Sylvie Chantecaille launched her eponymous company with her daughter Olivia in 1998. Together they pioneered a new landscape of natural beauty with products powered by high concentrations of pure botanicals and soothing, plant-based ingredients—the basis of a global brand that the entire Chantecaille family now collaborates on.
(How do you say it? Shawn-te-kai!)
Our obsession with plants and their amazing natural abilities to heal and work in harmony with the body is at the heart of our passion for skincare. When Sylvie and Olivia discovered a field of the rare Rose de Mai in Grasse, France, they zeroed in on a new, revolutionary rosewater that possessed unprecedented anti-aging, skin-perfecting benefits.
Today, roses and flowers of all kinds power our products, and rosewater is the first ingredient in our skincare. We source the most high-quality botanicals globally to supercharge our skincare and nourishing color formulas—like deeply hydrating Wild Pansy from Bulgaria, revitalizing Nasturtium Flower Extract from France, or nourishing organic Baobab Oil from Zimbabwe.
“My great hope is that we will all learn what a gift we’ve been given to be on this planet, and that we will come together to protect it.”
We have long been passionate about nature—it’s where we escape whenever we can—and are committed to supporting environmental conservation around the world. Since 2006, Chantecaille has launched 29 Philanthropy Collections and donated more than $3 million on behalf of coral reefs, wolves, gorillas, elephants, bees, pangolins and more, with products that fund charities working to protect the world’s most endangered species and spaces. We are proud to give a voice to these urgent environmental needs.
For over 20+ years we have been at the cutting-edge of some of the most exciting innovations in skincare and cosmetics, always challenging our laboratories around the globe to incorporate the most advanced anti-aging technologies and formulation techniques into our products. We were one of the first brands to introduce plant stem cells, which amplify nature’s most powerful traits and pass this resilience on to the skin. Plant stem cells are also our secret to sustainable beauty, as they are pure and use little soil and far less water than field sourcing does.