A New Way to Cleanse

Our first-ever Rose de Mai cleanser is a luscious balm that melts off makeup and more, while treating skin to a boost of botanicals.


When Sylvie and Olivia started dreaming up our latest cleanser launch, they knew they wanted to incorporate the Rose de Mai, a bloom that’s practically synonymous with Chantecaille. Developing a formula for sensitive skin was also at the top of their minds, as Olivia’s own sensitivities made finding cleansers that didn’t strip or irritate her skin tricky. Enter Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm: a luscious, creamy cleanser that sweeps away makeup, impurities and more to leave skin perfectly cleansed and nourished.

“We wanted to create something specifically for sensitive skin to add to our line of cleansers, and we knew Rose de Mai was the perfect ingredient for that. We have always been inspired by the soothing and calming properties of this rose and are thrilled to channel its powers into a cleanser,” Olivia says. Sylvie adds that in addition to the gorgeous texture and efficacy of the balm, the glamour of the rose-pink jar was also a point of pride for her: “I was inspired by actresses in old black-and-white movies that sat at their vanities and removed makeup with a balm, but I wanted to modernize that concept and make it very Chantecaille by adding our Rose de Mai.”

Putting our own botanical spin on this new formula was a given–and the cocktail of ingredients is pretty exciting. The 80.3% natural formula features the Rose de Mai, of course, along with antioxidant-rich rosehip and tamanu oils and soothing, hydrating raspberry stem cell extracts that purify and replenish the skin. Plant-based phytic acid gently exfoliates and a hyaluronic acid blend boosts moisture.

“I was inspired by actresses in old black-and-white movies that sat at their vanities and removed makeup with a balm, but I wanted to modernize that concept and make it very Chantecaille by adding our Rose de Mai.”

No matter what your cleansing system is, it will benefit from adding the balm. For the one-and-done simple skincare regimen, Rose de Mai Cleansing Balm is an effective cleanser that leaves behind a tangible sense of hydration. If you veer into more sophisticated double or triple cleansing, swapping it for cleansing oil to sweep away the day’s makeup, sunscreen and sweat before using a foaming cleanser will gently do the job of cleansing without overpowering your skin.

At first try, you’ll see how special it is. “This balm is a dream to apply, because it cleanses skin so deeply yet softly, and leaves skin moisturized and restored,”Olivia says. The pale pink balm has a dash of luminosity, which you’ll notice becomes even more magical-looking when you splash it with water. Also? It smells like roses, thanks to the Rose de Mai Essence and rosehip oil. Which makes end-of-day cleansing feel a bit more spa-like and less like a chore. In short? This balm is the bomb, and it deserves a spot on your shelf.

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