Karena Lam On Chanel’s Latest Addition To The Sublimage Skincare Collection
Karena Lam has this piece of advice when it comes to skincare: “Buy less but buy better”. The award-winning actress has always been passionate about sustainable living and making environmentally responsible choices, whether in her role as Green Monday’s Greater China Ambassador, or a full-fledged vegetarian with a mission to promote the benefits of going green to the public.
It’s no surprise, then, that she gravitates towards Chanel Beauty and its prestigious skincare range, Sublimage, which takes environmental concerns to heart like she does.
“Chanel Beauty’s Sublimage collection really caught my attention,” Lam says. “From the eye cream, cleansing water to the exfoliating lotion and revitalising mist, the range is designed to merge luxury beauty and sustainability, offering sustainable solutions that cater to all skin types.”
“What amazes me is that Chanel uses their patented, cutting-edge technology to extract active molecules from plants, making the latest L’Extrait de Nuit collection in an eco-friendly manner,” she continues. Chanel’s night concentrate she references, and its foundation L’Essence De Teint are enriched with floral elixirs of vanilla planifolia from Madagascar and orange blossoms from south-eastern France. The first shields, regenerates and repairs the skin while the second reinforces cellular detoxification.
As sustainability has become a fad in the realm of luxury beauty, numerous brands seek to eliminate their impact on the welfare of humans, animals and natural ecosystems, opting for vegan, non-toxic ingredients, eco-friendly packaging and at the same time, taking a stance against animal testing.
Being one of the ardent supporters of this revolutionary initiative, Chanel strives to achieve positive social, economic and environmental impacts. The French label incorporates the entire vanilla planifolia plant into the products, leaving nothing to waste. In addition to putting regenerative agriculture into practice, reviving local economies by sourcing raw materials from regions with complex environmental and social challenges, the brand is also dedicated to providing the Madagascan women with quality education.
Partnering with sleep experts, Chanel’s research team has formulated a morning and evening skincare ritual which benefits both the mind and well-being. The routine starts off with the Sublimage Cleansing Collection and La Lotion Suprême, deep cleansing and preparing the skin to receive benefits of other products in the range.
It continues with the application of L’Extrait De Nuit—the night serum that not only reactivates the skin’s ability to regenerate and repair itself but also locking in moisture for 12 hours. Inspired by fascia therapy, the brand came up with a series of soothing motions to maximise the benefits of the concentrate and to help one unwind after a hectic day. Just 3 minutes in the morning and 10 in the evening, the application of this refreshing, aqueous serum releases tension whilst its micro-droplets of oil layer will wrap the surface with a therapeutic sensation of comfort. After redefining contours with L’Essence Fondamentale, the ritual finishes off with the ultimate revitalising and restoring cream, L’Extrait De Crème, rendering the skin more resistant to environmental stress.
The magic of the Sublimage collection doesn’t stop here, it offers beauty products as well, such as the L’Essence de Teint foundation. Boasting a buildable coverage and an ultra-luminous finish, its high-stability pigments seamlessly even out complexion and blurs imperfections, whereas the micro-spherical, light-reflecting particles give a natural radiance.
Like Chanel's desire to explore diverse sustainable beauty solutions for women to exude confidence and inner beauty, Lam also shares a similar philosophy: "The secret to maintaining outer and inner beauty is to stay curious and travel, open your mind to life's endless possibilities. Gaining knowledge through reading is also the key to keep ourselves young at heart and in looks.”