Passionate entrepreneur strikes winning note with unique blend that offers natural ingredients, sustainable science and the essence of luxury.

“Driven by a desire to create a company that reflected my own spiritual and holistic passion, I launched Chantecaille in 1997,” says Sylvie Chantecaille, CEO and President.

“I wanted to be the first skincare company purely based on flowers, incorporating luxury, scientifically-forward technology and botanical ingredients. Chantecaille began as a niche French fragrance house with four scents based on natural essential oils,” she explains.

“Within a year I realized my passion for high quality skincare, natural products, Chinese medicine and aromatherapy were begging to be expanded into a full line of beauty. This is really how it all began, from my desire to make high-quality products that not only made women feel beautiful but were healthy for them. Starting Chantecaille created a platform to be a voice of change. We want to educate a broader audience and engage more people in opportunities for greater involvement in global issues. Because of our international following, we’ve been able to expose the plights of animals to so many people to create real tangible progress.”

“By communicating important issues to our customers, we have shared knowledge to raise awareness about relevant issues of global sustainability.” – Sylvie Chantecaille, CEO and President

Unique Ingredients

“When I started Chantecaille, I wanted to combine the power of plants and botanicals with innovative research and technology. Chantecaille focuses on creating the best formulas – truly luxurious products made at the highest level with no expense spared on ingredients, research and development. Our passion for the environment is translated through all of our actions. By communicating important issues to our customers, we have shared knowledge to raise awareness about relevant issues of global sustainability.

“We were the first company to start working with plant stem cells. I love using plant stem cells in our products because they’re not only incredibly effective, but require little of the Earth’s resources. They are grown with very little water or soil, and yield a concentration of highly effective ingredients.

“We originally launched the line in New York, Hong Kong and London. We run an extremely healthy business in Hong Kong. We are experiencing very high double-digit growth,” she says.

“We have growth opportunities in Hong Kong as we have not opened any freestanding stores in any malls. Our only mall stores are the five counters at Lane Crawford, Sogo in Tsim Sha Tsui and Harvey Nichols in Pacific Place. We also have more opportunities to expand in Taiwan this year. In Korea, we are in the process of expanding into duty free to attract Chinese tourists. We are constantly evaluating different strategies for our expansion in Asia, as it is a very important market for Chantecaille.

Market Potential

“We are fortunate to enjoy Chinese mainland clientele and local Hong Kong clientele. We wanted to open a boutique to thank and pamper them for their loyalty. It’s our pleasure to share the full Chantecaille spectrum, and offer a luxury beauty destination to our customers where they can also experience the latest Chantecaille facial. Asia also inspired my Anti-Pollution line.”

“Our iconic Rose de Mai is one of the most extraordinary anti-aging secrets in the world, and rosewater is the base of all Chantecaille skincare. Rose de Mai blooms only once a year, in May, in Grasse, France and its luxurious healing properties are known to help with inflammation, irritation, sunburn and even anxiety. Our lightweight Rose de Mai Face Oil is 100% natural and contains 1,000 petals in every bottle.”

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