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GRAZIA · Melanie Grant on the transformative effects of skin hydration at any age

The facialist to Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett and Nicole Kidman on the importance of retaining your skin’s moisture, the beauty products she travels with, and exactly how to layer CHANEL’s SUBLIMAGE range into your beauty regime

The rhythm of a good facialist’s hands in one of life’s great indulgences—and CHANEL skin expert (and one of Australia’s most respected skincare specialists) Melanie Grant has made a career tending to the star complexions of Victoria Beckham, Cate Blanchett, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley and Nicole Kidman. Because to Grant, achieving the type of skin that glows without makeup at any age begins with effective, everyday products and a simple, tailored routine.

In Grant’s book The Modern Guide To Skin Health, she makes a huge case for hydration in achieving these things. As we get older, our skin begins to lose moisture, and it’s incredibly important for us to lock in hydration where we can, she says. Enter, CHANEL’s SUBLIMAGE range of creams; rich, hydrating formulations derived from its star ingredient: Vanilla Planifolia. Packed with polyketones, the latter increases skin cell regeneration for a base that’s left hydrated, smooth and with fine lines reduced.

Below, after an incredibly luxurious facial with Brooke at Melanie Grant’s boutique in Double Bay in Sydney, I chatted with Grant about assimilating CHANEL’s prized talisman into my existing skincare routine, how she maintains skin hydration when travelling, and how she manages that celebrity client roster. (We know you want to know!)

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