The Maison Chanel has always had a unique relationship with the Camélia. Emblem of the House since 1913, in each iconic moment that Chanel offers, the Camélia is present in a certain way. At the beginning of the year, Chanel drew on the revitalizing powers of Camélia rouge for N°1 de Chanel, a skincare line that highlights ingredients of natural origin, renewable and with a reduced environmental impact. Now, the line expands with the needs of the skin, with two new products in Chanel’s N°1 line: The Revitalizing Body Serum-in-Mist and the Revitalizing Essence Lotion.
Each of the lightweight water-based formulas is enriched with Red Camellia, harnessing the flowers’ revitalizing properties and leaving skin feeling comforted and hydrated in a weightless way. The Revitalizing Body Serum-in-Mist is proposed to nourish, tone and protect, while the Revitalizing Essence Lotion plumps, evens and illuminates the skin. Together, they complete Chanel’s N°1 range and offer skin the possibility of feeling better without being overloaded with harsh or irritating active ingredients.
To celebrate the two new products, RUSSH sat down with Chanel skincare expert Melanie Grant to find out what makes them so special.
What do you love about CHANEL’s new Revitalizing Essence Lotion and Body Serum-in-Mist N° 1?
New Red Camellia Revitalizing Essence Lotion is a sophisticated way to infuse skin with deep hydration and powerful antioxidants. It’s been my favorite on my recent travels and has really helped keep my skin hydrated and supple as I’ve been through different climates on my travels.
Layering the lotion under the conditioning serum provides comfort, hydration and leaves a beautiful, healthy glow. The pairing provides a concentrated dose of Red Camellia Extract and Red Clover Ferment to promote circulation and radiance, while stimulating fibroblast and collagen synthesis – and it’s almost 100% naturally derived, so it’s ideal for those of us who are turning to a greener approach to skincare, without having to compromise on results.
Over the summer in the UK, the new Red Camellia Revitalizing Body Mist Serum has been my favorite every morning. It’s infused with nourishing Red Camellia Oil and hydrating Camellia Water, giving it a truly energizing and refreshing finish. Plus, it’s completely alcohol-free, so it’s perfect for sensitive skin like mine. One amazing thing for me is that despite its depth of hydration, it doesn’t leave an oily residue, so you can spray hydration on your arms, décolleté, and body as needed throughout the day, or before going to bed without worrying about the heaviness. on your clothes or sheets.
CHANEL’s N° 1 range is best known for its use of red Camellia extract. What ingredients are you particularly excited to see included and why?
The red camellia flower is a truly fascinating botanical. It is rich in a bioavailable antioxidant called anthocyanin, which protects and preserves skin cells, curbs inflammation and promotes long-term skin health. It is responsible for giving red flowers their vibrant color and provides complete protection for the plant – and therefore, our skin – against the damaging effects of pollution and environmental aggressors.
CHANEL’s N° 1 range has approached formulation in a thoughtful, holistic and sustainable way, using all parts of the red camellia plant to deliver a multitude of benefits to skin, regardless of its classic type or categorization. In addition to its high antioxidant profile, the range contains yeast from the microbiota of camellia which reinforces the barrier function, camellia water extract which plumps and hydrates and camellia oil which comforts and nourishes.
These innovative extracts have been combined with a selection of some of my favorite active botanicals to enhance the performance of each formula. These include Red Coffee Berries to stimulate fibroblasts, Red Clover Ferment Extract to stimulate micro circulation, and Marine Microorganism Extract to refine skin texture and refine pores. A handful of clean cosmeceutical ingredients like niacinamide also work to brighten and reduce inflammation, hyaluronic acid and glycerin hydrate and condition, and amino acids boost skin density and collagen stores.
How do you incorporate new products into your existing regimen?
Each of the new formulas can be easily incorporated into your existing regimen, either to boost the benefits of their No. 1 peers from CHANEL or formulas from other brands. The Revitalizing Essence Lotion is like a multi-vitamin for the skin. It infuses the complexion with deep, long-lasting hydration and powerful antioxidants, making it the perfect layering piece after cleansing and before your serum to boost barrier function, improve the penetration of your serums and help protect the complexion age-accelerating free radicals.
The Body Serum-in-Mist is a multifunctional formula with a hassle-free delivery system – rather than worrying about messy cream jars or oily residue, you simply mist the moisturizing medium onto your décolletage, arms, legs and the body allowing concentrated antioxidants and botanical moisturizers to infuse instantly. It’s non-greasy, deeply hydrating and leaves skin on the body and décolleté with a beautiful glow – simply apply after showering and recharge throughout the day as desired.
What are your favorite products from CHANEL’s N° 1 range?
The Revitalizing Serum has been a mainstay for me over the past two months as I pivoted to a more streamlined and sustainable approach to my home care. Its assets are almost all of 100% natural origin, and it is really effective in boosting elasticity and instantly plumping and quenching the skin. It offers a concentrated dose of Red Camellia Extract, combined with Red Clover Ferment to promote circulation and give skin a beautiful, healthy glow in the morning.
I also enjoyed the revitalizing eye cream, which is formulated with one of my favorite eye care ingredients – horse chestnut. It promotes microcirculation to reduce dark circles and puffiness, while silk tree extract works to lift, firm and tone the delicate eye area. Also, the real special thing about this formula for me is its azalea extract, which fortifies and strengthens your lashes. This is just another example of the holistic, multi-functional approach of the N° 1 collection – it truly embodies a “less but better” approach.
Finally, the Red Camellia Powder to Foam Cleanser was a real hit for me. It transforms from a superfine powder to a feather-light foam with water, making it a great primer or more active cleanser for deep-cleaning pores and neutralizing pollution, dirt and grime from the skin. daytime. Its waterproof dry formula is of course also perfect for travelling.