The Skincare Products We Should All Use, According to a Chanel Skin Expert


(Image credit: Melanie Grant)

The Lineup is a monthly series where we're giving you an inside peek at the beauty lineups of cool fashion people, editors, makeup artists, hairstylists, and estheticians—all the people we trust the most. Get ready for a behind-the-scenes look at all the can't-live-without products that make their worlds go round.

For Australian esthetician and skincare expert Melanie Grant, beauty was always written in the stars. "I never had issues with acne or blemishes, but I was burnt in a house fire when I was a baby, so I was always very hyperaware of the skin on my body, especially on my forehead where I had scarring," she tells me."I think having to care for my skin at such a young age and learn how to take care of skin grafts, and understanding how to apply dressings, triggered an interest in beauty and skincare."

Fast-forward to now, and Grant's interest has grown into a full-blown business. Not only is she a Chanel skin expert, but she also has her own skincare line and studios for clients to book special treatments in cities like Los Angeles, Sydney, Melbourne, and Paris. As if that's not impressive enough, she has a roster of clients that reads like a guest list at an award show after-party (don't worry, Victoria Beckham is in attendance), but her approach to skincare is simple. "More is not more. We see so many clients come in who have 15-step routines and every homecare device, which is really nice because they're investing that time into themselves, but it can cause issues and problems as well. I think it's important to keep things really simple," she says. 


(Image credit: Melanie Grant)

In addition to keeping skin routines simple, eating well is one of the pillars for good skin, Grant says, so that means incorporating lots of healthy fats, antioxidants, and bright foods and avoiding anything processed. Sleep should be top of mind, too. "When you get older, you can really see the effect lack of sleep has on the skin," she tells me. "I'm really beginning to understand the benefits of good sleep. It's when our body really repairs and rejuvenates."

But on the occasion that a normal night of rest is out of the cards, there's really good skincare to help. Keep scrolling to see Grant's lineup of must-have products for getting an A-list glow all on your own at home. 

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Group Executive Director, Branded Content and Beauty

Caitie Schlisserman is an L.A.-based executive director with over a decade of branded content and editorial experience. She joined Who What Wear in 2014 as the first branded content editor and has worked her way up to overseeing a team of talented branded content editors and the beauty department of the media revenue team. Before Who What Wear, Caitie helped launch FabFitFun's first subscription box and worked at a beauty startup where she assisted in successfully launching the editorial department.