Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême is my top favourite moisturiser from Chanel Sublimage Collection in terms of the texture and longevity of hydration. I'm not quite sure who was behind its texture formulation, but it's brilliant. There are a few transforming stages in the consistency, which is rare to find in the beauty industry. :O.
Scent & Consistency
Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême has a typical elegant Sublimage scent, which smells more delicate than other Chanel skincare products. Like the rest of the products, it's fragranced, so it won't be the best for those with sensitivity towards artificial scent. It applies like a very thick dense cream, which doesn't feel that luxurious on skin initially but rather generic.
However, as you massage it into skin, the texture then almost transforms into an oil enriched cream that instantly creates veil on top instantly that looks like oil but doesn't feel like it. In fact, fingers glide on skin very smooth, which feels very luxurious even while massaging XD.
However, that sensation doesn't last forever (sadly :'( ). Once it's all absorbed, it only leaves a beautiful glow on skin rather than an oily or sticky residue as long as you don't put too much.
Empowered with ultra-pure and precious natural ingredients, this rich, comforting cream from the next generation of complete anti-aging skincare helps to revitalize and restore skin to its most youthful, radiant appearance. Skin is 52%* more radiant and 36%** more firm, while dark spots appear diminished by 32%*.
Chanel scientists traveled to the farthest reaches of the island of Madagascar in a quest to find the key to a unique anti-aging skincare product. While observing plants essential to SUBLIMAGE, Chanel Research uncovered a peak moment in the Vanilla Planifolia life cycle — a precise instant when the fruits of the plant offer extreme regenerative properties, and rare and powerful molecules appear briefly before they disappear. At this peak of their power, the Planifolia fruits are harvested by hand, one by one.
Using the delicate process of Chrono-Extraction, Chanel captures and eternalizes these fragile molecules to create the Éphémères of Planifolia. At the heart of SUBLIMAGE LA CRÈME, this key ingredient, along with Enriched Planifolia PFA***, helps renew vitality, while enhancing regeneration, firmness, uniformity of skin tone, hydration and radiance. Camellia and Canola oils, along with Shea Butter, provide added comfort
*Clinical evaluation of 31 women who applied SUBLIMAGE LA CRÈME Texture Suprême for four weeks.
**Clinical evaluation of 19 women who applied Sublimage La Crème Texture supreme for four weeks.
***PFA: Polyfractioned Active. An ultra-pure, ultra-powerful ingredient created through exclusive patented Chanel technology.
To be honest, I haven't experienced such a luxurious transforming texture in moisturisers before. I very much appreciate the fact that Chanel has made their Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême application ritual very unique and special, perhaps more like la maison de Chanel: luxurious and sensational that even your fingers can feel all those transforming stages. I really enjoyed putting it on my face every night, telling my man "OMG, this is very fun <3" with a big smile on my face XD. Haha, yes, simple little things make me feel special indeed :3
And here's a tip on application from my experiment. I've noticed that it doesn't go that smooth on skin at first, which means some might end up putting too much onto skin, then look like an oil sleek O_O. The best trick is to be patient and take some time, a minute or two, just for the application. Just put little dots all around the face, and start massaging them in using both hands. Soon, your fingers will start feeling the change in the texture, ie. it spreads very well and smooth. After that, if you need any more hydration in particular parts, then you can just use a tiny amount again just locally.
Nevertheless, if you usually enjoy giving your skin a bit of a massage as a part of your daily skincare regime, Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême will work great without peeling. It works very well with other massage tools and even just with your finger tips. The cream is also long haul flight and heater safe, which is great for dry skin in need of intense moisturisation. Chanel Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême is basically a 2-in-1 (oil and moisturiser) product in terms of the finish and the function, so if you live in a cold/dry climate, the cream will be right for you. It has been my go-to make-up base for cooler seasons as well since it gives a just got out of the spa glow to skin. I haven't seen much lifting and firming effects on skin, but I've noticed that the cream is more focused on overall rejuvenation in skin. If you are looking for anti-aging cream packed with buildable hydration, you should check Chanel Sublimage La Crème Texture Suprême :).
Where to buy
- COSME-DE (Free worldwide shipping & discounts)
- Nordstrom (Free shipping & samples)
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