hair perfumes are enriched with amino acids, hydration, and signature Raincry fragrances. Raincry Advanced Hair Mist is available in four scents – Noir, Blanc, Vert, and Brun.
Noir Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: POWDERED POMELO
Top notes: Fresh Citrus Powder
Heart notes: Powder, Tangerine, Orange, Mint, Rose
Base notes: Creamy, Caramel
Blanc Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: FLEUR DU SERENITY
Top notes: Soft Floral
Heart notes: Muguet, Apple Blossom, Heliotrope, Jasmine
Base notes: Morning Dew
Vert Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: ROSE DEW PROVENCE
Top notes: Watery Fresh Petals
Heart notes: Country Rose, Jasmine, Morning Dew, Muguet
Base notes: Powder, Amber
Brun Advanced Hair Mist
Fragrance: AMBER & OUD
Top notes: Exotic / Sensual
Heart notes: Amber, Oud, Ylang-Ylang, Vanilla
Base notes: Sandalwood, Violet
I love using the advanced hair mists based on the weather and my mood, spray it lightly on my wet hair or spray it during the day for a quick refresh. I am impressed by the longevity of the scents and also how gentle they are. They do not dry out my hair and the scents blend in nicely to give a very natural subtle hint of scent and not very overpowering.
Overall, an amazing hair care range and the newest Advanced Hair Mists are definitely worth checking out. Raincry haircare collection including the newest Advanced Hair Mists is available at raincry.com.*Press samples
Jo Malone London is here with the fall launches and the new ‘Lost in Wonder’ cologne collection is just perfect to get me through the season with its two new scents. ‘Lost in Wonder’ cologne collection is inspired by the ancient Hanging Gardens that captures the fragrant essence of a majestic scene. The two new scents are Fig & Lotus Flower and Cypress & Grapevine. Two scents were crafted to emphasize the contrasts, the colours and textures of this magical garden scene. Creating an olfactive interpretation of a historical legend from a distant place offers a sense of wanderlust.
“A lost moment in time, imagined in the present. Enter a place of
fabled beauty lovingly created by a gallant king for his wistful queen under
the blazing sun. Faithfully tended, flush with water-splashed flowers
and ripe fruits, trailing vines and statuesque trees. A wonder to behold.”
Fig & Lotus Flower is a luscious and graceful light floral cologne. This floral fruity fragrance is pleasant and leaves a warm scent on my skin. It is perfect to freshen me up in the morning. The keynotes are Fig Leaf, Lotus Flower, and Vetiver.
“Lotus flowers skim the surface of a shimmering pond, their delicate
water-splashed petals gliding down the shaded walkways. Sweeping over
the plump, juicy figs that punctuate the bountiful trees.”
“The top note of Fig Leaf provides a verdant leaf freshness, while the lactonic tones create the distinctively milky scent of fig leaves. The addition of Lotus Flower is dewy and fresh, creating a graceful light floral heart, representing a flower floating on water. The base note, Vetiver, is earthy and rich. Its grassy character harmonizes with the citrus top notes, while its elegant intensity grounds and deepens the fragrance.”
Cypress & Grapevine is a fresh, sensual, aromatic masculine Cologne Intense. This woody aromatic fragrance that is masculine, fresh-chypre which I like more on my husband than me. The keynotes are Cypress, Grapevine, and Moss.
“Foliage and revelry enliven the garden’s expansive terraces and noble arches. The fresh scent of statuesque cypress trees is powered with woody notes of trailing grapevines, grounded with depths of amber for a bold and compelling effect.”
“The top note of Cypress is a resinous woody note that gives the fragrance an aromatic freshness. The heart note of Grapevine is a sensual woody accord, with an unexpected blend of natural cedarwood and vetiver, complemented with warm amber and juicy grape notes. The verdancy of moss cushions the base of the fragrance in earthy, woody warmth. Evocative of undergrowth damp with fresh rain.”
These two new fragrances can be worn alone, or with each other, or with any other scent from the Jo Malone London fragrance collection to create a personalized scent. For example, Jo Malone London recommends Cypress & Grapevine with Wood Sage & Sea Salt for an enlivening, woody pairing, Fig & Lotus Flower with Cypress & Grapevine for a modern, invigorating combination, Fig & Lotus Flower with Wood Sage & Sea Salt for a fresh and luscious floral pairing.
These two new fragrances paint a full olfactive picture of the Hanging Gardens (full story here), when paired together, have so much clarity, freshness and depth. Jo Malone London fragrances including the newest ‘Lost in Wonder’ cologne collection is available at jomalone.ca and in Jo Malone London boutiques.*Press samples