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How Beauty Entrepreneur Chriselle Lim Stays Zen

The influencer who relaunched the fragrance brand Phlur loves Orange Theory and hiking in Palos Verdes

Interview by KELLY ATTERTON
Photography by KARLA TICAS

 

 

Where do you live?
Los Angeles.

Where do you feel most zen?
Strangely, on my Peloton after the kids are down for bed and I can focus on me.

Favorite park/hike?
Abalone Cove Shoreline Park and trail in Palos Verdes. Beautiful scenery on the cliffs and easy enough for the whole family.

Favorite beach?
Malaga Cove Beach in Palos Verdes Estates. It’s small and quaint and it has a great view.

Favorite health-food fix?
I’ve been drinking something called R’s Koso. It is 100% natural combining probiotics, prebiotics and postbiotics plus over 100 different fruits, vegetables and plant-based ingredients.

Do you follow a diet?
I try not to eat carbs and sugar after 7 p.m.

Favorite hotel?
Le Meurice in Paris is my second home. It has a Michelin-star restaurant by Alain Ducasse and the world’s best pastry boutique by Cédric Grolet. Plus there’s the Valmont spa.

Favorite gym/class?
In L.A. I do Orange Theory every other day and RockIt Body Pilates.

Favorite spa? Treatment?
Shani Darden gives me the craziest glowy skin and gets all the gunk out of my pores after traveling. I also love seeing Iván Pol of The Beauty Sandwich. He makes your face snatched without needles!

Where do you take visiting friends?
You can never go wrong with Nobu Malibu.

What’s in your cosmetics bag?
Nars blush in Orgasm; Make Beauty multiuse Pink Matter balm and Blade Line brow pencil; Clé de Peau Beauté’s concealer; Gucci bronzing powder and long-lasting kohl liner; Laura Mercier’s Caviar Stick in Wild Rose; Dior’s Dior Forever Cushion Powder.

Favorite skincare?
Clé de Peau Beauté’s The Serum; Caudalie Beauty Elixir; Naturium Purple Ginseng Cleansing Balm; SkinCeuticals’ Silymarin CF; Chanel No.1 de Chanel Revitalizing Cream Au Camélia Rouge; Darphin L’Institut Youth Resurfacing Peel; La Mer’s The Treatment Lotion.

Hair products?
Kevin Murphy’s Ever Thicken blow dry spray; Christophe Robin’s Regenerating Serum; Sachajuan’s dry shampoo; Ouai’s hair mask.

Favorite home items?
Le Labo’s Santal 26 candle and Diptyque’s Paris candle; Jimmy Choo house slippers; and Anissa Kermiche boob vases.

Favorite flowers? Why?
Classic white roses elevate a room and remind me of the Améline scent from Phlur.

Favorite podcast?
Besides my own podcast (Being Bumo), We Can Do Hard Things with Glennon Doyle; Hidden Brain; and Affirmation Pod.

 

This story originally appeared in the Summer 2022 issue of C Magazine.

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