I've been using Chanel products on a regular basis over a decade now, and I'm very pleased to give an update on their very first product for sensitive skin, La Solution 10 de Chanel. I've been using it on and off for over a year in different skin sensitising settings, and here are some tips and outcomes that you could expect from the cream :).
Scent & Ingredients
As you can tell from the full ingredients above, La Solution 10 de Chanel cream is the only artificial fragrance-free product offered by Chanel. It smells of nothing, but it isn't anything bad at all. I would say that the scent by itself is plain and neutral that doesn't make you feel sick if you are sensitive to smell like me. I have even tried using it around my delicate eye and lip area, and it didn't cause itchiness or any other irritations.
A gentle, soothing face cream formulated for sensitive skin and all skin types temporarily irritated by aggressors, including pollution, climatic conditions, stress or non-invasive microdermabrasion. Clinical testing of women with sensitive skin showed a 55%* reduction in skin discomfort. After using the cream, 76%** of women reported less stressed skin, and 74%** said skin looked more resilient. With lasting moisturizing power***, the cream was shown to be ideally suited for use following gentle dermatological procedures****.
LA SOLUTION 10 DE CHANEL features just 10 carefully selected ingredients, each chosen for optimal skin tolerance and efficacy. At the center of the formula lies the rare and precious Silver Needle Tea. From its delicate handpicked leaves, CHANEL Research extracts a concentrate with unprecedented soothing and antioxidant properties to help defend sensitive skin.
Alcohol-free, fragrance-free, oil-free, non-comedogenic, anti-pollution, dermatologist-tested.
*Based on clinical evaluation of 23 women who used the cream for two weeks
**Based on self-evaluation by 72 women who used the cream for four weeks
***Based on instrumental test, measured 12 hours after application of the cream
****Based on clinical evaluation of 20 women who applied the cream after microdermabrasion
Apply cream day and night to cleansed face and neck.
AQUA (WATER) | SQUALANE | LAUROYL LYSINE | GLYCERIN | CAMELLIA SINENSIS LEAF EXTRACT | BUTYROSPERMUM PARKII (SHEA) BUTTER EXTRACT | SODIUM POLYACRYLATE | STEARETH-21 | CAPRYLYL GLYCOL | PHENOXYETHANOL | IL84A
Best face moisturiser for sensitive skin?
Initially, I didn't expect much from La Solution 10 de Chanel in terms of the consistency simply because of my previous experiences with those moisturisers from the majority of brands specifically designed for sensitive skin on the market. However, I'm pleasantly surprised how delicate and smooth it feels on skin, compared to other simple moisturisers that you can find easily in drugstores. I'd say that the texture is in between emulsion and cream, but it's soft and lightweight in density.
There isn't strong alcohol presence, so skin feels supple and smooth upon application with subtle hydration. To be honest, it's my favourite kind of consistency for a moisturiser as it gives no overly oily, shiny or sticky finish.
For my normal skin, La Solution 10 de Chanel comforts sufficienty for Spring and Summer when the air isn't dry in general. Having said that, I need to incorporate a face oil into my skincare regime when my skin tends to feel drier in Autumn and Winter. If you have dehydrated skin, by any chance, then it's best to add a hydrating serum and/or boosting essence underneath for longevity.
Nevertheless, I've found that La Solution 10 de Chanel works great as a make-up base and is also compatible with different kinds of sunscreens as it doesn't smear. If you are someone who enjoys a bit of alchemy with different skincare products, you would enjoy La Solution 10 de Chanel even more as it's very blendable with other products including and not limited to foundation, oil and Retin-A (tretinoin). I haven't found La Solution 10 de Chanel pore clogging even during my cycle, but it still has shea butter in it, so it will be worthwhile to check if your skin is generally fine with shea butter before purchase.
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